• A high speed passenger ride in a rally spec Subaru Impreza rear wheel drive
• Driven by a race professional
• The ride will last approximately four minutes
• Helmet provided
What Can I Expect
Twists, turns, bumps and burns - enjoy them all on a high speed rally passenger ride that's better than any theme park ride! The recipe for automotive thrills is simple. Take one powerful Subaru rally car, one expert rally driver and your choice of venue in Hampshire or Wiltshire and you've got yourself an experience as a rally co-pilot!
Of course, you can drive these fantastic cars for yourself, but to get the full-on rally feel a ride as a passenger can't be beaten, as the driver will be pulling out all the stops and speeding around the course like a pro. And that's because they are professional rallyers! In fact, many of them have competed to very high level, including the British and even World Rally Championships.
The cars aren't too shabby either. You'll be a passenger in a fully rally race prepped Subaru Impreza RA for your ride. The car is all wheel drive or rear wheel drive (this centre has specially adapted versions for more slide) and has been completely stripped out to be as lightweight as possible, with FIA approved roll cage, competition harnesses and bucket seats. Underneath the car boasts competition suspension, dump valve and limited slip differential too - essential in rallying. Riding as a passenger, you will soon find out just how these mechanical tweaks turn this production car that you see on the roads into a true motoring monster.
So there you are, standing in the paddock, full face helmet on (complete with proper rally-style intercom) waiting your turn. Suddenly there's a screech of brakes, a burble from the idling hot engine and the passenger door is flung open. It's time for your ride! Climb in, say hi and before you can ask how fast the Subaru goes, you've hooned it out of the pits an you can answer your own question. Your eyes will have trouble adjusting to the speed and before you know it, you'll be going rather elegantly sideways, when you thought cars were just meant to go forward and backwards!
Your rally passenger ride lasts four minutes, which might not sound very long, but believe us, at these speeds you'll be covering serious ground as you test the cars suspension and 280bhp engine to the max, with the pro driver taking the Subaru to the rev on the gravel stage track at Castle Combe. Enjoy the ride!
• Available on selected days between March and October
• Morning and afternoon sessions are available
• Minimum age is 14
• Minimum height is 4'11''
• Under 16's must have an adult in attendance at all times
• Long sleeves and long trousers must be worn with flat soled shoes
• Spectators are welcome
• Spectators under 16 must be supervised at all times
• Refreshments are available for purchase all through the day
• Guests are advised to bring warm clothing
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• Castle Combe, Wiltshire