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I've said it before and I'll say it again: attending a driving school is one of the best things you can do if you truly want to become better behind the wheel of your own car. More and more automakers are offering such schools for those that purchase the most performance-oriented offerings in a given lineup. The latest addition in the world of driving schools comes from Cadillac, and it's called the V-Performance Academy.
It makes sense for Cadillac to offer such a school, considering the current lineup it's putting forth. The V-Performance Academy is included in the purchase price of the 2017 Cadillac ATS-V and the 2017 Cadillac CTS-V. All you need to do is book a plane ticket to Las Vegas and Cadillac has you covered on the rest. You'll fly into McCarren and there will be ground transportation sorted to whisk you outside the glittering city lights of the Vegas strip.
The academy takes place on the twisting road surface of Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch. This is where instructors will get you moving over the course of two days. Beyond the driving training, Cadillac will put you up for two nights in one of the Spring Mountain on-site condos. You'll get breakfast and lunch, and there will be a vehicle on site to use should you desire to leave the grounds at all during your stay.
If you can't make it to Las Vegas, Cadillac will have one-day versions of the school at two other tracks in 2016. Lime Rock Park in Connecticut and COTA in Texas will play host to the V-Performance Academy for those shorter stints.
If you buy a 2017 V-series Cadillac, you owe it to yourself and your new car to attend the two-day school. Buy your car, and then book your trip.