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Lotus Drive + Evo-X Hot Lap

Recent Reviews

5 / 5

Had an incredible morning with Drive SuperCars. Smooth registration, everything ran like clockwork! Self driving the Lotus was the absolute highlight, and I took them up on paying for some extra laps on the day (which I would highly recommend). Instructor Dave was a superstar and we had some great laughs on the drive. I only did this yesterday and I already want to do it again. Highly recommended.
5 / 5

Amazing experience! Kevin was a great instructor/co-driver :-)
5 / 5

I really enjoyed it, thankyou for a great experience
5 / 5

So much fun, sadly though just not long enough, 100% top class team putting on the best time, very professional and went out of their way to ensure I had a blast and that everything was as it should be, thanks team, well done, I will be back.
5 / 5

Was a fun exercise, would recommend to anyone that asked.
5 / 5

Very good experience for me with very helpful instructor.
5 / 5

Amazing experience! Drove the Lotus Exige and had so much fun, made it even better that it was a manual too. Huge thanks to the team at Drive Supercars and Colin for awesome guidance and being a great instructor. Best present my partner could have got!
5 / 5

Hi guys, I was meaning to contact you so thanks for the reminder. I wanted to thank you for an outstanding experience on Thursday - the driving was great fun and a real experience. Needless to say I also hit some decent speeds back up the Southern Motorway channeling my inner EVO Hot Lap! Of special mention are your staff.....Nicole was amazing and very welcoming, friendly and just a great person to have fronting your operation. The drivers and instructors (Dave, Paul, and other names I didnt catch) were really great - friendly, smiling, awesome advice and a real 'nothing is an issue here' attitude. Those guys obviously love working as part of your team so well done on creating what looks to be a top company.
5 / 5

The whole experience was fantastic. The staff were easy to deal with, the laps were fun and the hot lap was amazing! I would thoroughly recommend thos to my friends and family.
5 / 5

Our hot lap was awesome and we were given two for being repeat customers. That was even better cause we knew what was coming! I loved the manual Lotus even though I was a but nervous about driving it. I know we had booked the Ferrari for Duncan and Chris and it was pulled out last minute for a service. So they were a bit disappointed to repeat the drive in a car they had already driven in their prior two visits. Thanks heaps for a great day and friendly helpful encouraging staff.
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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 comfort height of 6ft 5in or below and a comfort weight of 120kg or below. Call us though as everyone is built differently, 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.

Q. Am I insured when driving the cars?

A. All cars are insured. Each driving package includes the standard insurance which has an excess payable in the case of any damage caused by driver fault of $4,000. We offer an 'Insurance Plus' option for $59 which gives total peace of mind and reduces the excess to $0, this applies to all cars driven on the day. This option can be added when progressing through to the shopping cart, any questions feel free to give us a call on 0800 374 834

Now $299