Drive 3 supercars + high speed passenger lap £61.60 Various locations & red letter days
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Drive 3 supercars + high speed passenger lap £61.60 Various locations & red letter days

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Found 22nd Jun 2017
Choose three from a stunning line up - the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Audi R8, Nissan GTR, Lamborghini Gallardo, the BMW M3, Toyota Supra, Subaru Impreza STI, Mitsubishi Evolution X, Porsche GT2, 'Italian Job' Mini Cooper or the classic 68 Bullitt Ford Mustang.

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Can I just drive the GT-R 3 times?
ezzer7238 m ago

Can I just drive the GT-R 3 times?


You not tempted with 3 laps in the mini then? lol

seriously,who would pay to drive a mini around a track
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 22nd Jun 2017
Biggunspaul

You not tempted with 3 laps in the mini then? lol seriously,who would pay … You not tempted with 3 laps in the mini then? lol seriously,who would pay to drive a mini around a track



Mr Bean.... Duh!
Cavity1 m ago

Mr Bean.... Duh!


LOL
How strict would they be on height and weight limit?
jockscot1

How strict would they be on height and weight limit?



"Minimum height is 5', maximum is 6'4''. Maximum weight is 19 stone."
I wouldn't waste my money on this. Wanted to buy one of this for my birthday, but I've checked youtube first to see what would I get,and the conclusion: you will drive those cars like a granny. They won't let you go fast on them(just on a straight) and will always be like,do that and that.
I've done this in the past, and I won't recommend anyone. They put a smart ass next to your seat, constantly talking slow down, gear, brake .. they won't let you drive it or by any means enjoy it. I hated the experience and because of the smart ass, I don't even remember the cars. The only thing worth extra was I had a passenger seat drive on a Ariel Atom with a semi-pro driver, which was great.
ozgur

I've done this in the past, and I won't recommend anyone. They put a … I've done this in the past, and I won't recommend anyone. They put a smart ass next to your seat, constantly talking slow down, gear, brake .. they won't let you drive it or by any means enjoy it. I hated the experience and because of the smart ass, I don't even remember the cars. The only thing worth extra was I had a passenger seat drive on a Ariel Atom with a semi-pro driver, which was great.


So you got miffed about someone telling you how to drive properly?
even with discounts, driving a nice car for less than the 3 miles they quote you at reduced speeds = most boring..

There not strict on weight and height, but they are sometimes strict on trying to force you into buying a bulls**t waiver in case you damage the car. When you ask for proof that a customer has managed to spin off the Straight part of the track at 60mph, and show the damage done to a car, they kind of shut up.
I can understand the need for caution as no one knows how a driver drives, but the idea of the driving days is for the thrill, something that is taken away when you get in the car.

I do quite a few of these days when they are reduced, personally I would say the true value of 3 car 9 lap drive is around £45, or £15 for 3 laps....

If you were at, say Thruxton or Castle Coombe, then the asking price for the cars would be worth it, as you get to DRIVE the cars, but that will never happen...
Never the less, if you can get a driving day on the cheap with discounts, give it a go, nice to drive something you probably wont ever own....
Edited by: "StuieUK34" 23rd Jun 2017
Has anyone had any positive experiences with these? I am really keen to book one for a friend
ezzer72

Can I just drive the GT-R 3 times?



You can get 6 miles in it (twice as much as this offer) plus two other cars for £108 using the code here:

redletterdays.co.uk/exp…ill

I'd advise to drive the Ferrari though if you get the chance - sensational cars.
FrugalFergal

Has anyone had any positive experiences with these? I am really keen to … Has anyone had any positive experiences with these? I am really keen to book one for a friend



I've been on a few (none of them Red Letter days though) and had mixed experiences. I went on one at North Weald airfield and that was basically a low speed procession, not really worth the bother.

On the other hand, I went on one up in Leicestershire and drove a Ferrari 360 like I stole it - redlined it in every gear and got up to 120 mph with hard braking for the corners. Was an amazing experience. I've spent quite a bit of time on track in powerful cars and have had tuition, so the instructor may have had more confidence in letting me put the car through its paces though.

