Nissan Z + Circuit of the Americas = All Day Thrills

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It's Nissan Track Day at Circuit of the Americas. Credit: Jordan Almond

When Nissan invited us to Austin, TX, for hot laps in the new Nissan Z, we knew it was the perfect opportunity for a girls trip. My plus one, Elle, and I spent an exhilarating day at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), where we had a chance to hop into a race car for hot laps and watch this year’s GT4 race.

This was my first time ever visiting the track in Austin, and let me tell you, if you haven’t made a day of it at COTA, this is your sign. It’s the only track in the country built specifically for Formula One, a 3.4 mile-long track with hills, curves and tight turns. From the food trucks to the viewing tower (aptly nicknamed the Texas Mullet) where the entire circuit can be seen, it’s a giant playground. Just make sure you bring sunscreen, good walking shoes and a hat.

There are plenty of other events that get to burn rubber at COTA other than F1. Moto GP, for example, or the GT3 and GT4 races. But what even is a GT4 race?

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