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im jealous! did you go to Ferrari World while you were there?

what kind of car is that? looks like an old formlua 3000 or something
 

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I did go to Ferrari world, although I don't have much decent video. That is a Formula 3000 car.

We actually drove the track in little Renault Clios to learn the line first then went back out in the race cars. It was a LOT of fun and was about $330 or so. So cheap!!! for the same price you can also drive an Aston Martin full race car and a Lemans style racer

More info on the car here:
FORMULA YAS 3000
Chassis:
• Titanium reinforced aluminum honeycomb tub
• Ohlins racing dampers
• Alcon four-pot brake calipers
• AP Racing fully floating discs

Engine:
• 3.0L V6 engine developed by F1 engine builder Cosworth Racing
• Dry sump lubrication system
• Fly-by-wire throttle control
• Carbon fiber airbox
• Stainless steel racing exhaust

Bodywork:
• Carbon fiber front wing & nose assembly
• Carbon fiber rear wing elements
• GRP sidepods & engine cover

Transmission:
• FTRS 6 speed gearbox
• TPT limited slip differential

Cockpit:
• 6 point safety harness approved by FIA
• Cosworth Electronic Omega LCD dashboard with LED shift light array
• MOMO steering wheel with quick-release coupling
• Cockpit controlled traction & power maps
• Formula1 -style paddle shift gear change mounted to steering wheel
• Carbon fiber cockpit interior & dashboard

Wheels:
• OZ racing magnesium wheels
• Front: 10x13
• Rear: 13x13

http://www.yasmarinacircuit.com/en/Activities_and_Experiences.aspx?gid=4
 

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Oh man, I would be all over that Aston GT4 car!
 

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Wow that is a hell of a deal. Looks like a blast as well. I bet the guy who spun out felt like a chump tho lol.
 

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Oh man, I would be all over that Aston GT4 car!
Well originally I had planned on just doing the Renault Clio experience, when I showed up the weekend before to book they said "oh all our driver experience bookings are full and if you want to drive we have 1 opening for the Yas 3000 in 15 minutes" So that decided it. hahahaha I was ONE LUCKY BASTARD to get in on this and I think the Yas 3000 was the best choice. If I remember correctly the instructor compared the car to having a 700 horsepower Porsche 911. :D considering it's so light and has a so much downforce, grippy tires and power.
 

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I bet the guy who spun out felt like a chump tho lol.
He put it in the wall and the thing had to be flat-bedded away... :duh:
 

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I miss Abu Dhabi! I grew up in that city. Did Marina Mall get bigger?
 

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I miss Abu Dhabi! I grew up in that city. Did Marina Mall get bigger?
haha I don't know, I was just there for 2 weeks for work. Marina mall was nice, only reason I went there was to get Starbucks lol. I stayed at the Hilton right near it.

The view from the executive lounge, more or less the same as my room except I was on a lower level.

 

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Awesome, where you there for vacation?

I think the closest thing we have here is Exotics Racing in Las Vegas.
 

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Just there for work :) but I was there for like 16 days and had like 3 days off to screw around. Hit up the Yas track, then was invited to a Nissan meet and watched drag racing for a while. Before I left I went to Ferrari world too, but it felt like a partially finished park to be honest.
 

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I'm so jealous right now, I'd love to drive on any F1 track

It looked like they didn't let you push the cars too hard though, were you not allowed to pass the guy in front of you? because you were definitely faster
 

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I'm so jealous right now, I'd love to drive on any F1 track

It looked like they didn't let you push the cars too hard though, were you not allowed to pass the guy in front of you? because you were definitely faster
That was the lead car, the track employee, there were only 2 of us that had any track experience.

Also that guy that went into the wall on the first hot lap. Another guy spun out and damaged a front wing later on so they slowed down the pace a lot.
 
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