Date: November 2011


A wide choice of supercars including
the Ferrari 458 Italia
Andy Cummings (left) and Simon George,
directors of 6th Gear
Truck driving with 6th Gear
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Longcross Proving Ground, Surrey -
one of five 6th Gear circuits
The 6th Gear Media Centre
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Driving a supercar such as the latest Ferrari 458 is an elusive dream for many people, and now you can make their dream come true on a tailored event, thanks to the UK’s leading provider of supercar driving experience days, 6th Gear Experience.

With an amazing collection of over 30 cars to choose from at five great circuits around the country, you really can turn dreams into reality with a 6th Gear driving experience event.

The brand is increasingly active in the corporate events market, and from just a few people enjoying an incentive/reward experience, through to a full package of activities for several hundred, 6th Gear can help meet the objectives of any occasion.

And with quality in-house catering and on-course and in-car video and photography, 6th Gear will help ensure that every guest is certain to experience a really memorable day.

Over 30 supercars to choose from

The array is positively mouth-watering and includes the range topping Aston Martin DBS as well as all the current production models from this famous British manufacturer.  Lamborghini is represented by the legendary Murcielago LP640 and a fleet of smaller hard and soft top Gallardos.  The six car Ferrari line-up includes the stunning 458 Italia as well as the rare 360 Challenge Stradale.  In addition, 6th Gear offers the stunning Audi R8 in both manual and semi-automatic, as well as the iconic Porsche 997 Turbo.  The supercharged Ariel Atom is ever popular with its 0-60mph time of just 3 seconds, while recent additions include the mighty Nissan GTR and Ford Focus RS.

And if none of these get your guests’ adrenaline pumping, how about putting them behind the wheel of a 38 ton DAF truck complete with 40ft trailer?

(Interestingly, truck driving is particularly popular with female drivers who account for over 80% of all bookings!)

Several of the cars feature an automatic gearbox and are very straightforward to drive, so can either be driven in ‘auto’ or you can opt to change gears using the ‘paddle shift’.  Manual shift cars are also available, and no previous supercar driving experience is necessary.

A choice of five great circuits

6th Gear Experience operates from five superb tracks: in the south at Longcross Proving Ground near Chertsey, Surrey, in the Midlands at Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire and Prodrive near Kenilworth, in the east at Blyton Park’s new circuit in Lincolnshire, and in the north from Elvington, York.

Creating the perfect event for any business or social occasion, 6th Gear Experience will help tailor everything to each client’s exacting requirements.

Safety first

All guests are accompanied by a fully trained race instructor and every supercar is equipped with dual brake pedals.  Before driving their chosen car, everyone is also given an instructor driven demonstration lap and in-car briefing.

Family friendly facilities

Family, friends or business colleagues are always welcome at 6th Gear’s events, and as well as spectating, guests can also drive a supercar on the day providing they bring their driving licence.  Quality catering is available undercover, and a state-of-the art media centre offers full colour professional in-car photographs and video footage within the package cost.  Helicopter tours of the venues are also available subject to weather conditions.

Full details about the company are available at:

About 6th Gear Experience Ltd

Founded in 2006 the company employs 20 full time and some 100 part time staff, and has its head office in the West Midlands.

With a fleet of 30 supercars, seven double-decker race car transporters and a Bell JetRanger helicopter, 6th Gear Experience expects to cater for 60,000 customers in 2012, up from 45,000 in 2011.

For more information about 6th Gear Experience events, please telephone Hannah Whitehouse: 01675 433807.  You can also follow us on Twitter @6gearexperience and ‘like us’ on Facebook.

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Ref: SG02/2011