Elite Prototype is an exclusive new Le Mans Prototype luxury driving experience located a short hop from the hallowed streets of Monaco that promises to combine high-octane on-track action with five-star accommodation and the finest dining the Côte d’Azur can muster.
Available from May and boasting exclusive use of the Circuit du Var – a former Formula 1® test track just 40-kilometres from Saint-Tropez – this two-day experience will ally an eight-strong suite of class-leading supercars with expert tuition from a team of highly-skilled and experienced coaches.
Unlike any other driving experience, guests will be given exclusive access to the Ginetta G57-P2 Le Mans Prototype, which comes in at just 900kg and sports a 6.3-litre V8 engine that is sure to give those behind the wheel a rare and truly adrenaline-charged insight into life at the top of motorsport, as will the open cockpit Wolf GB08 CN Prototype race car.
These highly aerodynamic performance vehicles are sure to push any amateur to their limit, as will the Praga R4S, which is an exciting GT3 and Prototype crossover. Couple that with the supercharged V6 Lotus Exige 350, an iconic name within saloon car racing, and guests are guaranteed to fulfil their insatiable need for speed.
As if that were not enough, each evening guests will retire just 30 minutes down the road to their idyllic vineyard base at Château de Berne. Once there, they will be greeted by their choice of Michelin-starred restaurant, soothing spa treatment or access to a range of outdoor activities in over 500 hectares of unspoilt wilderness on the French Riviera.
Packages are available for £12,000 (per couple, with one guest driving) and run from May to October, the first of which could even coincide with a trip to the Monaco Grand Prix – one of motorsport’s triple crown – when it gets underway from May 29-31, following the on-track excitement in the Principality.
Nick Holden, Founder of Elite Prototype, said: “This is unlike any other luxury driving experience on the market today. Not only are we offering guests a high-end cultural excursion in which they will wine and dine in ultimate French refinement, but we are also giving them access to a unique fleet of high performance cars that will guarantee the ultimate race experience they really crave.
“Safety will also be of paramount importance during each two-day event, with briefings carried out before guests are allowed behind the wheel and one coach to every three guests on-hand throughout to ensure maximum performance with minimum risk. All of which, we believe, adds up to the definitive driving experience for those looking to get away from it all and cut loose out on-track.”
Elite Prototype packages can be bought as gifts, while private flights into Saint-Tropez or Cannes can also be added, as can helicopter hotel transfers for those looking to travel from the airport in style. Partners and friends can also attend for the single price.
Those on-site at the Circuit du Var will be treated to a sit-down lunch catered by local suppliers and air-conditioned areas will be available for those looking to relax in-between sessions.
For more information on Elite Prototype and the packages available, please visit: http://eliteprototype.com
Photography: Jakob Ebrey Photography for the Ginetta images