Aston Martin and Nissan GT-R at Smeatharpe

A nice little Experience in Honiton, Devon.

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Take one of the most incredible Japanese cars of all time – the Nissan GT-R – and the sophisticated British spy favourite Aston Martin for a spin and pit them against each other. Receive a briefing on driving techniques and racing lines, then take the wheel of the GT-R, the UK’s fastest production car in its range; with a top speed of 195 MPH and capable of 62 MPH in a mere 3.5 seconds, it’s no surprise it was featured in the Fast and Furious movies! Enjoy six miles in this incredible supercar, before switching to the V8 Vantage or DB9 for six miles more. After twelve miles in two top supercars, it’s time to decide which is best.


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 twelve miles of driving. Please arrive 45 minutes in advance of the booked time to ensure a prompt start.

How many other people?

Up to 30 people take part. The briefing is shared with a group. All driving is held on a one-to-one basis. 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. Pets are not allowed at racing circuits.

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 must be presented on the day to ensure participation.

Anything Else?

All instructors are Association of Racing Drivers Schools (ARDS) qualified. The model of Aston Martin will be 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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