Ferrari and Aston Martin Driving at Smeatharpe

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Discover the incredible engineering of two of the world’s most famous luxury car marques with a two supercar driving experience at Smeatharpe in Devon. The circuit provides the ideal twists, turns and straights to test out the Ferrari 360 or 430 and the Aston Martin DB9 or V8 Vantage and pit one against the other. Start with a safety briefing to get an idea of techniques, racing lines and layout. Then take the wheel of the Ferrari for an exhilarating six miles, and switch to the Aston Martin for six miles more, and after twelve miles of thrilling acceleration and world-class handling, decide which wins.


At least one weekend or weekday date each month. Please allow several weeks advance booking notice for this popular experience.


Driving may be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions like ice, heavy rain or high winds, when driving at speed might become dangerous. The venue makes contact if the experience is cancelled for any reason.

How long does the experience last?

Lasts approximately two hours. This includes briefing and 12 miles of driving in total. Please arrive 45 minutes in advance of the booked time to ensure a prompt start.

How many other people?

Briefings are shared with a group. There tend to be large numbers taking part at weekends.

Can I take people to watch?

Spectators are welcome. A camera will come in handy.

What do I wear?

Wear trousers, a long-sleeved shirt and narrow, flat-soled shoes, as the pedals in these cars can be close together. Wear natural fibres like cotton, rather than synthetics like nylon.

Are there any restrictions?

Minimum height is 5’2”, maximum is 6’6”. Maximum weight is 20 stone. A full British or international manual driving licence must be produced on the day to guarantee participation.

Anything Else?

All instructors are Association of Racing Drivers Schools (ARDS) qualified. The model of Ferrari and Aston Martin driven is confirmed on the day. 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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