All cars are provided by Audi. The models driven vary from course to course and are detailed in the course descriptions.
The track, the cars, the exhilaration. There is only one place in North America to enhance driving skills while discovering the capabilities of Audi performance models—Audi Forum at Sonoma Raceway. Under the expert supervision of top professional drivers, you can experience the true performance potential of the R8 sports car, along with the S and RS models.
The experienceAt a glance
The Audi sportscar experience offers you the opportunity to push the envelope of Audi technologically advanced Audi R, RS and S models on one of America's most challenging racing circuits, Sonoma Raceway, and the surrounding areas.
The experienceTrack and venue
Home of the Audi Forum Sonoma and the Audi sportscar experience, the spectacular Sonoma Raceway in California is one of the world's most exceptional racing circuits.
Instructors and classroom
Audi sportscar experience driving instructors are professional racing drivers with the expert knowledge required to ensure the highest level of direction, safety and skill.
R8 exclusive programs
The Audi R8 is the ultimate execution of Audi performance. Its mid-mounted engine with four-valve FSI® technology produces 430 hp and accelerates the Audi R8 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Put this machine to the test in the Audi sportscar experience R8 exclusive programs.
Off track programs
Audi engineers have created a wealth of driver-assistance technologies that give the driver a sense of security and improved confidence behind the wheel. Heighten every moment by experiencing Audi technology and safety features first-hand in our off track program offerings.
On track programs
Enhanced performance and unrivaled styling define the Audi line-up. As a result, the Audi sportscar experience offers a myriad of pro¬gram choices. Through progressive sessions, both on and off the track, drivers will realize the full potential of the Audi models. Whether you prefer spending your time on track or exploring the scenic wine country roads, the Audi sportscar experience allows you to appreciate the Audi performance lineup in a dynamic and exciting way.
Private and corporate groups
Audi sportscar experience corporate events teach the secrets of good driving to get the most performance from your machine and yourself. Combine a meeting with a driving experience, a day of team building or an incentive trip.
Contact a program specialist: (800) 466-5792
What cars will I drive?
May I drive my own car?
All driving is conducted in vehicles provided by Audi.
Do I have to own an Audi?
No you do not, and many people attend the Audi sportscar experience for a test drive like no other. At the program you will experience the Audi vehicles and learn the technology that goes into each vehicle.
May I bring a guest?
You may bring one guest and they are welcome to join you in the lounge and may watch you going through the program. Please note that you are busy for most of the day though.
What is the minimum age for a driver?
Am I liable for vehicle damage?
What should I bring with me?
Please bring a valid drivers license and your confirmation materials.
What should I wear?
Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes that will not hinder your driving. We recommend a flat, thin-soled shoe. Please be sure to dress appropriately for the weather; the program will run rain or shine.
Do I need to drive a manual transmission?
Do you provide helmets?
We provide helmets and helmet socks.
Are travel and accommodations included?
No, but we can recommend area hotels for you.
What time does the class begin?
Class starting times will be included in your registration confirmation.
For Raceway at Sonoma events, what airports service the Sonoma area?
There are several airports that are within 1 hour:
- San Francisco International (SFO): 1 hour
- Oakland International (OAK): 1 hour
- Sonoma County (STS): 40 minutes
What if it rains during my course?
All programs run rain or shine.