Bentley now available for pre-17 lessons

Children under the age of 17 will be able to get behind the wheel of a 400bhp Bentley, thanks to a new initiative by the UK’s largest producer of pre-17 driving lessons, Young Driver.

Those who apply for the course will be first instructed over an hour in a Skoda Citigo, before being given the chance to drive the 6.7-litre Bentley. Despite being powerful, the Arnage is equipped with dual controls, meaning that the whole experience is kept firmly in control.

Parents are even allowed to sit in the rear of the car while their child practice certain manoeuvres.

The experience is initially offered at six venues – including Birmingham’s NEC and Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Park – before hopefully being revealed at Young Driver’s 36 remaining locations across the country.

Kim Stanton, head of Young Driver, said: “The Bentley Arnage is a hugely powerful car – but this is not about encouraging youngsters to try and get from 0-60mph in six seconds – it’s about giving them the experience of what driving a larger car can be like.

“The drivers will be doing the same manoeuvres they do in a standard Young Driver lesson, such as practicing parking, and giving way and negotiating a roundabout.

“It’s probably an experience that very few adults can even say they’ve had!”

Those interested can book a thirty-minute lesson in the Bentley, which costs £49.95. Hour-long sessions are also available, with the very first taking place at Stonleigh Park on May 21.

Jack Evans


After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

May 11, 2016

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