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Aston Martin Vantage Drive & Evo-X Hot Lap, Hampton Downs

Recent Reviews

5 / 5

- 20/09/19
Hi Team This was a fun and fabulous experience from start to finish. The team were warm and welcoming, everything was superbly organised and safety so well managed. The drive instructors were so friendly (and tolerant!), in particular Paul. Two thumbs up to a great guy. He took me around the track in both the vantage and the Lotus. I learnt heaps and had a good laugh doing it. The lovely staff on the ground took some great shots. One with Paul in the background with a thumbs up in the Lotus - this was before he realised I hadn't driven a manual for a few weeks, the gear shift had such close and sensitive gates - not sure starting off in 3rd was the plan! Verbal prompt highlights of the day " don't hit the wall coming into the pit lane! - (as if I would Paul)"- "get it up to 7000 on the rev counter!!!" and "put your foot down!!!!!" - guessing I may have been taking it a bit easy :). Eddie finished it off with a fast and furious type whizz around the track in the EVO...awesome awesome experience. Thanks team, well worth it. Debbie Rennie.
5 / 5

- 17/04/19
We found the staff very friendly and accommodating. One suggestion would be to have a warm up lap in the vehicle being driven then 3 laps. Overall the experience was very good.
5 / 5

- 05/04/19
A great experience. Would have loved to drive a manual though!!
5 / 5

- 22/03/19
Had a great time.Everything was well run and professional. I know my daughter had a great drive as well.
5 / 5

- 22/03/19
Such a good experience. Everyone was really helpful and overall was a great day. Thanks a lot. Will definitely recommend.
5 / 5

- 22/03/19
Loved it , wasn't long enough . 4 laps would have been spot on. would do it again.
5 / 5

- 28/02/19
Had such a fun morning the team were fantastic highly recommended I be back for sure ??
5 / 5

- 26/02/19
Great communication, Great and friendly staff, Great instructor - TJ? Great day.
5 / 5

- 25/02/19
Had a great time, the team were patient and professional. Made for a fun day out for myself and my spectators. My 5 month old nephew loved the roar of the cars going past too!
5 / 5

- 25/02/19
A really great experience, I have always wondered what it would be like in and Aston Martin, but to actually drive myself on a race track was fantastic. I would certainly recommend this to anyone who likes cars. The Evo-X hot lap was also amazing. To experience a professional driver handling these cars. Thank you guys for a great time and I shall be back for more.
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Now $399

*Valid for 12 Months

Key Points
  • Drive an Aston Martin Vantage Supercar
  • Located at Hampton Downs Raceway
  • In-car instructor
  • Pre-drive briefing
  • Photo and USB video options

The Experience

Since James Bond drove a 1986 Aston Martin Vantage, this car has been synonymous with sophistication, speed and style on a whole new level! Now it's your chance to take the wheel for 8 unforgettable km's around Hampton Downs Raceway in Auckland.

The look and feel of the Aston Martin Vantage simply has to be experienced to be believed. It's flowing lines and stark black and white paint job provide the perfect combination of beauty and strength in one.

Take it all in as you drive for 8km around Hamptons Downs Raceway while one of our expert instructors guide you on the finer points of handling this supercar. The noise is unparalleled and the experience will never be forgotten.

Then just when you thought it couldn't get any better, you’ll get the chance to jump into the passenger seat of the awesome Mitsubishi EvoX for a fast lap around the track. A great way to finish off the experience, every seat is as good as the next in this very capable car so whether you’re in the front or the back seat you’ll be smiling when you get out.

Please meet us at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, Hampton Downs Road, Meremere

Additional Info

Please note that drivers must have a current and valid full drivers licence to participate in the drive experience.

Please note that this is a ‘Driving Experience’ and not a ‘Race Day’, while you will get to experience the performance capabilities of the Supercar some restrictions to cornering speeds will apply on the day.

This experience runs on Thursdays, once a month & we recommend booking 4-6 weeks in advance.

As a general guide there is a height restriction of 6ft 5in and a weight restriction of 120kg, if you are outside of these parameters please call us to discuss available options.

Spectators: All family and friends are welcome. If your guests bring their Drivers Licence with them they may also be able to drive (subject to availability - Please see registration on the day for Pay and Drive options.)

The Transmission is F1 (Paddle Shift) however it does have an Automatic mode if preferred

You must be drug and alcohol free, otherwise we reserve the right to refuse participation.


From arrival to departure - please allow two and a half hours for your drive experience

Dress Code

Casual clothes are fine - please wear enclosed footwear


Q. Can friends and family come down and watch the drive?
A. Spectators are more than welcome to come and share in this great experience and take photos.

Q. Can you get DVD’s and/or Photos of the drive?
A. Yes definitely, we offer USB video sticks and framed photos. Check out the additional options to add these!

Q. Are the cars Automatic or Manual?
A. The Transmission is F1 (Paddle Shift) however it does have an Automatic mode if preferred. This is the case for both the Ferrari and Lamborghini

Q. Do you need a full driver’s licence to participate?
A. Yes you do, if you do not have full drivers licence one of our professional drivers can take you for a hair raising ride experience!

Q. Are there food and drink facilities at Hampton Downs?
A. There are basic snacks & drinks available for purchase, however we recommend bringing something with you if you want something substantial to eat on the day.

Q. What is required from me before I have my Drive?
A. No alcohol is to be consumed within eight hours of participating. Occupants must wear enclosed footwear. Please bring your license and your voucher for the experience

Q. Are there height and weight restrictions?
A. As a general guide there is a height restriction of 6ft 5in and a weight of 120kg. Call us if you are worried - but we have never had to turn anyone away!

Q. Do you run on weekends?
A. Weekends are typically not available due to race events being held at the track. We run on a Thursday in most cases and periodically on alternate weekdays.

Now $399

*Valid for 12 Months