Drive an Optimus Prime-style American truck Peterbilt 379 - just like in the live action films Take your drive at your choice of circuit Step up to the cab and drive this massive monster!
Drive an authentic Peterbilt 379 styled on 'Optimus Prime' Complete a lap of the lorry driving course with obstacles and reversing challenge Briefing and tuition from a professional lorry driver Approximately 15-20 minutes at the controls including a short in cab briefing You may form part of a small group of 3 and may ride as a passenger when not driving Please allow approximately one hour on site for this experience
What can I expect?
The Optimus Prime-a-like you'll be driving is indeed a celebrated Peterbilt 379, complete with gleaming chrome everywhere on the cab, that distinctive aggressive grille and the obligatory long nose bonnet. And of course, he's dressed for serious Decepticon-fighting Autobot business, with that wonderful flame-inspired metallic livery, just like in the live-action Transformer films you know and love. Inside the high-rise cab it's all pretty spacious. In America the 3 series from Texas-based Peterbilt is still very much the truck of choice for owner-operator hauliers and some of the interiors are seriously impressive. Rather than transforming into an Autobot, many are decked out to be comfortable living spaces, complete with integrated TVs, microwaves and fold down tables. All very civilised if you're away for days at a time driving on the ice trucking routes of the Northwest Territories in that 18 Wheels of Steel Extreme Trucker style. Our Optimus Prime truck driving sessions give you the chance to take a 600bhp, 18-gear (!) Peterbilt 379 for a spin around your choice of circuit from several around the UK. With a typical Transformers-style war cry of 'Charge!' it's time for you to lead the next Autobot offensive at the wheel of this American beauty.
When is it available?
Selected weekday and weekend dates throughout the year All dates and session times are subject to availability Sessions operate between 08:30 and 15:30 This is a popular experience which may need to be be booked well in advance
Cornwall - Perranporth Airfield Dorset - Bovington, Wareham Essex - Wethersfield, Braintree Leicestershire - Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Lutterworth Lincolnshire - Blyton Park (weekdays only) £25 supplement payable for weekends Monmouthshire - Caerwent MOD Training Site North Yorkshire - Tockwith Motorsports Centre Oxfordshire - Abingdon Airfield Surrey - Dunsfold Park (Premium MSA Race Track £35 upgrade fee payable) Warwickshire - NAEC Stoneleigh, Kenilworth Wigan - Three Sisters Race Circuit Spectator Facilities
Spectators are welcome however viewing may be limited at some venues More Info
Minimum age 17 Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult Minimum height 4ft 5ins Drivers must hold a full manual UK driving licence This is not suitable if you have suffered from back, neck or knee problems