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The Super 7 – most exciting performance driving experiences in the world

From an extravagant 13-day driving tour through Europe, to adrenaline pumping hot laps in a high-performance V8 race car—there’s no feeling quite like jumping behind the wheel of a dream car, in a dream location for a high-performance driving experience.

Not sure which global driving experience should top your bucket list? Our expert rev heads reveal their ‘Super 7’ most exciting performance driving experiences in the world!

 

1. Lapland Ice Driving on F1 tracks in Supercars

red car driving on ice lapland

As well as being one of the world’s most scenic and awe-inspiring natural environments, the icy terrain of Lapland’s frozen lakes make for an incredible one-of-a-kind driving experience by creating 5 Grand Prix circuits to scale. Here’s what the crew at Lapland Ice Driving have to offer:

The cars: You can choose from a fleet of 30 supercars including a Porsche 911 GT3, Lamborghini Huracans, Ferrari 488 GTB and a number of BMW models.

What to expect: Lapland Ice Driving offers 1- 3.5 day luxury driving packages around the Arctic Circle in Northern Finland. Not only will you have the opportunity to drive some of Europe’s best high-performance sports cars at a hair-raising 200km/ph drifting on frozen ice lakes, but you’ll experience all the perks that come with a luxury experience, such as an open champagne bar, concierge service, Lapish dinners and airport transfers.

The cost: Packages start at approximately $6,252.96 AUD per driver.

The dates: Lapland Ice Driving is only available during the European winter season, running from Jan 8th to March 25th.

Learn more: Lapland Ice Driving

 

2.  Drive a high-performance V8 race car at Australia’s famous Mount Panorama

red race car on the track at mount panorama

You don’t have to leave Australia to enjoy one of the world’s most sought-after driving experiences. With Fastrack V8, you can fulfil your Supercar dreams by driving a track ready purpose-built V8 race car on the world famous Mount Panorama Racing Circuit in Bathurst.

Whether it’s jumping in the passenger seat for a hair-raising hot lap with a professional racer, or getting behind the wheel of these incredible beasts to test your own skills—there’s nothing like the grunt and power of a high-performance V8 racing experience.

The cars: Choose from a fleet of 26 Supercar-style V8 Fords and Holdens along with Next Gen Mustangs, all prepped with race suspension, aero body kit, race wheels, Dunlop racing slicks and Supercar brakes.

What to expect: Fastrack V8 will provide a professional in-car coach, race suit and helmet for an unlimited and unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drive Bathurst’s Mount Panorama. You even receive a Motorsport Australia licence for the event.  Drive, get hot laps with a pro or do both for the dream drive day.

The cost: Drives $1,199 and hot laps $600 AUD.

The dates: Once a year for the 2 days following Challenge Bathurst.

Learn more: Fastrack V8 Race Experience: Mount Panorama, Bathurst

 

3. Explore Europe in a Porsche 911

porsche driving with mountains in the background

Nothing says luxury like a 13-day all inclusive high-performance driving experience through Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. With Autobahn Adventures, your four country European adventure will have you driving an incredible Porsche 911 Carrera over 2,000km across central Europe. All while enjoying all-inclusive luxury accommodation, hospitality and entry to attractions and activities.

The cars: Porsche 911 Carrera

What to expect: Luxurious 13-day driving tour that will let you experience the very best of Europe, in style. From visiting the Porsche factory in Stuttgart, dining on gourmet meals, drinking fine wine and taking in the epic Neuschwanstein Castle. Everything is included in your tour, including attractions, insurance, gas and even parking.

The cost: Contact Autobahn Adventures for a quote – if you’re worried about how much, you probably can’t afford it!

The dates: Autobahn offers a variety of all-inclusive driving tours of Europe throughout the year.

Learn more: Autobahn Adventures

 

4. Drive a Ferrari on the famous Circuit Mont Tremblant

red ferrari driving on the circuit mont tremblant

Located in the heart of Quebec, Canada, the Laurentian Mountains host one of the world’s most recognisable driving schools. Le Circuit Mont Tremblant is a 2.65-mile track that combines elevation changes from start to finish and was once described by Michael Schumacher as ‘the little Nurburgring’. With Ferrari Driving Experiences, you can learn how to push a Ferrari to its limits in a controlled environment, under the supervision of a current or former professional race driver.

