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Lamborghini Aventador versus Porsche Driving at Thruxton

by Red Letter Days


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Andover, Hampshire:: Enjoy driving two superb cars at the UK's fastest circuit, Thruxton. Exclusive to this venue and costing over £280,000, the Lamborghini Aventador is a stunning supercar that oozes power and menace. With 690bhp and 217mph of potential, the mighty V12 will propel you forward with unrelenting nuclear thrust. After a safety briefing, head out with your instructor for three training laps in a Porsche Cayman. Next enjoy three exhilarating laps in the latest Porsche Cayman. Then take control of the beast for three breathtaking laps in the Lamborghini Aventador. With a 0-60mph time of just 2.9 seconds, this car is not for the faint hearted! Availability: Selected Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from February to November. At least two dates per month. Dates fill very quickly, so please allow at least six weeks advance booking notice. Weather: Driving may be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions like ice, heavy rain or high winds, when driving at speed might become dangerous. Any unused laps are credited for another visit. Please call the venue if in any doubt. Duration: Your experience will last for approximately two and a half hours, including briefing, safety guidance, driving time and debrief. There are several different start times (am and pm) on race days, all subject to availability. Numbers On Day: Your briefing will be shared. All in-car tuition is on a one-to-one basis. Spectators: Spectators are welcome. A camera will come in handy. The venue offers good facilities for spectators and drivers. Children must be closely supervised at all times and dogs are not permitted at any circuits. Dress Code: Dress comfortably (preferably avoiding synthetic clothing) and wear narrow, flat-soled shoes. A helmet and any special clothing you need will be provided. Guidelines: Thruxton circuit is adjacent to and well signposted from the A303 between the M3 and M4, approximately one and a half hours from London. Proceed through the main entrance, up the drive and through the tunnel. The tunnel entrance is slightly off to the left at the top of the rise. Turn immediately left into the paddock car park and at the far end you will see the media centre building where you will need to sign in. Restrictions: Maximum height is 6'3''. Maximum weight is 18 stone. You'll have to sign a disclaimer confirming that you hold a full British or international manual driving licence, are in good health and don't have any disabilities that might impair your driving. Other Info: Thruxton is the fastest circuit in the UK and a popular course in the British Touring Car championships. You'll drive the full 2.4 mile circuit. 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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