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Mid-engined. Rear-wheel drive. Two seats…

The legendary Lotus Elise has long been heralded one of the finest sports cars money can buy, and now it’s your turn to drive one as part of our Lotus Driving Experience!

Beginning with some sighting laps followed by a warm-up session in a Ford Fiesta Zetec S with your instructor, it’ll soon be time to jump into the low-slung cockpit of this British sports car for the ride of your life around this famous 1.85-mile circuit.

The day concludes with a group debrief and certificate presentation with a prize on offer for ‘driver of the day’!


  • 3.5 hours total
  • 8 driving laps (inc. in/out lap)
  • 20.4 miles covered


  • Ford Fiesta Zetec S
  • Lotus Elise

More Info

  • All instructors are ARDS registered with a wealth of racing experience
  • Driving Experiences can either be bought for a specific date or as an open voucher
  • All vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase

Why book with Castle Combe Circuit?

Buy a Lotus Driving Experience voucher.

Buy a Voucher

Course Structure

  • Group briefing inc. details of how to drive the 'racing line'
  • Sighting laps in Castle Combe course cars in groups with your instructor driving
  • Driving laps - your turn to drive Castle Combe Circuit as it is on race days - no extra chicanes or speed restrictions!
  • Individual driving analysis with your instructor
  • Group debrief and certificate presentation with a prize on offer for the 'Drive of the Day'!

Do you have to have a full driving licence to take part?
Yes and it must be a current licence (unless on the Startline Courses which are targeted towards children aged 12-16yrs before they take their driving test. Click here for details).

Is there an age limit?
No, as long as you have a full UK driving licence.

Are Spectators welcome?

Yes, full catering and toilet facilities are available with covered viewing areas accessible via the Strawford Centre and outdoor viewing areas around the track.

The Cars

Ford Fiesta Zetec S

  • Top speed - 120 mph
  • 0-60 - 9.6sec
  • Power - 118 bhp

Lotus Elise

  • Top speed - 126 mph
  • 0-60 - 5.7 sec
  • Power - 126 bhp

The Instructors

  • All are accredited members of the Association of Racing Driver Schools (ARDS) and complete annual license reviews

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