V8 Drive and Back Seat Hot Laps Combo - 9 Laps – Melbourne

Sandown Raceway, VIC



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  • Drive a real V8 race car
  • Jump in the back seat for some fast hot laps
  • Be driven by a professional race driver

Experience this exhilarating V8 race car driving event where you actually get to DRIVE a V8 race car on a championship race track This experience combines 6 driving laps with 3 hot laps at an International Raceway. This is the ultimate V8 race package.

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Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • You drive 6 laps
  • 3 back seat hot laps
  • Use of race suit and helmet
  • Driver briefing, held before the race event

Your V8 race car drive day begins as you register at reception prior to your pre-drive tuition. This will prepare you for driving a race prepared V8 race car with information on handling the car, cornering, braking and the track map. You are then ushered to pit lane and fitted with your own race suit and helmet. Prior to your drive, you'll be asked whether you would prefer an automatic or manual (except WA), Ford or Holden to drive.

You are then strapped in behind the wheel, introduced to your personal in-car coach and off you go for your drive of a lifetime! Through an intercom system built into the helmets, your in-car coach will encourage you through your drive with advice on gear changes and brake points so that you can drive fast and safely. While not a race, there are no limits on speed and overtaking is common during this thrilling drive experience!

Once you have completed the driving component its time to complete 3 hot laps. You will be strapped into the back seat of a specially designed V8 race car. A professional race driver will have you travelling at ridiculous speeds while talking you through the experience via an intercom fitted helmet.

On the Day

Session Length

  • This is a 2-3 hour event which includes your briefing and drive
  • Race days are held throughout the year on set dates

Numbers on the Day

Your briefing will be held in a group of approximately 20-25 people


Call weather check on 0400226219 from 7am on event day for weather conditions

Dress Code

Please wear comfortable clothing and flat soled shoes on the day such as runners

Other Info

In the event of an accident you will be liable to cover the first $3000 towards the repair costs of the car.

... and Importantly


  • Minimum and maximum height limit of 135cm-194cm with max weight at 130-135kg
  • You need to be 18 and hold your P-plate license at a minimum
  • There are no automatic cars available in WA
  • All participants must be drug and alcohol free
  • Participants who arrive on the day of their experience and do not adhere to these guidelines will forfeit their experience

Please note there is an excess paid to the experience provider in the event of any damage caused to the car.


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy. Please note that cancellation and reschedule fees may apply.