Drive Live

Looking for a new car? Drive Live was the perfect place to visit over the Classic weekend!

We were very pleased to once again bring you Drive Live at the Silverstone Classic: Your chance to take a new car for a 30-minute test drive while at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival.

There were a range of cars for you to try out on the open roads around the circuit in the beautiful Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire countryside. You had the opportunity to see how an Abarth or Alfa Romeo handles!


You could discover why Abarth is more popular than ever, in the year that the brand is celebrating its 70th Anniversary. You could experience the Abarth 595 Turismo, 595 Competizione, and 595 Esseesse first-hand by paying a visit to Drive Live.

If you’ve always had your eye on the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Stelvio or Giulietta, then all three models were available to test drive… 

Tesla’s full product line-up was also available for prospective customers to test drive in the Drive Live area. Tesla designed the world’s first ever premium all-electric saloon from the ground up – Model S - then expanded its product line with the SUV Model X… and this year Tesla introduced the smaller, simpler,  more affordable Model 3. You could have a look at all three model variants  - walk-ups were possible over the weekend too, subject to availability. Pre-bookings for test driving the Model 3 were also possible pre-event online.

Drive Live operated between the hours of 11:00 and 18:00 throughout the Classic weekend, located close to the Town Square in Blue Zone 6.

As long as you were over 21, all you needed to do was bring yourself, your full driving licence and the team representing each of Abarth, Alfa Romeo and Tesla did the rest. A passenger could join too as long as they were older than 16.

There was also something for the young drivers too. After its sell-out popularity at last year’s event, Young Driver returned to this year's Silverstone Classic. More information on this is available here.

Rocking & Racing

Live music line-up on Friday and Saturday evenings included  with all tickets

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