Aston Martin Thrill at Smeatharpe

A brilliant Experience in Honiton, Devon.

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Make like a world-famous British spy and take the wheel of the iconic Aston Martin V8 Vantage or DB9 for six thrilling miles at Smeatharpe in Devon. Whichever car is available on the day, the experience is guaranteed to leave drivers feeling shaken and stirred, as these modern classics boast thrilling top speeds and world-class performance. Begin with a detailed drivers’ briefing from a professional instructor. Once familiar with the track’s challenges, take the wheel and put a first-class car through its paces for a full six miles, enjoying the roar of the immensely powerful engine and the responsive handling.


Selected Saturdays and occasional weekdays. We recommend allowing several weeks booking notice for this popular experience.


Driving may be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. high winds, ice or heavy rain) which would make driving at speed dangerous. The venue makes contact if the experience is cancelled for any reason.

How long does the experience last?

Expect to be at the circuit for around an hour, including a briefing and six miles driving. Please arrive 45 minutes in advance of the booked time to ensure a prompt start.

How many other people?

Six people share each session. In-car tuition is one-to-one, briefings will be shared.

Can I take people to watch?

Children must be closely supervised at all times. Dogs are not permitted.

What do I wear?

Wear trousers, a long-sleeved shirt and flat-soled shoes. A helmet and any special equipment is provided.

Are there any restrictions?

Minimum height is 5’2”, maximum is 6’6”. Maximum weight is 20 stone. A full British or international manual driving licence held for at least 12 months must be produced on the day in order to participate.

Anything Else?

The model of Aston Martin is 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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