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Lotus Drive + Evo-X Hot Lap

Recent Reviews

5 / 5

- 23/09/19
Awesome day Lots of fun
5 / 5

- 19/04/19
Excellent experience, they really do make you feel welcome right from the moment you park your car at the entrance. I was surprised at the freedom we had to roam around and check out the supercars. The pilot lap was helpful, and the drive itself was the highlight, if you're willing to listen to the instructor you'd be surprised how much you can get out of the experience. I would also recommend the Evo X Hotlap, will definitely be back!
5 / 5

- 22/03/19
Had such an amazing time driving the lotus and getting a hot lap in the evo. Really awesome day would recommend to all and I’ll be back
5 / 5

- 02/02/19
Commutation emails leading up to event was very good. Day was run well, very helpful. I would recommend to others.
5 / 5

- 01/02/19
Thank you for the great experience, I had an amazing time in the Lotus, The instructor in the car was clear and helpful in learning how to drive the track fast. I felt there was amazing freedom in driving the car how I wanted to, and I'm happy that I achieved the promised 200+kph in my drive. Thanks to your great team!
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
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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