Enjoy driving Germany's iconic Audi R8 on your chosen track. Experience the power and pleasure of this fantastic supercar!
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
Introduced in 2006, the Audi R8 is based on the Lamborghini
Gallardo platform, and has established itself as one of the most
desirable supercars on the road, encompassing the Audi motto
'Vorsprung durch Technik'. With a 4.2 litre V8 engine, a 0-60 time
of just 4.4 seconds and a top-speed of 187mph, you’ll
experience first-hand the power the V8 holds on this great day
out.Once you have arrived at the centre, you will be given a quick
safety briefing before you begin. Then, you will make your way onto
the track where you will take to the driver’s seat for six
adrenaline-fuelled miles of supercar driving. The detail and luxury
of the interior of the V8 means you’ll be in for a
comfortable ride as you get to grips with this spectacular car.
Once you've completed the driving for the day, you will finish with
a certificate and debrief from the instructor.
Car enthusiast or not, this Audi R8 Experience provides the perfect gift for those seeking an on-road thrill, and the chance to drive one of the most desirable supercars of our time.
The Audi R8 Experience is available on selected weekdays and weekends from March - December.
Current 2017 Dates:
Dunsfold Park - Surrey
17th, 18th November
Elvington Airfield - Yorkshire
13th, 14th, 15th October
3rd, 4th, 5th November
Exeter - Devon
24th, 25th November
Leeds Raceway - West Yorkshire
29th, 30th September
27th 28th October
Lochgelly - Fife
26th, 27th, 28th, 29th October (sold out)
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th November (sold out)
Long Marston - Warwickshire
6th, 7th, 8th October
24th, 25th, 26th November
Lydden Hill - Kent
30th September (sold out)
Mallory Park - Leicestershire
4th, 24th October
Prestwold Driving Centre - Leicestershire
26th, 27th September (sold out)
5th, 7th, 11th, 14th, 17th 21st, 25th, 28th 31st October
4th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 18th, 21st, 25th, 29th November
2nd, 6th, 9th, 12th, 29th December
Please note all dates are subject to availability at the time of booking. If you'd like to enquire about specific dates prior to purchasing a voucher, please feel free to call our customer service team.
Please Note: Bookings made at the Dunsfold track will incur an additional charge of £20.00 - to be paid upon booking with the centre.
Minimum Age: 17
Minimum Height: 5'
Maximum Height: 6'5”
Maximum Weight: 17 Stone
Participants must hold a full UK or European driving license with no serious offences and you must be able to drive a manual transmission.
Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be excluded from all activities.
An optional additional damage waiver can be purchased on the day. This can range from £20-£45 depending on the car driven.
*Driving experiences at the Mallory Park circuit can be booked on midweek dates only.
**Bookings made at the Dunsfold track will incur an additional charge of £20.00 - to be paid upon booking with the centre.
Experience Duration: 00:20
Time at Venue: 01:00
Please allow up to 1 hour at the centre for the Audi R8 Experience.
During your driving experience you'll receive 6 miles (approx 4 laps) driving around your chosen track.
Participants: The Audi R8 Experience is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 4
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
This supercar driving experience can be booked for individuals or small groups.Spectators are welcome at this experience - children (under 18) must be accompanied by a non-participating adult.
Please wear comfortable clothing. Sensible footwear suitable for driving is essential.
The Audi R8 Experience may be affected by some weather conditions. If you are unsure, please contact the centre on the day of your experience.
I don't know much about cars but I know I thoroughly enjoyed this experience! The Dunsfold track allowed plenty of opportunity to pick up lots of speed, and the car handled like a dream. It was my first time driving a semi-automatic but my instructor was extremely friendly and encouraging, so I wasn't nervous at all. The facilities were perfectly adequate, with cover in case of rain and a burger/coffee van for refreshments. Can't wait to go again and try more cars, thank you experience days!
This is a pretty exciting one… Supercar driving! A staple feature of many a bucket list, this experience is great for motor enthusiasts, as there’s such a wide variety to choose from.
Early in the morning I headed off to meet Robb at Dunsfold Park to see what I would be driving that day. I have to admit, I don’t know much about cars, I can recognise different badges but that’s about it. When people start talking about horsepower and engine size I get completely lost. That aside, it was obvious these cars were special, they were all sleek lines and purring engines and leather seats.
We were taken from the car park to the track by minibus, which was a nice touch, I wouldn’t have fancied walking in the cold and rain! Once there, we huddled under a marquee watching the cars start up. My favourite was the Aston Martin DB9, it was the best looking with its subtle curves and classic black finish. On the side lines there was standing room for spectators, several marquees to stand under (which was lucky once the rain started), a van selling hot drinks and food and a bigger marquee for signing up and collecting photos, videos, etc.
I’d arrived on the day not know what I would be driving, so it was exciting to watch people getting in cars then coming back with huge grins on their faces. I was told the bright orange McLaren was the fastest and most expensive, so I definitely had my eye on that one…
To start the day Robb and I were driven round the track a few times by Tim in the demo car, a Vauxhall VXR8, to get a feel of the circuit and get some footage of the other cars speeding past us. Even though we weren’t travelling particularly fast, it was still exciting to be driving round a proper race track! After a few laps we returned to the starting point to watch a few more cars drive around. The range included Lamborghinis, Audis, Ferraris, Aston Martins, an Ariel Atom, the speedy McLaren and several others (you can tell how good my knowledge is).
Finally, it was my turn! Drum roll please, I would be driving a…
This didn’t mean much to me in technical terms, but it sure looked pretty, so I was happy. We attached the cameras to the interior, then I was handed the keys and told to take the wheel. I was starting to get a bit nervous! I felt like a learner driver again, hoping I wouldn’t mess up and forget what I was doing. This was also my first time driving an automatic, so that was another reason for concern.
Turns out I didn’t need to worry, the car was so easy to drive, and having it impossible to stall was definitely a bonus for me. It still felt like I was having a driving lesson, but the main difference was that I was encouraged to go really, really fast! The car was in ‘paddle-shift’ mode, meaning it did have gears, sort of, this stuff goes way over my head, basically when I needed to change gear I had to flick a paddle behind the wheel, which was quite novel! For the first lap I went slowly, getting used to the feel of the car and the steering and knowing where the turns were. On the second lap I started to put my foot down, Tim, who was in the car with me, kept telling me to speed up, and as I started to feel more confident I really started to pick up speed! The breaks are so responsive that you can be accelerating right up to the last second before you need to break, so there’s no excuse not to go super fast!
It was so exhilarating, I was having a great time! Having the freedom to go as fast as possible is so liberating, however it doesn’t actually feel that fast. I didn’t dare take my eyes off the road to ask Tim how fast we were going, but he said it was over 100mph, so pretty fast! Even though he gave me an extra lap, bringing the total to five, it still felt like it was over too quickly. Pulling back into the starting position, I couldn’t wipe the smile from my face, I didn’t want to get out!
Tim was a great instructor, making sure I got the most from the experience and enjoying every second of it. I’d highly recommend this to anyone wanting to test drive a supercar, there really is nothing like it, and it would make a great gift to any petrol-head, especially as Christmas is nearly here! (Sorry).