Ford and Prodrive have just teamed up to offer ‘Drive Unlimited’, a unique, exhilarating four-in-one track day experience.
The only retail driving experience supported and marketed by a car manufacturer, Drive Unlimited is designed to maximise driving time and give a genuine range of driving challenges, from off-road vehicles to high performance road cars, including a chance to get behind the wheel of the legendary Ford Focus RS.
The exclusive, 140mph, rally-inspired machine is one of three high performance Fords to sample, with the top-of-the-range Focus ST and Mondeo ST also featuring in separate circuit-based challenges.
The location is also special - each Drive Unlimited experience day takes place at Prodrive’s 250-acre private track near Kenilworth, Warwickshire, a demanding, varied test-track facility more often associated with state-of-the-art road and motorsport vehicle development and rarely open to the public.
Experienced professional circuit instructors will give participants an insight into high-speed car control, skid control and even rally driving techniques, learning skills beyond basic roadcraft with maximum enjoyment. A low guest-to-instructor ratio will ensure participants learn the most from their varied driving experiences.
The four separate action areas are:
- Ford Focus RS tarmac rally challenge – learning the special techniques that professional rally drivers use on World Rally Championship tarmac stages in Ford’s exclusive, rally-inspired performance car.
- Ford Focus ST skidpan challenge –learning to control a car in a variety of extreme situations, including driving on ice and aquaplaning.
- Ford Mondeo ST high-speed circuit driving – teaching high-speed car control in a safe environment, including braking and cornering techniques.
- Ford Ranger off-road challenge – learning to tackle steep slopes, mud-filled gorges and window-high water in Ford’s renowned 4 x 4.
A Drive Unlimited voucher costs £195 per person and bookings are now being taken via the dedicated website: www.driveunlimited.comPublished 30 April 2004