Lotus Emira Driving Experience


Max Laps
10 laps
2.5 hrs
21.2 miles

Drive the latest model from Lotus Cars - the Emira - at Croft Circuit. The Lotus Emira is the first of the next generation of models from the British manufacturer and it's stunning, not only to drive but also to look at. Croft is the perfect mix of fast, slow and sweeping corners to show the Emira off!

  • Drive the brand new Lotus Emira
  • Experience driving the full circuit at Croft
  • Expert tuition from ARDS race instructors
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

Lotus Emira - Guest drives

Drive the brand new and latest model from Lotus - the Emira. A lightweight, mid-engine, MANUAL GEARBOX, rear-wheel drive supercar. A combination few many manufacturers now make. Heading out onto the circuit, the car comes alive and wants you to push harder. The Emira is perfectly at home on track.

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 Lotus Emira Driving Experience

The first new Lotus in a generation features a stonking V6 engine, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, sending all the power to the rear wheels - the perfect combination!

The Emira marks the beginning of a new era for Lotus, and the last to be offered with an internal combustion engine. The Emira's 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine develops 400bhp and 420Nm of torque. That’s enough to fire it from 0-60mph in a rousing 4.2 seconds and a plenty quick enough top speed of 180mph.

Looking at the Emira parked in the pitlane, it's unmistakably a Lotus, it looks fantastic and is on another level to previous Lotus models. In profile, it’s low and hunkered down in the right places. It’s got a proper sense of the exotic about it.

Getting into the Emira is a refreshing change. The super high sills from previous Lotus models are gone. Once seated low in the cabin, the environment is on another level from the Elise and Exige era of Lotus models. Hit the starter button, wait for the engine to catch and fire into life. Heading out on track, there's a sense of occasion that only comes from driving a Lotus.

It builds speed quickly. You're travelling at three-figure speeds effortlessly, the powertrain blends into the background as the rest of the car demands your attention as you attack the corners at Croft Circuit. Direction changes are instantaneous; there’s roll, but always controlled, the movement helps you feel what’s going on. The Emira loses speed just as quickly as it gains it. The confidence-inspiring brakes combined with less mass than other cars in its class, result in a fantastic driving experience and an uncontrollable smile from the driver, eager to find the next corner to tackle.

It only takes a few metres to dial yourself into the Emira and after a few miles, you won't want to get out.

Before driving the Lotus Emira you'll learn the layout of the race circuit with an ARDS-qualified race instructor, initially as a passenger and then driving either the Puma ST or Focus ST. A great car that gives the driver lots of confidence behind the wheel.

The Emira feels like a pure driver’s car with a really modern character. Lotus has done a great job of blending a traditional sports car driving experience with the latest technology and a high-quality interior.

Chris Harris

A proper sports car, a triumph for Lotus. It looks stunning, drives beautifully, and feels like a Lotus should.

One Amazing Car

The Emira is more than capable at high and low speed which makes it the perfect car around Croft Circuit. The Lotus Emira is the epitome of Lotus' commitment to pushing the boundaries of automotive engineering, delivering a driving experience like no other. To sum the Lotus up - a proper drivers car.


  • Horsepower
    400 bhp
  • Torque
    420 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    180 mph
  • 0 - 60
    4.2 seconds

Upcoming Dates




30th, 31st


27th, 28th

Already have a voucher?

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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