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Lotus Emira Thrill

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Max Laps
6 laps
Duration
1 hrs
Mileage
14.4 miles

Get behind the wheel of the new Lotus Emira. Receive tuition from ARDS-qualified race instructors who will ensure you're fully up to speed and ready to enjoy the Lotus Emira on the fastest circuit in the UK.

  • Drive the new Lotus Emira
  • Drive the Fastest Race Circuit in the UK
  • Tuition from ARDS qualified race instructors
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

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

Lotus Emira - Guest drives

Drive the new model from Lotus - the Emira. A lightweight, mid-engine, MANUAL GEARBOX, rear-wheel drive supercar. A combination few many manufacturers now make. Heading out onto the fast and flowing circuit at Thruxton, the car comes alive and wants you to push harder. The Emira is perfectly at home on track.

What to expect from the Lotus Emira Thrill

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.

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.

Chris Harris

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 proper sports car, a triumph for Lotus. It looks stunning, drives beautifully, and feels like a Lotus should.

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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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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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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Upcoming Dates

July

19th, 20th

August

2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th

September

13th, 14th

October

11th, 12th, 25th, 26th

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