Four-Wheel Drive V8 Driving Experience

£290
2.5 hours long
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12 laps covered
28.8 miles covered

Get behind the wheel of the mind-blowing Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and stunning Audi R8 and experience two very different four-wheel-drive, V8 engine cars around the fastest race circuit in the UK. Guests will also receive expert tuition from our ARDS licensed race instructors to get you up to speed, then you'll also drive the Porsche Cayman before taking the F-TYPE SVR out on track.

  • Drive the exhilerating Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and Audi R8
  • Expert tuition from ARDS race instructors
  • Learn the circuit in a Porsche Cayman
Only   £290

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 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.

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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 Four-Wheel Drive V8 Driving Experience

The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and the Audi R8 both utilise a four-wheel-drive system and a powerful V8 engine. Both are fantastic to drive.

After some initial tuition from our ARDS race instructors and some time spent driving the Porsche Cayman, you’ll be ready to drive the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and Audi R8.

The 'normal' Jaguar F-TYPE is a true British supercar. The SVR, takes the F-TYPE to a completely different level. The SVR is a product of Jaguars SVO department – ‘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.

After the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR, its time to drive the Audi R8. 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.

Preparing you for this drive the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and Audi R8 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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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.

0-60
4.4 seconds
Top Speed
187 mph
Power
414 bhp
Torque
317 lb/ft
Engine Size
4.2 litre V8
Gearbox
6 speed manual
Configuration
Mid engine, rear wheel drive
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Jaguar F-TYPE SVR

The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR is an F-TYPE on steroids! Engineered by Jaguars 'Special Vehicle Operations' its a supercharged, V8 engine, four-wheel drive monster, capable of 200mph! In a word, this car is exhilarating.

0-60
3.5 seconds
Top Speed
200 mph
Power
567 bhp
Torque
516 lb/ft
Engine Size
5.0 litre V8
Gearbox
8 speed paddle-shift
Configuration
front engine, four-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

Four-Wheel Drive V8 Driving Experience Availability

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Saturday 22 February 2020 - £290
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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