Junior Porsche Driving Experience Stage 1

N/A hours long
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N/A laps covered
N/A miles covered

Juniors can now get behind the wheel of a Porsche Cayman and learn the essential skills needed to drive a car safely. Our Advance Driving Instructors (ADI) will be on hand to help teach the core skills and assist drivers to develop their knowledge and enjoy the experience of driving a Porsche

  • Drive the brilliant Porsche Cayman
  • Learn the essential skills needed to drive a car
  • Drive on the fastest circuit in the UK
Only   £125
Call 01264 882222 to book

Experience Format

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Briefing and instructor demonstration

Our unique driving experience briefing details the important information you need to know before getting behind the wheel and heading out on track. Our advanced ARDS/ADI instructors will take the time to explain the fundamental controls of a car - steering, throttle, brakes, clutch and gears (10 minutes)

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Guest drives the Rapid Spaceback

Each pupil will be given time to get used to the controls and improve their driving technique with help from our advanced ARDS/ADI instructors. We use the Rapid Spaceback for this element of the experience (10 minutes)

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Guest drives the Porsche Cayman

This first session will consist of gentle runs from Woodham Hill to Campbell Corner and back (approx 2 miles per lap), sometimes through pit lane, sometimes through pit straight slalom. Building on the skills learnt in the performance saloon (15 minutes)

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Guest drives the Porsche Cayman

The second session aims to get pupils travelling faster, perfecting the line through the Chicane in both directions (15 minutes)

About the Junior Porsche Driving Experience Stage 1

Young drivers can now learn the essential skills needed to drive a car from the driver?s seat of the brilliant Porsche Cayman.

Young drivers at least 4ft 10 inches (1.47m) tall and over 12 years old can attend our Junior Porsche Driving Experince to learn the essential skills needed to drive a car.

They will also drive on parts of Thruxton Circuit including the famous club chicane and start finish straight which has seen many famous drivers race, including Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Kimi Raikkonen.

Initially drivers will have expert tuition with an Advance Driving Instructor (ADI) in a Skoda Fabia or radid in the paddock areas, first as a passenger and then taking full control to develop their core skills.

Then the first of two 15 minute sessions in the brilliant Porsche Cayman. The first session will further develop the skills already learnt in the Skoda, plus driving a section of Thruxton Circuit: Woodham Hill to Campbell Corner, sometimes through the pitlane, sometimes through the start/finish straight and back again.

The second session will allow young drivers to travel faster and perfect the racing line.

The above is what we aim to achieve (and we think we will with most pupils) but everyone is different, with some learning quicker than others, our ADI will tailor each session to the individual pupil

The section of track used for the Junior Porsche Driving Experience is from Woodham Hill, through the Club Chicane, past the start/finish straight and to the first corner of the complex (Campbell) approx 1.2 miles

Drivers who complete this experience can go on to do our Junior Porsche Stage 2 Driving Experience. Find out more here

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.

5.8 seconds
Top Speed
163 mph
261 bhp
221 lb/ft
Engine Size
2.9 litre 6 cylinder
6 speed manual
Mid engine, rear wheel drive
Cars with In-Car Recording

Junior Porsche Driving Experience Stage 1 Availability

Open Dated Voucher

Open Voucher Valid for 12 months - £125
Call 01264 882222 to book

Show Dates For

Tuesday 15 August 2017 - £125
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Wednesday 16 August 2017 - £125
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Tuesday 22 August 2017 - £125
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Monday 23 October 2017 - £125
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Tuesday 24 October 2017 - £125
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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 only be purchased for a specific date. Open dated gift vouchers are not available

This experience is for young drivers over 4ft 10 inchs (1.47m) tall, over 12 years old and under 18 years old

This experience operates from Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire

We operate on selected weekdays during the school holidays. Unfortunately we cannot operate this experience at weekends

Spectators are welcome - free of charge