It’s not every day you get the opportunity to sit in some of the world’s most luxurious cars. To sample just a taste of what these beautiful machines are made of is a luxury that everyone should have the chance to experience. With a Supercar Drive Day this dream is now possible.
Consisting of 13 tracks scattered across the UK, Supercar Drive Days lets you get behind the wheel of your dream car. As it was approaching my brothers 40th birthday I had no choice but to treat him to the premium supercar package which consisted of driving 3 laps in the 3 top supercars in addition to an Ariel Atom lap experience.
Premium Supercar Drive Day
We arrived on a rather wet and rainy day at Mallory Park in Leicestershire to begin our supercar drive day and the cars were out in full force. First, you needed to check in with your full driving license and attend a safety briefing that goes over the rules and regulations of the track and the experience you are about to undertake. Once the boring stuff was over and done with you went out into the pit stop area and joined a particular queue that corresponded to the cars you had booked to drive. With us being premium package holders the three cars including for us were the McLaren 570S, the Ferrari 465 Italia, and the Lamborghini Huracan.
Supercar Drive Days offer a variety of packages to suit all budgets. On this particular day it seemed as thou everyone had chosen the lower priced packages. Instead of the premium Ferrari 465 package most people had opted for the cheaper Ferrari California experience or the other lower priced packs such as the Nissan GTR and Audi R8 experience.
For all three cars (McLaren, Lamborghini and Ferrari 465) there was only ever one person in-front of us the whole time. We didn’t have to wait any longer than 15 minutes to jump in and have a go. I thought this was fantastic as it actually felt like a premium package rather than waiting for hours on end just to drive around for 3 laps. The time absolutely flew by and before we knew it all the laps were complete and my brother got himself a warning from the track crew for nearly crashing their lovely new Lamborghini Huracan!
A Taste For More
After tearing up the track it was time for an Ariel Atom lap. This supercharged go-kart on steroids can hit 60mph from a standstill in 2.8 seconds making it one of the quickest accelerating cars at the event. Lightweight and supercharged to boot we flew around the track and just like that the experience was over. As much fun as it was I certainly wouldn’t pay the £49 they were asking for one lap on the day. Thankfully, this was included in the premium package but I was also told that there are various special offers on the day so I went to check them out. As a result I jumped into a Ferrari 465 passenger ride for a reasonable price. A professional driver taking you around the track is a whole different kind of thrill ride!
At the end of the track, a photographer is capturing your every lap and cameras inside the cars record your laps and your in-car footage for you to purchase at the end of the day. With us being a part of the premium package I thought this may be all-inclusive but footage and all the extras was an additional cost on top. Slightly cheeky to ask for even more money but it wasn’t overly expensive so we got everything purchased including in-car videos, photos and more.
A few hours later and our day had come to an end. A cracking day out at Mallory Park and a memory that my brother won’t forget for the rest of his life. I do like how you can purchase extra laps and options on the day so you can extend your experience. I think this would be great for those who have received their experience as a gift and want to do even more things when they arrive.
I’d highly recommend getting the premium experience. You’ll save a lot of time in the queues and you can jump straight into the experience without enviously watching everyone else jumping into these beautiful cars before you!