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Welcome to 6th Gear Experience!

 
 
The UK’s largest and most professional direct provider of impeccably organised Supercar Driving Experience Days - with by far the best Tripadvisor reviews of any other competitor!
 
 
WHY CHOOSE US?

  • Our loyal customers love us! 40% of our customers come back to us multiple times and try out a mix of our supercars! Check out the TripAdvisor links on this page to see why we’ve been awarded a Certificate of Excellence!
  • The best selection of venues! 6th Gear Experience are proud to operate driving experiences from superb dedicated venues, as well as owning and operating the best top flight supercar fleet in the industry – a fact the competition can’t offer!
  • Unrivalled Customer Service! We know your purchase of a 6th Gear Experience Supercar Driving Gift Voucher will probably be for someone special. Rest assured we’ll do our utmost to ensure they have a fantastic time on track with us.
  • The best selection of legitimate supercars! We have an elite selection of supercars to drive, which are even available for our junior driving experiences (yes...driving experiences for 10-16 year olds!)
  • Top driving instructors! All customers have an instructor in the car, we hand-pick the best who are there to ensure not only that you're safe, but also making the most out of your time driving the supercars.
  • Unique experiences! We don't just specialise in supercar drives, we also offer truck driving experiences where you get to drive our 55ft HGV! We're also the only company to own and use a Radical SR3 for a unique high speed passenger experience that you won't find anywhere else! 
  • Credible and trustworthy! We're proud to supply our supercar experiences to major High Street outlets including John Lewis, Boots & Selfridges
  • Regular discounts! We always have special offers live on our website, meaning you have the best value experience day.
ABOUT US:
 
 
Founded in 2006 to offer both public and corporate clients superb Supercar experiences. Andy Cummings was one of the original co-founders and from 2018, now manages the business in its entirety. He is a keen ‘petrolhead’ and the 2014 Radical SR3 European Masters Champion and has also raced at Le-Mans.
 
Employing a contingent of full time staff based at its HQ in Solihull together with around 100 ARDS qualified race instructors, 6th Gear also boasts a state of the art workshop with full bodyshop facilities to maintain its fleet to the highest standards.
 
Interestingly 6th Gear also operates a fleet of branded DAF double-decker articulated race car transporters which are capable of transporting the 30 Supercars owned by the company to its Six UK circuits. Furthermore the company is proud to provide Supercar Driving Experience’s in the form of Gift Vouchers to most of the major High Street chains including M&S, Selfridges and John Lewis.
 
In 2020, we also merged with Driveme to offer further excellent supercar driving experience across the country, including Stafford Driving Centre which we have exclusive access to. We're also the sole providers of supercar driving experiences at Castle Combe Circuit and Anglesey Circuit!
 
We never forget that an event day is a very special occasion for our customers and will continually strive to be the best in the industry.
 
 
 
 
HOW IT WORKS:
 
If you have been purchased a supercar driving experience (lucky you!) then booking is simple.
 
 
You can click on Circuits and Dates first to view our events calendar. Once you have decided on which date/track is most suitable for you, you can click Redeem Voucher on the top left of the website and follow the instructions on the screen to help book you in. Please bear in mind that we do need to know your car choices at the time of booking!
 
Due to popularity, we do ask for 8-12 weeks' notice with all bookings!
 
If you do have difficulty booking the experience in on the website, you're more than welcome to call the office on: 01675 433 800 and our friendly Customer Service Team can help you organise your experience day.
 
If you're looking to purchase an experience, you can find all of our products on our website. Whether it is for an adult or junior driving experience, we have something for everybody!
 
Again, if you're completely spoiled for choice, give the team a call and our team can help you come up with your ideal package/experience.
 
 
 
 
ON THE DAY:
 
On the day, you simply need to get to the venue for your arrival time for with your driving licence (not applicable for juniors and passengers of course!)
 
You will then be signed in by our Driver Registration team who will check through all details etc. At this point, you have the option to upgrade your experience with a sighting lap, recordings, upgraded passenger rides and even extra laps driving if you would like! Once done, you will be given your Supercar Driver Ticket which has your itinerary printed on here.
 
Next up, the real fun begins! If your experience includes a demonstration lap, one of our pros will show you the layout of the circuit, whilst showing you the braking points so you can familiarise yourself before your drive.
 
You will be introduced to the friendly instructor allocated to your supercar and then the driving will begin from there! Length of time on track of course depends on which package you have.
 
 
If your voucher includes a high speed passenger ride, this is where the Instructor will take you out TOP SPEEDS of the track so they can show you how it is really done!
 
Once all experiences are completed, you can check your professionally captured images of your time on track at our specially-designed photo truck; you have the opportunity purchase them and have them printed or digitally sent to you. We also send a certificate out to all customers who go through the photo truck!
 
Once you have been on an experience day with us, you get 10% off your next purchase with your loyalty code!
 
 


* Our full 2024 calendar can be viewed on the Circuits and Dates page, or click Redeem Voucher to book in using a gift voucher!

* We're excited to announce TWO new venues will be hosting our driving experiences. We have RED LODGE KARTING in Suffolk, and we also have BICESTER HERITAGE in Oxford. Dates are now available for bookings!

