British Sports Cars Driving Experience

£289
N/A hours long
Icon of circuit
12 laps covered
28.8 miles covered

Get behind the wheel of two wonderfully British sports cars around the UK's fastest race circuit. James Bond's car of choice, the Aston Martin Vantage N430 and the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR

  • Drive the epic Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430
  • Drive the brilliant Jaguar F-TYPE SVR
  • Expert tuition from ARDS race instructors
Only   £289

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 the class leading sports 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 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430

3 laps

Why are Aston Martin's so popular? It's simple, they're beautiful to look at, brilliant to drive and James Bond has got one! This model is the Vantage N430. Inspired by Aston Martin’s rich racing pedigree, the N430 is the most dramatic version of the Aston Martin Vantage ever

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Guest drives the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR

3 laps

Get ready to drive the most powerful Jaguar F-TYPE ever built. The Jaguar 'Special Vehicle Operations' twin supercharged, 5.0 Litre V8 engine, four-wheel drive SVR.

The SVR feel at home around Thruxton. Sweeping corners on to long straights allow the SVR to really stretch its legs. The twin supercharged 5.0 litre V8 produces 567bhp, the engine barks and spits as you head out of the pitlane but once out on track, the soundtrack is epic! The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR is a truly exhilarating car, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

About the British Sports Cars Driving Experience

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 is beautifully British. There are no extravagant spoilers to spoil the flowing lines. Inspired by Aston Martin’s rich racing pedigree, the N430 is the most dramatic version of the Aston Martin Vantage ever created.

The 4.7-litre V8 instantly explodes into life with one push of the starter button. Sat on tick over you're aware of it but as the revs increase, the volume goes through the roof as the engine produces a note like no other - something that has to be heard to be believed.

The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR is simply brilliant. The SVR is a product of Jaguars SVO division - Special Vehicle Operations. They create cars that, by their own admission, are the ultimate expression of Jaguar. Their latest creation, the F‑TYPE SVR, is the most powerful F‑TYPE ever made.

The twin-supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine produces 567BHP which is fed to the wheels by a four-wheel-drive system and will take you to 60mph in 3.5 seconds and is capable of 200mph!

They've also reworked and tweaked almost every other aspect of the car, from the aerodynamics, suspension to the ceramic brakes.

When you add all of these components together, the car is truly stunning to drive and experience.

Preparing you for this drive 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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Jaguar F-TYPE V6 S

The Jaguar F-TYPE V6 S couple is a true British supercar. Glorious to look at, an engine note that shakes your bones and when out on track a stunning car to drive.

0-60
4.2 seconds
Top Speed
186 mph
Power
375 bhp
Torque
339 lb/ft
Engine Size
3 litre V6
Gearbox
8 speed paddleshift
Configuration
Front engine, rear wheel drive
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Aston Martin N430 V8 Vantage

The N430 V8 Vantage model is an English Supercar. There are no extravagant spoilers or scoops to spoil the flowing lines. The new 4.7 litre V8 instantly explodes into life with one push of the starter button. Out on track at 4500rpm, the valves in the exhaust open and the music reaches volume eleven - pure magic.

0-60
4.8 seconds
Top Speed
175 mph
Power
380 bhp
Torque
302 lb/ft
Engine Size
Alloy quad overhead camshaft 32 valve, 4.3 litre V8
Gearbox
6 speed manual
Configuration
Front engine rear wheel drive
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Porsche Cayman

The 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
Cars with In-Car Recording

British Sports Cars Driving Experience Availability

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Open Voucher Valid for 12 months - £289

Show Dates For

Saturday 19 February 2022 - £289
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Friday 25 March 2022 - £289
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Saturday 26 March 2022 - £289
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Gift Pack Options

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E-Voucher - Free

Your gift will be delivered by email straight to your inbox, so it's ideal for last-minute presents. Delivery is free and you’ll receive a personalised experience voucher with an optional gift message.

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Gift Voucher Pack - £2.50

Gift voucher pack includes; our current brochure with details of all our experiences and information about Thruxton, personalised gift voucher with an optional gift message and a list of dates to attend.

Why Buy A Driving Experience From Thruxton

Our Top Reasons For Buying A Driving Experience At Thruxton

  1. No on the day pressure to purchase expensive accident damage waiver at registration. The price you see is the price you pay.
  2. Over 35 years of experience in operating driving experiences.
  3. We'll automatically extend your voucher if you have to cancel due to Covid-19.
  4. Our driving experience days operate in a covid safe environment. Find out more
  5. Thruxton is the fastest race track in the UK and a fully licensed FIA venue - not a disused airfield.
  6. No 70mph speed limits or numerous "cone chicanes" to keep the speed artificially slow.
  7. Models from Ferrari, Mclaren, Aston Martin, Porsche, Audi, Jaguar, Ford, BMW, Alpine and single-seat racing cars.
  8. 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

  • We have over 40 years of experience operating driving experiences and activities

  • This driving experience can be purchased as an open gift voucher valid for 12 months from the date of purchase

  • We'll automatically extend your voucher if an event has to be cancelled, or you can't make a date booked due to Covid-19

  • This driving experience operates from Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire. An FIA and Motorsport UK licenced venue

  • This driving experience operates in a Covid safe environment

  • We operate on selected weekdays and Saturdays. Please note: there is a £15 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

 

360 in-car videos available for this experience

The ultimate memento of your visit to Thruxton. Our 360 cameras will capture all the action of your drive in 4K, true 360-degree video for you to enjoy afterwards on all your devices. 360 Videos can be pre-purchased online (save £5) and booked on the day of your visit.

Record your drive in 1 car - £20 (Save £5)
Record your drive in 2 cars - £30 (Save £5)
Record your drive in 3 cars - £35 (Save £5)

 

Why buy a driving experience at Thruxton

We are one of the very first operators of driving experiences and have an outstanding reputation for doing things properly. We have always taken great pride in making sure that every visitor has a fantastic day that exceeds their expectations, so trust us to look after you and your guests.

  • Everything is geared around a quality experience and we limit numbers to ensure this
  • We only use professional ARDS qualified race instructors who will make your drive more enjoyable
  • All our supercars are maintained by main dealerships and run on premium Pirelli tyres
  • We have a state-of-the-art hospitality building and restaurant with a viewing gallery
  • We will always do our best to accommodate special requests

Here's what we don't do:

  • We don’t restrict the circuit – you drive the full 2.4-mile FIA licenced race track
  • We don’t create artificial corners to slow you down
  • We don’t sell at cheap prices to get you here and then pressure you to buy extras on the day
  • We don’t cut corners on safety or quality

Tiff Needell highlights why a driving experience at Thruxton offers more than other venues.

 

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