Drive a V8 Race Car and Single Seater at Taupo


One of the best value experiences in the country. Experience the thrills of driving both a V8 race car and an open wheel Formula One style racer. Truly the best of both worlds, this combined experience ticks two boxes in a motorsport fanatic’s bucket list on the same day. Location: Taupo Motorsport Park, 5 minutes from Taupo City.



Single Seaters in pit lane
V8 Ford at Hampton Downs

8 laps driving each racecar (Track 3)

A DVD briefing starts your day, to learn the theory of driving on a race track along with the safety aspects of the day. Once the briefing is done, then it’s off to the pit lane where the fun starts!!

Your on-track V8 driving experience starts by getting suited up in a race suit and race boots then into our tuition car for an introduction lap around the circuit with one of our in-car consultants talking you around the track while you’re in the passenger seat. And if you want, you can take a spectator along for the ride so they can experience the thrill of being on a racetrack too.

Then it’s your turn behind the wheel.

8 laps driving a Ford or Holden V8 racecar with one of our instructors in the passenger seat, followed by another 8 laps behind the wheel of the unique single-seater race cars.

Includes a Certificate and Photo

And just in case it is all just a blur, you’ll be presented with a certificate with your fastest lap and a picture of you just before you had the thrill of your life!!!!!

Get on the Leaderboard

This experience is timed so you can see how you did compared to others on the official Leaderboard.

Qualmark endorsed provider with over 15 years experience

With 15 years of experience, this is New Zealand’s only Qualmark endorsed provider of motorsport experiences.

Several vehicles prevents disappointment

Several practically identical vehicles helps ensure that you’ll get a drive on the day booked, as if one vehicle breaks down the other is still available.

Multiple days every month

Multiple days available every month so it’s easy to have your drive on a day that suits you.

The Vehicles

V8 Holden at Taupo Motorsport Park

V8 Race Car

Choose between a Holden or Ford V8 Race car. All cars are modified 5.7 litre thumping V8s producing 415 horsepower. Stripped out race interiors with full roll cage, bucket racing seats and 4 point harnesses give the complete race car experience, and a full body aero kit and massive race brakes help it stick to the track like it’s on rails.

Open Wheel Race Car

The single seater race cars provide you with the unique experience of what it’s like to drive a Formula 1 or Indycar. They feature a race developed Suzuki 1100cc engine that produces 150hp, propelling these little rocketships from 0-100kph in 3.4 second and can achieve a top speed of 230kph!

The Circuit

Taupo Motorsport Park

Location: 5 minutes from Taupo City.

Taupo Motorsport Park

Ricoh Taupo Motorsport Park (also known as the Taupo Race Track) is a premier driving experiences and Motorsport facility in Taupo, New Zealand. It has hosted many of the biggest Motorsport events in the country, including the A1 Grand Prix, V8 Supertourers, NZV8’s, D1NZ and Truck Racing.

Free Personalised Gift Cards


Couriered Free Nationwide

All DriversDay experiences come with a free gift card in a bold blue envelope, dispatched within 24 hours and couriered free nationwide overnight. With your personal message alongside pictures and experience information, you’ve got the perfect gift.

Allow approximately 1-2 days for North Island delivery and 2-3 days for South Island.

PLUS get a Free Personalised Video Voucher

SV8 and Single Seater Drive  Video Voucher

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Want to really show them what they’re getting? Our Exclusive Video Vouchers take it to the next level!

Immediately after you purchase this experience, your Video Voucher will be automatically generated and a link will be emailed to you. You can choose to forward the email onto the recipient, copy the link into a message, or just post the link on Social Media and tag in the lucky recipient and all your friends.

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Yes spectators can come along and be with you in a the pit area. They are welcome to take pictures or film.
Please wear enclosed shoes. (No jandals or sandals)
This experience will go ahead in most weather conditions. If extreme weather causes the track to closed or the experience is unable to go ahead for any reason then a suitable future date will be discussed and re-booked at no further cost.
Manual. All participants must be able to competently drive a manual car.

How Vouchers Work

1. Buy a gift voucher for any one of our DriversDay experiences
2. We’ll courier you an awesome printed gift card with your personalised message
3. You or your gift recipient then has 15 months to book a date to do the experience

Availability of dates:

This experience operates approximately 6-8 days per month. New dates are generally announced a few months prior the events.
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  • Free Personalised Gift Cards – Couriered Free Nationwide
  • 15 Months to use your gift voucher
  • 28 Days to return for a 100% Refund
  • No Deposit Payment Option with 30 Days to Pay
  • Free Voucher Exchanges





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