Audi R8 Driving Experience


Max Laps
10 laps
2.5 hrs
21.2 miles

Take the wheel of the fantastic Audi R8 around the iconic Croft Circuit. Before the Audi, some time with our ARDS licensed race instructor to get you up to speed, then you'll also drive the Ford Puma ST or Focus ST before taking the Audi R8 out on track.

Call 01264 882222 to speak to a member of our team

Need to know



Our driving experience briefing details the important information you need to know before getting behind the wheel and heading out on track.

2 laps

Demostration - Instructor drives

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.

3 laps

Ford Puma ST or Focus ST - Guest drives

The Ford ST models deliver the ultimate hot hatch driving experience. Brilliant chassis combined with spirited engines, and continuously controlled damping make for a range of outstanding cars that come alive on track.

4 laps

Audi R8 - Guest drives

The stunning R8 is Audi's first attempt at a supercar and they got it right the first time. The look of the car is completely different to anything else on the market yet it couldn't be anything else but an Audi. Each R8 is handmade in Germany by specialist teams making each car to a high standard.

1 laps

Ford Puma ST or Focus ST - Instructor drives

Your ARDS race instructor will finish the experience off with a high-speed white knuckle ride in the Ford Puma ST or Focus ST.

What to expect from the Audi R8 Driving Experience

Audi has hit the spot with their first attempt at a supercar. Not only in the handling and performance department but also with the styling, an area which so many manufacturers fail to get right when entering the supercar market.

Out on track the car has the traction you'd expect from Audi with performance that will blow your mind. The 4.2L V8 engines power is delivered through the tyres so effectively, giving you the confidence to push the car harder when driving around the stunning Croft Circuit.

Open the door and drop into the driving seat, the car seems to mould around you, hit the starter button and the V8 bangs into life.

Out on track the car gives incredible levels of grip, even at speed. The aluminium chassis gives great feedback to the driver and urges you to push on more and more. With the V8 screaming away just behind your ear, the nose of the car going exactly where you point it, you won't be able to stop yourself smiling.

Preparing you for this drive is the Ford Puma ST or Focus ST. Time behind the wheel will ensure you are fully comfortable and confident with the lines and technique of driving around Croft Circuit.

To finish the experience. Hold on tight for a high-speed ride with our pro racing driver for a final lap around Croft Circuit.

The V8 engine is the best! Grip, poise and balance in abundance - a brilliant audi supercar

Tiff Needell

Audi has nailed it with their first attempt at a supercar

One Amazing Car

Stunning to look at and brilliant to drive, equals a fantastic driving experience. Out on track, the Audi R8 is eager to go fast. Audi's four-wheel drive system soaks up the fast sweeping corners at Thruxton whilst the chassis gives lots of feedback to the driver. The V8 engine is perfectly judged for the car, providing the right amount of power when you need it.


  • Horsepower
    414 bhp
  • Torque
    317 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    187 mph
  • 0 - 60
    4.4 seconds

Upcoming Dates




30th, 31st


27th, 28th

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Congratulations on receiving a gift voucher for a driving experience at Croft Circuit! To get yourself booked in please click please call 01325 721815. If you have a SUPERCAR DRIVING EXPERIENCE please call 01264 882222

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