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Looking for the ultimate gift for the driving enthusiast? [video]

Check out the ultimate gift for your driving enthusiast: They would love a day at the U.S. AMG Driving Academy driving a new 2014 Mercedes CLA45 AMG.


If you have a driving enthusiast in the family, here is the ultimate gift anytime of year. How about driving a new 2014 CLA45 AMG, or the fastest AMG on the planet, the E63 AMG S-Model that will launch from 0-60 in a neck-snapping 3.5 seconds. There isn’t a guy or girl out there who wouldn’t jump at the chance to drive some of the world’s fastest and greatest performance machines. Want to give the gift of horsepower?

The AMG Driving Academy takes place at 15 world famous race tracks around the globe under the guidance of professional instructors experienced in racing sports. For those in the U.S., AMG offers training at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX, Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, FL, Lime Rock Park, in Lakeville, CT and Laguna SECA Raceway in Salinas, CA. This is much more than just a fun day at the track. They use video and data recording to teach you how to handle the most powerful AMG cars in existence. If you have a bucket list, this needs to be on it.

The training has different levels and takes place in the classroom and on the race track. It offers Basic, Advanced, Pro and the ultimate Masters SLS AMG GT3. Drivers can gradually optimize their driving skills under the direction of pros. As they progress, they can advance to the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 which is a true race car. This car would definitely be intoxicating for anyone lucky enough to drive one.

They even offer a very special kind of winter driving training. Winter Sporting Pro and Advanced training takes place near the Arctic Circle in Sweden. While most drivers shy away from taking their performance cars out in the winter, this can be one of the best times to enjoy all that power. If any driver has the correct training, they can learn how to handle any car in the snow, regardless if it’s rear-drive or not.

And you don’t need a performance car with all-wheel-drive. It’s not the car that’s the problem, it’s drivers who don’t know how to handle their car in winter conditions. Drivers don’t need a huge open area with 6-inches of snow to have fun. If someone owns a performance vehicle, they should know how to drive it in all conditions. It should be mandatory for all drivers who live in cold-weather climates to take winter driving classes similar to AMG’s winter driving training.

The Emotion Tour is a unique opportunity for performance enthusiasts to get a glimpse into the heart of AMG. Fans can go the AMG factory where each AMG engine is hand-crafted by one master mechanic. And then take a drive in an AMG on scenic and exciting roads in exclusive locations around the globe. There are also special events tailor made for the customers wishes.

This is the ultimate Christmas gift for someone who has a heartbeat and passion for performance. Enthusiasts can drive the newest Mercedes-Benz AMG, the 2014 CLA45 AMG, and progress all the way up to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. This sounds like the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves performance cars. For more information go to AMG Driving Academy.

Watch AMG Driving Academy Trailer 2013 video.