Two incredible cars, one high-octane driving session
Take the wheel of a stunning Aston Martin for six miles
Go on to drive the fantastic Audi R8 for another six
Receive a driving assessment and certificate
Test drive two genuine racing legends with this adrenaline-fuelled Aston Martin versus Audi R8 driving experience held in Kent. Following a safety briefing, hop into the passenger seat of a performance car with a professional instructor for two training laps. Once familiar with track handling techniques and racing lines, it's time for the main event! Get behind the wheel of the sensationally fast Audi R8 to drive six miles of the Lydden Hill track. After catching a little breath, take control of either the Aston Martin DB9 or V8 Vantage for a further six miles of thrilling circuit laps to experience the superior handling and raw power first-hand. At the end of this experience, receive a driving assessment and a commemorative certificate.
Runs at least one Friday or Saturday every two months throughout the year. As availability is limited, please book at least three months in advance for this popular experience.
Minimum height is 5'2'', maximum is 6'6''. Maximum weight is 18 stone. A full British or international must be presented on the day to ensure participation.
Driving may be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. high winds, ice or heavy rain) which would make driving at speed dangerous. The venue makes contact if the experience is cancelled for any reason.
Lasts around two hours. This includes briefing, safety guidance, driving time and debrief. Please arrive 45 minutes in advance of the booked time to ensure a prompt start.
Numbers on the Day
The briefing is shared with a group. Other than for demonstration laps, all driving is held on a one-to-one basis.
Spectators are welcome. Children must be closely supervised at all times. The venue offers good facilities for spectators and drivers. Pets are not allowed.
Dress comfortably (and warmly in winter) with trousers, long sleeves and narrow, flat-soled shoes to negotiate pedals that are close together. A helmet is provided.
The model of Aston Martin (V8 Vantage or DB9) is confirmed on the day, subject to availability. When booking expect to be offered the choice of buying a collision damage waiver at £20 to £40 additional charge. Please note there is no obligation to purchase this optional waiver.
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