British Supercars Driving Experience

£365
N/A hours long
Icon of circuit
12 laps covered
28.8 miles covered

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Get behind the wheel of two brilliant, British, Supercars, around the UK's fastest race circuit. The super cool McLaren 570S and James Bond's car of choice, the Aston Martin N430 V8 Vantage.

  • Drive the epic Aston Martin N430 V8 Vantage
  • Drive the frantic McLaren 570S
  • Expert tuition from ARDS race instructors
Only   £365

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 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

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Guest drives the McLaren 570S

3 laps

The McLaren 570S is stunning. The design is completely different from any of the other supercars in our driving experience fleet. The 570S isn't just nice to look at though. Out on track the twin turbo V8 engine (the same engine used in McLarens P1) delivers seemingly endless acceleration. The chassis is more than up to the job of keeping everything in check, especially around the long sweeping corners at Thruxton.

About the British Supercars Driving Experience

Black Friday Special Offer

Only available for 24 hours. Save over 45%. Buy online or call our office to book.

Aston Martin and McLaren are both iconic names in the automotive and motor sport worlds. Now you can experience two of their finest supercars on a race track.

The Aston Martin N430 V8 Vantage is a motorsport inspired V8 monster. The styling is understated, exactly as James Bond would have it. Head out on track and wait for the noise of the engine to rise – pure magic.

The McLaren 570S is also a V8 Supercar but with two turbos bolted on. The performance is astonishing. The car seemingly never stops accelerating and handles corners with incredible poise.

Which will you prefer?

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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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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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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McLaren 570S

McLaren describe the 570S as "completely driver-centric and performance oriented, the 570S Coupé is equally at home on the track as it is on the open road" and we have to agree! The fast sweeping corners and high speed nature of Thruxton quickly expose any cars vulnerabilities. The McLaren 570S inspired confidence from the moment we headed out of the pitlane on to the track. The 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 engine (the same one that's used in the McLaren P1) is immense and took us by surprise. The car is so fast and feels like it always wants you to go faster.

0-60
3.1 seconds
Top Speed
204 mph
Power
562 bhp
Torque
443 lb/ft
Engine Size
3.8 Litre Twin Turbo V8
Gearbox
7 Speed Dual Clutch
Configuration
Mid-engine, Rear-wheel drive
Cars with In-Car Recording

British Supercars Driving Experience Availability

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Open Voucher Valid for 12 months - £365

Show Dates For

Saturday 17 February 2018 - £365
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Gift Pack Options

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Premium Gift Box - £4

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

Tiff Needell highlights why a driving experience at Thruxton offers more than other venues.

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