The highlight of the weekend was definitely the instructor drive-arounds, though. Every now and then a customer would purchase an instructor demo session. This is when we got to wheel the cars hard and show what the car could really do.
This is a video of the first time I got to do one of these laps, and it was in a Ferrari F430 Scuderia.
I have never experienced an electronic diff for myself, so I was highly curious. During braking, you can tell the car is tighter. It doesn't tip into the corner like unassisted cars do when you trail brake as you turn in. You go faster, yes, but it doesn't really pivot like you expect it to. Then, when you get off the brake, it rolls very freely. As you apply the throttle, you can feel the car shimmy, and then set, and you take this as your cue to floor it. The car rockets off the corner effortlessly.
Also glorious is the Lambo V10 in the Gallardo Bicolore. I got to drive this car near the end of day 4. The Bicolore has 50 more horsepower than the Scud, but is heavier. I was absolutely giddy with excitement at the prospect of driving this car, and it shows on camera because I won't shut up. The car makes you high on life and full of energy. This car would be an absolute blast to drive every day. I hope my passenger wasn't annoyed with my antics.
Overall I had an absolutely great time. Imagine Lifestyles really did a great job running this event. They said they want to come back next year, and if they do, I am definitely going to try to do this event again.
I actually enjoyed teaching so much, I'm looking at getting a full time instructing job. But as that idea is just in it's infancy, we'll explore it later.