Aston Martin Driving Experience | £250

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Drive the V8 Vantage and Cayman plus Ginetta G20

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Driving Experience Format

briefing

Safety Briefing

Our unique driving experience briefing details the important information you need to know before getting behind the wheel and heading out on track.
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Circuit layout – 2.12 miles per lap, 11 corners,

Racing line – Turn in , apex, exit, braking, throttle control
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Driving Position – steering and pedal control, gear change, paddle shift
Chassis dynamics – weight transfer, oversteer, understeer
Overtaking and flag signals
Mazda 3

Mazda3 MPS - Retail Value: £21,500

Technical Spec
Front-engine
Front wheel drive
2.3-litre turbo 4cyl
6-speed manual
Power 256bhp
Speed 155mph
0-60 6.1sec
Initial laps driven by the instructor in a Mazda3 MPS
Driving on a race circuit is very different to normal road driving. To make the most of the cars you’ll be driving on track you need to learn the ‘racing line’ and braking points.

We use the brilliant Mazda3 MPS for these initial laps. One of the most powerful front-wheel drive hatchbacks on the market.

Our ARDS qualified race instructors will demonstrate the racing lines and braking points plus other hints and tips to help you get the most from your driving experience.

Out on track it may seem quite unfamiliar with no road marks or signs and no cars coming in the other direction, but after 3 laps watching and listening to your race instructor you’ll have built up a good idea of the circuit layout and be confident when you first get behind the wheel and head out on track.
Porsche Cayman

Porsche Cayman - Retail Value: £38,500

Technical Spec
Mid-engine
Rear wheel drive
2.9-litre flat 6
6-speed manual
Power 261bhp
Speed 163mph
0-60mph 5.8sec
3 laps pupil drives the Porsche Cayman

The latest Porsche Cayman is a genuine junior supercar.  Similar in looks to the 911 but with a mid-engine layout, this new model has the larger 2.9-litre engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

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.

Nowhere else in the UK will you drive such an expensive and new car as your introduction to a driving experience.

With 4 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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Astom Martin V8 Vantage

Aston Martin V8 - Retail Value: £120,000

Technical Spec
Front-engine
Rear wheel drive
4.3-litre V8
6-speed paddleshift
Power 380bhp
Speed 175mph
0-60mph 4.8sec
4 laps pupil drives the Aston Martin V8

Why are Aston Martin's so popular? It's simple, they're beautiful to look at, brilliant to drive and James Bond got one!

If that wasn't enough then the Aston Martin V8 Vantage has even more to give with one of the best sounding engines ever made. Sat on tickover you're aware of it but as the revs increase, the volume goes through the roof as the engine produces a note like no other - something that has to be heard to be believed.

The V8 Vantage looks like an English Supercar. Beautiful to look at from every angle but menacing at the same time. Inside, it feels like Saville Row have painstakingly fitted the interior.

Out on track, you'll soon appreciate the 50-50 weight distribution as the car feels perfectly balanced on Croft's fast sweeping corners.
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Racing car

Ginetta G20 Sports Racing Car - Cost: £40,000

Technical Spec
Front-engine
Rear wheel drive
1.8 -litre 4cyl
5-speed manual
Weight 520kg
Power 140bhp
Speed 130mph
0-60mph 6.3sec
5 laps driving Ginetta G20 Sports Racing Car


Ginetta have been making great drivers cars for years. Their range of models has increased over the last 5 years along with their commitment to motorsport in the UK with cars in the British GT Championship, a support championship to the BTCC and a young driver initiative which also follows the BTCC tour.

Strap yourself into the fantastic G20 and experience race car grip and performance. A stunning and suprising driving experience

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About the Aston Martin Driving Experience

***Availability for the Aston Martin driving experience in 2011 is now full, customers are still able to purchase open dated gift vouchers which can be used in 2012***

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is an English Supercar. There are no extravagant spoilers or scoops to spoil the flowing lines. It achieves the difficult balance of beauty and purpose.

The 4.3-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!

Preparing you for this drive is the more delicate feeling Porsche Cayman. Four laps in this stunning German coupe will ensure you are fully comfortable and confident with the lines and technique of Thruxton Circuit. After the Aston Martin, the driver will experience a proper single seat racing car, feel what its like to be an F1 driver as you experience g-force and amazing acceleration and stopping power.

 

Gift Packs

Driving Experiences are available as part of a gift pack which are valid for 1 year. Recipients can then choose the date they would like to attend.

The gift pack includes our glossy brochure with stunning images of our cars by automotive photographer - Pete Gibson. A personalised letter for the recipient detailing the driving experience they'll be attending. A list of dates to attend

 

Need to know

This experience can be purchased as an open gift voucher valid for 1 year from the date of purchase

This experience operates from Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire

We operate on selected weekdays.

Drivers must hold a full 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

 

Price

£250

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