Take one very fast car add a professional driver with nerves of steel and you’ve got yourself a thrilling chauffeured hot lap experience! These hot laps are offered at a variety of circuits around the country so there’s always somewhere to ride near you!
We all know what it’s like when you’ve got friends or family in the car with you as passengers. Whoever decides to take the hot seat to actually drive and chauffeur the others is probably letting themselves in for lots of heckling and back seat driving. Passengers just can’t seem to help themselves and end up calling out things like: ‘Mind that car’ and ‘Red light ahead’. So annoying.
On these hot laps there’s no time for any of that kind of talk. No sooner will you have clunk-clicked into the seatbelt and said hello you’ll be pushed back into your seat with the sheer force of the acceleration. As you try desperately to adjust to the unreal speeds and your eyes attempt to take in everything around you you’ll soon realise just why they call them ‘hot laps’. It’s an intense on the edge of control type of sensation that can’t be beaten.
As you sit there trying not to grip onto the side of the seat with your hands you’ll appreciate what it feels like to be a proper co-driver. We’ve all seen onboard footage inside cars on the telly but it really doesn’t do justice to the incredible feeling of power and acceleration. It’s so far removed from your every day car journey that the voyage home from the circuit will feel well a little pedestrian to say the least.
So which cars are capable of hotting up the tarmac on these laps? All your favourites are in there from the very sleek and stylish Aston to the Japanese racing ninja that is the Impreza. The full line up can vary on the day but there’s sure to be a gleaming motor that you will be excited to take your passenger ride in.
Being chauffeured on these hot lap experiences definitely doesn’t mean it’s going to be a sedate passenger ride. Prepare to whizz around the track at speeds that are just impossible (and illegal!) on the public roads. So get booked in the cars are all ready and waiting to show you just what they can do. And quite impressive it all is too!