FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
this used to be called the "Holden Hot Laps" experience...?
For our first 7 years of our operation (up until Jan 2012) Holden were afforded
the privilege of being our principal naming
rights recipient and we originally traded as "Holden Hot Laps"
As and from January 2012, we have now dropped our naming sponsor and exclusively
trade as NZV8 Hot Laps and we no longer have any formal direct
association with them.
That having been said... in all respects, in reality, there are no practical
changes or differences in our ongoing operation what so ever... as Holden were
only ever a "naming rights recipient" and they took absolutely no active role,
financial input or practical support of our NZV8 Hot Lap activities at any stage.
Apart from the change of our trading name and peeling their logos off our cars... absolutely nothing has changed:
- We still exclusively utilise the same 400kw 5700cc & 6000cc
Hot Lap cars that we have always used...
- We still exclusively utilise the same experienced
professional NZV8 Hot Lap drivers that we have always used...
- We still exclusively utilise the same venues, safety
equipment and other resources that we have always used...
- We are still exclusively owned and operated by Advanced
Driving Systems Limited, as we always have been...
I have to pre-book to do the NZV8 Hot Laps experience...?
In order to
ensure that staff and vehicle resources are in place to professionally
conduct our NZV8 Hot Lap ride sessions, it is essential that confirmed attendance
bookings are made and pre-paid in advance.
Also, so as to minimise the likelihood of any time delays for our NZV8 Hot Lap
participants, we provide you with an "indicative" NZV8 Hot Lap experience time.
Any failure on your part to physically attend at the required arrival time for
your pre-booked allocated time
will result in
the forfeiture of your NZV8 Hot Lap experience thru your non-attendance or
subsequent late arrival.
I purchase a NZV8 Hot Laps Ride gift voucher for someone else...?
A high percentage
of our NZV8 Hot Lap experiences are purchased as a gift for others...
NZV8 Hot Laps is the ultimate gift option that is extremely easy to organise and the
gift recipient is going to be thrilled and excited by the memorable experience.
Purchase it for your spouse or
is the gift that gets them home still excited and appreciative!!!)
NZV8 Hot Laps is the ultimate
Christmas present that they will never forget...
Ho, NZV8 Hot Laps... Go Flat Out!!!)
Friends all chip in to get it for one
of your mates birthdays...
than everyone having to go shopping)
Absolutely ideal as a memorable
Father's Day gift...
for everything dad)
A unique gift for the person that
seemingly already has everything...
won't have ever experienced any quite like this)
Workmates chip in and get it as an
unforgettable leaving gift...
I had known about this before... I would have left years ago")
Purchased and used as a staff
incentive reward for sales targets achieved...
about motivating the staff!!!)
Arranged as an incentive reward for
your most valued corporate clients...
they won't forget in a hurry)
As with every other professional organisation, our gift
vouchers and NZV8 Hot Lap attendances are all entirely conditional upon and
are covered by our standard operational terms and conditions, which are fully
displayed and published on this website
we do drive programs and/or NZV8 Hot Laps for Conference activities etc...?
individually tailor and organise drive programs to complement and enhance your
company conference or group event.
We specialise in arranging and conducting unforgettable
Corporate Client Drive Day Events.
Dependent upon your individual requirements we can arrange everything
for you, including supply of additional participant drive vehicles, multiple Hot Lap ride vehicles and professional drivers if required.
Visit our Corporate Drive Days page for further information and/or don't
hesitate to ring us directly so as we can organise and configure your next
"truly memorable" event for you.
you supply participant safety equipment...?
Hot Laps is an entirely professionally operated organisation that takes all practical steps to at all times ensure your personal safety, whilst maximising your
We have an extensive range of safety helmets for our participants to utilise (size
XS to XXL)
NZV8 Hot Laps has an extensive selection of various sized racesuit
overalls for participants (XS to 6XL)
Our dedicated 400kw Holden NZV8 Hot Lap vehicles are exclusively fitted with
"extra-wide" RaceTech race seats and fully adjustable 4-point race harness, so as
to easily and safely accommodate virtually all sizes of passengers (extra-large
& very tall)
about some of the "other" hot lap providers...?
good that you asked...