I also went on a Mazda day at Rockingham and was actively encouraged to drive their cars hard.

So, I guess it depends on the company on the day and who you get in the car for each drive.

Edited by: "Youngsyr" 23rd Jun 2017
Always wanted to do something like this but never have because I am sure like they wouldn't let me drive like I wanted. Best sticking to go karts or actual track days where you're left to your own devices I think.
FrugalFergal

Has anyone had any positive experiences with these? I am really keen to … Has anyone had any positive experiences with these? I am really keen to book one for a friend



I did one at Silverstone in a Ferrari and it was really good, the instructor was good and let me boot it, if anything, he was encouraging me to speed up and NOT brake! The downside was that it was over too quickly, in all, I would say it took less than 10mins and I may be being over generous at that!
Youngsyr

I've been on a few (none of them Red Letter days though) and had mixed … I've been on a few (none of them Red Letter days though) and had mixed experiences. I went on one at North Weald airfield and that was basically a low speed procession, not really worth the bother.On the other hand, I went on one up in Leicestershire and drove a Ferrari 360 like I stole it - redlined it in every gear and got up to 120 mph with hard braking for the corners. Was an amazing experience. I've spent quite a bit of time on track in powerful cars and have had tuition, so the instructor may have had more confidence in letting me put the car through its paces though.I also went on a Mazda day at Rockingham and was actively encouraged to drive their cars hard.So, I guess it depends on the company on the day and who you get in the car for each drive.



Are you sure??? I felt like I was "redlining" it but in reality you may find that you THOUGHT you were because you're used to a "normal car". The company simply wouldn't let every user redline their vehicles and destroy £3k brakes and tyres, it simply wouldn't make sense no matter how good you think you are
Got something very similar to this a 3 car experience as a Christmas present. This was for 3 Sisters Wigan. I've since found out it cost £95 and then when I tried to book in April they had gone bust. Even more annoying was the fact that my sister paid by credit card but it's just £5 under the £100 needed for section 75 protection. Grrrrrrrr
frakison

Are you sure??? I felt like I was "redlining" it but in reality you may … Are you sure??? I felt like I was "redlining" it but in reality you may find that you THOUGHT you were because you're used to a "normal car". The company simply wouldn't let every user redline their vehicles and destroy £3k brakes and tyres, it simply wouldn't make sense no matter how good you think you are



Did you fully read my post before replying?

I'm used to driving powerful cars on track and I turned up to that particular day in a 420 bhp track prepared Mitsubishi Evo. Suffice to say that I know what it feels like to push a 400 bhp car to its limit. If anything, the 360 felt slower than my Evo.

I see where you're coming from though - I was very surprised at how hard they let me drive it, but every now and again you come across these oportunities. My local Porsche garage often loans me their 320 bhp Cayman S for the day as a free courtesy car whilst my 911 is in for minor service, no questions asked. Obviously I take full advantage and cost them £££ in wear and tear for the day!


Edited by: "Youngsyr" 23rd Jun 2017
neilcaldwell

Got something very similar to this a 3 car experience as a Christmas … Got something very similar to this a 3 car experience as a Christmas present. This was for 3 Sisters Wigan. I've since found out it cost £95 and then when I tried to book in April they had gone bust. Even more annoying was the fact that my sister paid by credit card but it's just £5 under the £100 needed for section 75 protection. Grrrrrrrr



Was this bought direct through the track? My experience was through buyagift and when the company went bust they reactivated my voucher and then gave me a refund when I didn't want to book an experience 100 miles away.
I had a similar experience a good few years ago where the instructor would get annoyed if i was trying the push the car to the limit and redline. The first car a Bentley GT the instructor claimed if i carry on he's gonna kick me out and no refund. So i had to calm it for that car and the next aston martin db9.

In both cars the instructor just wants you to rev medium way and change gear. Total waste of money if thats all you are doing absolutely no thrill. Only on the straight he would let you push it a little more but still no redline.

