Aston Martin vs Ferrari Driving Thrill at Silverstone
Great day out
Had an excellent day out, was great fun driving the Ferrari and Aston Martin and was actually good to see the Silverstone track and complex itself. Was a bit disappointed that the gift shop was closed and that we were not presented with a certificate or some sort of memento of the day but overall would definitely recommend doing it to anyone.
13 April 2013
Speed Merchant - Aston or Ferrari?
Which of these two super cars was I going to like the most? Which of them will be the fastest? Which will feel better? Those were my thoughts before the day and afterwards I still don't know - they were both awesome!
The whole experience was well organised, from the booking to the check-in on arrival, to the pre-drive briefing and then the drive itself.
Before the drive, an instructor explains some of the basics around "the racing line" and the car's dynamics when taking a corner so that you have an idea of when to brake, when to turn and when to use the power. This was delivered in an entertaining way and helped to put the more apprehensive drivers at their ease. he also explained what the in-car instructors will do.
We were then taken over to the Silverstone "National Track" in a convoy of our own cars where we were kitted out with helmets and then shown to the real cars where the instructors were already waiting. Having settled into the car, safety checks completed, we were off down the pit lane and onto the track in the Aston Martin Vantage.
The next 3 or so laps were then just the ultimate adrenaline rush. The instructor gave a lot of guidance on the first lap, a little less on the second and then let me go for it on the third.
Then it was back into the pits to swap into the Ferrari 360 and do it all again.
This was just a fantastic 50th birthday present and even though I wasn't able to take either of the cars home (trust me, I did try), I can't wait to do it again.
12 April 2013
Scouted for F1!
Great experience afternoon. We were looked after by the staff who were very friendly and helpful. Good day for your spectators to who were able to come to the driving briefing. Would recommend the head to head. Would do love to do it again.
06 April 2013
surprise Christmas gift from family, best ever!! easy to make booking, staff very helpful to enable choose date to suit, easy journey to venue, where there were efficient and pleasant staff , Drive was great totally exhilarating very like racing as other vehicles on track at the same time, as a pensioner I would never be able to buy either vehicle. Smooth change over from one vehicle to the other, i would probably look to repeating experience but will have to do so soon due to age restrictions, sorry to say photos not ready yet
05 April 2013