As instructors, we always try to make the event fun for everyone, but I was curious to hear what Rupen thought of the Ultimate Driving Experience from a consumer perspective. I asked Rupen a series of questions to see what his experience was like, and this is what he had to say . . .
VM: What did you expect from the Ultimate Driving Experience?
RP: Initially when I signed up I only expected to have the opportunity to do one hot lap in the car and drive one model of the car, surprisingly with the 5-Series Autocross you get to drive a diesel and a gas model.
VM: Out of the cars you drove, which were your favorite(s) and why?
RP: 535d and 228i were my favorites. I was thoroughly impressed by the torque and stability control of the 535d. The 228i was just fun! The car is very precise and it performed well on the track. The styling of the 2-Series is just sharp, and the interior is quite spacious.
VM: What was your favorite part about the Ultimate Driving Experience?
RP: The selection of street drive cars was great, they have everything from an X5, Z4, 335d, 650 Gran Coupes, and a BMW i3. The autocross was the highlight. Being able to feel the performance of the car on the track makes you love BMW driving dynamics that much more. The cars handled the track perfectly and the instructors do a great job of giving you just enough pointers to improve while in the car.
VM: Did you have fun?
RP: Yes! For most of the attendees, like me, it was the first time we have had the opportunity to autocross and push a car to its limits. It was exhilarating! Being a car enthusiast, this was also a great opportunity to meet other gearheads and BMW owners to talk cars. It’s great for all ages!