If you used to watch Top Gear's 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car' thinking "I can do better than that" - now is your chance. You can test your driving skills against the rest of the drivers in the UK and end the pub banter between friends on who is the best driver with our How Fast events!
However, with this event you won't be using a "reasonably priced car" - you'll behind the wheel of one of high powered Caterhams. The Caterham has nothing but the bare essentials: a frame, engine, gearbox, suspension and wheels. It weighs just 600kg, which means it accelerates, corners and stops faster than just about anything out there.
Powered by Ford's amazing 2.5l Duratec engine throwing out 200bhp, we use a bigger chassis for a little more comfort, a SADEV paddle shift, which means gearshifts take a barely-perceptible 0.05 of a second. And 0-60mph is a 3.9 second blur.
Your experience begins with a one-hour practice session, where you will be able to hone your skills and receive advice from our qualified race instructors. This will comprise of two 20-minute on-track instruction sessions with debriefing time in the pit-lane, ensuring you're ready to set the best time possible.
After you have had time to practice, it's then down to you to cover the challenging 1.8-mile West Circuit as fast as you can and set a time that will be displayed on the How Fast Leaderboard for all to see. The cars are the same so there are no excuses - it's all about your driving skills! Bucketloads of fun for just £299.
We run just a couple of How Fast days each year - typically in Aug. The date(s) can be found easiest using the calendar page and using the filter to search through dates at Bedford Autodrome.
2.5 Palmer Caterham
|Top Speed:||145 mph|
|Engine:||2.5 litre Duratec|