Inspired by the most successful Le Mans racing car of all time, 70 years of motor racing success have gone into the creation of this showpiece sports car. The mechanics of Audi’s mid-engined two seater R8 bear more than a passing resemblance to its flashier cohort, the Lamborghini Gallardo, but many believe this stunning feat of engineering to be just as good if not better. With a 4.2 FSI V8 engine that puts out 414 bhp and reaches a top speed of 187 mph, Audi’s leading designers have masterminded a legendary automobile that delivers as much in style as it does in substance.
Feel the pure power of the most advanced German manufacturing in your hands as your tear around the track, hitting 0-60 in 4.4 seconds. Powerful and exceptionally high-performance, the R8 features R-tronic semi-automatic transmission.
Clean lines inside and out make this as refined as it is vigorous on the road and while it may not have the Ferrari or Lamborghini badge, this is every bit a supercar and your Audi R8 driving experience promises a scintillating ride in absolute luxury. Despite an eye-watering price tag of over £100,000, demand remains high for this German dream machine which, at one point, carried a two year wait for depositers and still has a waiting list studded with A-listers.
Audi R8 Specification
|Max Speed:||187 mph|
|Transmission:||R-tronic semi automatic|
|Engine:||4.2 FSI V8|
Following a brief registration process upon arrival at the track the Audi R8 driving experience begins with a technical and safety briefing by a qualified ARDS instructor, here everything will be explained about the forthcoming experience and track etiquette once out on the circuit.
Once the briefing has been completed it’s time to head over to the track where the instructor will drive some familiarisation laps to demonstrate the racing lines, car positioning and show the driver the general layout of the chosen track. These laps will prove invaluable as they ensure that all drivers get the most out of their drive once behind the wheel of the Audi R8.
Familiarisation laps over it’s time for the instructor to get into the passenger seat, the instructor will continue to offer encouragement and advice as the driver takes the wheel of the Audi R8 and pits themselves against their chosen circuit for their six-mile drive.
The Racing School Audi R8 Driving Experience is available at the following UK Race Circuits:
Audi R8 Driving Experience Format
|Briefing:||Technical & safety briefing|
|Familiarisation laps:||Familiarisation laps being driven by an instructor|
|In Car Time:||Six miles driving the Audi R8|
|Approx. Time At Venue:||1 hours 45 mins|
|Height Min:||4’ 10”|
|Height Max:||6’ 5″|
|Max Weight:||20 Stone|
|Driving Licence:||A full driving licence must have been held for a minimum of 12 months and needs to be produced on the day of your experience.|
|Tuition:||Yes with professional instructor|