With Quattro four wheel drive and an R-tronic “flappy paddle” semi automatic gearbox, the Audi R8 lends itself perfectly to junior drivers. With immense amounts of grip, the R8 sticks like glue in the corners and accelerates like a rocket down the straights, the ultimate combination all true supercars require.
The poise and balance of the R8 all stems from the mid mounted 4.2 litre FSI V8 engine combined with that fantastic four wheel drive system. This combination allows the Audi R8 to launch form a standing start to sixty miles per hour in a mere 4.4 seconds and if the driver has the nerve the R8 will eventually register 187 mph on the speedo. It’s little wonder why this awesome supercar has proved so popular with all our junior drivers.
Audi R8 Specification
|Max Speed:||187 mph|
|Transmission:||R-tronic semi automatic|
|Engine:||4.2 FSI V8|
After a swift registration process upon arrival at the track the Junior Audi R8 Driving Experience at Three Sisters will begin with a safety and technical briefing from a qualified ARDS instructor. Here junior drivers will learn track etiquette and it also gives a chance for the instructor to offer advice and tips to junior drivers, ensuring they get the most out of the Audi R8 when they get out onto the Three sisters Circuit.
With the briefing over and done with, they then go over to the track for some familiarisation laps driven by the instructor. Once completed it’s now time for the 11-16 year olds to show they’ve been listening and put everything they’ve learnt into practice. With the qualified ARDS instructor moving into the passenger seat, it’s time for them to excel, the instructor will offer encouragement, telling them exactly when to put their foot down and when to brake, this ensures they get everything they can from the awesome Audi R8 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|
|Post Drive||Certificate presentation|
|Height Min:||4’ 10”|
|Height Max:||6’ 4″|
|Max Weight:||20 Stone|
|Driving Licence:||only available for non driving licence holders|
|Tuition:||Yes with professional instructor (Thrill Only)|