Rated 5 out of 5 by Dekka Best birthday present EVER!!!
What a great morning, never knew what to expect. The staff were helpfull and very patient. I have recomended the drive package to friends, the in car instructor was a great guy, and believe me they will push you to the limit, all in all I want to do it again.
11 May 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Boof something different
The organization and assistance of everyone at V8 race drive on the day was very good. My dissapointment was that the vehicle I drove was very quiet (most of the other cars had that nice rumbly V8 sound). I have heard louder SS Commodores on the street. On the usb recording taken from the dash you can only vaguely here the engine, and they're supposed to be V8 race cars. They did however have an issue in transporting some of the cars from interstate, so perhaps that issue resulted in using back up vehicles perhaps not usually used.
The set up with cones on the track to help with the approach, entry, apex and exit is a good idea (as you dont have a great amount of time to really familiarize yourself with the track). However my guidance instructor, I feel was encouraging me to brake rather earlier than I thought needed into turns, and I don't feel I pushed the car as fast/hard as I could have. The usb recording showed my speeds and I feel quite sure that a ride day I completed a while ago achieved the same if not higher speeds on my bike.
The hot laps with an experienced driver in control was great though.
To be honest I enjoy driving the carts at cartmania more exciting and also find them more demanding.
10 May 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by me00 so much fun....
had a fantastic day..was such a buzz to go around the track..excellent coaching by in board co-driver..any one who is worried about them not letting you drive fast..well..they kept telling me..harder..faster..would recommend to anyone..and the passenger hot laps were even better..one of the staff mentioned theyre thinking about getting a real v8 supercar for hot laps..yes..yes..yes..lol..
8 May 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Toggy Well worth doing, what a great experience overall.
I really enjoyed this event. It was well organised and systematic. The briefing was comprehensive and you really got a feel for what it's like to drive a race car. The coach was professional and instruction was clear and concise.The Sandown track is awesome. My only negative about the experience was an apparent mechanical fault with the car when on most of the nine laps I did, it was impossible to get fifth gear. Not even the coach could get the car into fifth and as such is diminished the overall enjoyment. I believe that as soon as this fault was apparent we should have gone in and got another car and not continued in the car that was clearly faulty. There was no offer of extra laps to make up for this fault which I believe should have been made.
7 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Razzle V8 Hot Laps - 6 driving and 3 hot laps
We gave this experience to our son for his birthday and he was thrilled . We had to wait 6 months before he could experience this event as it is extremely popular.
The event is well organized and safety is top of their agenda. He enjoyed the thrill of being coached whilst driving thus allowing him to reach top speeds of 230kph and then the thrill of enjoying a top driver take him around for 3 laps, Will def do again
7 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by biggsy44 What a fantastic experience
I was immediately impressed with the admin staff who were funf riendly and helpful
The guy who debriefed was extremely informative
Hayley was an awesome coach with nervces of steele the patience of an angel (and a face to go along) an absolute delight
The directions to the venue from train station need some work i believe and there was no gate open for those on foot so i had to walk(run) a fair distance to get to the main gate
Really happy to get home and watch the dvd and all the gear change mistakes i made!!
6 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by snoop a must for any revhead
If you want to feel in control and out of control and backagain in the same instant, then this is for you, young or young at heart go for it, you won't regret it
5 May 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by jimmyd enjoyable, but 'V8 race car" power was underwhelming.
Well organised operation. Friendly staff. Good tuition before the drive regarding basic lines to take, etc, however, I found most of the useful tuition about how to adapt to the car itself was from the in car coach during the drive. It would have been much more beneficial to have that information before stepping in the car, because in my experience there is a lot to take in as it is, while you're tying to drive fast around a race track.
The car I drove was about 10 years old, and it felt it. The engine power was dissapointing, as it felt no faster than a standard V8 road car. The gearbox was diffucult to use and took a very long time to engage gears.
The 3 lap ride was good. It was in a newer faster car, although still not fast enough to raise the heart rate, it was enjoyable.
Overall, a good experience. More detailed tuition about their cars would have been very beneficial. The "thrill to dollar ratio" wasn't as high as i'd hoped so probably something I wouldn't pay to do again.
4 May 2013