The only saving grace was my last car was a murcielago, as it was the last i did not listen to the instructor one bit and redlined it all the way around he could not do nothing from the passenger seat!! Haha
Youngsyr

Did you fully read my post before replying?I'm used to driving powerful … Did you fully read my post before replying?I'm used to driving powerful cars on track and I turned up to that particular day in a 420 bhp track prepared Mitsubishi Evo. Suffice to say that I know what it feels like to push a 400 bhp car to its limit. If anything, the 360 felt slower than my Evo.I see where you're coming from though - I was very surprised at how hard they let me drive it, but every now and again you come across these oportunities. My local Porsche garage often loans me their 320 bhp Cayman S for the day as a free courtesy car whilst my 911 is in for minor service, no questions asked. Obviously I take full advantage and cost them £££ in wear and tear for the day!



I wasn't "dissing you", but there's a difference between abusing a courtesy car while on your own and doing it when theres an instructor next to you. I just think if it was my company I'd be giving P45's out to instructors who brought back damaged cars. Back on thread, I have seen videos of people driving with "Everyman" and the instructor was making them short shift, you could almost hear the cylinders popping, I swear I could have gone faster in my family hatch!!! oO
frakison

I wasn't "dissing you", but there's a difference between abusing a … I wasn't "dissing you", but there's a difference between abusing a courtesy car while on your own and doing it when theres an instructor next to you. I just think if it was my company I'd be giving P45's out to instructors who brought back damaged cars. Back on thread, I have seen videos of people driving with "Everyman" and the instructor was making them short shift, you could almost hear the cylinders popping, I swear I could have gone faster in my family hatch!!! oO



I'm not really sure what point you're trying to make - first you're implying that I'm mistaken in saying I drove one of their cars to the redline (despite me mentioning in my first post that I have a lot of experience of driving powerful cars) and now you're talking about bringing back damaged cars after your laps???

What are you actually adding here?


thanks, booked kids driving thrills and saved over £40!
But are these cars dual pedals like for learner cars then? The comments say the instructor wouldn't let them do this and that, but surely once you're onto the final car for the last 3 laps you have nothing to lose... how can the instructor "stop" you from caning the final session? He wouldn't grab the wheel or wrestle control which would be suicidal... at worst you'll get banned from returning there.
Wise ass sitting next to you with a throttle override. Did this once for free, wouldn't do it again (even if it was free).
trd

But are these cars dual pedals like for learner cars then? The comments … But are these cars dual pedals like for learner cars then? The comments say the instructor wouldn't let them do this and that, but surely once you're onto the final car for the last 3 laps you have nothing to lose... how can the instructor "stop" you from caning the final session? He wouldn't grab the wheel or wrestle control which would be suicidal... at worst you'll get banned from returning there.



​I imagine they'd threaten you with a fee for damaging the car and possibly apply the handbrake the first time you were going slow enough for it not to be dangerous.
Racky

I wouldn't waste my money on this. Wanted to buy one of this for my … I wouldn't waste my money on this. Wanted to buy one of this for my birthday, but I've checked youtube first to see what would I get,and the conclusion: you will drive those cars like a granny. They won't let you go fast on them(just on a straight) and will always be like,do that and that.



​thats rubbish I've done it they push you to drive them fast not like a granny.
Youngsyr

I'm not really sure what point you're trying to make - first you're … I'm not really sure what point you're trying to make - first you're implying that I'm mistaken in saying I drove one of their cars to the redline (despite me mentioning in my first post that I have a lot of experience of driving powerful cars) and now you're talking about bringing back damaged cars after your laps???What are you actually adding here?



OK, you clearly don't do reading (I never said anything about me bringing a car back damaged?!?!) so if you want me to shorten it, basically I think you're.... lets say "embellishing" things a little, is that better?

You seem to think that you're Lewis Hamilton, and that's fine, but I just don't believe that they would let anyoneredline their business asset and chew through a set of tyres by scrubbing the crap out of them under heavy braking. To turn a profit, they need to keep costs to a minimum, if everyone drove like you, paying a fraction of the price of a tyre to drive it, they would go under (a full set of brakes on a Ferrari can run to £1000's, they NEED to keep replacement to a minimum). Like someone else said, they will have throttle overrides to stop people abusing the cars, and by that, I mean STOPPING you damaging it, which redlining will, perhaps you booked a race experience with a company no one else has found yet?
wasp90uk

thats rubbish I've done it they push you to drive them fast not like a … thats rubbish I've done it they push you to drive them fast not like a granny.



