BMW i8 Thrill in Elvington

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Satisfy your need for speed with a driving thrill in the astounding BMW i8, as seen in the Mission Impossible film – Ghost Protocol. With striking vertical doors, LED laser lights and a slick turbocharged engine, the BMW i8 looks like a car straight from the future – and it provides a ride unlike any other. Begin with a briefing and then slide into the driver’s seat of the BMW i8 and get strapped in for the driving thrill of a lifetime. Take charge of this incredible supercar for six jaw-dropping miles of Elvington’s challenging circuit, negotiating sudden twists, turns, bends and straights, with an instructor in the passenger seat ready to offer tips. Receive a personalised driving certificate as a keepsake.


Weekend and weekday dates from March – October. Please allow at least eight weeks advance booking notice for this popular experience.


Driving may be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions like ice or heavy rain, when driving at speed might become dangerous. In the event of cancellation, contact is made.

How long does the experience last?

Lasts around one hour including a briefing, two demonstration laps and six miles of hands-on driving time.

How many other people?

Briefings may be shared. All driving time is held on a one-to-one basis with a qualified instructor.

Can I take people to watch?

Spectators are welcome and there are catering facilities on-site. Extra (chargeable) drives are available on the day. Safety dictates that pets cannot be permitted.

What do I wear?

Dress comfortably (and warmly in winter) and wear narrow, flat-soled shoes to negotiate pedals that are close together. A helmet is provided.

Are there any restrictions?

Maximum weight is 2 stone. Minimum height is 5” and maximum 6’5”. A full British or international manual driving licence held for at least 12 months must be produced on the day in order to participate. A health declaration must be signed.

Anything Else?

When booking expect to be offered the choice of buying a collision damage waiver at £20 to £40 additional charge. Please note there is no obligation to purchase this optional waiver.

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