Ever wanted to go flat-out in some of the most powerful, luxurious cars on the planet? Sure you have. But to do that and live, you'll probably want to get some education first. That's where schools like the AMG Driving Academy come in.

A school is all the more valuable when the instructor is a proven professional racer like four-time Trans-Am champion Tommy Kendall, the presenter in the video below. Kendall's tips in this first of a series are pretty elemental, but they're important. Without a solid foundation, you can't move on to the advanced techniques--and it's always good to refresh yourself on them even if you're an experienced driver.

There are more videos to come, so stay tuned.