Racing Addict Driving Experience

£399
3.5 hours long
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21 laps covered
50.4 miles covered

This is experience is a motorsport fans dream. Plenty of laps in the Formula Renault racing car (Lewis Hamilton won the UK Championship) You'll also get to drive the Porsche Cayman to learn the circuit. After, hold on tight first in our mini Le Mans car, then meet Tiff Needell and sample his high speed driving in the passenger seat of a new BMW M4 - we'll also video it for you to take home!

  • Drive a racing car on the UK's fastest race circuit
  • Meet and experience Tiff Needell's high speed sideways driving
  • Learn the circuit in a Porsche Cayman
Only   £399

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 Formula Renault Racing Car

5 laps

Watching Formula 1 will never be the same again after you've experienced driving a proper single seat racing car on a proper race circuit. Many of the current crop of F1 drivers have raced in this formula with Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton both winning the UK series. Once seated with the racing straps fitted around you the engine bursts into life you'll feel like a Grand Prix is about to start. Once up to speed, everything clicks into place as you and the car become one, getting quicker every lap, the car responding instantly. A truly unique experience and one that will be remembered

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Guest drives the Formula Renault Racing Car

5 laps

Having already had five laps in the Formula Renault Racing Car, we guarantee you'll be raring to get back in the car for another five

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High Speed Passenger Ride in Peugeot Cup Car

2 laps

It's a mini Le Mans car which runs on slick racing tyres has an F1 style carbon fibre paddleshift gearbox which is connected to Peugeot's brilliant high pressure turbo engine. It's a white knuckle ride you'll never forget. Under brakes you'll feel the car searching for grip then the tyres forcing the chassis into the next corner at seemingly impossible speeds

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High Speed Passenger Ride with Tiff Needell

3 laps

Three exhilarating laps with Tiff at the wheel as he talks you around Thruxton and squeezes every last horse power out of the new BMW M4 whilst pointing sideways at the same time!

About the Racing Addict Driving Experience

Our Racing Addict Experience gives customers the chance to have extra laps in the racing car, plus have a high speed ride in our Peugeot mini Le Mans car AND jump in a new BMW M4 with Tiff Needell and sample his high speed sideways skills first hand (we'll also record it on DVD for you to take home)

Before the racing car there's time to get to grips with the race circuit in the fantastic Porsche Cayman. The mid engine car is great fun and incredibly rewarding to drive, it gives great driver feedback - accurate and responsive steering and great handling balance.

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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Formula Renault

Firmly strapped into the cockpit the car is an extension of you. It will react to every input. When you brake it stops, turn the steering wheel and it darts left or right. Road cars seem soggy and unresponsive by comparison.

We also have the Sports 2000 racing car for customers who are too tall to drive the Formula Renault. These Le Mans looking cars are very fast and have downforce to help corner at high speeds. Great fun to drive!

0-60
4.5 seconds
Top Speed
140 mph
Power
130 bhp
Torque
110 lb/ft
Engine Size
1.7 litre 4 cylinder
Gearbox
4 speed non-syncro
Configuration
Mid engine, rear wheel drive
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Peugeot GT Cup Car

The Peugeot THP sider, It's a proper closed wheel racing car. Unleashed around the 2.4-mile circuit its an amazing experience.

0-60
3.5 seconds
Top Speed
155 mph
Power
160 bhp
Torque
201 lb/ft
Engine Size
1.6 litre
Gearbox
6 speed duel clutch paddleshift
Configuration
Mid engine rear wheel drive
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BMW M4

The BMW M4 Coupé feels like it was made to lap Thruxton's fast sweeping corners. The car is equipped with the brand new 431hp M TwinPower Turbo engine with a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission.

0-60
4.1 seconds
Top Speed
155 mph
Power
425 bhp
Torque
406 lb/ft
Engine Size
3 litre straight 6 with twin turbos
Gearbox
7 speed M double clutch paddleshift gearbox
Configuration
Front 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

Racing Addict Driving Experience Availability

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Open Voucher Valid for 12 months - £399

Show Dates For

Saturday 17 February 2018 - £399
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Saturday 12 May 2018 - £399
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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