Greatest Supercar Ever To Be Revealed At The Classic & Sports Car Show


June 2, 2016 By Mike Lee
Last updated on June 2, 2016

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  • The Classic & Sports Car Show launches ‘A Century of Supercars’, a global poll to name the greatest supercar of the last 100 years   
  • Shortlist includes icons such as the Ferrari F40, Bugatti Veyron, Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 and Jaguar XKSS to name just four
  • Unveiling of the greatest supercar ever will be just one of the major must-see attractions at this year’s show, held at Alexandra Palace, London from 28th – 30th October
  • To vote for your favourite supercar and buy tickets, head to the show’s all-new website:  http://www.classicandsportscarshow.com

What’s the greatest supercar of the last 100 years? Lamborghini Countach or LaFerrari? Mercedes 300SL ‘Gullwing’ or McLaren F1? There’s only one way to find out: visit The Classic & Sports Car Show this autumn.

That’s because The Show is launching ‘A Century of Supercars’, a global poll to name the greatest supercar of all time – and the winner will be revealed at Alexandra Palace from 28th – 30th October in a show-stopping centerpiece.

With the Lamborghini Miura celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, supercars are in the spotlight, but the concept and, contrary to popular opinion the very term – first used in a 1920 Ensign Six advert – goes back way further.

Experts from Classic & Sports Car have picked three leading contenders from  each era/decade that enthusiasts can vote on in a huge online poll.

The game-changing contenders vying for victory include the Mercedes 60hp, Alfa Romeo 8C 2900, monstrous Metallurgique, sublime Ferrari 250GT SWB, fiery Ferrari F40 and record-breaking Bugatti Veyron to name just a handful of pioneering machines.

Here is the full shortlist for ‘A Century of Supercars’:

Up to 1914
Mercedes 60hp
Metallurgique Maybach
Panhard et Levassor

1914-1929 
Mercedes-Benz SSK
Bugatti Type 43
Bentley 41/2-litre Blower

1930s
Bugatti Type 57SC
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900
Delahaye 135 Sport

1940s
Ferrari 166 Barchetta
Talbot-Lago Grand Sport
Jaguar XK120

1950s
Mercedes 300SL ‘Gullwing’
Jaguar XKSS
Ferrari 250GT SWB

1960s
Lamborghini Miura
Ford GT40 road car
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1970s
Lamborghini Countach
911 Turbo
Ferrari 365 GT4 BB

1980s
Porsche 959
Ferrari F40
Ferrari 288 GTO

1990s
Bugatti EB110
McLaren F1
Jaguar XJ220

2000s
Pagani Zonda C12
Bugatti Veyron
Koenigsegg CCX

2010s
Porsche 918 Spyder
McLaren P1
LaFerrari

To vote, simply go to the show’s all-new website www.classicandsportscarshow.com/supercars and pick your favourite from each group between now and 31st August.

All votes will be entered into a ballot to win one of five pairs of Gold tickets, each pair worth £100 and include a host of benefits such as access to a dedicated lounge, early entry to the show and more.

Once all the first-round votes are in, the winners from each category will be pitted against each other in a final showdown with voting taking place throughout September. All the finalists will be on show, and the winner will be revealed in a spectacular multi-million pound display.

Tickets for the event are now officially on sale. There’s a raft of great new ticket packages this year, offering everything from general access to a strictly limited number of platinum tickets offering an unrivalled visitor experience. Plus, the price of the newly introduced family ticket is just £69 for two adults and two children. Under 12s go free.

To book tickets, get all the latest show updates, plus see highlights from last year, visit the freshly revamped website at www.classicandsportscarshow.com.

For weekly or daily news follow the event on Facebook (classicandsportscarshow) and Twitter (@candscshow).

James Elliott, Classic & Sports Car Group Editor: “It’s hugely exciting that we will be naming the greatest supercar of all time at The Classic & Sports Car Show this autumn. We’ve burned the midnight oil to come up with probably the most in-depth list of supercars ever compiled – a true century of pioneering machines.

“There are some incredible icons, from household names such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bugatti – but also some of the more unsung heroes of the pursuit of going as fast as possible. I can’t wait to see what people vote for from each decade and it’s going to be a real show-stopper bringing the finalists to Alexandra Palace this autumn.”

The Classic & Sports Car Show in 2016 will feature more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious classic cars from world-famous collectors and world-renowned classic car retailers. Full details of The Show’s content will be revealed over the coming months.