Aston Martin Drive & Ariel Atom Ride
Driving an Aston Martin and riding shotgun in an Ariel Atom is sure to leave you bitten by the motor racing bug!
Get behind the wheel of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, this car boasts beauty, sophistication and power. Aston Martin, the UK's most famous brand of supercar, have been making the best looking cars for years and the V8 Vantage is perhaps the best yet with gorgeous styling, luxurious interior and one of the best engine sounds you will hear. These cars typically have a paddle gear shift and an exhaust note to match!
Then see how the professionals do it with a passenger ride in the supercharged Ariel Atom, a car that accelerates to 60mph in 2.89 seconds. With awesome acceleration and an unbelievable sense of speed and exhilaration, this is the car you'd want to be a passenger in when it's driven to the limit. The Atom has no body panels but that makes it all the more beautiful. As you're driven round you can see all the suspension and steering working away, it truly is a unique piece of automotive engineering. You'll also find out that it is very, very fast!
Your experience will begin with registration and safety briefing on circuit driving techniques. You will then typically drive two laps in the Aston Martin before being buckled in for a minimum of one lap as a passenger in the supercharged Ariel Atom. The exact number of laps and type of Aston Martin varies by location, please check on booking. The unforgettable experience ends with a debrief.
The person driving the car will be required to sign a disclaimer accepting liability in the event of damage to the vehicle. The driver will be given an option to purchase damage waiver cover when booking to minimise their financial exposure should there be an accident. Drivers are under no obligation to purchase this optional waiver. Full details are available at the time of booking.
This experience runs on selected weekday or weekend dates, typically March to October, depending on location. Please check availability on booking.
You will be at the venue for approximately 1 to 2 hours.
Driving is on a one-to-one basis. There will be other drivers there on the day.
You are welcome to bring spectators on the day, please check restrictions at your chosen venue beforehand.
The minimum age for this experience is 17 years old, apart from Great Tew where it is 18.
The maximum height is 1.95m (6ft 5") and the minimum height is 1.52m (5ft). The maximum weight is typically 120.6 kg (19st), other than at Oxford where it is 113.4kg (18st). You will be required to sign a health declaration on the day.
A full and valid manual driving licence is required. You will need to present this on the day.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.
Jack from Customer Support, August 2018
What did you get up to?
I have always been a huge car fan ever since I was a kid! To be able to experience the speed of two powerful and fast vehicles was definitely an experience that I will not forget. I started the day by taking control of the Aston Martin. The car itself was in fantastic condition and I was able to really test the power of this engine. My instructor was really friendly and helpful throughout the day. After driving the Aston Martin, I then experienced the sheer speed and acceleration of the Ariel Atom. This was incredible!! I would highly recommend this experience to any car lovers out there, and even those who just want to experience the pure adrenaline of something you do not usually do on a day to day basis!
What did you enjoy the most?
Although the Ariel Atom was incredibly fast and fun to drive, the Aston Martin stole the show for me! It was just so stunning and lived up to all the hype.
Take time to actually appreciate the feel of driving these powerful cars. There’s more to them than just speed!