What is a McLaren Driving Experience?
The power behind Formula 1 motorsport champions like Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, McLaren are made and founded in Britain, with a legacy dating back to 1963 that puts it in good reckoning with Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini. With Driving Experience, you have the chance to experience the power and excitement of these British supercars that have made motor racing history.
Our range of fantastic McLaren supercars available for driving experience days includes the MP4-12 GT3 racing car. Just hearing the unbridled growl of the V8 as you sit in the cockpit is enough to get your engines running. This supercar built for victors packs 496 bhp, achieving speeds in excess of 180 mph. As you feel all the bumps, twists and turns a racing driver experiences, you will feel like a winner yourself.
For those with a real need for speed, we offer the 720S driving experience day. It is by far the fastest of all McLaren’s fleet of vehicles, capable of an unbeatable 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds, and a jaw dropping top speed of 212mph. We have many famous race track and circuit track venues, including Brands Hatch and Dunsfold Park, the home of Top Gear, available for you to take this magnificent beast of motorsport to the track.
Equally impressive is the 720S’ little brother, the 570S. With a 3.8-litre V8 engine powering it from 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds, this baby definitely won’t be put in the corner when it gives out top speeds of 210 mph and 570 bhp.
Our fully qualified instructors are on hand at all of our driving experience days to give you your safety briefing, so you can be assured of maximum fun and total peace of mind. Your little F1 champ in waiting can get in on the action too, as we offer our Junior McLaren driving experiences - a fantastic birthday or Christmas gift that’ll make them talk of the playground for many months afterwards.
Now’s your chance to get in pole position with our McLaren days on Driving Experience - browse through our complete listings above, then simply purchase your 10-month gift voucher or pick an available time and date from our regularly updated events calendar.
How to book a Mclaren Driving Experience
There are two easy ways for you to purchase a McLaren Driving Experience on Driving Experience. You can either purchase one of our driving experience days as a 10-month gift voucher or book directly onto a date of your choice.
If you cannot see any dates on the voucher page, then simply e-mail or call us and our customer service team can give you the most up to date availability. If you wish to make a bespoke package, or are interested in making one of our driving experiences into a group event or corporate event, please contact us by going to our corporate days page and filling in our enquiry form.
Essential booking information for McLaren Driving Experiences
If you buy an open gift voucher for a McLaren package, the standard validity period to use the voucher is 10 months. However, please make sure you check this first, as some McLaren vouchers and special offers may have a shorter or longer validity.
If you are booking directly onto a date for a driving experience, please note that you are making a booking request, and the date and time that you choose will still be subject to availability.
We usually confirm bookings within 48 hours, but we ask that you do not make any arrangements in conjunction with your booking request until you have received your final confirmation email. The receipt we send you after making a booking request is not your confirmation.
Other important things to consider when purchasing driving experiences for the McLaren is that the driver meets all requirements in terms of age, weight, height and driving licence. These requirements are unique to each driving experience, so please ensure you have read the important information thoroughly.
If an experience is for junior drivers only, we will usually mention this in the name of the package, but not in all cases. If you place a booking for a driving experience, and the driver doesn’t meet the requirements on the day, then it is unlikely they will be able to drive the vehicle, in which case they will be offered a passenger ride.
In Profile: The McLaren 720S
Since establishing their production centre in Woking, Surrey back in 2010, the 720S has proved to be one of McLaren’s most popular models in their fleet of supercars. Succeeding the 650S, it was first unveiled in 2017 at the Geneva Motor Show. It is lighter yet more rigid than its predecessor, largely thanks to its carbon chassis, kitted out with the latest M840T engine with a twin-turbo V8 engine which allows for superior handling and performance.
Under guidance of your instructor, you could reach speeds of up to 120 mph in this car at certain track venues. The maximum top speed limit may vary from venue to venue, due to variations in track length, but you will still be able to experience the smooth and perfectly executed acceleration, braking, and cornering on the shorter tracks as you do on the longer tracks.
Take a look below to see the other brilliant McLaren models we have available for experience days on Driving Experience:
McLaren MP4 12c
McLaren 650S Spider
McLaren MP4-12C GT3