Be it a birthday or Christmas, some people are super-hard to buy for – but if there is a petrolhead in your life, you can give them the chance to drive a V8 Supercar.
Gift vouchers are available for the V8 Supercars Official Driving Experience on the Gold Coast – that’s a chance for anyone with a street licence to drive a V8 Supercar.
Prepared by actual V8 Supercar engineers and mechanics, the V8 Ford Falcons and Holden Commodores at the Norwell Motorplex offer a chance to drive a V8 Supercar, just like those currently contesting the 2016 series.
There are several racing options on offer at the 2.1km Norwell Motorplex track, with the fan favourite being the true V8 Supercar experience.
However, if your favourite petrolhead isn’t up to that experience first-time – or your bank balance – you could provide the chance of riding for a few laps with one of the race-winning instructors.
If that whets the appetite for them to drive a V8 Supercar, the next step is a session where they actually learn to drive a V8 Supercar, with full training provided before they hit the track.
Many happy customers don’t just stop at one Gold Coast V8 experience – one lifetime experience – they come back time and time again. And often, the chance to drive a V8 Supercar becomes putting a group together and a chance to drive a V8 Supercar and race with mate.
The Norwell Motorplex range of ‘drive a V8 Supercar’ experiences, allows for all the above possibilities, with all packages including full briefing, use of a race suit and helmet, and the chance to hit the track in a race-prepared Holden or Ford.
Bathurst-winning racer Paul Morris, owns the Norwell Motorplex, which is a full defensive driving school as well as hosting the chance to drive a V8 Supercar. His drive a V8 Supercar experience is the first and only one to be officially endorsed by V8 Supercars.
Learning to drive a V8 Supercar is a great gift for a thrill seeker, but it is also the chance to pick up skills that, if used sensibly after the session, can make a very real improvement to everyday driving behaviour.
So, if the speed demon in your life fancies themselves as the next Jamie Whincup or Mark Winterbottom, a gift voucher that allows them to drive a V8 Supercar could give them a chance to find out if they have the talent to go further in motorsport – or simply make a dream come true.