Supercar Weekend

by staff writer JP

An incredible 750 supercars roared into the grounds of the National Motor Museum to feature in the Supercar Weekend 2017

Visitors certainly experienced the tyre-squealing, high octane action of the two-day show in 2017.
Motoring fans of all ages viewed demonstration runs of the most impressive supercars in tests of acceleration. Rubber was burned as they powered off the line.

Highlights included the McLaren 570S, Ferrari F40, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and the lightweight KTM X-Bow. Amongst the loudest cars was the Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale, a crowd-pleaser with its 3.6-litre V8 engine.

The Supercar Sound-off was there to see which one had the best-sounding engine. With engines revving, cars tested included the Jaguar F-Type SVR, Aston Martin Vanquish and Range Rover SVR. The loudest cheers from the crowd declared the Aston Martin to be the winner.

Admired throughout the weekend was the eye-catching lime green Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, as was the new 212mph McLaren 720S.
Visitors could also see up close the Honda NSX, Ariel Atom 35R, Alfa Romeo 4C and Dodge Viper ACR.

Show-goers explored the Super SUV Secret Garden to discover performance off-roaders. The stripped-down Ariel Nomad, which accelerates from 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds, contrasted with the wing door Tesla Model X.

Luxury 4X4s on show were the Maserati Levante S Q4, Jaguar F-Pace, Bentley Bentayga and Porsche Macan S.

A rare opportunity to see race track and road-going versions of the latest Ford GT parked side-by-side. Examples of the legendary Jaguar XJ220, Ferrari F40 and BMW M1 were also on display.

Car club stands were another great feature, with the Lotus Driver’s Club and Porsche Club GB leading convoys of members cars into the show. The TVR Car Club stand was packed with interesting examples of the Tuscan, Tamora, Chimaera, Griffith, Cerbera and T350.

On the lawns of Palace House, the historic home of the Montagu family, Classic Insurance Services displayed a selection of prestigious classic supercars. Ranging from a classic Jaguar XK140 and Maserati Sebring up to an Aston Martin Volante and a lightweight VUHL.