Bloggers in Supercars – 6th Gear Driving Experiences

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  • November 17, 2008
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

Yesterday I was invited to attend what is probably the first time a group of bloggers has been let loose in £1 million worth of supercars.

Organised by 6th Gear Driving Experiences the day involved myself, Al Carlton, Dave Naylor, Kieron Donoghue and Chris Garrett.

Driving Experiences

We arrived at 10.30 and started off being a passenger in a Range Rover so we could get some tips and get a feel for the track.

Next I was let loose in the 191mph Lamborghini Gallardo which was super fast. After the instructor had told me to stop changing gear at 4000 rpm and take it to 7000 rpm it got even faster. Being 4 wheel drive you could take corners at ridiculous speeds.

Lamborghinis

Next up was a few laps in an Aston Martin DB9 and the V8 Vantage. Both cars were fantastic but not quite up to the Gallardos standard.

To give us an indication of how things should be done were were taken round the track for 2 laps in a Caterham driven by an ex touring car driver. Nothing feels as fast as the Caterham because it’s pretty much just an engine and 4 wheels. The driver takes you right to the limit and is fighting to keep the car under control at all times.

Finally we had another fast lap in the passenger seat of the 640bhp BMW M3 CSL. Probably the fastest saloon car you can buy. The driver had it going nicely sideways at one stage and we couldn’t decide whether it was intentional or not.

The whole day was pretty much perfect and we will certainly be going back. It’s the end of the season now but 6th Gear are planning another bloggers day in March so keep an eye out.

If you are looking for a Christmas gift then 6th Gear do driving experience vouchers for £89 – a perfect present for anybody who likes cars.

Chris Garrett

More photos to follow later in the week. Other peoples write ups are below:

PS – I’ve now sold my car to the nice guys at buy my car.

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