Caterham & Racing Car Driving Experience

£225
N/A hours long
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14 laps covered
29.68 miles covered

Drive the Caterham Seven 270, a single-seat racing car and a Porsche Cayman at Croft Circuit. Three brilliantly different cars that are guaranteed to put a huge smile on your face.

  • Drive 3 brilliant cars at Croft race circuit including the Caterham Seven 270
  • Feel like a racing driver
  • Learn the circuit in a Porsche Cayman
Only   £225

Experience Format

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Briefing

Our unique driving experience briefing details the important information you need to know before getting behind the wheel and heading out on track: circuit layout: racing line, turn in, apex, exit, braking, throttle control, driving Position, steering and pedal control, gear change, paddle shift, chassis dynamics, weight transfer, oversteer, understeer and overtaking and flag signals

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Instructor Demonstration

3 laps

Driving on a race circuit is very different to normal road driving. To make the most of the cars guests will be driving on track you need to learn the racing line and braking points. Our ARDS race instructors will be on hand to help throughout your experience

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Guest drives the Porsche Cayman

3 laps

Three laps driving the Porsche Cayman. A fantastic sports car to start your introduction to driving on track. With 3 laps behind the wheel you'll not only have a huge smile on your face but be ready to take on the next car, no doubt feeling like the next Lewis Hamilton

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Guest drives the Caterham Seven 270

4 laps

The Caterham Seven 270 belongs on a race track. This lightweight sports car with stunning performance comes alive and is an absolute hoot around Crofts legendary twists and turns. The first prototype was built by the great Colin Chapman in 1957. This latest Caterham Seven 270 feels alive and agile in a way that few other road cars can ever hope to replicate.

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Guest drives the Racing Car

4 laps

Watching Formula 1 will never be the same again after you've experienced driving a proper single-seat racing car on a proper race circuit. Many of the current crop of F1 drivers started their careers in the junior formulas. Once seated with the racing straps fitted around you the engine bursts into life, you'll feel like a Grand Prix is about to start. Once up to speed, everything clicks into place as you and the car become one, getting quicker every lap, the car responding instantly. A truly unique experience and one that will be remembered

About the Caterham & Racing Car Driving Experience

This driving experience puts you behind the wheel of the Caterham Seven 270, a single-seat racing car and a Porsche Cayman around Croft Circuit.

To prepare you for your time on the track, one of our ARDS race instructors will take you around the track to help familiarise you with the circuit layout. Then it's time to get behind the wheel of the first car - the Porsche Cayman.

The mid-engined sports car is great fun and incredibly rewarding to drive, it gives great driver feedback, accurate and responsive steering and great handling balance. the perfect car for your first laps around Croft Circuit.

Next, is the single-seat racing car. You don't so much sit in a single-seat racing car as get physically attached to it. Tightly strapped into the cockpit, you become part of the car. Every bump, camber and vibration is transmitted through the driver, you know and feel exactly what is happening. Racing tyres and aero wings help give razor-sharp responses. Try to relax behind the wheel, even the slightest driver input is a noticeable direction change.

After the racing car, its time to get strapped into the British made Caterham Seven 270 - a truly unforgettable experience. You sit over the rear axle with the engine out in front. This is a car like no other. The car reacts to your every input, giving you immediate feedback. It's addictive!

The Cars

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Racing Car

Firmly strapped into the cockpit the car is an extension of you. It will react to every input. When you brake it stops, turn the steering wheel and it darts left or right. Road cars seem soggy and unresponsive by comparison.

We also have the Ginetta G20 sports racing car for customers who are too tall to drive the single seat racing car. These sport cars are very fast and great fun to drive!

0-60
4.5 seconds
Top Speed
140 mph
Power
130 bhp
Torque
110 lb/ft
Engine Size
2.0 litre 4 cylinder
Gearbox
5 speed non syncro
Configuration
Mid engine, rear wheel drive
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Porsche Cayman

The latest Porsche Cayman is a genuine junior supercar. Similar in looks to the 911 but with a mid-engine layout.

Out on track the car gives incredible feedback, allowing the driver to build in confidence and enjoy the increased power and incredible grip that the car generates.

0-60
5.8 seconds
Top Speed
163 mph
Power
261 bhp
Torque
221 lb/ft
Engine Size
2.9 litre 6 cylinder
Gearbox
6 speed manual
Configuration
Mid engine, rear wheel drive
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Caterham 7

0-60
5.8 seconds
Top Speed
112 mph
Power
120 bhp
Torque
180 lb/ft
Engine Size
1.6 litre 4 cylinder
Gearbox
5 speed manual
Configuration
Front engine Rear wheel drive

Caterham & Racing Car Driving Experience Availability

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Open Voucher Valid for one season only - £225

Show Dates For

Friday 25 September 2020 - £225
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Friday 16 October 2020 - £225
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Friday 23 October 2020 - £225
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Gift Pack Options

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Gift Voucher - Free

Making your driving experience gift extra special is our Gift Voucher.

Inside the pack is a personalised presentation card of the driving experience - showing the exact driving experience the recipient will be attending.

Why Buy A Driving Experience from Croft

Our Top 3

  1. No on the day pressure to purchase expensive accident damage waiver at registration. The price you see is the price you pay
  2. No 70mph speed limits or numerous "cone chicanes" to keep the speed artificially slow
  3. Drive a racing car on the same circuit as the BTCC race each season
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Need to Know Information

This experience can be purchased as a gift voucher and if valid for 1 season only.

This experience operates from Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire.

Drivers must hold a full drivers licence.

Please Note for the Racing Car - Min Height 5' - Max height 6'2". Maximum weight 16 stone. Maximum circumference around the shoulders of 50" to fit comfortably in the car. On the day drivers must wear clothes that cover their arms and legs.