Audi R8 Thrill

1 hours long
Icon of circuit
5 laps covered
12 miles covered

Take the wheel of the fantastic Audi R8 on the UK's fastest race circuit. Before the Audi is sometime with our ARDS licenced race instructor to get you up to speed before taking the R8 out on track.

  • Drive the epic Audi R8
  • Expert tuition from ARDS race instructors
  • Drive the UK's fastest race circuit.
Only   £150

Experience Format

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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

2 laps

Our advanced ARDS qualified race instructors will help guests learn the circuit and get the most out of their driving experience and enjoy their time on track

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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 Audi R8 Thrill

Audi have hit the spot with their first attempt at a supercar. Not only in the handling and performance department but also with the styling, an area which so many manufacturers fail to get right when entering the supercar market.

Out on track the car has the traction you'd expect from Audi with performance that will blow your mind. The 4.2L V8 engines power is delivered through the tyres so effectively, giving you confidence to push the car harder on the UK's fastest race circuit - Thruxton.

Open the door and drop into the driving seat, the car seems to mould around you, hit the starter button and the V8 bangs into life.

Out on track the car gives incredible levels of grip, even at speed. The aluminium chassis gives great feedback to the driver and urges you to push on more and more. With the V8 screaming away just behind your ear, the nose of the car going exactly where you point it, you won't be able to stop yourself smiling.

The Cars

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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.

4.4 seconds
Top Speed
187 mph
414 bhp
317 lb/ft
Engine Size
4.2 litre V8
6 speed manual
Mid engine, rear wheel drive
Cars with In-Car Recording

Audi R8 Thrill Availability

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Open Voucher Valid for 12 months - £150

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Friday 20 March 2020 - £150
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Saturday 21 March 2020 - £150
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Friday 3 April 2020 - £150
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Friday 24 April 2020 - £150
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Monday 11 May 2020 - £150
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Friday 29 May 2020 - £150
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Saturday 30 May 2020 - £150
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Friday 12 June 2020 - £150
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Friday 19 June 2020 - £150
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Friday 3 July 2020 - £150
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Friday 17 July 2020 - £150
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Saturday 18 July 2020 - £150
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Thursday 30 July 2020 - £150
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Friday 31 July 2020 - £150
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Friday 14 August 2020 - £150
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Saturday 15 August 2020 - £150
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Thursday 27 August 2020 - £150
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Friday 28 August 2020 - £150
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Friday 4 September 2020 - £150
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Saturday 5 September 2020 - £150
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Friday 25 September 2020 - £150
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Saturday 26 September 2020 - £150
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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 £12 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