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Greetings everyone, its been a long time since I posted here! :blabla:

So, today for my birthday, my wife got me a supercar driving experience where, I have a couple of laps in 5 of possible 8 cars.
I have a good idea which (maybe 3 of the 5) I want to drive but, need your collective recommendations for the others.

Listed on the voucher the choice is from:

Lamborghini
Ferrari
Aston Martin
Audi R8
Nissan GTR
Porsche GT3
BMW i8
Jaguar F-Type

Nailed on for me are:

Lamborghini
Aston Martin
Nissan GTR

Ferrari's/Porsche have never done it for me but would consider the Ferrari, just to experience and say ive driven one!
The i8 intrigues me as its got the hybrid instant power aspect.
When the wife was looking into it, a reviewer mentioned a McLaren which, if an option I would add to my nailed on list.
The exact cars I wont know until I log-in/register the voucher and book.

Anyone driven the cars im a bit 'meh' about and can strongly recommend?
 

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Driven a Gallardo on a similar thing. I really like them and especially the E-gear (flapping paddles sequential gearbox).

I've owned and driven three Ferraris plus driven a friend's F430 so unless it is a 458 or above personally I'm not arsed.
R8 sounds interesting as does an AM

GT3

Dispite me thinking if the government forced me to have a planet friendly thing then it might be an i8 but otherwise no.

No interest in a GTR at all but an F-Type might be good.

So we have:-
  • Ferrari *458 or or newer for me but having owned a Mondial, F355 and 360 if it was any of the latter two then yes. There won't be a Mondy :lol:
  • Audi R8
  • Lamborghini *for me it would not be another Gallardo but they are good. Unless it's a later car then the F-Type Jag would fill this spot.
  • AM
  • Porsche GT3. I have never heard a bad word said of them. I have also never even been in any 911 let alone driven one.
One last thing, if you get the option to drive or just be a passenger in an Ariel Atom (I did a passenger ride) then do. Incredible car and the scariest, fastest accelerating and changing direction thing I have ever been in.
 

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Have logged into the voucher site and found the actual cars to choose from:

Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Audi R8
Bentley Continental GT Speed
BMW i8
Ferrari California
Lamborghini LP560-4
Nissan GTR]
Porsche 991
Ford Escort RS Turbo
Pug 205 GTi
Renault Clio RS200
(Old) VW Golf GTi

For an extra £30 per car:

Ariel Atom 310
Fast and Furious GTR
Ferrari 458 Spyder
Lamorghini Huracan LP610-Spyder
McLaren 570S

Have highlighted the cars I know I want to drive, so have an option for two more.
Would consider paying the ££'s to add the McLaren to the list so, one more space maybe?

Maybe the Audi?
 

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I went on one some six years ago or so, so forgive me if I don’t recall the exact models, and/or if things have moved on.

The Aston, while charming, had no finesse at all. It was like dancing with Mike Tyson.

The Ferrari, however, darted and danced about like a lithe ballerina. Its agility was something else.
 

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Drove a 458 Speciale last year round Silverstone, it had had a hard life but I had great fun in ‘thrashing’ it as hard as I could. The sequential box was nice and the v8 throbbbed in the back but I’ve always been a Ferrari fan so it worked for me.

There was a new Aston, possibly a Vantage, that sounded nice but the Ferrari was always my first choice.
 

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Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Audi R8
Bentley Continental GT Speed
BMW i8
Ferrari California
Lamborghini LP560-4
Nissan GTR]
Porsche 991
Ford Escort RS Turbo
Pug 205 GTi
Renault Clio RS200
(Old) VW Golf GTi

For an extra £30 per car:

Ariel Atom 310

Fast and Furious GTR
Ferrari 458 Spyder
Lamorghini Huracan LP610-Spyder
McLaren 570S
 

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I did a driving experience thing at Silverstone, choice was the usual supercar stuff and a Caterham - to me it was a no brainer - it was the Caterham. Some years later I got go in an Atom at Longcross.

I would pay the extra £30 for a few laps in the Atom.

Others from the list.. Porsche, Nissan, Lambo and Ferrari. Never driven any of them!
 

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Have logged into the voucher site and found the actual cars to choose from:

Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Audi R8
Bentley Continental GT Speed
BMW i8
Ferrari California
Lamborghini LP560-4
Nissan GTR]
Porsche 991
Ford Escort RS Turbo
Pug 205 GTi
Renault Clio RS200
(Old) VW Golf GTi

For an extra £30 per car:

Ariel Atom 310
Fast and Furious GTR
Ferrari 458 Spyder
Lamorghini Huracan LP610-Spyder
McLaren 570S

Have highlighted the cars I know I want to drive, so have an option for two more.
Would consider paying the ££'s to add the McLaren to the list so, one more space maybe?

