Lotus Exige Drive & Evo-X Hot Lap, Hampton Downs

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.

Looking to increase your drive time? Upgrade to 14km's via the option to the right!

Was $299
Now $199
Or $21.09 per week for 10 weeks

*Valid for 6 Months

Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, Hampton Downs Rd, Waikato

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.


Last 10 Reviews

5 / 5
- 13/12/18

Done a drive in a Gallardo years ago and it was a great experience. Quite pleased to have the opportunity to drive the Exige this time. From the simple and effective online booking , all the way to the end of the ride, the staff has been very helpful and friendly , including the drive instructor who was there to make sure it's a safe and enjoyable drive. Look forward to driving a different car one day. Thank you and keep up the good work people !

5 / 5
- 16/09/18

Terrific. Fabulous. Really appreciated the staff's friendliness.

5 / 5
- 16/09/18

Totally professional and enjoyable experience

5 / 5
- 20/11/17

Great experience, would have liked a longer track and not started breaking so early.

5 / 5
- 17/11/17

Fantastic fun! Will have to come back

5 / 5
- 09/10/17

Was a great experience that i want to do again. Loved every moment of it and couldn't get enough.

5 / 5
- 06/10/17

Enjoyed the day. Have already recommended the experience to others. Good to experience track time. Would certainly do it again.

5 / 5
- 06/10/17

Thank you for a FANTASTIC experience!!!!The drivers and staff are really helpful & friendly. Have recommended it to all our friends.Will definitely be back.......... Lester

5 / 5
- 17/03/17

I was a 'returnee' and just loved it. Only one recommendation for future events, as the numbers of people that are coming are obviously increasing (understandably), the consequence is a longer wait for the actual drive. At the time of check in perhaps we could be allocated a number and at estimated time for the drive associated with that number. There was some confusion among the staff as to the sequence of those waiting. This is not a criticism but a suggestion to help smooth things as the numbers of participants increase. It was worth the more than one hour wait for me, and it was great fun. To others who have not had the experience - the Lotus if fun to drive - but get a usb to relive the experience - it is worth it!

5 / 5
- 26/01/17

Fun fun day! I am doing it again :)