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First-Look at the Exotic Driving Experience at the WDW Speedway

Posted on January 13, 2012

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:

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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

Audi R8

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

Lamborghini Aventador

Ferrari 458

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

Merchandise available

Reservations can be made at or by calling 855-822-0149

Fun facts:

-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.

Topics: General Resort News | 8 Comments »

  • Robert Ashburn

    Top Gear, THE EXPERIENCE would be a better name ;) Looks incredible for automotive enthusiasts who cannot afford to own all the cars they want! *goes back to netflix to watch more BBC Top Gear*

  • Anonymous

    dont racecar tracks usually go counterclockwise?

  • Anonymous

    So did you guys pay for this? Was it free? Would be nice to know if you have a bias look at this. 

  • David Smith

    Since it states at the top that is was a media event, it is unlikely that the experience was paid for.  I don’t think that makes the report biased though.

  • David Smith

    Yes, but since this is not meant to be a race experience, they have this course going clockwise when it uses the tri-oval.

  • Anonymous

    Yes I think it does make it bias. Why else would the FCC say it needs to be stated if they paid for it or not. Only way we know if they tell us if it was free or not. Even if a media event does not state if free or reduced rate or anything. 

  • Tom Corless

    if you want an unbiased review, listen to the podcast where we make it clear it was not paid for. We give an honest review there rather than just straight info like this post.

  • Anonymous

    I and others do not listen to podcasts so would never know this. Full disclosure helps those decide with full knowledge of the facts when given.