Audi R8 Driving Experience

£219 £205
2.5 hours long
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10 laps covered
24 miles covered

Take the wheel of the fantastic Audi R8 on the UK's fastest race circuit. Before the Audi is sometime with our ARDS licensed race instructor to get you up to speed, then you'll also drive the Porsche Cayman before taking the R8 out on track.

  • Drive the epic Audi R8
  • Expert tuition from ARDS race instructors
  • Learn the circuit in a Porsche Cayman
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Experience Format

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Briefing

Our senior ARDS Race Instructor will give a full briefing detailing the important information you need to know before getting behind the wheel and heading out on track; circuit layout, racing line, turn in, apex, exit, braking, throttle control, driving Position, steering, pedal control, gear change, understanding paddle shift, overtaking and flag signals. As part of the briefing we have a unique CGI sequence which shows how a vehicle reacts to the inputs made by the driver including; chassis dynamics, weight transfer, oversteer and understeer.

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Instructor Demonstration

3 laps

Driving on a race circuit is very different to normal road driving. To make the most of the cars guests will be driving on track you need to learn the racing line and braking points. Our ARDS race instructors will be on hand to help throughout your experience

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Guest drives the Porsche Cayman

3 laps

Three laps driving the Porsche Cayman. Nowhere else in the UK will you drive such an expensive and new car as your introduction to a driving experience. With 3 laps behind the wheel you'll not only have a huge smile on your face but be ready to take on the next car, no doubt feeling like the next Lewis Hamilton

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Guest drives the Audi R8

4 laps

The stunning R8 is Audi's first attempt at a supercar and they got it right first time. The look of the car is completely different to anything else on the market yet it couldn't be anything else but an Audi. Each R8 is handmade in Germany by specialist teams making each car to a high standard

About the Audi R8 Driving Experience

Audi have hit the spot with their first attempt at a supercar. Not only in the handling and performance department but also with the styling, an area which so many manufacturers fail to get right when entering the supercar market.

Out on track the car has the traction you'd expect from Audi with performance that will blow your mind. The 4.2L V8 engines power is delivered through the tyres so effectively, giving you confidence to push the car harder on the UK's fastest race circuit - Thruxton.

Open the door and drop into the driving seat, the car seems to mould around you, hit the starter button and the V8 bangs into life.

Out on track the car gives incredible levels of grip, even at speed. The aluminium chassis gives great feedback to the driver and urges you to push on more and more. With the V8 screaming away just behind your ear, the nose of the car going exactly where you point it, you won?t be able to stop yourself smiling.

Preparing you for this drive is the more delicate feeling Porsche Cayman. Time in this stunning German coup? will ensure you are fully comfortable and confident with the lines and technique of driving around Thruxton Circuit.

The Cars

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Audi R8

Stunning to look at and brilliant to drive equals a fantastic driving experience. Out on track the R8 is eager to go fast. Audi's 4-wheel drive system soaks up the fast sweeping corners at Thruxton whilst the chassis gives lots of feedback to the driver.

0-60
4.4 seconds
Top Speed
187 mph
Power
414 bhp
Torque
317 lb/ft
Engine Size
4.2 litre V8
Gearbox
6 speed manual
Configuration
Mid engine, rear wheel drive
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Porsche Cayman

The latest Porsche Cayman is a genuine junior supercar. Similar in looks to the 911 but with a mid-engine layout.

Out on track the car gives incredible feedback, allowing the driver to build in confidence and enjoy the increased power and incredible grip that the car generates.

0-60
5.8 seconds
Top Speed
163 mph
Power
261 bhp
Torque
221 lb/ft
Engine Size
2.9 litre 6 cylinder
Gearbox
6 speed manual
Configuration
Mid engine, rear wheel drive
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Octavia VRS

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0-60
6.8 seconds
Top Speed
154 mph
Power
217 bhp
Torque
258 lb/ft
Engine Size
2.0 litre 4 cylinder
Gearbox
6 speed manual
Configuration
Front engine Front wheel drive
Cars with In-Car Recording

Audi R8 Driving Experience Availability

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Gift Pack Options

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Premium Gift Box - £3

This gift pack includes a Thruxton branded gift box. Inside the box is a presentation card of their driving experience - showing the exact driving experience the recipient has been given, complete with image of the main car in the driving experience taken by ace automotive photographer Pete Gibson.

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Standard Gift Box - Free

Gift pack will include our current brochure, list of dates to attend and a personalised card for the recipient with their name and a personalised message.

Why Buy A Driving Experience From Thruxton

Our Top 5

  1. No on the day pressure to purchase expensive accident damage waiver at registration. The price you see is the price you pay
  2. Thruxton is the fastest race track in the UK and a fully licensed FIA venue - not a disused airfield.
  3. No 70mph speed limits or numerous "cone chicanes" to keep the speed artificially slow
  4. The latest models from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin
  5. You drive on the full 2.4 mile circuit as used by the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and other top class championships plus we have all the expected venue spectator facilities
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Need to Know Information

This experience can be purchased as an open gift voucher valid for 1 year from the date of purchase.

This experience operates from Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire.

We operate on selected weekdays and Saturdays. Please note: there is a £10 premium if you choose to book on a Saturday, payable when a date is booked

Drivers must hold a full drivers licence.

On the day drivers must wear clothes that cover their arms and legs

Helmets, race boots and gloves are provided

Spectators are welcome - free of charge