Ferrari 458 Italia Driving Experience | £385

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Ferrari 458

Driving Experience Format

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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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Ferrari

Ferrari 458 Italia - Retail Value: £170,000

Technical Spec
Mid-engine
Rear wheel drive
4.5-litre V8
7-speed F1 dual-clutch
Power 562bhp
Speed 202mph
0-60mph 3.3sec
4 laps pupil drives the Ferrari 458 Italia
The Ferrari 458 Italia is the latest supercar from Ferrari. They've applied all there technical knowhow from their F1 team and applied it to this car. The result is stunning.

Seated in the drivers seat you feel embraced by the car, the dashboard surrounds you. The steering wheel could be straight from Alonso's F1 car, it controls: engine, suspension, traction, gearbox as well as delivering arguably the best steering feel of any supercar available.

Out on track the car just gets better. Hit the throttle in any gear and the car takes off immediately. Once up to speed the car has so much grip.
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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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Ferrari 458 Italia Driving Experience

This driving experience is very special. Not only will guest drive the very latest and according to the press, the very best Ferrari ever made - the 458 Italia but also the new Porsche Cayman and the Formula Renault Racing Car.

The Ferrari 458 to look at, is obviously a Ferrari with some hints of previous models but ultimately looks ultra modern. As you would expect from Ferrari, the 458 Italia is a technical tour de force that results in a driving experience that rewrites the supercar rule book. At its heart is a 4.5 litre V8 producing an amazing 562bhp. All that power to the rear wheel ONLY is the latest version of Ferrari's 7 speed F1 duel clutch gearbox.

Performance figures are reassuringly impressive, 0-60mph in 3.3 seconds and 0-100mph in 7 seconds, yes 7 seconds!

No words can properly describe the feeling you get when driving the Ferrari 458. It is quite simply unbelievable.

As part of the Ferrari 458 PLUS driving experience, guest will have a chance to learn the race circuit with an ARDS qualified race instructor initially as a passenger in the new Mazda3 MPS and then driving the Porsche Cayman.

The Porsche Cayman in this driving experience is the new generation 2 version with the larger 2.9 litre engine. It's a fantastic sports car that out performs other more expensive machinery. A great car that gives the driver lots confidence behind the wheel.

Having completed plenty of laps, guests will then be introduced to the Ferrari 458. The car is so technically advance that the driver environment takes some getting used to. Our ARDS qualified race instructor will be at hand to help explain the controls before you head out on to the UK's fastest race circuit to enjoy the best supercar Ferrari have ever made.

After the shock of the Ferrari is a totally different driving experience, the Formula Renault racing car. Its a slicks and wings championship car, Lewis Hamilton won the UK series on his way to Formula 1. Seated in the car everything feels very raw. Flick the engine starter and noise suddenly overwhelms the senses. Head out on track for truely unique driving experience, one that will never be forgotten.

 

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

£385

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