Get in to the driver’s seat with a V8 experience in Melbourne. There’s nothing quite like the rush of tearing around the track in one of these supercars and Sandown Raceway is a fantastic place to do it.
What is the best V8 experience in Melbourne for thrill seekers?
With a number of Melbourne V8 experiences to choose from, it’s easy to find an option that suits you. Those looking the ultimate rush will enjoy a drive and hot laps combo.
This gives you the chance to drive a few laps yourself before a racing driver takes the wheel and gives you a front seat view of what a pro is capable of. You’ll feel the g-force and be blown away by the speeds they travel around the circuit.
The cars used at Sandown Raceway (Holden Commodores and Monaros) are the most powerful 450hp V8 race cars available to drive in Australia, so you can be sure this as thrilling as it gets. With Supercar 6-pot brakes, racing slicks, Bilstein suspension and a Racing gearbox, plus supreme handling, this is as close as the average person can get to being a race driver.
At this track you can even choose a 9 Lap Combo with hot laps by Australian V8 legend John Bowe. Drive 6 laps yourself with a personal CAMS experienced coach in the passenger seat and enjoy 3 hot laps, driven at full pelt by ‘JB’.
What to wear when doing V8 experiences in Melbourne?
On the day of your V8 experience you should wear clothes appropriate for weather and a comfortable pair of enclosed shoes (running shoes/joggers are ideal). It’s also worth thinking about staying sun safe, so bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses on hot sunny days.
You don’t need to worry about buying anything other than your experience, as all your racing clothing and safety equipment, such as overalls and helmet will be supplied on the day.
How long will it take?
You should allow up to three hours for most experiences, but please check with the experience provider if you timing is a potential issue for you. The amount of time spent on the track will depend on the product you choose. If you want to maximise your driving experience then the 11 Lap Combo (with 8 laps driving and 3 laps riding) would be a good choice. On the other hand, if you just want a brief taste of the track, you could jump in the front seat for 3 exhilarating hot laps in the front seat.
Most V8 experiences run in a similar way and the first thing you’ll do on arrival is the registration process. Don’t forget to take your driver’s licence (check the exact requirements ahead of booking) and booking confirmation along with you on the day.
With registration out of the way, you’ll be given a briefing from a driver/instructor, covering everything you need to know, including safety and awareness, and have the chance to ask any questions you may have. You’ll also be supplied with all the necessary racing gear before getting strapped in to the vehicle.
Whether you’ve chosen a driving experience, hot laps or a combination of the two, prepare to be amazed. You may have travelled in some pretty fast cars in the past, but a professional driver taking a V8 supercar around the track at full pelt is sure to take your breath away and really get the blood pumping.
Where can I find great deals on V8 experiences Melbourne online?
Check the full range of V8 experiences in Melbourne and read the product descriptions for further information about what to expect on the day.
You can easily sort the selection by lowest price, highest, popularity and intensity, or filter by price range if you prefer. Whatever option you choose, hitting top speed at this legendary circuit is sure to be an experience you’ll never forget.
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