PRESS INFORMATION 

Date: October 2010

6TH GEAR REVS-UP FOR CHRISTMAS - SUPERCAR DRIVING, THE PERFECT GIFT

Your choice of over 20 supercars
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Lamborghini Murcielago
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Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
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Ferrari 430 Spider  
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Aston Martin DBS - as driven by James Bond!
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Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
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DAF truck - a real favourite with women drivers!
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With an array of aspirational supercars to drive - from an Aston Martin DBS to a Lamborghini LP640 and new this year, a Porsche 911 Turbo, 6th Gear Experience offers an amazing day to remember.

Only a very few people ever get to drive cars like these, let alone own them, but 6th Gear gives you the chance to drive your choice from over 20 stunning Italian, German and British supercars.

Whatever the age, male or female, boy or girl, (see note), you can get behind the wheel and experience the awesome power, astonishing acceleration, nerve tingling sound and sheer thrill of sitting in the driving seat and pressing the accelerator.

With three great tracks available - Yorkshire in the north, Warwickshire in the Midlands and now Surrey in southern England, there’s a venue conveniently close to where you live.

Teen Track Attack for young drivers*

For youngsters aspiring to become the next Jenson Button or Lewis Hamilton, and for whom Sunday evening means being glued to TV’s Top Gear, the opportunity to stop dreaming and get driving has arrived.

6thGear Experience offers any young person - boy or girl - the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a legendary supercar.  Providing they are at least 4ft 10ins tall and can reach the pedals, they can choose between a real Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche 911 Turbo and Audi R8.

Ideal as a holiday treat, birthday and Christmas present, or even as an exam pass or other incentive, a TeenTrackAttack supercar drive is exactly that - a thrill-a-minute driving experience.

All cars feature an automatic gearbox and are very straightforward to drive, so no previous driving experience is necessary, although more confident drivers can opt to change gears using the ‘paddle shift’. Cars are also fitted with dual controls, and an experienced instructor sits alongside in the passenger seat to ensure each driver gets the maximum enjoyment in complete safety.

* Note - children can drive a selection of supercars regardless of age, providing they are over 4ft 10ins tall

Vehicles available to adults that you actually drive

There are 23 supercars and a truck to choose from, including:

Over 20 supercars - and a DAF truck - to choose from
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Radical race car - for exhilarating passenger rides
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Ariel Atom - for a hair raising experience
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Ferrari 599GTB
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Porsche 911 Turbo - new this year
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Aston Martin Vantage
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Model

Engine

Top speed

0-60mph

Price new

         

Lamborghini LP640

6.5 litre V12

215mph

3.8 seconds

£220,000

Ferrari 599GTB

6.0 litre, V12 612bhp

206mph

4.2 seconds

£220,000

Aston Martin DBS

6.0 litre, V12 510bhp

195mph

4.3 seconds

£159,500

Porsche 911 Turbo (997)

480bhp

195mph

3.3 seconds

£90,000

Audi R8

4.2 litre 414bhp

187mph

4.6 seconds

£80,000

Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

3.6 litre, 400bhp

180mph

4.4 seconds

£140,000

Radical S4 race car (passenger trips only)

300bhp

160mph

3.0 seconds

£55,000

Ariel Atom Supercharged

325bhp

150mph

2.8 seconds

£46,000

DAF XF 95 truck

480bhp

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£75,000

In-car cameras plus track side photography
New this year, all cars are now equipped with in-car cameras to record your thrill-a-second experience.  Your take-home value is enhanced with the optional video showing you driving, combined with a view from the driving seat and the speeds you attained. Track side photographs are also available to complete your experience and to ‘show your mates’!

Safety first

Every drive is supervised by a fully trained and experienced instructor, who is not only skilled at driving and controlling high performance cars, but has also been CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked for working with youngsters.  The instructor ensures that vehicle speed is controlled to match the driver’s capability.

Family friendly

Suitable for all the family, there’s plenty of action, and as well as the driving experience, ‘Hot Laps’ are available for a high-speed passenger trip in a Lamborghini with a qualified driver/instructor.  Every participant is given a certificate to mark their special drive.

Prices and availability
6th Gear driving experiences are available as gift vouchers and can be ordered on-line at: www.6thgearexperience.com or by calling 01675 470425. Also available from selected high street retailers including Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Selfridges, Asda, Boots and WH Smith.

Prices from £75 in your chosen supercar with various multi-driving packages also available.

About 6th Gear

The company was established four years ago, and will run around 65 scheduled driving experience days in 2010, in addition to special days and corporate hospitality events.  It owns 23 supercars and retains 44 part time instructors, 25 events staff and 13 full time employees.

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For more information:        
Tel: 01675 470425 or 05603 114969
Web: www.6thgearexperience.com

Issued by:
Jeremy Clarke / Sue Hitchcock
clarke@lawsonclarke.co.uk / sue.hitchcock@lawsonclarke.co.uk
Press Office, LawsonClarke PR
T: 01285 658844

Ref: SG01/2010