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Lotus Driving Academy

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Drivers seeking the opportunity to drive the latest Lotus models at the famed manufacturer’s facility in Hethel, near Norwich now have the chance to follow in the wheel tracks of Lotus legends. From as little as £119 for its ‘Scare Yourself...more
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Potash Lane | Group Lotus, Hethel, Wymondham NR14 8EZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The day is very well structured with the "technical" exercises (braking, oversteer/understeer, slalom) in the morning and applying them on the circuit in the afternoon. Also strongly recommend Paul as an instructor (although I'm sure they're all great!). He had a fantastic balance of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SimonP4091, Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review DR, glad you enjoyed it and we hope to see you back in 2019!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well organised three days with progressive driving tuition from instructors that really know their stuff. If you want to learn about vehicle dynamics and how to use this to your advantage to drive safer and quicker then get yourself signed up. The cars are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SimonP4091, Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review Richard, our aim is to be the best driving experience in the country and believe we have the best staff to deliver it!

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

The four gentlemen who looked after us could’ve have given us a better day! Very friendly, fun and professional and the guy who gave us the two factory tours was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. This was way better than the other two driving experiences I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SimonP4091, Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thanks for your review Mark, our aim is to be the best driving experience you can attend in the UK and it's good to hear that we are getting there!

Reviewed 10 October 2018

A very well guided tour through the various stages of manufacture of this iconic brand. Our guide, Guy, managed to stay interesting and interested for the whole 2 hours without repeating himself, very impressive. His knowledge seemed encyclopaedic. Watching the cars take shape from the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Brilliant cant say enough with a comprehensive factory tour to see how these little gems of cars are made - fascinating. Come on British products can be fabulous like these if only I could have one myself. Highly recommended and so professionally organized many thanks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SimonP4091, Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thanks for your review David, we look forward to seeing you back on one of our other programmes!

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

It was with nervous excitement when we approached the Lotus Driving Academy to join an afternoon of high speed fun. Our group gathered and despite a late start (due to track cone dilemmas!) we were split into two and joined the factory tour. It was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SimonP4091, Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review Sproxo, hope to see you back again in 2019!

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Having attended Lotus experience days and other track days in our own car at Hethel this was the first time we had attended a license day. The organisation and itinerary for the day was excellent with three driving sessions with instruction, a tour of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SimonP4091, Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thanks MHT, we look forward to seeing you back again!

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Visited to complete the Exige experience with my Son and can only describe the day as a superb day out. Friendy welcome by knowledgeable Lotus staff, super time spent driving on track in two excellent cars, Martin Donnelly then showing everyone how it should be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SimonP4091, Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thanks for your review Rob, hope to see you back again at some point!

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Attended the 3 day Lotus Licence course last weekend - absolutely fantastic event, the organisation and format of the 3 days was spot on, and each day definitely gets more challenging. Everyone was so friendly and the instructors go out of their way to make...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SimonP4091, Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thanks for the review Paul, it was a pleasure to have you with us for the weekend. Hope to see you back for the Platinum day!

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic day with the team at Lotus Driving Academy, learnt so much from a great, & patient, instructor (thanks Geoff) a real confidence builder. Production facility and Classic Team Lotus tours with Guy “the oracle” Munday were the icing on the cake for my...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SimonP4091, Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Thanks for the review hedgehog! A pleasure having you there and glad you enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you back at some stage!

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JoyceR1272
13 June 2018|
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Hello Joyce, thank you for your message and apologies for the delay in getting back to you. The Lotus Driving Academy and Lotus Factory Tours are operated separately and independently from each other. Lotus doesn't really... More
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RSFdowser
27 March 2018|
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Hi, tours start at 13:00 and Lotus advises people to arrive between 12:30 and 12:45. The Lotus Driving Academy and Lotus Factory Tours are operated separately and independently from each other. Whilst some LDA experiences... More
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