of Unforgettable

Lotus Drive + Evo-X Hot Lap

Recent Reviews

5 / 5

- 04/09/20
Hi there My husband really enjoyed his birthday treat yesterday thank you. However I need to make a couple of points: 1. Please advise why no sound on the USB stick. 2. I was in a mobility scooter and because I couldn't get up the steep step at ground level, went upstairs and stayed in the video area. I was only informed after John had completed the experience that I could have turned right coming out of the lift, gone to the end of the passage where I could have taken better photos. Perhaps spectators like myself could be told this beforehand. 3. It was said that safety was a priority. With Covid it should be essential. I believe your driver/passenger of the Lotus didnt wear a mask, but neither was one offered to John. Nor did he get offered one in the car with 3 other people. Please address as this could not only affect vulnerable people, but also your business. We are still not out of the woods with Covid. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards  Joan Landers
5 / 5

- 04/09/20
I had a fantastic time thanks...was a real blast and all the staff and instructors were brilliant. Will definitely be back. Thanks Peter
5 / 5

- 24/02/20
One of the best experiences I've ever had. Your team was very professional and ensured everything ran smoothly. I'm still buzzing. My only downside was the USB video. I have been unable to play it with sound which rather defeats the purpose. I've never had a problem like this on my computer. Is there a specific software required to play it?
5 / 5

- 19/02/20
THE best fun you can have with ya pants on !!!! Bloody great instructor , well organised and value for your bucks.
5 / 5

- 14/02/20
Fantastic day and great staff
5 / 5

- 14/02/20
omg the best fun ever, I drove the Lotus and it was such an experience. The Instructor ( Geoff ) sorry if I got it wrong I was so excited was immensely thorough in his pre drive instructions and guided me through the drive fantastically. My only regret was I didn’t take up the offer of the extra laps. Next time!
5 / 5

- 24/01/20
What a great experience driving this amazing car
5 / 5

- 24/01/20
Great experience and very well organised.
5 / 5

- 15/11/19
Thank you very much to your team for a very enjoyable day. Knowledgeable and friendly staff made my driving experience of the Lotus Exige most memorable. I am already trying to decide which car to drive next and whether it be my childhood hero, the Lamborghini, or James Bond's Aston Martin I'm sure my mind will change many times. I will definitely be recommending the experience to friends and family, once again thank you very much.
5 / 5

- 14/11/19
Very friendly and efficient staff Nice clear instructions and very clean premises
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Now $199

*Valid for 12 Months

Key Points
  • Safety Briefing & Sighting Lap
  • You Drive 8km in a Lotus
  • A passenger Evo-X Hot Lap

The Experience

This is your chance to take the wheel of a Lotus Exige for 8km around Hampton Downs Raceway in Auckland. The Exige's light weight & low suspension puts it in a class of its own and you'll be right in on the action.

The sleek style and compact design has all the appeal of the Elise, with a whole new level of power. After you strap in and run through the briefing with our experienced instructor, you'll be off for an unforgettable drive around what drivers consider the greatest track in the Southern Hemisphere.

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. The ultimate end to a once in a life-time driving experience.

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 Driving Licence with them they can also drive on the day too (subject to availability)

The Transmission is Manual

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 Manual

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 $199

*Valid for 12 Months