Porsche 911 vs Nissan GT-R at Smeatharpe

A great Experience located handily in Honiton, Devon.

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The Porsche 911 versus the Nissan GT-R: what could be more thrilling than pitting the renowned German supercar against the super-speedy star of Fast and Furious? Drive either the 996 or 997 series of the Porsche 911 and find out just how this car became the legend it remains today, before taking the driver’s seat of the modern Nissan and putting its 4WD, 3.8 litre, twin-turbo V6 (capable of almost 200 MPH) to the test. Start with a welcome, introduction and briefing. Then take the wheel of each supercar for six track miles, and decide whether it’s German or Japanese engineering that gets your motor running.


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. Contact is made in advance if the experience is cancelled for any reason.

How long does the experience last?

Lasts approximately two hours. This includes briefing and a total of 12 miles 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. Briefings are shared with a group. All driving is held on a one-to-one basis.

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 long trousers and a long-sleeved shirt.

Are there any restrictions?

Minimum height is 5’2”, maximum is 6’6”. Maximum weight is 20 stone. A full British or international driving licence must be produced on the day to guarantee participation.

Anything Else?

The model of Porsche 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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