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Guests at Waldorf Astoria hotels will have the chance to drive a Lamborghini

If you’ve ever dreamed of getting behind the wheel of a luxury vehicle, it may be time to book a stay at a luxury hotel. Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts has partnered with Italian sports car maker Automobili Lamborghini to give visitors the chance to drive a rare supercar.

This year’s Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences, which officially launched in 2014, will offer guests the unique opportunity to test drive Lamborghini’s latest models, including the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 and Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder, at 7 distinct Waldorf Astoria’s properties worldwide.
This year’s Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences will offer guests the unique opportunity to test drive Lamborghini’s latest models. Image by Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

The guests will have special access to drive “some of the most scenic routes in the country and experience the dramatic, dynamic, and pure performance of Lamborghini’s powerful naturally aspirated V10 engine”, according to the hotel company.

The service will be available at the Waldorf Astoria New York during the US Open from 8 to 11 September, the Trianon Palace Versailles during the Paris Motor Show from 7 to 9 October, the Boca Raton Resort and Club during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from 3 to 7 November, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah during the Dubai Motor Festival from 10 to 19 November, and at the Walforf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah during Martyrs’ Day and the UAE’s National Day from 20 to 22 November.

The Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience officially launched back in 2014, but this year’s offering will give guests the chance to try Lamborghini’s latest models, including the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 and Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder. The lucky drivers will head out on customized routes that show off local sights and landmarks during a 30-minute session led by a Lamborghini professional driving instructor.

 

In addition to going out for a spin, guests can use Gear VR Oculus goggles to virtually experience routes form other cities. Anyone who won’t be visiting at Waldorf Astoria hotel anytime soon, can check out a 360-degree video online.