Ferrari Driving Experiences
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Quite probably the most famous sports car maker in the world, pretty much everyone would like to drive a Ferrari. If you’re trying to choose a Ferrari driving experience for someone and you don’t know the different Ferrari drives that you can buy, you might be worried about making a mistake. Don’t worry, read our guide to Ferrari driving experiences further down the page here to help you choose the best driving experience for your Ferrari fan. All of the Ferrari driving experiences we recommend are listed here.
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Probably the most popular Ferrari in recent years, nearly all venues offer a 360 Modena as a Ferrari driving experience, it’s THAT popular It’s a lovely car, with a crisp V8 engine and the good thing about it is that because there are quite a few of them available, you’ll always be able to find somewhere close by offering a Ferrari driving experience. Not only that. you’ll often be able to take advantage of some of the special deals available for mid-week driving experiences and save some money too. There are two versions available, a hard top and a ‘spider’ convertible. They both drive pretty much the same, so don’t worry too much about that part. Paddle shifts are in the vast majority of Ferrari 360 Modenas
A rare car now, the ‘Strad’ as it’s nicknamed by instructors is a personal favourite of mine. It’s a model for Ferrari you’d choose if you were buying a driving experience for a keen driver and a big Ferrari fan and I’d go as far as saying it’s probably one for the keen Ferrari enthusiast and not suitable for everyone. Stradales were the model made in very limited numbers for Ferrari’s one make ‘Challenge’ series and as such have been modified for racing. It has lots of lovely carbon fibre inside to save weight and authentic racing seats finished in Alcantara. There are no carpets, just a bare black painted floor. The gearbox software is uprated for faster gearshifts, the chassis is lowered and the brakes are high performance carbon ceramic. It’s a hard core Ferrari drive and perfect for serious Ferrari fans
A Ferrari with the engine in the front. The 599 is a big, big Ferrari with a monster of an engine and one of my personal favourites. It’s the V12 from the Ferrari Enzo, which is the top line Ferrari, so it has a huge amount of power. I’d be the first to say that it’s not the prettiest of Ferraris, with some unusual angles to it, but it has a huge presence and when you see it on track it’s an intimidating car in the mirror. Like the Astons, it has the gearbox mounted in the back for balance. All 599′s have a paddle shift gearbox, so you can’t drive a manual one. BUT, the paddle shift in the 599 is brilliant. There are a wide range of modes to choose from, but your instructor will help you with the settings and the gearshift is simply lightning fast. The engine is simply amazing for such a big car and every time I drive one, I always end up with a big grin on my face, such is the way that it delivers the power.
Probably the best thing about the 599 if you’re choosing a Ferrari driving experience is that it’s a versatile car. It’s easy enough to drive if you Ferrari fan isn’t a very hard or experienced driver, but at the same time, if you’re choosing a Ferrari experience for a hard core, knowledgeable Ferrari fan, it’s just as tough as the Stradale with super quick pace. All in all, a great all rounder for a Ferrari driving experience.
Replacement for the 360 Modena, it has sharper handling, a faster paddle gearshift and a lovely deep exhaust note. Again, nearly always a paddle shift, like all modern Ferraris, it’s super-agile with a great chassis. It’s available as a hard top and ‘spyder’ convertible versions, but both drive exactly the same, so don’t worry about which one to choose.
The 458 is the replacement for the F430 and it’s now just becoming available at driving experience venues across the UK, but still not quite everywhere. You’ll probably have to travel to find a 458 and to be honest, unless your Ferrari driver is a particularly hardperson to please, you could save a small amount by choosing a 360 Modena or F430. But if they’re a real Ferrari fan and into the marque, you’ll really impress them by choosing this car. It’s had simply rave reviews from the motoring press and it’s so rare, I haven’t been able to get my backside into one just yet, something that will be changing in January!
The very latest front engined Ferrari and the car that all the motoring journalists are writing about. As far as we are aware, there is only one place in the UK where you can buy a Ferrari California driving experience right now and that is at Thruxton Motorsport Centre. The California is the baby brother to the 599 GTB and while that sounds like it won’t be as good to drive, the lightweight engine and body make the car super-agile and great fun to drive. Personally, I have a I love for front engined Ferraris that dates back to the original Ferrari Daytona when I as a small child, so I’ve a soft spot for this one.