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V8 Muscle Car U-Drive

Quench your need for a thrill at Highlands with the V8 Muscle Car U-Drive experience.

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This is where you can experience the pure power and roar of a real V8 Muscle Car – a 5.0L V8, custom built production based race car. With your very own professional driver to guide you through 7 adrenaline pumping laps, you’ll experience Highlands’ world-class circuit knowing you are in expert hands under safe supervision. So you can really find out what it’s like to drive Highlands – this action packed, purpose-built C track delivers a thrilling experience for all.

With mountains, a forest, and a lake in the backdrop, this is one of the most scenic race tracks in the world. Only a 40 minutes’ drive from Queenstown airport, it’s convenient location is perfect for day trips.

“Awesome self-drive ride in the Mustang for an anniversary gift and the experience was enhanced with some expert tutoring (Mr Leitch on my right) .This was a tick off the bucket list. A great driving experience in a world-class setting.” Kenny P Invercargill, New Zealand, TripAdvisor

Fast Facts
  • Thrilling V8 Muscle Car experience
  • World-class circuit with stunning views
  • Accompanied by experienced pro-driver
  • Automatic transmission
  • The Highlands V8 Muscle car has hand controls so it can be driven by those with limited mobility in their legs.

V8 Muscle Car

Per Person

Please see below for important Driver Requirements

Driver Requirements
  • You must hold a current drivers licence. Learner’s permits are not acceptable.
  • It is essential that you bring you licence with you on the day of your U-Drive experience as it must be sighted.
  • Driver’s with limited mobility in their legs are able to participate using our hand controls.
  • Fitting safely into our vehicles in a necessity so we recommend only people below 188cm and 110kg participate in our U-Drives.  However as everyone carries their height and weight differently, if you are outside these guidelines, we encourage you to come along and speak with our friendly team who can see if you fit in the vehicles.
  • Alcohol cannot be consumed in the period prior to your driving experience and you may be breath tested. Zero tolerance.
  • This experience is not suitable for pregnant women or those people suffering from a heart condition.
  • All Participants must have a credit/debit card for the bond security of $2000 NZD for any damages that are caused through negligent or inappropriate use of the vehicle. All funds will be released after the V8 Muscle Car U-Drive experience is finished if no damage has been caused to the vehicle.
  • Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, email us at
Hand Controls

The V8 Mustang is fitted with hand controls so drivers with limited mobility in their legs can also feel the thrill of speed on the Highlands Track!


What to wear

You will be provided with everything you need for this experience.  Helmet, race suit, boots – just like a real race car driver.

Driver’s with limited mobility in their legs are welcome to use their own footwear.

Group Bookings

For further information on making a group booking for the V8 Muscle Car experience, please contact the front desk on 0508 HIGHLANDS.