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Address: | Broadlands Road, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-377 0338
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Description: At Formula Challenge, we pride ourselves at being able to deliver New...
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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Exciting experience!

My husband had the opportunity to drive the v8 today. This is an extremely well run attraction and the staff were very professional, safety conscious and friendly. They made the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
AmberH_NZ
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My husband had the opportunity to drive the v8 today. This is an extremely well run attraction and the staff were very professional, safety conscious and friendly. They made the experience relaxed and easy. I was not expecting myself and daughter to be able to do a lap of the track also (in a road car). This made our day.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Bought a voucher for the experience for hubby's 50th . He did the single seater race car. I got to go out with him & the instructor on the two training laps in the V-8 saloon. That was exciting enough for me! Then it was his turn in the single seater, came back from his experience smiling from ear to... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Really good time at the Taupo motorsport circuit with these guys. I got a single seater experience present from my sister. I'd lways wanted to go to one of these things and Formula Challenge didn't disappoint. Really good team who were helpful and despite running what I'm sure could be quite a dangerous activity they were never too busy to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

If you enjoy driving your car you owe it to yourself to book one of these events. These guys combine the easy going friendly Kiwi approach with dead serious safety and skill qualifications. The instruction available on the V8 cars is first rate. Follow the advice and your lap time is limited only by your personal skill. The instructor gives... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Just did the single seat race car experience and it was wicked!! Thanks to mark and the team for looking after me today. They tutor you first and show you the lines around the track in the V8 racecar before you are strapped in and off you go. It was raining a bit when I raced but it added to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I rarely post reviews but this deserves one. Finished our laps 30 minutes ago and still on a massive high. Very welcoming staff who are patient, friendly and really do love their jobs, and I can see why. Highly recommend doing this activity no matter your gender or age. Would quite happily spend all day and all my savings at... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The racing team generously allowed us non particants to share my sister's experience. I loved having a chance to ride in a race car while my sister was shown the track for 2x circuts(luckily not while she was driving!). My sister loved her experience. It was the highlight of her Taupo stay. The team were professional and safety was well... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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95 reviews 95 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Husband loved his experience and was worth the money make sure you go for at least the 10 or 12 lap option as takes couple of laps to get the hang of it

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Auckland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

The hot laps, V8s and single seater racing cars are why you come here. Where else can you drive a V8 supercar or single seat racer that you didn't buy and build yourself? This is a unique attraction, just imagine how much it would cost overseas. I loved it. Probably not so good for spectators though they also have an... More 

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Auckland
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

My husband and his brother had wanted to do this for ages so we booked the V8 cars for them to drive. I had heard that friends/partners can hop in the car for the familiarisation lap and was sure I wouldn't go. When I saw that the trainer was driving I agreed to hop in and was glad I did.... More 

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