Double V8 Driving Experience

£270 £240
2.5 hours long
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12 laps covered
28.8 miles covered

The V8 engine has been at the core of numerous celebrated sports cars and supercars for many years. This driving experience will put you behind the wheel of two very special cars on the UK's fastest race circuit, both with V8 engines, but that's where the similarity ends!

  • Drive the Ford Mustang GT
  • Drive the Audi R8
  • Learn the circuit in the Porsche Cayman
£270 £240 - SAVE £30

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 Ford Mustang

3 laps

Get ready to drive the lastest and best Ford Mustang - the legendary American muscle car.

Thruxton is the perfect place to experience the Mustang. The 5.0 Coyote V8 produces 444hp and with the active valve exhaust systems, sings around the fast sweeping curves at Thruxton. The Ford Mustang has tonnes of character and now that it's an official UK car, the steering wheel is on the right side!

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Guest drives the Audi R8

3 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 Double V8 Driving Experience

The V8 engine has been at the core of numerous celebrated sports cars and supercars for many years. This driving experience will put you behind the wheel of two very special cars on the UK's fastest race circuit, both with V8 engines, but that's where the similarity ends!

The Ford Mustang, since its launch in 1965, has become one of the world’s most recognisable sports coupes and an iconic American muscle car. Now in its 6th generation we have the latest version of the famous V8 Coupe which produces much more power than even the largest 7-litre cars from the late 60’s but more importantly now has a sophisticated 21st Century chassis with a multi-link rear axle, Brembo brakes and now that it is an official UK car, the steering wheel is on the right side!

Audi have hit the spot with their first attempt at a supercar - the Audi R8. Not only in the handling and performance department but also with the styling. The V8 engines power is delivered through the four-wheel system so effectively, giving you confidence to push the car harder on the circuit.

Preparing you for your time in these V8 monsters 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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Ford Mustang

Since its launch in 1965, the Ford Mustang has become one of the world’s most recognisable sports coupes, an iconic American muscle car and star of one of the best car chases on film - Bullitt. Steve McQueen flies around San Francisco in a Mustang 390 GT.

Now in its 6th generation, Thruxton have the latest version of the famous V8 Coupe which produces much more power than even the largest 7-litre cars from the late 60’s but more importantly now has a sophisticated 21st Century chassis with a multi-link rear axle and Brembo brakes.

0-60
4.6 seconds
Top Speed
155 mph
Power
444 bhp
Torque
390 lb/ft
Engine Size
5.0 V8
Gearbox
6 speed manual
Configuration
Front engine rear wheel drive
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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
Cars with In-Car Recording

Double V8 Driving Experience Availability

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Friday 18 January 2019 - £270
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Gift Pack Options

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Standard Gift Pack - 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