As with most things in life, all things are not created
When looking at "Hot Laps" please make sure you are actually comparing apples with
There have been numerous other various less
professional would-be Hot Lap providers
that have all progressively closed up and gone
business leaving their pre-paid
would be clients
and indebted suppliers very distressed and substantially out of pocket...
Be safe, Be sure and utilise New Zealand's professional 400kw NZV8 Hot Laps
- Some other providers charge you more money for less laps...
- Then there
are some would be weekend warrior race drivers who will charge you money to take you out
in their old clapped out race cars for a spin...
- Also, there are some race drivers that try to do hot laps... but
only on about about 4 days in total in an entire year...
("Do you have any other dates at Manfeild in the next
9 months... Yeah Right")
- Then there are the ones that sell you 3 hot laps... but the
first part of the ride is warming up and the last part of the supposed 3 lap
ride is letting the car cool down... so in effect you only get 2 flying laps
("But I thought I had paid for 3 flying laps... Yeah
- Likewise, there are some that will take you for a ride in their "mildly worked road cars"
or "older model
racecars with spongy brakes" or they struggle to find enough fitting racesuits &
safety helmet protective equipment for everyone...
("She'll be right, it always makes that funny noise... Yeah Right")
- Then there are the ones that offer to
take you for "hot laps" in a flash road car that doesn't even have a
full roll cage or race
("That sounds really safe and professional doesn't
- Still "others" market and promote their old VT Commodore by the size
of its engine... but then the only track circuit that they actually exclusively hire is the small 1.5km hardly used
cheaper club training circuit out the back of the main Grand Prix race
track circuit where they are unable to even go fast.
("Hot Laps... Yeah Right... more like Not Laps")
wasn't what I thought I was paying for...") (The've
now recently gone bust!!)
- Some "other" hot lap providers only
utilise mildly modified "look the part" road cars, which are even
still running the original "road car automatic transmissions" and/or 4
("Hot Laps in a race car... Yeah Right... How many race
cars have you seen with automatic transmissions", let alone having 4 seats)
("Yes please, pick me to be one of the two back seat passengers")
are even some "other" hot lap providers who have given a number of their passengers the
truly unforgettable lifelong memory of being in vehicles that have been repeatedly launched off the
race track at high speeds by their drivers and smashed into concrete walls and Armco!
("Where do I
sign up for that type of ride... Yeah Right")
- Then there are the "other" hot lap providers who are
quite happy to have taken your money 9 - 12 mths ago, (or
longer) but still haven't managed to
actually get around to actually physically providing you with the actual hot laps yet, due to
ongoing repeated "car
problems" or non-disclosed lack of a car at all, or the fact that they only do a
very few days, if at all in an entire year anywhere in NZ, or that a lot of the
days that they list are false and made up dates...
- Then there are the "other" hot lap providers who
will only predominantly utilise
their local venue so as to save themselves time & money... while costing you lots of wasted
time and wasted money to have to travel to them
(Why would you agree to travel the length of the North Island at your expense to
go for a ride in a dodgy old look alike Holden or Ford and then only get to use
the little short and slow Taupo club circuit...)
(formally Holden Hot Laps)
is totally different...
We are New Zealand's premier nationwide professional
400kw Holden NZV8 Hot Lap providers.
Were not a struggling race team
taking people for a ride in a car with tired
tyres, while trying to make some money to run their race cars...
NZV8 Hot Laps is a professionally operated
organisation that exclusively provides Holden NZV8 Hot Lap ride experiences for
company's and private individuals.
As part of the much larger Advanced Driving Systems nationwide
Hot Laps owns and operates two specifically designed, extensively modified and enhanced
400kw 5700cc & 6000cc NZV8 Holden VZ Commodore race cars which are solely
dedicated and exclusively utilised as our NZV8 Hot Laps & NZV8 Race
(Our vehicles are not mildly worked and
sign written look a
like road cars or old outdated clapped out race cars running on old tyres and
standard suspension, like some of the others still try
to get away with)
dedicated 400kw Holden NZV8 Hot Lap vehicles are extensively equipped with full MSNZ
approved race roll cages, designer extra large and extra wide RaceTech race seats, full
harnesses, fully modified and lowered race suspension, premium performance tyres and modified
premium race performance brake packages.
suitably experienced specialist professional drivers who have been specifically
approved by Advanced Driving Systems are authorised to pilot our 400kw Holden
NZV8 Hot Lap ride vehicles.
