Supercar Duo Driving Experience

£455 £385
N/A hours long
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14 laps covered
33.6 miles covered

Ferrari v McLaren. A common story in Formula 1 which has now spilled over in to the supercar world. Now you can make your own mind up which is the best. Drive two of the best models from both Ferrari and McLaren on the UK's fastest race circuit.

  • Drive the amazing McLaren 570S and Ferrari 458 Spider
  • Expert tuition from ARDS race instructors
  • Learn the circuit in a Porsche Cayman
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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 Ferrari 458 Spider

4 laps

The Ferrari 458 Spider is the latest supercar from Ferrari. They've applied all there technical knowhow from their F1 team and applied it to this car. This model also comes with all the Speciale options. The result is stunning. Seated in the drivers seat you feel embraced by the car.The steering wheel could be straight from Vettels F1 car

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Guest drives the McLaren 570S

4 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 Supercar Duo Driving Experience

Ferrari and McLaren have battled it out in Formula 1 on race circuits around the world for over 50 years. Now, their road going supercars can be driven back-to-back on the UK's fastest circuit. Judge which one is the best for yourself as you drive two models from Ferrari and Mclaren.

Ferrari comes to the table with the Ferrari 458 Spider, a V8 mid-engine rear wheel drive supercar with all of Ferrari's F1 knowhow. McLaren arrives with the stunning McLaren 570S, fitted with a smaller V8 but this one comes with a turbo.

Which will you prefer? Which car inspires the most confidence? Is the Ferrari more aggressive than the McLaren? Does the 570S feel more comfortable on track? Which would you drive away in?

As part of the Supercar Duo driving experience, guest will have a chance to learn the race circuit with an ARDS qualified race instructor initially as a passenger and then driving the Porsche Cayman. It's a fantastic sports car that out performs other more expensive machinery. A great car that gives the driver lots confidence behind the wheel. It's a cracking sports car in itself which will give you lots of confidence before you take the wheel of the Ferrari and McLaren.

The Cars

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Ferrari 458 Spider

The Ferrari 458 Spider is the latest model from Ferrari and is a technical marvel. The mid-engined V8 produces an astonishing 462bhp and 398 lb/ft of torque. Put simply this means it accelerates very quickly and has a top speed of over 200mph! The 458 also has Ferrari's latest dual clutch system which is simply brilliant.

0-60
3.4 seconds
Top Speed
202 mph
Power
562 bhp
Torque
398 lb/ft
Engine Size
4.5 litre V8
Gearbox
7 speed paddleshift dual clutch
Configuration
Mid 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
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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
Cars with In-Car Recording

Supercar Duo Driving Experience Availability

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Open Voucher Valid for 12 months - £455 £385

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Saturday 17 February 2018 - £455
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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