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Tesco Audi R8 Driving Experience

£205

Max Laps
10 laps
Duration
2.5 hrs
Mileage
24 miles

Take the wheel of the fantastic Audi R8 on the UK's fastest race circuit. Before the Audi is sometime with our ARDS licensed race instructor to get you up to speed, then you'll also drive the Porsche Cayman before taking the R8 out on track.

  • Drive the Porsche Cayman & the epic Audi R8
  • Expert tuition from ARDS race instructors
  • Experience the fastest circuit in the UK

Need to know

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

Audi R8 - Guest drives

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.

What to expect from the Tesco Audi R8 V Porsche Experience

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.

Open the door and drop into the driving seat, the car seems to mould around you, hit the starter button and the V8 bangs into life.

Out on track the car gives incredible levels of grip, even at speed. The aluminium chassis gives great feedback to the driver and urges you to push on more and more. With the V8 screaming away just behind your ear, the nose of the car going exactly where you point it, you won't be able to stop yourself smiling.

Preparing you for this drive 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.

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!

From £25

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.

Two Amazing Cars

Stunning to look at and brilliant to drive, equals a fantastic driving experience. Out on track, the Audi R8 is eager to go fast. Audi's four-wheel drive system soaks up the fast sweeping corners at Thruxton whilst the chassis gives lots of feedback to the driver. The V8 engine is perfectly judged for the car, providing the right amount of power when you need it.

Specification

  • Horsepower
    414 bhp
  • Torque
    317 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    187 mph
  • 0-60
    4.4 seconds

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

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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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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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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