If you want to go fast in a car our rally rides in Essex are for you! All rally drivers have a co-pilot. They sit in the front passenger seat trying to read pace notes whilst the rally car is hurtling along jostling and jolting you all over the shop. You’ll get a little taste of this when you go on your rally passenger laps in Essex.
Luckily you won’t be given a notebook and be expected to read out stats on every bump crest and curve you’re about to encounter on these rally rides. In fact if your rally driving host closed their eyes they’d see every inch of this course they know it that well. Legend has it they even dream about the racing line and braking points. So as you will be exempt from any navigational duties it’s the chance to sit back and enjoy the ride…
Except that a ride in a rally car around this Essex stage will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Even the littlest car driven by a pro turns what should be quite a gentle everyday hatchback like the Suzuki into a rallying pitbull. It digs in it powers out of the tight corners whilst you’re being held down in your seat by the harness.
Same with the Mini Cooper S passenger rides. You’d think a car like this would prefer to just pootle along the city streets but no. It’s an all wheel drive rally pocket rocket in the hands of an expert. Again your driver will be flinging the Mini around the track. Then there’s the chance to go proper old school with the Sierra Cosworth passenger rides. This is rear wheel drive rallying at its best and it’ll take your right back to the 80s!
For the ultimate in passenger rides it’s got to be the Subaru. This car is the stuff of legends. It grips like glue on the loose gravel when most cars would be scrabbling to get any traction at all. Gracefully skimming along the course the dust will certainly be flying as you ride the ride. It’s eye-wateringly fast and what the expression white knuckle was invented for.
Take your pick of cars for these rally rides and get ready to realise just what it’s like to be in a proper rally driving car on a proper rally course!