Lamborghini has officially announced the 2015 schedule of its Accademia and Esperienze driving programs, giving would-be Lambo drivers the chance to set up their schedules so they can participate in any one of these two events.

We previously touched on the Accademia program back in November 2014, specifically its stops in Aspen, Colorado and Livorno, Italy beginning in February 2015. As it turns out, those two won’t be the only destinations on the Accademia schedule. From January 15 to 19, 2015, Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse team will also go to Nagano, Japan for the Asian leg of the Winter Accademia. The three-leg event will then make stops in the aforementioned venues in the US and in Europe. Once the three winter events conclude, the Accademia shifts to its track sessions where it will make a number of stops around the world, including Barcelona, Imola, Abu Dhabi, Malaysia, and Texas.

Lamborghini’s Accademia program will be complemented by the Esperienza event, which the automaker describes as the “first step for anyone wanting to explore the world of Lamborghini.” For the first time in its presumably short history, the Esperienza event will take the Squadra Corse outfit to a handful of destinations all over the world, covering a total of four continents. Some 20 events have already been lined up in various circuits or driving centers in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia, all geared to host the event and welcome participants to their somewhat official Lamborghini baptismal.

If there are questions on the popularity of Lamborghini’s Accademia and Esperienza events, consider that more than 2,000 people have already signed up to be part of either of the two programs next year, giving them the opportunity to test their driving skills on some of the trickiest cold-weather road conditions imaginable. It should still be fun seeing as participants will get behind the wheel of the Lamborghini Huracan and the Aventador for these winter sessions.

Click past the jump to read more about Lamborghini’s new Esperienza and Accademia Programs.

Why it matters

There are many reasons why you should take up Lamborghini’s offer to attend any one of its Accademia or Esperienza events. The chance to drive the Huracan and Aventador under the supervision of Lambo’s Squadra Corse team is the most obvious one. But once you get past the exhilarating rush of experiencing what it’s like to drive the Huracan and the Aventador in winter conditions, you can also brag to your friends and properly describe the thrill of being part of such an incredible experience.

The only downside is that these events come at a cost, and pretty steep ones at that. We mentioned that the Accademia Program in Aspen will cost you a total of $5,995 while the Livorno program will set you back €3,500 ($4,360 as of 12/22/2014), excluding VAT. Lamborghini hasn’t announced how much the Nagano event will cost nor has it given an indication on the financial hit on any one of its Esperienza events. But rest assured, they won’t come cheap.

So if you can get past the costs that come with the unforgettable experience of driving your favorite Lamborghinis, then you should have no issue signing up for any one of these events. Heck, if I had the money — and the time — I would’ve signed up a long time ago.

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Press Release

Automobili Lamborghini has announced its 2015 worldwide program of Accademia and Esperienza driving events, designed to allow both drivers enjoying a first taste of Lamborghini to those already experienced on track, to enjoy the brand and the super sports cars from Sant’Agata Bolognese.

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From 15-19 January 2015 the impressive frozen lake track of Nagano (Japan), is the location of the first Lamborghini Winter Accademia that next year will visit three exclusive new locations, on three continents for the first time: Europe, Asia and America. The Asian leg of the tour will be followed by a program in Aspen (Colorado, United States) from 6-8 February and the Italian stage in Livigno running from 21-26 February.

After the three winter events, the track-driving Accademia will visit Barcelona in Spain, before moving on to Imola in Italy and then to the famous F1 Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. The Sepang circuit in Malaysia will be another stop-off point in Asia, while in the United States the program will visit the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

The 2015 Lamborghini Esperienza will visit four continents for the first time. More than 20 fixtures have been arranged at some of the most prestigious circuits in Europe, United States, Asia and Australia. The Lamborghini Esperienza is the first step for anyone wanting to explore the world of Lamborghini. The courses are held at circuits or driving centers suited to the type of program, with the aim of introducing the brand and a first experience of Lamborghini super sports cars.

"We are very pleased to extend our Accademia and Esperienza program so significantly this year. It is proof of the growing interest in Lamborghini’s super sports cars, among existing and potential customers from all over the world," commented Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini’s motorsport coordinator. "These courses offer all participants, whatever their driving experience and their familiarity with Lamborghini, to enjoy our brand and experience our cars."

The Lamborghini Accademia offers fans the chance to drive on the track (Track Accademia) or on ice (Winter Accademia). Each Accademia offers two types of program - intensive and advanced - giving the participants the opportunity to take their first steps towards the world of competitive racing. The demanding course program involves multiple training sessions during which the drivers will try various exercises including slaloms, acceleration, braking and oversteering.

Each Accademia is open to a maximum of 24 participants on the intensive course, and 16 on the advanced course. The drivers are divided into small groups to make the experience more exclusive.

More than 2000 people have already signed up for the Esperienza and Accademia courses in 2015. All the participants will be able to try out their skills and perfect their driving in the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 (launched in March this year at the Geneva motor show), or the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, an icon in the world of luxury V12 super sports cars.

The Esperienza and Accademia courses are managed by Lamborghini Squadra Corse, a specialized team which provides since 2013 an integrated approach to the Lamborghini driving experience, starting with Esperienza, then Accademia, through to entry into the world of competitive racing in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo and into GT3.

Early in 2014, the House of the Raging Bull also launched the Young Drivers Program (YDP), which gives the best under-26 drivers from the three Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series the chance to be selected for the Lamborghini Squadra Corse testing activities.

From 2015, the YDP drivers will play a key part in the Lamborghini driving programs. After being involved in developing the new Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, they will take part as instructors in the Esperienza and Accademia events worldwide.

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"The objective of the Young Drivers Program is to develop the young drivers’ all-round skills, giving them the chance to gain experience off the racetrack. Continuing their instruction experience on the Lamborghini Esperienza and Accademia international track programs is an opportunity with great personal and professional value, as well as being appreciated by our clients," added Giorgio Sanna.

For further details of dates, the program, and to enrol for the Esperienza or Accademia events, visit the website: http://www.squadracorse.lamborghini.com

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