Our exclusive NZV8 Hot Lap pilots have included 6 former National
Race Champions... including a multiple NZV8 Champion, the NZV8 (tier 2)
Champion, NZV8 Ute Champion, Pro7Pluse NZ Champion, a multiple Pro7 NI Champion & 3 time National
Classic Champion and the BMW National Champion.
a totally professional commercial organisation, NZV8 Hot Laps is fully
committed to ensuring that our NZV8 Hot Lap ride activities minimise your risk and maintain
your personal safety... whilst maximising your enjoyment and delivering a
memorable NZV8 Hot Lap ride experience.
Our entire operational activities have been previously fully audited and pre-approved by a
certified Dept of Labour O.S.H Inspector.
it still proceed if it is wet...?
speaking, rain will not adversely affect our NZV8 Hot Lap rides sessions and they
are generally conducted in whatever the normal prevailing weather conditions are
on the actual day... Wet and/or fine.
in the expert opinion of the very experienced NZV8 Hot Laps staff, that the prevailing weather and/or
track conditions have become too extreme and are unsuitable to safely continue.
In this respect, their considered expert decision regarding operational safety will be
binding, final and absolute.
The safety of our participants and our professional drivers is paramount and
will not be compromised for convenience.
We will take all practical and necessary steps to ensure that the NZV8 operated Hot Lap
sessions are at all times conducted safely and professionally.
During inclement weather, please ring (027) 2813385 or (027) 2813383 on the morning of
your pre-booked NZV8 Hot Lap session in order to re-confirm that our NZV8 Hot Laps session is still
proceeding and that there are no readily apparent or foreseeable weather or track issues.
else do we receive as part of the unique NZV8 Hot Laps experience...?
from the absolute thrill and excitement of being the sole front seat passenger during
the unforgettable on-track 400kw Holden NZV8 Hot Laps ride session, all participants will also
An exclusive NZV8 Hot Laps participation
An unforgettable experience and a huge smile from having gone "flat out" &
having "accelerated your life"
The opportunity to take as many photos etc
as you may wish of the cars, rides, drivers etc
The opportunity of ordering & purchasing an
exclusive NZV8 Hot Laps incar race footage DVD of your experience...
(ONLY available on some
occasions, and ONLY @ Pukekohe, exclusively thru Drivers Day Productions)
we get to drive your Holden NZV8 Hot Lap vehicles ourselves...?
Not during the NZV8 Hot Laps ride session...
large amount of time, effort and money that has gone into exclusively creating
our 400kw Holden NZV8 Hot Lap vehicles and also so as to ensure our participants personal safety, the
vehicles will only be driven by professional drivers specifically approved and
authorised by Advanced Driving Systems during the NZV8 Hot Lap ride sessions.
During our NZV8 Hot Laps ride experience our vehicles will be being driven in an extreme manner, near the maximum limits of
tyre adhesion and therefore the personal physical driving
abilities of the specially selected and exclusively trained professional drivers needs to be of the absolute highest standard.
we are able to provide the exclusive additional option of the NZV8 Race Drive
Where you get to actually drive one of our extensively modified race prepared
400kw V8 Holden
Commodores on either the NZ Grand Prix Manfeild circuit / Aussy V8 Supercar
Pukekohe Park Raceway circuit / Taupo Motorsport Park / Mike Pero Motorsport Park and/or Teretonga Park, with one on one expert race driving tuition
from one of our specialist experienced NZV8 Race Experience Instructors.
(For more information on our
exclusive NZV8 Race Drive Experience, visit:
NZV8 Hot Laps and NZV8 Race Experiences are proudly conducted nationwide by
Advanced Driving Systems Limited
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