Making a supercar dream come true
It's not everyday that you get the chance to experience a luxury vehicle that is usually at home at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. That is unless your local supercar club invites you to share a driving experience with them.
And that's exactly what happened to Chris. We reached out to the local community to find a worthy individual with an incredible passion for beautiful cars to surprise. And it was Chris’ name that came up again and again. So we got in touch and invited Chris over to spend some time with us at the club, an offer he was only too happy to accept.
Spoiled for choice
The next step for us was to make sure we chose the perfect car for Chris, and we knew this could be quite the challenge. As any self-respecting petrolhead knows, choosing the right supercar is no mean feat. There’s a lot to consider – the marque, the model, the engine, the specs, the colour! Thankfully, the choice was surprisingly straightforward when we found out we already had Chris’ dream supercar in our fleet.
After arriving at Donington Park, we gave Chris a potted history of the club and the grand tour. Following a quick coffee in our member's lounge, the waiting was over and it was time to reveal which amazing luxury car he will get to experience. Will it be the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, the Nissan GT-R or perhaps the fastest in our fleet, the Aston Martin Vanquish?
While we were sure Chris would love to go for a ride in any of these beauties, we also knew it was ultimately the Audi R8 that was closest to his heart. And when we saw the massive smile on his face as we unveiled the mystery supercar, we knew we had made the right decision.
Chris is one of the biggest supercar fans out there. However due to an accident when he was only 19 years old, he was left unable to drive supercars himself. So being invited as a passenger in a supercar is even more special to him, than to the average enthusiast. Whilst we do have professional racing drivers in the club, it was our fleet manager Aaron who took Chris for the thrilling drive. Whilst he didn't quite take him onto the top gear test track, he did take him for a spin through the Derbyshire countryside, showcasing the Audi’s 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds prowess.
Watch the experience
We fitted the R8 with GoPro's so that you can experience Chris' supercar moment for yourself.
The contagious smile on Chris’ face really said it all. He even got behind the steering wheel to rev the 5.2 V10 engine for himself and hear its mighty roar. After the riveting supercar drive, it was time for some pictures with the rest of our fleet … after all, they certainly make for enviable snaps to share with amazed friends and family on social media. With a big smile still lingering on his face, Chris left our HQ at Donington Park Race Circuit with some fantastic memories.
Now our search continues for more supercar moments to share with members from our community. Perhaps you fancy yourself the world’s biggest petrolhead but have never had the opportunity to get behind the steering wheel of your dream car? Or do you know someone truly special who deserves the surprise of a lifetime? Get in touch and let us know your story.