There’s nothing quite like zooming around tight corners in a Maserati, except maybe doing it on a professional driving course. The marque recently announced their Master Maserati Driving Courses schedule for 2016, which includes the new insane Snowmaster Experience. Each course is designed by an expert and is meant to not only give the driver thrills, but also to teach them how to professionally handle the luxury car across a variety of different driving conditions and terrains.
The Snowmaster option (March 13-16 or March 15-18) happens in Arjeplog, Swedish Lapland, which is only 45 minutes away from the Arctic Circle. Spanning four days (two on the course), you’ll get to check out the same exact course that Maserati uses to test their cars for low temperature handling. Priced at 6,412 for the driver and $932 for their guest, the event can only accommodate eight people at a time.
Another newbie to the program is the Master Premium offering, which focuses on safety techniques and takes place at the Varano de’ Melegari (Parma) Autodrome over the course of two days. According to the company, you’ll get “lessons in telemetry (data collection and calibration used in racing) analysis, oversteer control and other emergency driving skills.” There are reservations available for $3,718/driver and $269/guest in May, June, July, September and October. The price gets a bit steeper if you choose for Maserati to handle your overnight accommodations.
For anyone interested a much grander adventure, the Master Italian Lifestyle Experience ($5,338/driver and $1,391/guest) is where it’s at. The five-star package is only available for July 14-15 and includes “a circuit driving session and an exclusive sightseeing tour of Florence and Parma, two of Italy’s richest cities in terms of cultural heritage.” Your first day will be spent at Varano de’ Melegari Autodrome and the next day will be dedicated to exploring Florence and Parma.
Of course, these additions accompany Maserati’s pre-existing program that includes courses for every level, including total beginners and experts. You also don’t need to bring your own car, since each track offers access to a wide range of Maserati models, including “the Quattroporte flagship sedan, the executive Ghibli, the GranTurismo coupé and the GranCabrio convertible.”