V8 Holden Driving Experience at Manfeild, Manawatu


This race modified V8 Holden is the most powerful of all V8 driving experiences offered. The stunning braking and cornering abilities will give you a real insight into what it’s like to race a thumping V8. Location: Manfield Raceway, 14 kilometres from Palmerston North



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Choose from 4 or 8 lap drives

4 laps – $499
8 laps – $799

Safety Gear Supplied

As well as a full roll cage, the vehicle is fitted with 4 point MOMO motorsport racing harness and RaceTech seats. (extra-wide seats to fit up to XXXL size) You’ll be dressed in a full race suit and helmet. (Suit sizes range from Sml to XXXL)

Completion Certificate

Once your V8 Hot Laps are finished you get a Completion Certificate and will have a chance to talk further about your drive with a professional driver.

Over 15 years providing driving experiences

This driving experience provider has been running driving experiences for over 10 years, driver training for over 15 years, and is one of the most respected driving experience providers in the country.


NOTE: Due to increased demand the next available date is now 21st July 2021. Please be aware that this experience generally has dates every 2-3 months and they sell out fast. 

The Vehicle

V8 Holden at Manfield, Manawatu

V8 Holden Race Car

These V8 Holden Race cars are modified thumping V8s producing 500 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.

The Circuit

Manfield, Manawatu

14 kilometres from Palmerston North

Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon, Fielding

Manfeild’s world-class, 3km main circuit has hosted spectacular racing since opening in 1973. From club events up to full international meetings including the New Zealand Grand Prix, national and international championship V8 racing and endurance events. Within walking distance from Feilding, voted New Zealand’s most beautiful town.

Free Personalised Gift Cards

V8 Holden Driving Experience Gift Card

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

V8 Hot Laps Video Voucher Pukekohe

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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.
Normal Clothes. A race suit and helmet is provided. 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.
Not officially. The seats and race suits both fit up to XXXL
Must have Restricted driving licence or over
No age limit (Need parent permission if under 18)
No, you will be liable for any damage.

Industry Leading Customer Care Policies

No Deposit, with 30 Days to Pay
28 Day Refund Policy
15 Months to use your Voucher





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