Choose from Four Options
- C$135 for a track experience with 4 laps in an exotic car (C$258 value)
- C$195 for a track experience with 6 laps in an exotic car (C$390 value)
- C$299 for a track experience with 10 laps in an exotic car (C$598 value)
- C$149 for one 30-minute highway test drive (C$299 value)
Available exotic cars:
- Lamborghini gallardo
- Ferrari f430
- Ferrari 360
- Ariel atom
- Lotus exige
- 911 turbo
The track experiences take place at 1040 Kohler Road, and the highway test drive takes place at 1058 South Service Road East. Each 1.5-kilometer track experience starts with four demo laps in an SUV before guests climb behind the wheel of a high-powered exotic car. See full details, including available cars, for the track-day experience and highway test drive. Participants may choose to drive a 3-kilometer track and have their laps reduced by half. A Ferrari 458 and McLaren MP4-12C may also be chosen, but laps will be reduced by half.
Octane Rating: Grace Under Pressure
What’s the difference between regular and premium gas? Check out Groupon’s guide to the cryptic numbers on the gas pump.
When deciding between regular and premium gasoline, the only thing that matters is the number on the pump. Not the price, though—the octane rating. For each grade of gasoline, a yellow label sports a bold number—usually 87, 89, or 93—that corresponds to the fuel’s concentration of octane. The term octane stems from the refining process. On a molecular level, crude oil can be broken down into chains of different lengths, such as methane, which has one carbon atom, or propane, which has three. Blending different levels of these fuels changes the way the gas reacts to compression. During the engine’s compression stroke, a cylinder of air and gas compresses into a much smaller volume, after which the spark plug ignites the fuel. If the gas is compressed too much, however, it can sometimes trigger an ignition before the spark plug intends. Since octane is highly resistant to compression, the octane rating represents how much compression the fuel can handle before it ignites on its own. An 87 rating, for example, means that the gas contains 87% octane and 13% heptane—a more volatile chain.
Not every engine can handle the same octane rating, and choosing the wrong fuel can sometimes do unnecessary damage. High-performance engines, in particular, have higher compression ratios in order to generate more horsepower. High-performance engines are typically found in luxury vehicles as opposed to everyday cars, however, so unless your owner’s manual demands premium gasoline, don’t bother filling up on more expensive fuels. The regular octane rating is more than enough to keep engines from dying of thirst.