The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 — Photo courtesy of American Muscle Car ChallengeWhen you think of cars built for speed, you probably think of foreign vehicles like the Ferrari or Lamborghini. But Las Vegas’ newest attraction proves that America has built its fair share of muscle cars, too.
Part of the Richard Petty Driving Experience at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the American Muscle Car Challenge debuted at the end of March, putting speed-seekers in the driver’s seat of three classic American muscle cars–the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1–so that they can put each vehicle’s performance characteristics to the test. Pushing the vehicles to the limit in a real test track environment, drivers can show off their skills through a custom-designed course specifically constructed to challenge each car’s performance abilities in acceleration, braking, cornering capabilities and top speed.
Thrill-seekers can get behind the wheel of all three muscle cars for a package rate of just $199, piloting each through a four module test track and experiencing aggressive suspension systems, high performance brakes and up to 650 horsepower under the hood. After the exhilarating experience, participants will receive an evaluation of their driving with computerized performance comparisons from video and data acquisition systems, enabling fans to decide, once and for all, which car reigns supreme as the ultimate American muscle car.
For those who still have a need for speed after the challenge, guests can take a thrilling ride with the Richard Petty Driving Experience, which provides access to the actual speedway track. That means you can accelerate over the same asphalt, bank into the same 35-degree incline turns and race down the same back stretch straight-away as actual NASCAR drivers. Ride-Along Experiences are available as well.
The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is located approximately 15 miles from the Strip. For more information, click here.