Maybe the Audi?
Nissan GTR left me cold. Initially daunting, but after getting out, seemed it would not let me drive it - it was always in charge. Looking back, I don't think I bossed it enough. would like another go to find out.

360 Ferrari - an absolute delight. Once I learned to relax with the gear changes - that gate. once mastered, loved it.

Lambo LP 640, Murcielargo Spider. Brilliant, Awesome, Stupendous, Intimidating, Unforgiving, Brutal, Contemptuous, Frightening and Adorable.

Once I understood, this thing wanted to kill me, we were fine. Well no actually, not fine at all. Not for a split second can you switch off. That beast behind your shoulder wants to go straight ahead. No power steering, so you are fighting it on every bend. It screams like a Banshee - cant hear yourself think and totally absorbs you.
I remember into the third lap; on a bend, yelling - "I'm Not Braking, I'm Not Braking, I'm Not Braking". I didn't, but the bloody thing would have stuck two fingers up at me and called me "Gutless".

Put every Aston in it's place that day. Gear changes are brutal, but it soaks it up and asks for more. Downshift on approaching bends is stunning enabling one to precisely choose a line - and it doesn't shift one millimeter, as long as you work the steering.

Every other super car just seems domestic after driving it.

Who the hell came up with such a beast? I kissed it for not sending my wife home, a widow!
 

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Drove a 458 Speciale last year round Silverstone, it had had a hard life but I had great fun in ‘thrashing’ it as hard as I could. The sequential box was nice and the v8 throbbbed in the back but I’ve always been a Ferrari fan so it worked for me.

There was a new Aston, possibly a Vantage, that sounded nice but the Ferrari was always my first choice.
Sorry to be pedantic :bigmouth:, the 458 is a dual clutch not sequential :rotate:
 

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Well, just now got everything booked for my experience, will be at the Three Sisters Circuit in Wigan and went for:

McLaren 570s
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Bentley Continental GT Speed
Lamborghini LP560-4
Nissan GTR

The company do offer driving an articulated lorry......maybe next time! :ROFLMAO:
 

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Actually, have any of you guys been to the circuit before?
I'll likely be on my own but, is there a clubhouse, waiting area good for the wife and child or, is it best they stay home as there's nowt to do?
 

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I have karted there many times but not in the last 12 months, track used to be bumpy but felt quick in a kart.

There is a small cafe there and toilet facilities but its in shed/outbuilding type thing. If you have been to Silverstone for a trackday there well Three Sisters is not like that, but its ok none the less.
 

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There is a small cafe there and toilet facilities but its in shed/outbuilding type thing
So probably not ideal for the wife/child to wait while I'm hooning it around?
 

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I did a driving experience at Three Sisters about 15 years ago! There was quite a big building, but I don't think the facilities were really open for just track daying - obviously could have changed!

The track itself is very tight - it's a karting track! Although they may open up the back loop I guess so you can get them a bit faster. That said, I was in a single seater, and it didn't feel like I was going slow. :D
 

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I've got one of these coming up, and it'll also be at Three Sisters, my closest circuit.

I've been karting there as well, but around 20 years ago. I do remember it being a 'tight' circuit as bazza says, I'm not sure there's going to be much room for error when taking a supercar around it! I've noticed in the small print that you can add insurance for an additional fee - something I'm seriously considering.
I didn't know you could choose the cars, I just thought you got to drive whatever 3 or 4 were at your chosen site on your chosen day.
I'll be doing mine in the spring or summer, more chance of decent weather...
 

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I really would not have thought the Three Sisters a suitable car track. It is rather tight. However recently it was under pressure to close so I think this is perhaps a way to boost the awareness and some coffers.
It is not a place I would personally choose to do a driving experience.
 

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There's a video on YouTube with some boring footage of a supercar day at Three Sisters. Cars just trundling past. Little scope for power slides, or drifting as the yoof call it.
I might not need the insurance after all.
 

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I did an 'experience' in a Gallardo. It was off the M1, South Yorkshire I think. Don't remember exactly but a proper track. Unfortunately (and perhaps typical of experience days) the instructor would not let me press down hard on the Gallardo's accelerator anyway. I did pay extra for a passenger ride in an Atom. That was far more interesting than the self drive in a Lamborghini.

So if the one I had is anything to go by it was like taking a steady test drive at best :D

Edit: Just re-read my earlier post. Sorry I have more or less regurgitated it here
 

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I've been resisting pointing out how wrong the thread title is here for some time, and today the pedant in me is too strong to hold out any longer! Sorry😬
A "super car driving experience" sounds like something several members of the women's Institute would have in a Morris Minor in Tunbridge Wells on their way to a jam making conference.



Listed on the voucher the choice is from:

Lamborghini
Ferrari
Aston Martin
Audi R8
Nissan GTR
Porsche GT3
BMW i8
Jaguar F-Type

That there^ is a list of Supercars, all one word.😐

I feel much better now🤓
 
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