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Your Guide to a Supercar Driving Experience Day



Rewind about fifteen years or so and there was little in the way of a fast car driving experiences available in the UK. The best supercar driving experience days didn’t even include iconic supercars from manufacturers like Lamborghini or Aston Martin.

6th Gear Experience was founded to change all that – even being the pioneers of junior driving experience days. Aimed purely at children between the ages of 10-16 with a minimum height of 4ft 10 and are now hugely popular with over 4000 juniors being customers of ours annually.

As trends change, certain supercars become more popular than others. For example, when a new James Bond film is released, an Aston Martin experience is always a big draw. The Aston Martin DB9 driving experience makes a fantastic gift for someone special, and since we have the full fleet from this famous British manufacturer, an Aston Martin driving day in general is a fantastic thrill. So what should you look out for when searching for a supercar driving experience day or indeed just a supercar experience?

Well there seems to be a lot of choice out there, but most of the names tend to be third party agencies whilst there are very few companies who actually put on the experience days themselves. 6th Gear Experience is of course one, and having gained the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards four years running is without doubt the company to turn to when making your choice. Supplying nearly all the major high street retailers and the large internet based agencies, we have carved a reputation in the industry as the best value for money by far. With an up to date modern fleet of supercars we now offer the best driving experience days bar none.

Popular Supercars Right Now

The Audi R8 driving experiences, together with the Ariel Atom driving experience are the most popular supercar experience. Followed closely by our Ferrari 458 experience. The Ferrari 458 driving experience is lauded as being the best modern Ferrari of recent times. Once again since we own and operate a full fleet of Ferrari’s, if you know someone with a passion for this great Italian manufacturer, this gift will make you very popular indeed! Interestingly, one of our increasingly popular sellers is the lorry driving experience. In fact lorry driving experience days are such fun they seem to appeal to all ages! From a 12 year old boy to an 80 year old lady, we’ve been amazed at the sheer uniform appeal of our exclusive lorry driving experience. Ok so you don’t get to go 100mph in a 40 ton truck, but trundling along come rain or shine in a DAF truck with 16 automatic gears is truly enormous fun. It looks like 2024 is already popular with those wishing to undergo the fabulous Lamborghini driving experience. Traditionally, this is one of our top sellers and this is reflected in the fact that kids also seem to want to involve themselves in our junior Lamborghini driving experience. As long as they are at least 5ft they can actually drive a Lamborghini equipped with dual controls and an instructor sat in the passenger seat watching their every move!

Back in the early 2000’s a Ferrari driving experience was far and away the top selling car driving experience. It’s interesting as we have mentioned before, how trends and tastes change over the years. We had a Nissan GTR join our fleet in 2019 which customers went crazy for! Due to the massive popularity and high demand, within 2 months we had added another one to the fleet. The R35 has been an excellent addition to our fleet, with many customers paying extra on the day to drive one.

Supercar driving experiences are also far more widely known because of TV programmes like Top Gear which help drive the driving day experiences market. Just searching driving experience days UK brings up a raft of entries many of which are provided exclusively by 6th Gear. This makes a driving gift a fantastic present, whether for birthdays or Christmas

Typically on a 6th Gear Experience event day, facilities are second to none with great quality catering available, a large marquee to provide cover from that inclement weather we are all used to here in the UK. Other optional extras such as Pay and Drive are available on the day aimed at those who wish to drive extra supercars as well as their pre-booked choices. Friends and family are all welcome and if they bring their driving licence too they can pick a supercar and also partake in a fast car experience too.

There is a difference though between a supercar day and a race day experience.

6th Gear Experience doesn’t really cater for hardened track enthusiasts – we leave this to others. What we do superbly is to provide a supercar track day experience usually as a gift, for someone who is very special.

We get asked often at 6thgearexperience how much a supercar driving experience costs. Of course many of our valued customers will spend as little at £59 or so purchasing a Ferrari experience for a family member for example. Others will go to the extreme and spend £495 or more on what may end up being a full day driving experience. Driving experience days for two are also catered for by 6thgearexperience. Perhaps that someone special in your life fancies an Audi driving experience while you yourself might crave the more traditional Aston Martin driving experience. We can cater for everyone!

At 6th Gear HQ (in Solihull), our friendly call centre staff will endeavour to answer all your queries. They are used to being asked a variety of questions from where exactly are the venues, which Supercars are the best to drive, to how fast are they willing to let me drive. Working hands on with our garage team, our customer service team are more than happy to help any question that you may have!

In the first few years of 6th Gear’s existence, the company operated solely from Elvington which was so popular with customers looking for driving experience days York. It was here in fact that we ran our first driving experience days for kids which at first only included the Ferrari, but then expanded to include more variety of supercars to drive.

We operate from various super UK circuits. Head over to our Locations page to see exactly which tracks we run at. We’ve already covered how a race car experience doesn’t really describe what we do here at 6thgearexperience. What we do exceptionally well is to provide superb supercar drive days for the general public many of whom are simply not experienced in getting behind the wheel of a 200mph supercar.