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Ford Mustang PLUS Driving Experience

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Max Laps
15 laps
Duration
3 hrs
Mileage
36 miles

The Ford Mustang is the king of American muscle cars, with a powerful V8 engine up front and all the power sent to the rear wheels. This car is the latest version of the Mustang, so now the chassis is up to the job of taming that V8 engine.

  • Drive the iconic and latest Ford Mustang
  • Feel like an F1 driver in the Formula Renault Racing Car
  • 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

Ford Mustang - Guest drives

As soon as you start the new Ford Mustang, you will fire up a range of advanced technologies that enhance your driving experience in every way, the dual fuel high-pressure direct injection system on the 5.0 Coyote V8 boosts power to 444hp at 7000rpm and the active valve exhaust systems allow you to experience even more of the big V8’s character. The wide, open and smooth sweeps of Thruxton circuit give an ideal opportunity to experience by far the most capable and complete Ford Mustang and now that it's an official UK car, the steering wheel is on the right side!

5 laps

Formula Renault Racing Car - Guest drives

Watching Formula 1 will never be the same again after you've experienced driving a proper single seat racing car on a proper race circuit. Many of the current crop of F1 drivers have raced in this formula with Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton both winning the UK series. Once seated with the racing straps fitted around you the engine bursts into life you'll feel like a Grand Prix is about to start. Once up to speed, everything clicks into place as you and the car become one, getting quicker every lap, the car responding instantly. A truly unique experience and one that will be remembered.

What to expect from the Ford Mustang PLUS Driving Experience

Guests will drive three fantastically different cars as part of this driving experience. A sports car in the form of the Porsche Cayman, a single seat racing car and the latest and best Ford Mustang.

Since its launch in 1965, the Ford Mustang has become one of the world’s most recognisable sports coupes and an iconic American muscle car and star of one of the best car chases on film in Bullitt. Steve McQueen flies around San Francisco in a 1968 Mustang 390 GT. Now in its 6th generation Thruxton have the latest version of the famous V8 Coupe which produces much more power than even the largest 7 litre cars from the late 60’s but more importantly now has a sophisticated 21st Century chassis with a multi-link rear axle and Brembo brakes.

As soon as you start the new Mustang, you will fire up a range of advanced technologies and 444hp of pure American muscle. The active valve exhaust systems allow you to experience even more of the big V8’s character. The wide open smooth sweeps of Thruxton give an ideal opportunity to experience by far the most capable and complete Ford Mustang and now that it is an official UK car, the steering wheel is on the right side!

Before driving the Ford Mustang guests 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 outperforms other more expensive machinery. A great car that gives the driver lots of confidence behind the wheel.

After driving the stunning Ford Mustang, its time for a totally different driving experience, the Formula Renault single seat racing car. Lewis Hamilton won the UK series on his way to Formula 1. Seated in the car everything feels very raw. Flick the engine starter and noise suddenly overwhelms the senses. Head out on track for truly unique driving experience, one that will never be forgotten.

Looks cool, sounds cool. It's not sophisticated, but it is enormously good fun.

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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.

Come on feel the noise!

Three Amazing Cars

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

The Ford Mustang is one of the world’s most recognisable sports coupes and an iconic American muscle car. Steve McQueen flies around San Francisco in a Mustang 390 GT in the film Bullitt.The 6th generation if the famous V8 Coupe produces more power than even the cars from the late 60’s but more importantly, now has a sophisticated 21st Century chassis and Brembo brakes.

Specification

  • Horsepower
    444 bhp
  • Torque
    390 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    155 mph
  • 0-60
    4.6 seconds

Firmly strapped into the cockpit the car is an extension of you. It will react to every input. When you brake it stops, turn the steering wheel and it darts left or right. Road cars seem soggy and unresponsive by comparison.We also have the Sports 2000 racing car for customers who are too tall to drive the Formula Renault or Formula Ford 2000.

Specification

  • Power
    130 bhp
  • Torque
    110 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    140 mph
  • 0-60
    4.5 seconds

Skilled Instructors On The Day

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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James Black

My name is James Black and I currently race in the Britcar Endurance Trophy Championship. I’ve been instructing up and down the UK working at Thruxton, Silverstone and Brands Hatch instructing in supercars, rally cars and drift cars. I Can’t wait for what the future holds.

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Ben Norfolk

I've been racing for over 20 years in Sprints, Hillclimbs and a range of circuit series from historics, team endurance, MX-5's, Lotus Cup and in the Invictus Games Racing Jaguar F-type SVR in the British GT Championship. With a Coach/Mentor background, I have a range of skills to help extract the most out of your time on track.

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Upcoming Dates

May

31st

June

1st, 14th, 15th

July

19th, 20th

August

2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th

September

13th, 14th

October

11th, 12th, 25th, 26th

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