Ultimate Supercar Driving Experience

£999
3.5 hours long
Icon of circuit
32 laps covered
76.8 miles covered

The best driving experience available in the UK.

Guests will drive and ride in over £800,000 worth of machinery. Including the Ferrari 458 Spider and McLaren 570S. Plus, guests will meet and be driven round the track by Tiff Needell.

  • Drive seven amazing cars
  • Experience the fastest circuit in the UK
  • Exclusive to Thruxton Motorsport Centre
Only   £999

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 Ford Mustang

4 laps

As soon as you start the new Ford Mustang, you will fire up a range of advanced technologies that enhance your driving experience in every way, the dual fuel high-pressure direct injection system on the 5.0 Coyote V8 boosts power to 444hp at 7000rpm and the active valve exhaust systems allow you to experience even more of the big V8’s character. The wide, open and smooth sweeps of Thruxton circuit give an ideal opportunity to experience by far the most capable and complete Ford Mustang and now that it's an official UK car, the steering wheel is on the right side!

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Guest drives the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR

4 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 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430

4 laps

Why are Aston Martin's so popular? It's simple, they're beautiful to look at, brilliant to drive and James Bond has got one! Inspired by Aston Martin’s rich racing pedigree, the N430 is the most dramatic version of the Aston Martin Vantage ever created

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Guest drives the McLaren 570S

4 laps

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.

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Guest drives the Ferrari 458 Spider

4 laps

The Ferrari 458 Spider is a V8 engine supercar from Ferrari. They've applied all their technical knowhow from the F1 team and applied it to this car. This model also comes with all the Speciale options. The result is stunning. Seated in the drivers seat you feel embraced by the car. The steering wheel could be straight from Vettels F1 car

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Guest drives the Formula Renault Racing Car

5 laps

Watching Formula 1 will never be the same again after you've experienced driving a proper single seat racing car on a proper race circuit. Many of the current crop of F1 drivers have raced in this formula with Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton both winning the UK series. Once seated with the racing straps fitted around you the engine bursts into life you'll feel like a Grand Prix is about to start. Once up to speed, everything clicks into place as you and the car become one, getting quicker every lap, the car responding instantly. A truly unique experience and one that will be remembered

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High Speed Passenger Ride

1 laps

Hold on tight as our resident Stig takes you out for the white knuckle ride of your life. Experiencing a car at its full potential with a professional racing driver at the wheel is incredible

About the Ultimate Supercar Driving Experience

We are happy to call this the Ultimate Experience, you will not find anything better anywhere in the UK maybe even the world. An outstanding selection of cars to drive and ride around in on a proper race circuit.

Learn the circuit in the car widely acknowledged to be the best handing, most involving sports car on the market, the Porsche Cayman.

Then work your way through six very different but individually brilliant sports cars and supercars.

The Ford Mustang is the king of the American muscle cars, with a powerful V8 engine up front and all the power sent to the rear wheels. This car is the latest version of the Mustang, so now the chassis is up to the job of taming that V8 engine.

The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR is a product of Jaguars SVO division - 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.

Moving to the premier league performance of performance cars, McLaren have set the supercar world alight. The McLaren 570S is simply stunning to drive.

The bespoke Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430. Inspired by Aston Martin’s rich racing pedigree, the N430 is the most dramatic version of the Aston Martin Vantage ever created.

Last up is the most famous supercar brand in the world - Ferrari. The Ferrari 458 Spider really delivers. Performance, handling, looks, technology and something that is sometimes overlooked, real emotion.

After the supercars you will experience a machine that was designed and built for just one reason, to go as fast as possible around a race track within the rules for their particular formula. Five laps driving a Martini Formula Renault will feel like a much more raw experience after driving the supercars.

To finish off your experience you will be a passenger for a high-speed lap of Thruxton's famous sweeping and challenging curves and corners with our own tame racing driver behind the wheel in a performance saloon.

The Cars

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McLaren 570S

McLaren describe the 570S as "completely driver-centric and performance oriented, the 570S Coupé is equally at home on the track as it is on the open road" and we have to agree! The fast sweeping corners and high speed nature of Thruxton quickly expose any cars vulnerabilities. The McLaren 570S inspired confidence from the moment we headed out of the pitlane on to the track. The 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 engine (the same one that's used in the McLaren P1) is immense and took us by surprise. The car is so fast and feels like it always wants you to go faster.

0-60
3.1 seconds
Top Speed
204 mph
Power
562 bhp
Torque
443 lb/ft
Engine Size
3.8 Litre Twin Turbo V8
Gearbox
7 Speed Dual Clutch
Configuration
Mid-engine, Rear-wheel drive
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Ferrari 458 Spider

The Ferrari 458 Spider is the latest model from Ferrari and is a technical marvel. The mid-engined V8 produces an astonishing 462bhp and 398 lb/ft of torque. Put simply this means it accelerates very quickly and has a top speed of over 200mph! The 458 also has Ferrari's latest dual clutch system which is simply brilliant.

0-60
3.4 seconds
Top Speed
202 mph
Power
562 bhp
Torque
398 lb/ft
Engine Size
4.5 litre V8
Gearbox
7 speed paddleshift dual clutch
Configuration
Mid engine rear wheel drive
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Aston Martin N430 V8 Vantage

The N430 V8 Vantage model is an English Supercar. There are no extravagant spoilers or scoops to spoil the flowing lines. The new 4.7 litre V8 instantly explodes into life with one push of the starter button. Out on track at 4500rpm, the valves in the exhaust open and the music reaches volume eleven - pure magic.

