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

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5 / 5

My daughter and I just had the very best fun. It was a great way to spend the day in Auckland. We laughed and laughed and the adrenaline was pumping. We're going to do it again with our son now. Great birthday present.
5 / 5

The entire experience was brilliant, thank you. From the briefing, to the service while waiting in the pits, all good. The instructor was brilliant and my only regret was that I didn't book some additional laps as I felt I could have benefited from further instruction and time on the track. The car was great, sounded awesome and I'd happily recommend the experience to anyone.
5 / 5

A GREAT DAY!!!! Recommend it for any reward scheme , corporate bonding, and all that sort of bullshit Now Im hanging Ihanging around Giltraps trying to buy an ASTON
5 / 5

The whole experience was absolutely amazing. The staff on arrival were extremely friendly and helpful. After the safety video we were taken down to wait for our orientation lap. After which I didn't have to wait too long for my drive. I was nervous and excited at the same time about driving an Aston Martin (my life long ambition - I used to live near the factory!) My instructor was amazing though guiding me around the track. I loved every second of it and at the end of the drive I decided I wanted a Vantage!! The Evo lap was absolutely thrilling, what a rush. The driver was outstanding!! I definitely want to do it again. Would recommend you to anyone who wants to drive a supercar. Thank you for such an awesome experience.
5 / 5

Thanks guys we had a fantastic time and both instructors and staff were great. We will be back!
5 / 5

Thanks for a really well organised session. I was impressed with all the staff and their positive attitude to everything thown at them. The only feedback I would give is it would be great to see some newer supercars, the current stock is looking a bit like a modern classic collection now. But all in all was a great experience. I'll be back again in the future. Regards Grant
5 / 5

Totally a most wonderful experience. I would have loved to test my abilities a bit further. I was exhilarated, encouraged, felt safe, and love love loved it to the max. What a marvelous asset. The track was superb. The girls were lovely. Can't say enough how much I loved it. The best experience in my life .
5 / 5

Awesome morning, had a blast (again), staff are all excellent. Will be back again. Cheers Philip
5 / 5

wow I had a great day. the Aston martin was very nice to drive apart from the front rotors needing a skim . Dave was such a great help. I could not have asked for a better co driver. I thought i was quite quick until the ride with Paul pav in the evo. man that guy can drive.
5 / 5

We/he had a fantastic time...he really enjoyed actually driving a Manual Car again. As his "wife/companion" I also had a great time, and your staff, probably every one of them, were kind, helpful and 1 even went off to find ma hubbie..sweet thing... Yes it was a great wat to spend a Thursday morning
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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.


Location
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.



Duration

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



FAQ's

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.



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