Ferrari Driving Experiences
Available at 18 locations£69
Available at 3 locations
Special offer normal price £148£79
Available at 18 locations
West Sussex (Chichester - Goodwood)£99
Available at 12 locations£99
Northamptonshire (Towcester - Silverstone)£99
Available at 12 locations£99
Kent (Brands Hatch)£115
Buyer’s Guide to Ferrari Experiences
Taking on a Ferrari is a challenge to the pros; you can even lay down the gauntlet at Britain’s most famous racetracks. The info below is designed to help you select which experience best matches your Ferrari dreams.
What follows is a low-down on the most common Ferraris this side of the Alps.
Ferrari 360 -The most prevalent car for Ferrari experience days due to its power and speed. This two-seater was produced between 1999 and 2005, meaning that it is still at the cutting edge of motoring technology, yet is also a modern classic. The car boasts a 3.6-litre V8 engine and a six-speed manual gearbox with a top speed of 186mph. Acceleration is 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds.
Ferrari 575 -This Italian masterpiece was produced between 2002 and 2006. The car’s 5.7-litre V12 engine pushes the maximum speed to over 200mph. The car reaches 60mph in 4.2 seconds and is thought to be the car that paved the way for the Ferrari 599.
Ferrari 599 -The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and 599 GTO are both available, and both promise not to disappoint. The 599 has a much more powerful engine than the 360, typically a V12 6-litre engine that will shoot from 0-60mph like a dog running away from a bath in just 3.7 seconds. Ferrari claims that the top speed for this car is at least 205mph (we see no reason to disagree).
Ferrari 308 -If classic cars are more your cup of tea, then a Ferrari 308 experience could represent the perfect day out for you. The 308s were produced between 1973 and 1980, giving an authentic, classic look and feel. It’s even available as a convertible for extra appeal; Elvis Presley had one, so gel was not the secret behind his swept-back hair.
Here’s how you can expect your day to go.
Introductory BriefingEverything you need before taking the wheel: a run through of what you’ll get up to during the day, excessively significant safety tips and an insight into driving theory.
Demonstration LapsAn expert instructor will take you for an exciting blast round the track. They are also tasked with demonstrating how they drive ... in an enthusiastic style.
Your TurnThe moment you’ve been waiting for; get into the mind of Fernando Alonso or Michael Schumacher as you climb into the driver’s seat.
Once the wind is out of your brain you could be surprised to discover another Ferrari sitting on the tarmac waiting for you, or perhaps a Lamborghini if you’ve chosen a Triple Ferrari Thrill or a Ferrari vs. Lamborghini experience.
Spectators and tag-a-longs are well catered for as refreshments are normally available, and at selected venues and for selected experiences they could even be treated to a free 4x4 passenger ride (make sure to check the Key Info section when selecting an experience so as not to deny them the opportunity).
Experiences are available throughout the UK and it seems you cannot throw a stone in the UK without it landing on a racetrack. Tackle famous British race courses such as Goodwood, Thruxton and Silverstone (bearing in mind you may pay more for the honour), or pick a less well known track closer to home and surprise yourself. Locations are available in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Scotland in the north and Oxfordshire and Surrey in the south to name but a few. Each experience lists the locations available to help you make your choice.
The sound of a Ferrari is something car fans can never tire of, so maybe just one Ferrari will satisfy, or give in and double or triple the thrill by checking out a sample of our Ferrari experiences below.
A Ferrari Driving Thrill (Weekdays) experience for £75 will test you over 6 miles in a 360 or 355 with a choice of over 12 locations. Spectators are always welcome as we find jealousy fuels the experience.
Combine styles with a Ferrari vs Single Seater Special Offer at £179, complete with crash helmet.
Triple joy is waiting on the tarmac in an Ultimate Triple Ferrari Driving Thrill at £295. A certificate will provide incontestable proof of your abilities and nerve.
Not so much restrictions as healthy guidelines, as they are all in place to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable day. These are set in marginally-flexible ink on the experience descriptions so check them carefully; you can contact us if you have the tall gene or ate a big breakfast and we’ll double check for you.
Height and weight limits are all about getting you into the vehicles comfortably. For example, some of the cars have, for safety reasons, bucket seats and minimal adjustment of the seats.
Most venues will require the driver to be over 21 and possess a full and relatively clean UK driving license held for several years, but check the details for each experience, some are more flexible.