0-60
4.8 seconds
Top Speed
175 mph
Power
380 bhp
Torque
302 lb/ft
Engine Size
Alloy quad overhead camshaft 32 valve, 4.3 litre V8
Gearbox
6 speed manual
Configuration
Front engine rear 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
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Formula Renault

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. These Le Mans looking cars are very fast and have downforce to help corner at high speeds. Great fun to drive!

0-60
4.5 seconds
Top Speed
140 mph
Power
130 bhp
Torque
110 lb/ft
Engine Size
1.7 litre 4 cylinder
Gearbox
4 speed non-syncro
Configuration
Mid engine, rear wheel drive
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BMW M2

The BMW M2 feels like it was made to lap Thruxton's fast sweeping corners. The car is equipped with a 405hp 3.0 Litre Twin Turbo engine with a seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission.

0-60
4.2 seconds
Top Speed
155 mph
Power
405 bhp
Torque
406 lb/ft
Engine Size
3 litre straight 6 with twin turbos
Gearbox
7 speed double clutch paddleshift gearbox
Configuration
Front engine rear wheel drive
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Ford Mustang

Since its launch in 1965, the Ford Mustang has become one of the world’s most recognisable sports coupes, an iconic American muscle car and star of one of the best car chases on film - Bullitt. Steve McQueen flies around San Francisco in a Mustang 390 GT.

Now in its 6th generation, Thruxton have the latest version of the famous V8 Coupe which produces much more power than even the largest 7-litre cars from the late 60’s but more importantly now has a sophisticated 21st Century chassis with a multi-link rear axle and Brembo brakes.

0-60
4.6 seconds
Top Speed
155 mph
Power
444 bhp
Torque
390 lb/ft
Engine Size
5.0 V8
Gearbox
6 speed manual
Configuration
Front 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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Ford Focus ST

The Ford Focus ST is the best hot match on the market today. Winner of the Top Gear Magazine Hot Hatch award, you'll understand why the moment you get behind the wheel and head out on track. The ST is propelled by a brilliant 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine that delivers 276bhp and 310lb ft of torque. Helping put that power down is a brilliant chassis, a limited-slip differential, adaptive damping and 19-inch wheels. Resulting in a 0-62 time of 5.7 seconds!

0-60
5.7 seconds
Top Speed
155 mph
Power
276 bhp
Torque
310 lb/ft
Engine Size
2.3 litre
Gearbox
6-speed manual
Configuration
Front-engine, front-wheel drive
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Gift Pack Options

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E-Voucher - Free

Your gift will be delivered by email straight to your inbox, so it's ideal for last-minute presents. Delivery is free and you’ll receive a personalised experience voucher with an optional gift message.

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Gift Voucher Pack - £2.50

Gift voucher pack includes; our current brochure with details of all our experiences and information about Thruxton, personalised gift voucher with an optional gift message and a list of dates to attend.

Why Buy A Driving Experience From Thruxton

Our Top Reasons For Buying A Driving Experience At Thruxton

  1. No on the day pressure to purchase expensive accident damage waiver at registration. The price you see is the price you pay.
  2. Over 35 years of experience in operating driving experiences.
  3. We'll automatically extend your voucher if you have to cancel due to Covid-19.
  4. Our driving experience days operate in a covid safe environment. Find out more
  5. Thruxton is the fastest race track in the UK and a fully licensed FIA venue - not a disused airfield.
  6. No 70mph speed limits or numerous "cone chicanes" to keep the speed artificially slow.
  7. Models from Ferrari, Mclaren, Aston Martin, Porsche, Audi, Jaguar, Ford, BMW, Alpine and single-seat racing cars.
  8. 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

  • We have over 40 years of experience operating driving experiences and activities

  • This driving experience can be purchased as an open gift voucher valid for 12 months from the date of purchase

  • We'll automatically extend your voucher if an event has to be cancelled, or you can't make a date booked due to Covid-19

  • This driving experience operates from Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire. An FIA and Motorsport UK licenced venue

  • This driving experience operates in a Covid safe environment

  • We operate on selected weekdays and Saturdays. Please note: there is a £15 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

 

360 in-car videos 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. 360 Videos can be pre-purchased online (save £5) and booked on the day of your visit.

Record your drive in 1 car - £20 (Save £5)
Record your drive in 2 cars - £30 (Save £5)
Record your drive in 3 cars - £35 (Save £5)

 

Why buy a driving experience at Thruxton

We are one of the very first operators of driving experiences and have an outstanding reputation for doing things properly. We have always taken great pride in making sure that every visitor has a fantastic day that exceeds their expectations, so trust us to look after you and your guests.

  • Everything is geared around a quality experience and we limit numbers to ensure this
  • We only use professional ARDS qualified race instructors who will make your drive more enjoyable
  • All our supercars are maintained by main dealerships and run on premium Pirelli tyres
  • We have a state-of-the-art hospitality building and restaurant with a viewing gallery
  • We will always do our best to accommodate special requests

Here's what we don't do:

  • We don’t restrict the circuit – you drive the full 2.4-mile FIA licenced race track
  • We don’t create artificial corners to slow you down
  • We don’t sell at cheap prices to get you here and then pressure you to buy extras on the day
  • We don’t cut corners on safety or quality

Tiff Needell highlights why a driving experience at Thruxton offers more than other venues.

 

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