Aston Martin V8 Thrill Experience | £125

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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
Driving Position – steering and pedal control, gear change, paddle shift
Chassis dynamics – weight transfer, oversteer, understeer
Overtaking and flag signals
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Technical Spec
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.
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Aston Martin V8 - Retail Value: £120,000

Technical Spec
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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About the Aston Martin V8 thrill 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***

Our entry level Aston Martin experience is designed to get you behind the wheel of the new V8 Vantage, but at a budget price. As with all our experiences, you will receive a detailed twenty five minute briefing and be shown around the track for two laps in the powerful new Mazda3 MPS before you drive. Then its into the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage which you will drive for four laps.


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




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