Sports car experience puts you behind the wheel of luxury cars

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- Need a Christmas gift idea for someone who has everything? Here's a unique experience: Arizona Biltmore’s Super Car Tour is putting guests in the driver's seat of some high-end sports cars.

For just $999 per couple, guests of the Arizona Biltmore can get behind the wheel of three of the world’s most exclusive super cars, including a Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche – on the ultimate driving tour, guided by a professional race car driver.

“Lovers of iconic, ultra-performance cars will be immersed in a thrilling, unprecedented driving
experience,” said Arizona Biltmore General Manager Sheila Foley.

"This is the chance of a lifetime," said Scott, who was getting ready to take the wheel! "You will never be able to do this again in your whole life."

Belgium racing champion Didier Theys will guide the drivers on a scenic tour of Arizona.

"I really enjoy sharing my passion for cars with guests," says Theys.

The program will take place through 7, 2014, with three driving sessions per day.

The vehicles will be a Ferrari 458 Italia, McLaren MP4-12C and Porsche 911 Turbo. Participants will drive all three super cars, with four couples maximum per session.

Prior to taking the wheel, participants will receive an introduction to the cars, including a history of
the manufacturer and performance, technical and practical information; and a presentation on the
pre-determined driving itinerary. Stops are planned along the route to rotate the drivers and serve
drinks and snacks.

The drive duration will be approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes up to a three-hour maximum. Pictures and video will be taken during the drive.

“When it comes to high-end motoring programs, the Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience promises to set a new benchmark for the hotel industry,” said Foley.

The price of the experience is $999 per couple plus tax. Hotel accommodations are not included in the price of the Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience. More information is available online.