The rather damp weather may have been expected to cause the recent Supercar Showdown to be a bit of a let down, but this proved not to be the case.More than 5,500 car fans headed to Beaulieu on Sunday to get up close to some of the scene’s best supercars.
The show has been running for five years and has increased steadily in popularity during this time. This year’s show saw some 350 cars on display, ranging from Ferraris to Jaguars.
One of the highlights for visitors was a special display looking back at the top cars from the past 100 years of luxury motoring. The impressive line-up including a 1928 Packard 645 Dietrich, 1935 Aston Martin Le Mans Mkii, 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1, 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV, 1991 Ferrari 348 and the current BMWi8.
Beaulieu’s events co-ordinator, Andy Ollerenshaw said: “We were delighted both with the number of supercars attending the event this year, up 150 on last year, but also the quality of the vehicles. The cream of the supercar genre was on show, including the coveted Bugatti Veyron and Ferrari F40.
“The Demonstration Run also greatly adding to the enjoyment and excitement of the day for visitors and drivers alike.”
People visiting the show also had the chance to vote for their favourite car of the day in the People’s Choice Awards. It wasn’t a surprise that the winner was a Lamborghini Huracán in an eye-catching limited edition colour, Verde Mantis, while the runner-up was a 4-litre TVR Sagris in Cascade Indigo.
All in all, it was a great day and the sun did eventually appear. Fingers crossed that next year will prove to be a bit drier as it is a fab show for supercar fans.
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