First-Look at the Exotic Driving Experience at the WDW Speedway
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth had the chance to test drive the new Exotic Driving Experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway earlier today during a media event. The experience is set to officially debut on Monday, January 16th, but we’re providing an early look for those of you interested. We’ll start off with a video of Adam driving the Lamborghini SuperLeggera on the added modified course:
The walls are decorated to promote the new offering in the briefing room
The briefing room is now shared for both experiences
Professional racer Christian Fittipaldi talking to the media
Gary gave details about each car and the track layout
The cars were then put into a hat and drawn at random to be paired with drivers, a fair method
Lamborghini Gallardo 560-4
Lamborghini SuperLeggera which Adam drove
Ferrari 458 Italia
Your video is stored on a flash drive if you choose to buy it for $90
A new sign up on the building
You can see where they bought the car…
Adam gets ready to drive
Not the car he drove, but you get the idea
A car in action
Signage outside has been updated
If you look closely, you can see the old signage underneath
-They are looking to expand their fleet of supercars in the future, including a dedicated car for Thrill Ride (ride along) passengers.
-Ride videos are available for purchase at the end of the experience and run around $90 for a CD copy, with an extra charge for a USB version. The video includes a program loggin statistics from your run, including lateral forces, lap data and driver speeds.
-Vehicle speedometers are covered, preventing drivers from looking at their supercar’s speed. The Exotic Driving Experience aims to bring a focus on “technique rather than speed.”
-The vehicles all feature a paddle-shift system that eliminates the need for a traditional clutch. Gear shifting is accomplished using paddles located behind the steering wheel for easy access. Onboard computers aid in the shifting of the gears to accomodate for seamless shifting without requiring a release of the gas pedal.
-For those not comfortable with the idea of shifting manual (using the paddle shift), all vehicles are capable of being placed in an automatic shifting program led by the onboard computers. This program can be accessed at the touch of a button at any point during the drive, allowing drivers to try paddle shift but to switch to automatic mid-experience.