Question: Can I drive the Audi and the Aston Martin at all of the locations?
Answer: This Supercar Double Driving Experience is available at a range of tracks across the UK. ALL of the vehicles, including Aston Martin, Audi R8, Ferrari, Nissan, Lamborghini, and Porsche will be available at each location on specific dates. Additional vehicles such as the Bentley Continental & BMW i8 will be available at Prestwold ONLY.
Question: Does the Supercar Double Driving Experience include cars such as a Ferrari and Lamborghini?
Answer: The Supercar Double Driving Experience includes cars such as an Aston Martin, Audi R8, Ferrari, Nissan, Lamborghini, and Porsche.
Question: Can the participant bring any spectators?
Answer: Yes, spectators are welcome at the track!
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).
Audi R8 Experience
Group Size & Spectators:
Your Double Supercar Taster session will begin with a small group briefing. When driving your 2 vehicles, a qualified instructor will be present at all times.
Spectators are welcome to watch your Supercar Driving Experience, however no dogs are allowed on site.
The Supercar Driving Experience is available on selected weekday and weekend dates from March-November
Please note that you should allow at least 8-12 weeks notice for a booking.
Vehicle types depend upon centre availability but will normally include:
Aston Martin AMV8 & DB9
Ferrari 360 & 430
BMW i8 (not available at Dunsfold or Fife)
Bentley Continental (Prestwold only)
Dunsfold Park - Surrey
20th, 21st, 22nd July
17th, 18th, 19th August
14th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd September
20th, 21st October
17th, 18th November
Elvington Airfield - Yorkshire
4th, 5th, 6th August
8th, 9th, 10th September
13th, 14th, 15th October
3rd, 4th, 5th November
Exeter - Devon
28th, 29th July
8th, 9th September
24th, 25th November
Leeds Raceway - West Yorkshire
25th, 26th, 27th August
29th, 30th September
27th 28th October
Lochgelly - Fife
11th, 12th, 13th August
26th, 27th, 28th, 29th October
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th November
Long Marston - Warwickshire
1st, 2nd, 3rd September
6th, 7th, 8th October
24th, 25th, 26th November
Lydden Hill - Kent
29th, 30th September
Mallory Park - Leicestershire
10th, 30th August
4th, 24th October
Prestwold Driving Centre - Leicestershire
22nd, 25th, 26th, 29th July
1st, 2nd, 5th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 29th, 30th August
2nd, 5th, 6th, 9th, 16th, 19th, 20th, 23rd, 26th, 27th September
3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th 21st, 24th, 25th, 28th 31st October
4th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 18th, 21st, 25th, 29th November
2nd, 6th, 9th, 12th, 16th, 29th December
Please note all dates are subject to availability at the time of booking. Availability may depend on cars chosen. If you'd like to enquire about specific dates prior to purchasing a voucher, please feel free to call our customer service team.
Bookings made at the Dunsfold track will incur an additional charge of £20.00 - to be paid upon booking with the centre.
Please allow approximately 1-2 hours for the Double Supercar Driving Experience.
You will get to drive 3 miles (approx. 2 laps) in each of your chosen cars - 6 miles in total.
Participants will need to arrive 1 hour prior to their start time in order to register and complete any necessary documentation.
In extreme weather conditions, the experience may be rescheduled.
Please call the centre on the day if you are unsure.
You should wear comfortable, casual clothes that you can drive in, and soft-soled flat shoes.
Minimum Height: 4'10 "
Maximum Height: 6'5"
Maximum Weight: 18 stone
You must have a full UK or European driving licence with no serious offences, and must be able to drive a manual transmission vehicle.
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.
Please Note: Bookings made at the Dunsfold track will incur an additional charge of £20.00 - to be paid upon booking with the centre.