Its not rubbish, look at some of the videos posted on YouTube, some of these companies restrict the speed beyond belief, some don't, that's why you need to research. Look at the title its "drive 3 supercars" not "race 3 supercars", what you can do is totally restricted by the instructor and I would bet that they have a kill switch to cover for any idiots who want to try misbehave??
Youngsyr

I imagine they'd threaten you with a fee for damaging the car and … I imagine they'd threaten you with a fee for damaging the car and possibly apply the handbrake the first time you were going slow enough for it not to be dangerous.



They will have a kill switch, try it on, they flick the switch and you've probably cut your experience short.
Youngsyr

Did you fully read my post before replying?I'm used to driving powerful … Did you fully read my post before replying?I'm used to driving powerful cars on track and I turned up to that particular day in a 420 bhp track prepared Mitsubishi Evo. Suffice to say that I know what it feels like to push a 400 bhp car to its limit. If anything, the 360 felt slower than my Evo.I see where you're coming from though - I was very surprised at how hard they let me drive it, but every now and again you come across these oportunities. My local Porsche garage often loans me their 320 bhp Cayman S for the day as a free courtesy car whilst my 911 is in for minor service, no questions asked. Obviously I take full advantage and cost them £££ in wear and tear for the day!



You still on the MLR ?

frakison

OK, you clearly don't do reading (I never said anything about me bringing … OK, you clearly don't do reading (I never said anything about me bringing a car back damaged?!?!) so if you want me to shorten it, basically I think you're.... lets say "embellishing" things a little, is that better?You seem to think that you're Lewis Hamilton, and that's fine, but I just don't believe that they would let anyoneredline their business asset and chew through a set of tyres by scrubbing the crap out of them under heavy braking. To turn a profit, they need to keep costs to a minimum, if everyone drove like you, paying a fraction of the price of a tyre to drive it, they would go under (a full set of brakes on a Ferrari can run to £1000's, they NEED to keep replacement to a minimum). Like someone else said, they will have throttle overrides to stop people abusing the cars, and by that, I mean STOPPING you damaging it, which redlining will, perhaps you booked a race experience with a company no one else has found yet?



​How many of these days have you been on?
Biggunspaul

You still on the MLR ?



​I lurk from time to time.
frakison

They will have a kill switch, try it on, they flick the switch and you've … They will have a kill switch, try it on, they flick the switch and you've probably cut your experience short.



​I've been on 5 of these days, driving somewhere between 10 and 20 different cars. None of them had a "kill switch".

Seems pretty clear to me that you're taking out of your ass, so I'll ask again : how many of these days have you been on?

Youngsyr

I've been on 5 of these days, driving somewhere between 10 and 20 … I've been on 5 of these days, driving somewhere between 10 and 20 different cars. None of them had a "kill switch". Seems pretty clear to me that you're taking out of your ass, so I'll ask again : how many of these days have you been on?



Talking out of my ass?!? That's rich!!! I deliberately held off on the personal insults, if I wanted to have a childish conversation, I'd speak to my son not some petrol head who THINKS he's a racing driver just because he can "redline" a car X). Let me know when your conversational ability rises beyond primary school level and we'll speak like adults
​So, you're not going to answer the question then?

Here's a tip: don't pontificate from a position of ignorance.

People will call **** on you and when they do, hurling insults at them only makes you look worse.
Youngsyr

So, you're not going to answer the question then?Here's a tip: don't … So, you're not going to answer the question then?Here's a tip: don't pontificate from a position of ignorance. People will call **** on you and when they do, hurling insults at them only makes you look worse.



Oh the irony, remind me, who's the one throwing the insults flower? There was nothing in my post to illicit your (pretty pathetic) response, perhaps you just need to learn to read?
Edited by: "frakison" 24th Jun 2017
frakison

Oh the irony, remind me, who's the one throwing the insults flower? There … Oh the irony, remind me, who's the one throwing the insults flower? There was nothing in my post to illicit your (pretty pathetic) response, perhaps you just need to learn to read?



​How many of these days have you been on?
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