Thank you to DriveXotic for this once in a lifetime experience
Have you ever dreamed about driving an exotic car? I have! Find out how I got out on the track in a super car
I’m pretty sure that a Lamborghini was the first exotic car that I fell in love with. I remember being in elementary school and my best friends older brothers had posters of cars on the wall in their bedroom. I loved how sleek their profile was. How low to the ground and ‘cool’ they looked. As much as I admired them I’m not sure I really considered being able to drive one someday.
If only I knew then that a place like DriveXotic would exist! This super car track experience is just south of Fort Worth. I headed out there recently for an incredible track driving experience. Yes, driving.
My husband and I both did the 3 car package at DriveXotic. That meant we each got to drive 3 cars for 4 laps around a 1.3 mile road course. Before you get to drive you watch an instructional video that tells you about the course. After the video it’s time to pick your cars!
I’ll admit that choosing which 3 cars I wanted to drive was the most difficult part of the entire experience. Having never done an exotic car track driving experience before I asked for a recommendation for my first car. I wanted something that would be a little easier to handle while I was getting used to the course, and I ended up with the Porsche 911 Turbo. My husband started his experience with the Audi R8.
Safety is important on the track. You have a helmet you wear during the drive and an instructor in the car with you at all times. The instructor gives direction on breaking, following the course directions, and everything else you need to stay safe while you are having the time of your life.
Once I had warmed up with the Porsche it was time for a childhood dream to come true. I hopped into a yellow Lamborghini Gallardo for a drive around the track.
After pushing on the gas pedal I was really happy I had started with the Porsche. The Lamborghini was a thrill to drive, but it’s rough. With a V10 it’s powerful, loud, and I definitely felt like I was driving a super car. But pushing down on the gas pedal, you can’t help but grin the whole time.
While I was speeding around in a yellow Lamborghini, my husband was driving this red Ferrari F430.
He loved his drive, in fact the Ferrari ended up being his favorite out of the 3 cars he drove.
See, helmets for safety!
Ferrari, Audi, Porsche, and Mclaren all lined up. My husband drove the Ferrari and Audi, and I drove the Porsche and Mclaren.
For my last car choice I had to go with the Mclaren 570s. And I am so glad that I did. This was my favorite drive of the day.
Now that I was really comfortable with the track my instructor really helped me to push my thrill seeking and put the pedal to the floor in the Mclaren. This car has massive acceleration, but is beautifully smooth. I was busy driving and not looking at the instrument gauge, so my instructor let me know when I was over 100mph on the straight part of the track!
The steering and everything in the Mclaren was so agile, it was a dream to drive. My husband picked a Mclaren for his last car of the day, too. We look pretty good in our matching cars, I think!
DriveXotic offers several different car experiences, but I definitely recommend the 3 car package, especially for your first time. It gives you a chance to get used to the track and experience different cars. There are Father’s Day and Christmas specials on the 3 car package, which makes it perfect for gift giving!
If you have ever dreamed about driving an exotic car, this experience is for you. The driving coaches are encouraging and helpful. You can tell they want you to have the best experience possible. Driving a super car around a race track is the best roller coaster an adult could ask for.
Now go have fun out on the track!