The cars: Experience the thrill of a brand new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, California 30 and 458 Italia.

What to expect: A two-day program where students are taught various driving techniques such as threshold braking, weight transfer, managing acceleration. You can practice in wet and dry conditions to truly push the vehicle to its limits. As well as learning how to control a Ferrari, you’ll be staying in 5-star accommodation and enjoying a hot lap with a professional driver.

The cost: The two-day program is approximately $15,055.22 AUD.

The dates: Ferrari Driving Experience offers both Summer and Winter driving experiences.

Learn more: Ferrari Driving Experience

 

5. A day on the track at Spa-Francorchamps

rsrspa track day at spa-francorchamps

Experience the glory of Belgium’s Formula 1 Grand Prix track like you’ve never imagined possible. An RSRSpa track day at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps gives you the chance to hire a specially built race car and drive it on a closed circuit. You’ll have access to an open pitlane, technical assistance and the ability to test your skills racing against like-minded speed enthusiasts. You can even bring your own car to drive if their collection of supercars doesn’t take your fancy.

The cars: One of the perks of a RSRSpa track day experience is that you can choose from a car fleet that starts from entry level performance cars right through to their incredible supercars such as a Porsche Cayman, Nissan GTR, and a range of Porsche GT3’s.

What to expect: Premium track day packages include a day of driving plus:

  • Runs from the F1 Pitlane.
  • All day catering included.
  • Lunch at the Pit Brasserie restaurant included.
  • Private pitboxes available for hire.
  • Champagne tasting from Piper-Heidsieck and snacks at the end of the day.

The cost: Prices start from approximately $1,100 AUD.

Learn more: Trackdays at Spa-Francorchamps

 

6. Drive a real Formula One racing car at Nürburgring

read and white formula one racing car at Nurburgring

If you’re looking for a real bucket list topper, it has to be driving a real Formula 1 racing car on the world’s most iconic Formula 1 race track. At Nurburgring, you can get behind the wheel of one of the world’s fastest cars, on this world-famous, show stopping race track. Test your skills behind an open-wheeled race car, as you tackle the incredible centrifugal forces, acceleration and deceleration power.

The cars: Purpose-built Formula cars

What to expect: Start with a one-day beginner’s course to learn the basics of Formula driving, or why not spoil yourself with a two-day professional package that will teach you how to drive and control a Formula car on a Grand-Prix track (and even obtain a German A licence). Either way, you’re driving on the same track that the greats such as Michael Schumacher have driven on to make history.

The cost: Formula driving for beginners starts from approximately $626 AUD.

Learn more: Formula Trainings at Nürburgring

 

7. Test your own car on Ferrari’s iconic Autodromo di Modena circuit

red ferrari at the Autodromo di Modena testing track

Follow your visit to Italy’s Ferrari museums with an incredible high-performance racing experience at Ferrari’s iconic Autodromo di Modena testing track. Simply present your museum ticket on entry, and for a small fee, you can put your own car to the test on Autodromo di Modena’s famous circuits.

The cars: It’s BYO. So if you’re travelling through Italy, consider hiring a high performance sports car for the day to get the most out of your track experience.

What to expect: After exploring one of Italy’s must-see Ferrari Museums, simply show your entry ticket at the Autodromo di Modena to receive 15 mins of exhilarating track time in your own car. You’ll even be greeted by a hostess and a professional driver who will teach you how to best approach your experience so that you make the most out of the track.

The cost: Approximately $55 AUD for the first 15 mins with extended drives available for approximately $4 per minute.

Learn more: Modena’s Ferrari Museum and Autodrome Visit

 

Let’s get started

Ready to start ticking these exciting driving experiences off your bucket list? Why not start at home with a hot lap or drive day with Fastrack V8 Race? You can join the thousands of motorsport fans who make the pilgrimage to us, ready to experience the grunt of these unique and powerful V8 performance cars as they take on Bathurst and other championship race tracks in Australia. And now you can too.

Don’t wait though! Book your experience or buy a gift voucher, today.  Group pricing is now available!

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