British Sports Cars Driving Experience

£295 £250
N/A hours long
Icon of circuit
12 laps covered
28.8 miles covered

Get behind the wheel of two wonderfully British sports cars around the UK's fastest race circuit. James Bond's car of choice, the Aston Martin Vantage N430 and the brand Jaguar F-TYPE

  • Drive the epic Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430
  • Drive the brilliant Jaguar F-TYPE
  • Expert tuition from ARDS race instructors
£295 £250 - SAVE £45

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 Jaguar F-TYPE

3 laps

The Jaguar F-TYPE is a glorious British supercar. Stunning to look at. Once sitted in the drivers seat, hit the starter button and wait for the noise to begin! The engine note is addictive. Out on track the 3.0 litre V6 sings as you press the throttle more and more around the fast sweeping corners at Thruxton

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Guest drives the Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430

3 laps

Why are Aston Martin's so popular? It's simple, they're beautiful to look at, brilliant to drive and James Bond has got one! This model is the Vantage N430. Inspired by Aston Martin’s rich racing pedigree, the N430 is the most dramatic version of the Aston Martin Vantage ever

About the British Sports Cars Driving Experience

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 is beautifully British. There are no extravagant spoilers to spoil the flowing lines. Inspired by Aston Martin’s rich racing pedigree, the N430 is the most dramatic version of the Aston Martin Vantage ever created.

The 4.7-litre V8 instantly explodes into life with one push of the starter button. Sat on tick over you're aware of it but as the revs increase, the volume goes through the roof as the engine produces a note like no other - something that has to be heard to be believed.

The Jaguar F-TYPE is simply brilliant. Jaguar describe it as powerful, agile and distinctive.....they're not wrong! It's a stunning car not only to look at but also to drive. The noise from the 3.0 litre V6 is a sonic treat which becomes addictive as you press down more and more on the throttle.

The V6 engine is mated to ultra-quick 8 speed twin clutch gearbox which works seamlessly. The chassis and suspension set up is perfect for the car.

All of these components combined make for a breath taking driving experience.

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

The Cars

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Jaguar F-TYPE

The Jaguar F-TYPE couple is a true British supercar. Glorious to look at, an engine note that shakes your bones and when out on track a stunning car to drive.

0-60
4.2 seconds
Top Speed
186 mph
Power
375 bhp
Torque
339 lb/ft
Engine Size
3 litre V6
Gearbox
8 speed paddleshift
Configuration
Front engine, rear wheel drive
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Aston Martin N430 V8 Vantage

The N430 V8 Vantage model is an English Supercar. There are no extravagant spoilers or scoops to spoil the flowing lines. The new 4.7 litre V8 instantly explodes into life with one push of the starter button. Out on track at 4500rpm, the valves in the exhaust open and the music reaches volume eleven - pure magic.

0-60
4.8 seconds
Top Speed
175 mph
Power
380 bhp
Torque
302 lb/ft
Engine Size
Alloy quad overhead camshaft 32 valve, 4.3 litre V8
Gearbox
6 speed manual
Configuration
Front 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
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British Sports Cars Driving Experience Availability

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Open Voucher Valid for 12 months - £295 £250

Show Dates For

Saturday 17 February 2018 - £295
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Friday 27 April 2018 - £295
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Saturday 12 May 2018 - £295
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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