Ferrari 458 Thrill at Smeatharpe

A brilliant Experience in Honiton, Devon.

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Jump in a Ferrari 458 and take one of the most revered models of this luxury Italian marque for a spin around the racing circuit at Smeatharpe. Begin the experience with an introductory briefing, which will cover safety, supercar driving techniques and racing lines. Next slip into the seat of this low, sleek supercar and hit the track for a full six miles of driving, with the instructor as passenger to offer guidance when needed. With 562 BHP, a 0-60 MPH time of just 3.3 seconds and a 4.5 litre V8, it’s bound to be an experience unlike any other!


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 (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 up to an hour, including briefing and six miles driving time. Please arrive 45 minutes in advance of the booked time to ensure a prompt start.

How many other people?

All in-car tuition is on a one-to-one basis although briefings may be shared. During familiarisation laps in the hot hatch, share the car with up to two other participants as well as the instructor.

Can I take people to watch?

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

What do I wear?

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

Are there any restrictions?

Minimum height is 4’10”, maximum is 6’5”. Maximum weight is 20 stone. A full British or international manual driving licence is required to guarantee participation.

Anything Else?

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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