Aston Martin Thrill in Kent

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Drive 007’s car of choice – the iconic Aston Martin – and experience the power and finesse of this awesome car at Lydden Hill Circuit in Kent. Depending what’s available on the day, drive either the V8 Vantage – a beautifully crafted modern classic with superb performance, or the DB9 – an uncompromising six litre 186 mph speed machine. Receive a detailed briefing from a professional instructor and learn about the track, which has been specially designed to put top-class cars through their paces. The Aston Martin driving experience is assessed before the presentation of a commemorative certificate.


Runs at least one Friday or Saturday every two months throughout the year. There is a £10 upgrade for this venue on booking. As availability is limited, please book at least three months in advance 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 between half an hour to an hour, including a briefing and driving laps (driving time is up to ten minutes in total). Please arrive 45 minutes in advance of the booked time.

How many other people?

Six people share each session. In-car tuition is one-to-one, briefings will be shared. Up to three people share each car during familiarisation laps in the hot hatch.

Can I take people to watch?

Spectators are welcome. Children must be closely supervised at all times. The venue offers good facilities for spectators and drivers. Pets are not allowed.

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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