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McLaren 570S PLUS Driving Experience

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Max Laps
15 laps
Duration
3 hrs
Mileage
36 miles

Drive the new McLaren 570S on the UK's fastest race circuit. You'll also drive the Porsche Cayman and the Formula Renault racing car. A fantastic driving experience that you will not find anywhere else in the UK.

  • Drive the brilliant McLaren 570S
  • Feel like an F1 driver in the Formula Renault Racing Car
  • Learn the circuit in a Porsche Cayman
Call 01264 882222 to speak to a member of our team

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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

McLaren 570S - Guest drives

The McLaren 570S is stunning. The design is completely different from any of the other supercars in our driving experience fleet. The 570S isn't just nice to look at though. Out on track the twin turbo V8 engine (the same engine used in McLarens P1) delivers seemingly endless acceleration. The chassis is more than up to the job of keeping everything in check, especially around the long sweeping corners at Thruxton.

5 laps

Formula Renault Racing Car - Guest drives

Having already had five laps in the Formula Renault Racing Car, we guarantee you'll be raring to get back in the car for another five.

What to expect from the McLaren 570S PLUS Driving Experience

All other manufacturers need to take note; McLaren are rewriting the Supercar rule book. The 570S is a brilliant example of how a potent V8 engine combined with a super light chassis can produce an astounding car. The design of the 570S is beautiful but it still has an imposing presence. Inside, the famous McLaren minimalism works beautifully yet there’s still a sense of drama when you climb in and drop in to the seats. Out on track the 570S is responsive, agile and incredibly rewarding to drive.

As part of the McLaren 570S PLUS+ driving experience, 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 Cayman is a fantastic sports car that out performs other more expensive machinery. A great car that gives the driver lots of confidence behind the wheel.

After the McLaren 570S, guests will experience a proper single seat racing car, feel what its like to be an F1 driver as you experience g-force, amazing acceleration and stopping power.

The wonderful 570S is arguably McLaren's greatest achievement to date

Top Gear

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.

All other manufacturers need to take note. McLaren are rewriting the supercar rule book

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

McLaren describe the 570S as "completely driver-centric, equally at home on the track as it is on the open road" and we have to agree! The McLaren 570S inspires confidence from the moment you head out of the pitlane onto the track. The 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine (the same as used in the McLaren P1) is immense. The car is so fast and feels like it always wants you to go faster.

Specification

  • Horsepower
    562 bhp
  • Torque
    443 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    204 mph
  • 0-60
    3.1 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

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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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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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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Upcoming Dates

July

19th, 20th

August

2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th

September

13th, 14th

October

11th, 12th, 25th, 26th

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