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Ever wanted to steer a V8 without worrying about the red and blues in the mirror?!

Below you'll learn all about what we can offer you to get you out there safely doing just that!

Session Times

We offer a 12.15pm and 2.15pm sessions for driving packages on eligible Tuesdays and Thursdays (The only days we operate). sessions are generally run in groups of 7-8 people so please allow for this when selecting. NZV8 Touring Car Hot laps are held at 1pm followed by OZ Walkinshaw Touring Car Hot laps at 2pm.

Purchased Gift Vouchers MUST be redeemed within 12 months and can be booked via the ‘Book Now’ tab above by recipient. All vouchers on special are valid for 6 months.

We do not accept expired vouchers or refunds

    Corporate Days, Group Bookings, Girls Day Out, Stag Do, Team Building

    Our team at V8 SuperDrive can create an event to suit your budget and branding requirements. We can cater for you and your attendees with various options and packages. Prices are available on application and are calculated to requirements. BBQ and Pizza Oven facilities, Competitions, and Corporate Box all Available upon requestInter - changeable package options – These include our Drive a V8 experience, Ultimate Superdrive experience, NZV8 Hotlaps and also Hotlaps in our Walkinshaw V8 SuperTourer!Video recording and merchandise available.

    If this sounds like something you might like to do with some friends or your team, contact us!

      Contact US
      Drivers and Crew

      Get to know who's looking after you on the day.

      Chris Hyde - Driver/Instructor/Owner

      Chris Hyde is our head instructor and owner of V8 Superdrive.Chris has a wealth of experience as a professional driver over the years with a few titles under his belt which include: NZ Kart champ. RX7 Champ, Formula Ford and Formula 5000 Tasman Champion, along with a lot of other types of racing in NZ and overseas. He loves sharing his love for the sport to others and everyday is an adventure.

        Niquita Peters - Office Manager/ Ground Crew

        Niquita is our Office Manager, she plays an essential role at V8 SuperDrive. She not only looks after the needs of the instructors, she manages the drive day lists while getting you safely buckled up and ready for your experience. Niquita has taken over the role of all our office duties. If you have any issues with vouchers etc., please don’t hesitate to call Niquita as she is lovely to deal with and is a key member of our team. It would be safe to say … V8 SuperDrive wouldn’t be the same without her.

        Blair Smith - Driver Instructor

        Blair Smith is one of V8 SuperDrives highly experienced instructors. Blair has many years experience in motorsport and championships with Formula Ford, Formula Brabham and RX7 – not to mention Bathurst twice on the list ! Blair enjoys sharing his experiences and knowledge to give you the full experience of what it’s like to be a driver or passenger of one of our Race Prepared V8’s! Blairs been with us for many years now and we’re proud to have him on our team.

        The Cars

        Choose your preferred race prepared weapon for your experience.

        See what some of our customers have had to say...

        I got to do that for a birthday one was super cool to do, I still have the in car video.

        Barrey Pope

        I can and will totaly recomend this. My trip round the track was one of the most epic and so much fun...Please everyone you should buy 2 just coz 1 just isnt enough.

        Jason Fraser

        Blair took my 2 sons out for some hot laps. It was great that Blair is such an experienced driver. The boys had a fantastic time and are very keen to do it again!

        Jen Cope

        Just got home from finally getting around to using a voucher I had for 5 laps - probably one of the best things I've ever done. Niquita was a professional friendly face making sure everything ran smoothly and Chris gave a great introduction before we got started. I had Blair as my instructor and he was excellent as well - calm and reassuring and made sure I got the most out of my time. I can't wait to come back.

        Tom Vincent

        Most amazing experience of my life, owner is amazing at his job and if ya plan on getting one as a gift get one for yourself too!!! Worth every cent.

        Morfey Pastos

        Best experience ive ever had doing laps in the commodore v8 , Chris Hyde is the most experienced race car driver and trainer ive ever seen at ruapuna , i can only imaging how man laps he has done , his other driver trainers are equally as competant , i reccomend this driving experience to anyone private or corporate , a 15 out of 10 from me ...

        Murray Chapman


        Have a questions about that we do, or how we run? You might find the answer here in our frequently asked questions:

        How do I buy a V8 Superdrive gift Voucher?

        You can purchase a voucher for our V8 Superdrive experience directly from our website, and have your voucher emailed within a few minutes. Or alternatively come out to the track and purchase one off us direct at the raceshop.

        Can I use a credit card?

        You are welcome to pay for your V8 Superdrive experience with a credit card, as this is the quickest way for us to process your payment and send you your voucher. We accept most debit cards, Visa and Mastercard or direct bank deposits, we also now accept Humm (formerly Oxipay)

        What do I need to bring with me on the day?

        On the day of your V8 Superdrive experience, you need to be sure to bring with you your voucher, and sports shoes/trainers. No voucher, No drive.

        What do I need to wear?

        Something comfortable. We provide you with a racing suit on the day, balaclava and helmet. Again sport shoes/trainers as footwear.

        Is there an age limit?

        We are fairly flexible when it comes to age, the most important thing is safety, so you will need to be able to fit into our 5 point harness. We have catered to a large range of ages from around 7-8 years old right up to 106 years!!

        What about a weight/ height limit?

        As bodies are made of all shapes and sizes, it is hard for us to determine a maximum weight and height. If you have any concerns about this, feel free to come out to the track one day and we would be more than happy to do a trial run with you.

        Can we bring friends to watch?

        You are welcome to bring as many people along with you to watch your experience on the day as you like, however all spectators are required to observe the action from the designated viewpoints allocated by our staff.

        How long does the day take?

        We run two groups during the day. 12pm and 2.15pm, plus some Hotlaps over the day. We start with sign in at the office, then theory in the classroom. After that everyone does the x2 laps reconnaissance laps, then you get to drive. Most groups are about x8 in size and we run up to x3 vehicles at a time. So you should be done within 2-3 hours. In saying that there is a bit of waiting around over that time… but it’s worth the wait.

        How early do I need to get there?

        Just turn up 15 minutes before your due time of booking. 12pm booking = 11.45pm etc.

        How do I book my voucher in?

        Call us to book. All our available dates are on the front page of the website to check the give us a call with a date that's available and may be suitable for you and well try to book you in. Call on 03 349 6066

        Are our Instructors experienced?

        Yes all our instructors are past or present pro drivers, with many NZ and international titles (See above).

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