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Lotus Emira One-2-One

£349

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Max Laps
15 laps
Mileage
36 miles

Drive the latest model from Lotus Cars - the Emira - at the UK’s fastest race circuit. The Lotus Emira is the first of the next generation of models from the British manufacturer and it's stunning, not only to drive but also to look at. Thruxton is the perfect place to experience it.

  • Drive the brand new Lotus Emira
  • Expert tuition from ARDS race instructors
  • Learn the circuit in a Porsche Cayman
Call 01264 882222 to speak to a member of our team

Need to know

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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

Instructor Demonstration - Instructor drives

Our advanced ARDS-qualified race instructors will help guests learn the circuit to get the most out of the Lotus Emira and enjoy their time on track.

6 laps

Lotus Emira - session one - Guest drives

Specifically designed with track driving in mind. This highly focused, lightweight sports car produces near race-like responses

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Break

6 laps

Lotus Emira- session two - Guest drives

Having already completed six laps in the Lotus Emira and been debriefed by your ARDS instructor, you'll be ready and raring to go for your second session on track

1 laps

HIGH SPEED PASSENGER RIDE IN THE LOTUS EMIRA - Instructor drives

Your ARDS race instructor will finish the experience off with a high-speed white knuckle ride in the Lotus Emira.

What to expect from the Lotus Emira One-2-One

The first new Lotus in a generation features a stonking V6 engine, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, sending all the power to the rear wheels - the perfect combination!

The Emira marks the beginning of a new era for Lotus, and the last to be offered with an internal combustion engine. The Emira's 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine develops 400bhp and 420Nm of torque. That’s enough to fire it from 0-60mph in a rousing 4.2 seconds and a plenty quick enough top speed of 180mph.

Looking at the Emira parked in the pitlane, it's unmistakably a Lotus, it looks fantastic and is on another level to previous Lotus models. In profile, it’s low and hunkered down in the right places. It’s got a proper sense of the exotic about it.

Getting into the Emira is a refreshing change. The super high sills from previous Lotus models are gone. Once seated low in the cabin, the environment is on another level from the Elise and Exige era of Lotus models. Hit the starter button, wait for the engine to catch and fire into life. Heading out on track, there's a sense of occasion that only comes from driving a Lotus.

It builds speed quickly. You're travelling at three-figure speeds effortlessly, the powertrain blends into the background as the rest of the car demands your attention as you attack the fast sweeping corners at Thruxton. Direction changes are instantaneous; there’s roll, but always controlled, the movement helps you feel what’s going on. The Emira loses speed just as quickly as it gains it. The confidence-inspiring brakes combined with less mass than other cars in its class, result in a fantastic driving experience and an uncontrollable smile from the driver, eager to find the next corner to tackle.

It only takes a few metres to dial yourself into the Emira and after a few miles you won't want to get out.

Before driving the Lotus Emira you'll learn the layout of the race circuit with an ARDS-qualified race instructor, initially as a passenger and then driving the Porsche Cayman. A great car that gives the driver lots of confidence behind the wheel.

The all aluminium monocoque and light composite bodywork is propelled by Toyota's powerful and high revving 189 bhp engine. The rear wing and front splitter produce real down force which can be felt on the fast sweeping corners at Thruxton circuit.

The Lotus Exige is an intensive driving experience. Your instructor will help develop your driving skills as you enjoy your time behind the wheel. We guarantee you will notice a big difference between the way you drove on the first few laps and the last.

THE EMIRA FEELS LIKE A PURE DRIVER’S CAR WITH A REALLY MODERN CHARACTER. LOTUS HAS DONE A GREAT JOB OF BLENDING A TRADITIONAL SPORTS CAR DRIVING EXPERIENCE WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AND A HIGH-QUALITY INTERIOR.

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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.

A high-performance marvel that embodies the relentless pursuit of speed and precision, delivering an exhilarating driving experience that leaves others in its wake

One Amazing Car

The Emira is more than capable at high and low speed which makes it the perfect car around Thruxtons fast sweeping curves and complex of corners. The Lotus Emirat is the epitome of Lotus' commitment to pushing the boundaries of automotive engineering, delivering a driving experience like no other. To sum the Lotus up - a proper drivers car.

Specification

  • Horsepower
    400 bhp
  • Torque
    420 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    180 mph
  • 0-60
    4.2 seconds

Skilled Instructors On The Day

Pat Blakeney

Operations Manager at Thruxton

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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.

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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.

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Upcoming Dates

April

19th, 20th

May

10th, 11th, 31st

June

1st, 14th

July

19th, 20th

August

2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th

September

13th, 14th

October

11th, 12th, 25th, 26th

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