With so many ‘supercars’ out there to test drive, driving experience days have become extremely popular. It’s really no surprise there has been a rise in how many members of the public are jumping in the front seat and hitting the revs.
The most amazing adrenaline-fueled experience you can have is getting behind the wheel of your favourite car and testing your driving prowess. Out on the open road in your own automobile simply won’t suffice as, thanks to driving laws and increasing traffic, you can’t put your foot down and just go for it. Here, with Mercedes-Benz service specialists, Lookers Mercedes, we take a look at some of the best experiences available to buy.
Would a bucket list for car enthusiasts really be complete without a trip to Silverstone? This awesome experience sees you take to the home of British motor racing alongside Top Gear’s stunt driver and seven-time British Motorsport champion, Paul Swift, to learn the art of stunt driving.
You’ll be shown, and complete, manoeuvres including J-turns and 360-degree handbrake turns to get the pulse pounding. Not only that, but you’ll have the chance to tackle the track’s slalom course!
Where: Silverstone, Northamptonshire
Ferrari vs Lamborghini driving thrill
Two of the most ‘super’ cars that there are: Ferrari and Lamborghini. The Italian giants are both so similar, yet so different!
Do you prefer Ferrari’s classic style, or the ‘in your face’ approach of Lamborghini? Either way, this opportunity will help make your mind up. On offer are Ferrari’s F430, 360, 355, and California models, while you will get to grips with Lamborghini’s Gallardo. With locations across the UK, this really could be the perfect experience for car lovers.
A great day out for any Mercedes Benz enthusiasts, MB World in Surrey offers both track and off-road experiences. The good news is, for those indecisive folks among us, you can choose to participate in both on the same day! With expert one-to-one guidance by one of their driving experts from the passenger seat, you’ll be able to get the most out of your experiences.
AMG track experiences take place within the famous Brooklands motor racing circuit, allowing you to relish in the unbelievable acceleration provided by the immensely powerful high-performance engine. Off road, you will have the opportunity to explore MB World’s 10-acre terrain in their latest 4×4 vehicles and take in the unique challenges provided by extreme inclines and water crossings.
And don’t worry if you’re not legally allowed to drive yet. Under 17s — as long as you’re tall enough to reach the pedals — are welcome to drive on part of the original circuit at Brooklands. There’s even a little learners section for kids aged between the ages of three and five to take to their specially-designed indoor driving circuit! Happy days!
How to find them: Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0SL
Book your experience here.
Aston Martin Adventure
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted and prepped by a professional instructor before being let loose to enjoy the adventure of a lifetime. You’ll steer your way through six legs of the specially-designed course, taking in the experience as both a driver and passenger.
But what’s better than driving one of Britain’s most iconic supercars? Driving four of them, of course! Based in North London, this experience, provided by Red Letter Days, allows you to sit behind the wheel of four of Aston Martin’s finest models — the DB7, Vanquish, V8 Vantage N400 Roadster, and the DBS.
Where they are based: Brent Cross, London
Supercar Thrill at Goodwood
Taking to a circuit that is steeped in racing history, you’ll be sharing the tarmac with some of the motoring world’s driving legends as you whizz round 4.8 miles of marvellous mayhem.
It’s billed as the ‘ultimate supercar driving experience’ and offers a selection of high-end models from which to take your pick. Audi fan? Choose their R8 V10. If Lamborghinis are more your cup of tea, you can ride the LP570, or why not get behind the wheel of McLaren’s 570S?
Where to go: Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex
Book your adventure here.
Of course, the UK is home to many other amazing car experiences and there are so many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities just waiting to be savoured. So, what are you waiting for? Add that adrenaline to your life and get behind the wheel of one of your favourite automobiles today!