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Ultimate Supercar Driving Experience

£1500

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Max Laps
36 laps
Duration
5 hrs
Mileage
86.4 miles

The best driving experience available in the UK.

Guests will drive and ride 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
  • Meet and experience Tiff Needell's high speed sideways driving
  • Exclusive to Thruxton Motorsport Centre
Call 01264 882222 to speak to a member of our team

Need to know

START

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

Ford Mustang - Guest drives

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!

4 laps

Jaguar F-TYPE SVR - Guest drives

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.

4 laps

Aston Martin V8 Vantage - Guest drives

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 AMR is the most dramatic version of the Aston Martin Vantage ever created.

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.

4 laps

Ferrari 458 Spider - Guest drives

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 a Ferrari F1 car.

5 laps

Formula Renault Racing Car - Guest drives

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.

2 laps

High Speed Passenger Ride in a two-seat racing car - Instructor drives

It's a two-seat racing car that runs on slick racing tyres has an F1 style paddle-shift gearbox which is connected to a whopping 2.8 litre V6 naturally aspirated engine. It's a white knuckle ride you'll never forget. Under brakes you'll feel the car searching for grip then the tyres forcing the chassis in to the next corner at seemingly impossible speeds

3 laps

High Speed Passenger Ride with Tiff Needell - Instructor drives

Three exhilarating laps with Tiff at the wheel as he talks you around Thruxton and squeezes every last horse power out of the new BMW M2 whilst pointing sideways at the same time!

What to expect from 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. Inspired by Aston Martin’s rich racing pedigree, the AMR 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.

Then you'll be fitted into our two-seat racing car with a professional racing driver at the wheel! The slick tyres and wings produce mind-blowing amounts of grip. You won't believe how late they can brake! It's an amazing experience.

To finish off your experience, you meet former F1 driver and Top Gear presenter, Tiff Needell, who'll take you out on track in the BMW M2. Tiff is famous for performing seemingly impossible high-speed, sideways slides. You'll experience Tiff's legendary car control first-hand from the passenger seat, for an unforgettable ride to finish off your day at Thruxton.

Also included as part of this experience is a complimentary lunch for the driver in the Thruxton Centre restaurant and a framed photo of you driving on track to take home on the day.

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.

Nine Amazing Cars

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

The Ferrari 458 Spider 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.

Specification

  • Horsepower
    562 bhp
  • Torque
    398 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    202 mph
  • 0-60
    3.4 seconds

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is an English Supercar. There are no extravagant spoilers or scoops to spoil the flowing lines. This AMR model is perfect for driving on track. 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.

Specification

  • Horsepower
    380 bhp
  • Torque
    302 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    175 mph
  • 0-60
    4.8 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

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

The BMW M2 feels like it was made to lap Thruxton's fast, sweeping corners. The car is equipped with a 405hp, 3.0l twin-turbo engine up front, mounted to a seven-speed double-clutch transmission that sends all the power to the rear wheels. The car glides around the tighter corners in neverending powerslides, whilst staying posed through the faster corners.

Specification

  • Horsepower
    405 bhp
  • Torque
    406 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    155 mph
  • 0-60
    4.2 seconds

The Ford Mustang is one of the world’s most recognisable sports coupes and an iconic American muscle car. Steve McQueen flies around San Francisco in a Mustang 390 GT in the film Bullitt.The 6th generation if the famous V8 Coupe produces more power than even the cars from the late 60’s but more importantly, now has a sophisticated 21st Century chassis and Brembo brakes.

Specification

  • Horsepower
    444 bhp
  • Torque
    390 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    155 mph
  • 0-60
    4.6 seconds

The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR is an F-TYPE on steroids! Engineered by Jaguars SVR division - 'Special Vehicle Operations'. Its a supercharged, front-engine 5.0 Litre V8, four-wheel drive monster, capable of 200mph! The engine is a sonic masterpiece and delivers relentless acceleration. Not only is it fast, but it's also stunning to look at. In a word, this car is exhilarating.

Specification

  • Horsepower
    567 bhp
  • Torque
    516 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    200 mph
  • 0-60
    3.5 seconds

Winner of the Top Gear Magazine Hot Hatch award and 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.

Specification

  • Horsepower
    276 bhp
  • Torque
    310 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    155 mph
  • 0-60
    5.7 seconds

Skilled Instructors On The Day

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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Tony Claringbould

Tony has been racing for over 10 years initially in classic formula 3 500cc, then the Porsche Speed championship, followed by several years of classic Mini Coopers in the Mighty Mini championship. Now racing his Mondial T in the Pirelli Ferrari Formula Classic series, he became an instructor in 2021.

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Charlie Mann

I am a young enthusiastic racing driver and race team owner of Mann Motorsport currently competing in Mini Challenge UK, with race wins, pole positions and fastest laps. I also run a multi-championship winning kart team and have been developing drivers through the Karting ranks for many years.

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Upcoming Dates

May

31st

June

1st, 14th, 15th

July

19th, 20th

August

2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th

September

13th, 14th

October

11th, 12th, 25th, 26th

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