All I want for Christmas is… High-speed thrills in Hampshire!

Searching for inspiration for what to buy the petrol-head in your life? Then search no further… Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire has a Santa’s sackful of Christmas gift ideas, all of which involve high-speed high-jinks around Britain’s fastest racetrack.

Catering to all ages and abilities, Thruxton’s hugely popular driving experiences guarantee a high-octane day out of the very highest order – both on and off-road – where the cars are most definitely the stars.

The latest Ford Mustang – the ultimate American muscle car – is the newest addition to Thruxton’s impressive fleet and perfectly complements the other offerings in the stable, which houses an awful lot of horses indeed.

There is an Italian stallion in the shape of Ferrari’s 458 Spider – scarlet red, naturally – as well as a bevy of quintessentially British beauties. The elegant Jaguar F-Type SVR looks quick just sat still, while the carbon-fibre McLaren 570S is a magnificent piece of machinery that boasts the highest power-to-weight ratio in its class.

If James Bond is more your style, the speed and sophistication of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 awaits. Around Thruxton’s flat-out sweepers, it’ll be sure to leave you feeling shaken, not stirred.

Teutonic engineering perfection can be found in both the Porsche Cayman and Audi R8, or for budding Lewis Hamiltons, a Formula Renault single-seater racing car – similar to that in which the six-time Formula 1 World Champion first earned his motorsport spurs – offers an edge-of-the-seat glimpse of life in the fast lane.

Juniors – aged 12 and above and at least 4ft10in (1.47m) tall – can learn all the essential skills and basic techniques required to stay safe on the road, whilst Thruxton’s state-of-the-art skid pan and purpose-built 4×4 facility pose an altogether different challenge when it comes to car control.

Experiences start from as little as £69 right up to the all-encompassing Ultimate Supercar Driving Experience, which includes driving time in a range of supercars, sportscars and racing cars plus high-speed passenger blasts. Whatever you choose, an unforgettable white-knuckle ride is guaranteed.

All experiences begin with expert tuition from fully-qualified racing instructors – with the option to jump in alongside former F1 and Le Mans racer and Top Gear TV star Tiff Needell in his ‘sideways special’ BMW M4.

All driving experiences can be purchased as an open gift voucher valid for one year, allowing the lucky recipient to book a date convenient to them. Not sure what to buy? Monetary gift vouchers – beginning at just £50 – allow the recipient to choose the driving experience themselves.

More information can be found at www.thruxtonracing.co.uk/experiences or by calling 01264 882222

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