They start you out at a slow and comfortable pace (sans helmet) to give you a feel for the course and the car. Slow and comfortable. Yeah. Right.
Assuming you're not used to driving large, powerful, all wheel drive, mid-engined supercars on a race track, you basically have to rewrite much of what you know about driving. As it turns out, these cars are so outside my comfort zone, that the first time I felt the Aventador start to rotate I almost lost it.
Climbing out of the car, I expect Richard—an instructor who spent most of his career in open wheel racing—to chastise me for going too fast, too soon. Instead, all I get is "Yeah. You're solid."