AX Member Interview: What It’s Like To Be Part Of A Supercar Club
There's no feedback more valuable than that which comes straight from the horse's mouth. Then who better than one of our members themselves to share their own experience of being an AutoXotica Supercar Club member? We're on a first name basis with our members here at our Donington HQ and we're pleased to discover that most of them are more than willing to share their experiences and recommend AutoXotica to others.
This time, we talked to one of our local AX members, Julian. He just hit the big 6 zero in July and lives in Nottingham, Julian was kind enough to talk to us about his AX journey thus far.
It's just the start of our new series of interviews, so look out for more interviews across the coming weeks.
What inspired you to become an AX member?
Joining a supercar club had been on my mind for a while, but the ones I had seen previously were based in London or Manchester, which weren't practical for me. Plus, some of their costs seemed high. AutoXotica is in a great location for me, near Junction 24 on the M1. I feel AX offers good value and a great choice of cars, with continuous new additions.
What is your current everyday car?
I'm driving an Audi RS6 at the moment.
What's your favourite driving destination?
Well, we’ve got a list of places we want to go to, all within a 2 hours' drive and in keeping with the daily mileage allowance. We tend to choose the Cotswolds or Yorkshire, for example, but there are many other great driving roads and destinations across the UK.
What is the best thing you’ve done with one of our supercars so far?
My wife and I have had two short breaks away with two different cars and both were memorable. We took a trip to the Cotswolds in the Aston Martin Vantage S. We stayed in a lovely old hotel and then drove back the next day. With the Lamborghini, we went to Hambleton Hall near Rutland Water for lunch. Both trips were made special by the experience of driving a marque I had never driven before.
What does it feel like to drive a supercar?
Driving a supercar is quite different—both technically and emotionally—when compared to driving a normal car. I got a real buzz from driving the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder, plus you certainly need to get used to the attention from passersby, which was always positive. It’s a real thrill to be able to drive many different supercars over the period of my membership and it’s always something to look forward to.
How did you like the Lamborghini Huracán?
The Huracán was fantastic, great to drive and we had the roof down all the time. It sounds absolutely amazing too. So many people seemed to enjoy seeing the car passing by and were taking photos on their phones all day. It drives so well, and my friends were all amazed when I took them out for a quick blast in it.
What’s your favourite supercar in our fleet?
So far, it has to be the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder—that's a very special car and I loved driving it. It was a treat to myself for a 'milestone' birthday.
What is the best part about your AX membership?
The great thing about AX supercars is that I can enjoy access to all the fleet without any of the costly ownership problems, plus the flexibility, choice and all the other benefits. On top of all that, it’s always nice to be at the AutoXotica base at the Donington racetrack—they have a really smart setup there.
How do you plan to make the most of your AX supercar membership?
Being an AX member is a great reason to get away somewhere for a night or more. Also, I can share the supercar experience with my friends and family. I look forward to planning another trip with the next choice of car.
With AX you have access to a whole range of luxury assets. What is one aspect of your AX membership you are longing to explore?
We’ve booked one of the Azure Ultra motor yachts in Malta for a day soon. That’s something we’ve never done before!
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