LATEST OFFERS - SAVE UP TO 20%
Header.LogoAlt

British Sports Cars Driving Experience

£340

Redeem voucher
Max Laps
12 laps
Duration
2.5 hrs
Mileage
28 miles

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 and the brand Jaguar F-TYPE

  • Drive the epic Aston Martin V8 Vantage
  • Drive the brilliant Jaguar F-TYPE
  • Expert tuition from ARDS race instructors
Call 01264 882222 to speak to a member of our team

Need to know

START

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.

3 laps

Demonstration - Instructor drives

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..

3 laps

Porsche Cayman - Guest drives

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..

3 laps

Aston Martin V8 Vantage - Guest drives

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 AMR. Inspired by Aston Martin’s rich racing pedigree, the AMR is the most dramatic version of the Aston Martin Vantage ever.

3 laps

Jaguar F-TYPE SVR - Guest drives

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.

What to expect from the British Sports Cars Driving Experience

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is beautifully British. There are no extravagant spoilers to spoil the flowing lines. Inspired by Aston Martin’s rich racing pedigree, the AMR 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 is simply brilliant. Jaguar describe it as powerful, agile and distinctive.....they're not wrong! It's a stunning car not only to look at but also to drive. The noise from the 3.0 litre V6 is a sonic treat which becomes addictive as you press down more and more on the throttle.

The V6 engine is mated to ultra-quick 8 speed twin clutch gearbox which works seamlessly. The chassis and suspension set up is perfect for the car.

All of these components combined make for a breath taking driving 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.

Aston Martin Vantage V's Jaguar F-TYPE SVR. It could be a scene from a Bond movie

360º In-Car Videos are 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. Check out the video and click to look around!

From £25

The Thruxton difference

Quality experiences

Over 40 years of experience in operating driving experiences. Everything is geared around a quality experience and we limit numbers to ensure this.

FIA licensed race track

Thruxton is the fastest race track in the UK and a fully licensed FIA venue - not a disused airfield.

Pro instructors

We only use professional ARDS qualified race instructors who will make your drive more enjoyable.

No artificial corners

No 70mph speed limits or numerous "cone chicanes" to keep the speed artificially slow.

360º videos

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.

Three Amazing Cars

The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR is an F-TYPE on steroids! Engineered by Jaguars SVR division - 'Special Vehicle Operations'. Its a supercharged, front-engine 5.0 Litre V8, four-wheel drive monster, capable of 200mph! The engine is a sonic masterpiece and delivers relentless acceleration. Not only is it fast, but it's also stunning to look at. In a word, this car is exhilarating.

Specification

  • Horsepower
    567 bhp
  • Torque
    516 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    200 mph
  • 0-60
    3.5 seconds

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is an English Supercar. There are no extravagant spoilers or scoops to spoil the flowing lines. This AMR model is perfect for driving on track. 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.

Specification

  • Horsepower
    380 bhp
  • Torque
    302 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    175 mph
  • 0-60
    4.8 seconds

The Porsche Cayman is a genuine junior supercar. Similar in looks to the 911 but with a mid-engine layout. Once seated in the car, it's unmistakably a Porsche. Out on track the car gives incredible feedback and is perfectly balanced, allowing the driver to build in confidence and enjoy the increased power and incredible grip that the car generates.

Specification

  • Horsepower
    261 bhp
  • Torque
    221 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    163 mph
  • 0-60
    5.8 seconds

Skilled Instructors On The Day

Owen Hizzey

I am a 19-year-old British Racing Driver. Racing has been part of my life ever since I went to my first race meeting at 2 months old, and from then on my passion has just grown. I started officially racing karts at 6, and then moved onto cars at 14. I am currently competing in the British Endurance Racing Championship.

View ARDS Details

Rob Barff

Professional Driver Coach and retired Le Mans driver. A veteran of eighteen 24 Hour races, including two times Le Mans 24 Hours. 30 years coaching experience, competition licence holder since 1987 with over 65 race victories and 135 podiums.

View ARDS Details

Pat Blakeney

Operations Manager at Thruxton

View ARDS Details
Learn more about our instructors

Upcoming Dates

July

19th, 20th

August

2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th

September

13th, 14th

October

11th, 12th, 25th, 26th

Already have a voucher?

Congratulations on receiving a gift voucher for a driving experience at Thruxton Circuit! To get yourself booked in please click "Redeem Voucher".

Redeem voucher

What they're saying...