Xtreme Xperience – Driving experience nomad
Xtreme Xperience is what we like to refer to as the nomadic driving experience because well, that’s what it is. The company takes their cars to different race tracks across America. This makes their service more accessible (assuming they have a location near you). However, due to the nomadic nature, their dates aren’t flexible. It’s also important to find out about the race track you’re planning to go. Otherwise, you may be disappointed.
Xtreme Xperience has a fairly decent collection of cars, but they trail the market leaders. However, of all the experiences we've attended, the cars here seem to be in the best shape.
The guys at Xtreme Xperience are lively and humorous, and the check-in process is very courteous.
One thing that’s a little odd is the fact that they charge extra for a discovery lap. That’s not the case at any of the other competing experiences we’ve attended. This is also the only supercar driving experience we’ve encountered that uses a “safety car” to set the pace.
The safety briefing is also as good as any. However, due to the nomadic nature of this provider, you may be exposed to the elements during the briefing. Other safety measures are standard. No deviation from what you'd expect from driving experiences in this category.
Here’s where things get a little tricky. The quality of race track varies as they move around. One thing I’d say. Avoid the Grandsport Speedway in Houston. That track is not particularly good for pushing a car to its limits.
Unlike a lot of competing experiences, you have to pay for insurance separately, and you can’t opt out. None of their options has a 0 deductible. I guess this is their way of making sure you’ll be careful when driving. We think it’s a little dubious though. If its mandatory, the cheapest one should be included in the advertised price. Major minus here.
The quality of the video isn’t bad, and the branding isn’t excessive either. The XtremeXperience The video is one of the few worth keeping. You won't feel like you're in a commercial for the provider
Xtreme Xperience has a collection of well-maintained cars, and the availability of multiple locations is a definite plus but then their schedule has to work for you. The insurance issue also raises concerns.