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Address: | Broadlands Road, Taupo, New Zealand
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Drive a REAL racecar on a real racetrack At Formula Challenge, we pride...

Drive a REAL racecar on a real racetrack At Formula Challenge, we pride ourselves at being able to deliver New Zealand's best motorsport experiences. With 15 years of experience behind us, Formula Challenge is New Zealand's only Qualmark endorsed provider of motorsport experiences, guaranteeing a great time whether it's as a birthday, anniversary gift or as corporate team building or client incentive day, you'll love it! The Formula Challenge racecar and driving experiences cater for everybody, from first timers with no track experience to hardened professionals, and with our fleet of V8 Holden and Ford racecars, along with the grid of Formula Challenge single-seaters, we're able to fit all shapes and sizes. Come and experience one of the most sensational days of your life at Taupo and Hampton Downs Motorsport Parks and you'll leave with memories that'll last a lifetime. Well, until you come back for another go that is!!

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Great experince

Driving and seeing on TV is not the same. If you a somewhere where you have possibility to try, like in Taupo, I highly recommend this.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Max K
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed it but was very expensive. Is a thing you only do once because of the price. Great for stag do

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving and seeing on TV is not the same. If you a somewhere where you have possibility to try, like in Taupo, I highly recommend this.

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Kambalda, Australia
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My husband, father inlaw and brother inlaw all done their laps in a v8 and being a family holiday, we all came along too. We cannot thank the staff enough!!! The whole family got to have a lap with the instructor!!! It was the best ending to our taupo holiday

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Matamata, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was a birthday present for my Husband, and a Holden man that loves the sound of a noisy engine and fast cars, so this was right up his alley

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Dili Timor Leste
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband Jeff recently used his voucher to do laps at the track in a V8 with Formula Challenge. He had an entourage with him - wife, mother-in-law and elderly friend in a wheelchair. I wanted to say thanks so much Craig and Alan for a great day and for being so helpful and friendly to us all. We all... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

I drove a V8 Commodore around track 3 at Taupo. The people running it were great. I did 12 laps with a co driver who explained the way to drive the track and best lines to take handling corners to gain maximum speed. My weekend was part of a package a night at the Hilton with Breakfast included and the... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

I surprised my partner with and F1 experience, 12 laps and video for his Birthday today and he STILL cannot wipe the from off his face! The whole team was incredible, knowledgeable, supportive and super friendly. I cannot highly recommend this enough. I'm now looking forward to doing the V8 drive myself!

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Thank NicSiSi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

The staff are really friendly. The instruction is clear & helpful. It seems a lot to take in at first but the instructions on the lap's help you get the most out of you experience. The instructor does not make you hold back so you can really enjoy the experience. Seriously good fun.

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Thank Ian W
Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

This was a trip of excellents, the training and the track pre run was well explained. Speed is a desire that cant be denied by some.For those people i would recommend this as a excellent way to have a save and fast and enjoyable trip. I would recommend this as a way to have the thrill of a life time... More 

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Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

From the very start this was a great experience. Booking and having to change the day was not a problem, the guys were very friendly and the laps around the track was amazing. Great fun and we'll worth the money.

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