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Ferrari 458 Spider Driving Experience

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Max Laps
10 laps
Duration
2.5 hrs
Mileage
24 miles

The Ferrari 458 Spider is a mid-engine V8 model from Ferrari - you will not find this car and spec with any other driving experience company. The car is brilliant. All the Ferrari F1 technology packaged up in a road car. Pure Brilliance. This model also comes with all the Speciale options

  • Drive the amazing Ferrari 458 Spider
  • Expert tuition from ARDS race instructors
  • Learn the circuit in a Porsche Cayman
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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.

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..

4 laps

Ferrari 458 Spider - Guest drives

The Ferrari 458 Spider is a V8 engine supercar from Ferrari. They've applied all their technical knowhow from the 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 a Ferrari F1 car.

What to expect from the Ferrari 458 Spider Driving Experience

This driving experience is all about the very latest and according to the press, the very best Ferrari ever made - the 458 Spider. To look at, it's obviously a Ferrari but ultimately looks ultra modern. As you would expect from Ferrari, the 458 Spider is a technical tour de force that results in a driving experience that rewrites the supercar rule book. The model also has all the Speciale options!

No words can properly describe the feeling you get when driving the Ferrari 458. It is quite simply unbelievable.

Out on track the car just gets better. Hit the throttle in any gear and the car takes off immediately. Once up to speed the car has so much grip.

Jeremy Clarkson gave the best summary of the car: "The Ferrari 458 is one of the all time greats. It's really is absolutely, unbelievably, mesmerizingly brilliant"

As part of the Ferrari 458 Spider 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.

The Porsche Cayman is a fantastic sports car that out performs other more expensive machinery. A great car that gives the driver lots confidence behind the wheel.

The Ferrari 458 is one of the all-time greats. it really is absolutely, unbelievably mesmerizingly brilliant

Jeremy Clarkson

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!

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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.

Everyone should drive a Ferrari at least once

Two Amazing Cars

The Ferrari 458 Spider 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.

Specification

  • Horsepower
    562 bhp
  • Torque
    398 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    202 mph
  • 0-60
    3.4 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

Charlie Mann

I am a young enthusiastic racing driver and race team owner of Mann Motorsport currently competing in Mini Challenge UK, with race wins, pole positions and fastest laps. I also run a multi-championship winning kart team and have been developing drivers through the Karting ranks for many years.

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Gary Franks

ARDS Track Instructor, SDSA Core Competencies for Professional & Supervised Driving, SDSA Advanced Handing Skills Instructor, SDSA Low Friction instructor, SDSA SUV & 4x4 Instructor, SDSA U-17 Driving Instructor, Porsche Driving Consultant, Porsche Track Experience Instructor, RoSPA Advanced Driver (Gold), RoSPA Advanced Driving Tutor, RoSPA Diploma (L4) Advanced Behavioural Driving Instruction, Approved Driving Instructor (ADI).

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Michael Vitulli

An experienced & recognised ARDS Instructor and Driver Coach in and around the South East area. Having successfully competed in a number of Motorsport Championships around the UK from the age of eight, now over 30 years on and still competing and enjoying Motorsport - currently racing in various UK Championships.

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Upcoming Dates

July

19th, 20th

August

2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th

September

13th, 14th

October

11th, 12th, 25th, 26th

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