Glorious summer sunshine and over 1,000 supercars across the weekend made Beaulieu’s Supercar Weekend the biggest and best yet, as over 20,000 show-goers came for the packed two-day show on 6th and 7th August.
An exceptional selection of high-performance machines was on show in the grounds of the National Motor Museum, as families and supercar fans alike experienced the sights and sounds of some of the world’s most impressive cars. With high-octane displays and impressive action, as well as special displays and trade stands, there was something for every member of the family to enjoy.
Watch the video showing the highlights from the weekend, https://youtu.be/3ZzHzPOKI0k.
Always at the heart of the show, the greatly anticipated demonstration runs returned to the delight of spectators, with three runs each day seeing all manner of supercars being put through their paces along Beaulieu’s Chestnut Avenue. From the Lamborghini Superleggera, Nissan GTR, Ferrari 812 Superfast and Aston Martin DB9, to the Ginetta G33, Audi R8, BMW i8, Lotus Exige 430 Cup, Rolls-Royce Wraith and more, the squeal of tyres and the roar of engines was a real treat to watch.
Another must-see highlight was the daily supercar sound-off, as a wide variety high performance cars were parked up on the Arena and revved to discover which engine sounded best. From Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porsches and Mustangs, to an impressive Formula 2 racer, these amazing cars were cheered on by the car-loving crowd.
There was a lot to see across the showground. Ariel Motor Company brought along a selection of their extraordinary lightweight high-performance machines, with the Atom, the off-road Nomad and the Ace motorbike. Celebrating the legendary Italian brand was a display featuring a Ferrari F40, F50, Daytona and LaFerrari, along with a line-up of contemporary Ferrari supercars and hypercars.
McLaren fans were in awe of a selection of limited-edition examples on display, including a legendary McLaren F1, hybrid Artura and P1, along with, for the Sunday only, a McLaren Senna and MSO 1. While a pairing of a Jaguar XJ220 and a classic E-type was a real crowd-pleaser.
Toyota’s Supra was well represented by classic and modern-day examples of the impressive machine, along with the stunning 2000GT. Nearby, the GT40 Enthusiasts Club was showing a crowd-pleasing selection of its members’ cars, while the Honda NSX Owners Club put together a strong display.
There were some real automotive treasures to be found over in the event fields, as supercar and performance car owners parked up their pride and joy in the paddock. A Noble M12 GTO-3R, Holden Monaro, a selection of Audi R8s and Nissan GT-Rs, a classic Marcos Mantula and even a pair of Deloreans – one a perfect replica of the Back to the Future car – were joined by a line-up by Lamborghini Club UK, which included a Miura S, Urraco, Diablo, Hurracan EVO, and Aventador LP 700-4.
The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts Club display included examples of the 718 Boxster S, GT3, GT4, 911 Targa 4S and Speedster, while the TVR Car Club was must-see for fans of British performance cars, with Chimaera, Tuscan, Sagaris, Griffith and more on show. A selection of cars from the Lotus Driver’s Club and Club Lotus included examples of the Espirit, Elise, Exige, Elise S Cup, Elan S2 and Evora GT410.
Celebrating American muscle were the Classic Corvette Club and Mustangs Unleashed, while the Maserati Club, Prestige and Performance Car Club, and on the Sunday, the Four Marks Supercar Owners Club, all took their places in the show.
For those wanting to get hands-on, a huge hit was the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 racing simulator. While the Sporting Bears Motor Club raised over £8,000 for local charity Simon Says by raffling off rides in the demonstration runs in a select number of supercars. Throughout the weekend, Southampton University Formula Student Team were on their stand talking to showgoers about the racing car that they had designed and built.
Throughout the weekend, the lawns of Palace House became home to a prestigious display of Aston Martins through the ages. From the classic DB4, DB5 and DB6, to the Vantage, DBS Volante, DB9, V12 Vantage, DB11, Virage and Zagato Shooting Break, there was something for every Aston fan, while inside the National Motor Museum, Bond’s own DB5 could be enjoyed in the exhibition Bond in Motion – No Time To Die exhibition.
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Beaulieu Supercar Weekend is just one of the events taking place at Beaulieu during 2022. Click here for more information on Beaulieu’s events.