That would be the best way to describe speeding down the tarmac at 200kmh in a V8 Supercar.
I was lucky enough to experience the thrill of the speedway at Perth Motorplex in the lead up to the Perth Speed Fest.
My ride – a 2013 registered V8 Australian Supercar. The former Triple 8 racing car is a Ford FG, with a 5.0 litre V8, 680 horsepower engine and a top speed of 290 km/h.
I was nervous, but driver Anthony Arnold put me at ease. Anthony is a GT Series multi round winner, with 24 years racing experience.
Once buckled in and given the safety rundown, we were off.
Straight away I felt gravity push me back in my seat and then there were the tunnels to go through. I thought we would crash, but Anthony expertly navigated through.
— Perth Speed Fest (@perthspeedfest) November 19, 2015
After reaching 200kmh on the straight stretch, slowing down rapidly on the turns and two laps, we were done.
The only things that hurt were my cheekbones – from a ridiculous smile etched on my face.
V8 Supercars will be just some of the cool cars on show at Perth Speed Fest. There will be Jack Miller in a MotoGP, James Brock in a V8 Ute, Alister McRae in a WRC rally car and Alan Jones in a formula one.
The major drawcard will be Daniel Ricciardo, who will put the RB7 Red Bull Racing 2011 world-championship winning F1 car through its paces with laps of the track. He will then line up to go head-to-head three times against top cars in the ultimate test of speed.
Other features include a showcase of classic, modern and modified cars, motorbikes and motorsport stars.
There will be non-stop on-track entertainment with 60 separate events and 25 motorsport disciplines demonstrated on six customised track layouts.
WHAT: Perth Speed Fest
WHERE: Perth Motorplex, Anketell Road, Kwinana Beach
WHEN: Sunday, December 13. Gates open 9.30am, close 5pm.
TICKETS: Adults $99 +booking fee, Child 15 and under $65 +booking fee, Children under five free. Visit SpeedFest