ICAR Mirabel gave us all the adrenaline of racing an exotic supercar without the hefty price tag of buying the car, paying for replacement tires or fuel, or worrying about excessive insurance. We took a Lamborghini Gallardo around the track and immediately after driving, we were considering how we could have gone faster and when we can return to improve our skills. We’re blown away by the supercars experience at ICAR Mirabel.
This experience begins with a technical course that teaches you the fundamentals of driving ultra high performance vehicles. Next, you join one of ICAR Mirabel’s drivers and complete two laps as a passenger before taking the wheel and experiencing the immense power of a supercar yourself.
Combining luxury and power, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 is the quintessential exotic car. With its 560 horsepower, four wheel drive, and dual clutch transmission, you can experience dramatic accelerations and lightning fast gear changes.
I could feel the power when I started it up. I wanted to take it wide open but I was on a track with sharp turns and short braking distances. On the first lap, I didn’t get it over 90 mph. I headed toward the orange and green cones and tried to listen carefully for braking and gas instructions. I was too timid. I braked well before I was told and then accelerated too slowly when coming out of the turn. It wasn’t until the second lap that I reached triple digits and started to feel the groove of the course and then it was over.
I felt like it was all a heart pumping, tire squealing haze. Instantly, I wanted to go again. I wanted to beat my time and improve my skills and hone in on the instructor’s voice for better understanding. My mind was full with ways to improve.
Cord felt the same. It was his first time driving a supercar and he was hesitant to put the gas pedal to the floor after a turn. It took a few turns to get a feel for the brakes and squealing the tires made us more tense than necessary. We’d both agree that two laps is not enough. If you plan to have the supercars experience, it’s worth it to purchase four laps.
We both felt like it was easy to see where we could improve and we immediately wanted to get back on the track. Unlike many extreme adventures that I’m happy with experiencing once, I’m already planning my next ICAR Mirabel supercars experience. It’s in my head. I know I can do better next time and the time after that. It’s like I’ve been challenged but I can’t win because it’s by myself.
We only drove one car during our ICAR Mirabel Supercars experience but there were other choices including a Ferrari F430, a Ferrari Italia 458, and a Nissan GT-R. I want to get my hands on the Ferrari Italia 458. Nothing says exotic supercar like a 4.5 liter V8 and dual clutch transmission straight from Formula 1.
To read about another type of racing experience, check out Why Formula Experiences Should Be On Your Bucket List.
ICAR Mirabel doesn’t stop at supercars experiences either. You can try Rally, Racing, Drifting, Preventive Driving, Karting, Helicopter Piloting, and Aerodium. It’s like an adrenaline junkie’s playground.
Should we try the Aerodium next? We already had a taste for indoor skydiving at SkyVenture Montreal but, like driving supercars, we can’t get enough. ICAR Mirabel is a full bucket list destination.