BMW i8 Thrill in Smeatharpe

A nice Experience within easy reach of Honiton, Devon.

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Many will remember the incredible BMW i8 from Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol. With its rumbling turbocharged engine, sleek bodywork, butterfly doors and LED lights, it’s unforgettable! And driving this futuristic supercar is even more satisfying than watching it in action, so be sure to pay attention during the comprehensive drivers’ briefing included as part of the experience, to get the most from time behind the wheel. Slide into the driver’s seat and rev this mighty supercar up with an instructor in the passenger’s seat to offer advice and encouragement. Then it’s time for six amazing miles of the track at Smeatharpe, taking on challenging straights and exciting corners.


Weekend and weekday dates throughout the year, excluding the Christmas and New Year period. Please allow at least eight weeks advance booking notice for this popular experience.


Driving may be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions like ice or heavy rain, when driving at speed might become dangerous. In the event of cancellation, contact is made.

How long does the experience last?

Lasts around one hour including a briefing, two demonstration laps and six miles of hands-on driving time.

How many other people?

Briefings may be shared. All driving time is held on a one-to-one basis with a qualified instructor.

Can I take people to watch?

Spectators are welcome. Children must be closely supervised at all times.

What do I wear?

Dress comfortably (and warmly in winter) and wear narrow, flat-soled shoes to negotiate pedals that are close together. A helmet is provided.

Are there any restrictions?

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

Anything Else?

The circuit measures 1 mile in total. 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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