The famous Ford Gran Torino is a renowned American muscle car produced between 1968-1976. Even though it was built and sold in the US, the car was named after Turin, a city in Italy, considered to be ‘the Italian Detroit’. In 1972 the Torino had a revamp with three new models being added to the fleet, one of which was the Gran Torino.
The particular model that we offer to book for driving experiences at venues across the UK here at TrackDays is the 1974 model, perhaps best known to fans of the popular US 70s cop show Starsky & Hutch which it starred in, and which we’ve kitted out in the same distinctive red and white striped livery as its on screen counterpart.
The experience packages we offer it for to be booked onto includes the single Ford Gran Torino Blast, or it can be driven alongside as many as five other famous cars of the big and small screen with our Movie Car packages which offer great value and an experience behind the wheel you’ll never forget.
You’ll be surprised just how powerful the Gran Torino is when you take to the wheel of it. It is powered by a large 400cc V8 engine that produces 168 bhp, which is very impressive for a car built in the 70s, with achievable top speeds of 140 mph and acceleration from 0 - 60 mph in 8.1 seconds.
You may buy a Driving Experience in one of two ways. You may either buy a 10-month open gift certificate for one of our driving experience days or book straight onto an available day using our events calendar.
If no dates are available on the voucher page, please e-mail or phone us and our customer service staff will provide you with the most up-to-date information. If you'd like to create a custom package, or if you'd want to turn one of our driving experiences into a group or corporate event, please visit our corporate days page and fill out our contact form.
Driving Experiences: Important Booking Information
If you purchase an open gift certificate for a package, the voucher's normal validity term is 10 months. Please double-check this first, since certain coupons and special offers may have a shorter or longer validity period than others.
If you schedule a driving experience on a certain day, please keep in mind that you are making a reservation request, and the date and time you choose are still subject to availability.
We typically confirm reservations within 48 hours, however we ask that you wait until you get your final confirmation email before making any plans related to your booking request. The confirmation we give you when you submit a booking request is not the same as the receipt we send you.
Another essential factor to consider when buying driving experiences is that the driver fulfils all age, weight, height, and driving licence criteria. Because each driving experience has its own set of needs, please read the essential information carefully.
If an experience is exclusively for younger drivers, we will generally indicate it in the package name, although this is not always the case. If you arrange a driving experience and the driver does not satisfy the criteria on the day of the experience, it is doubtful that they will be allowed to drive the car, and they will be given a passenger trip instead.
We provide a variety of junior experiences.