Revving up for supercar start-up 2011 posted on 17 August 2011
This Bank Holiday Monday, 29th August, Beaulieu’s fifth annual Supercar Start-Up will be revving into action, providing visitors with a rare opportunity to hear the unique melodies created by some of the most prestigious supercars, as they are put through their start-up paces in the Beaulieu Arena. This year’s event looks set to be the biggest yet, with over forty five supercars confirmed to appear.
The impressive line-up of vehicles on display includes the 1928 Mercedes-Benz and Graham Hill Lotus 49 from the National Motor Museum collection. They will be joined by some of the elite of the supercar world, a Ferrari Enzo, McLaren F1, Pagani Zonda, Maserati GranTurismo Stradale, Audi R8, the latest Ferrari 458 Italia and the new and highly exciting gull wing Mercedes SLS.
In addition to these vehicles, some heavyweights of the supercar world, Porsche of Bournemouth, Westover Nissan and Bentley Hampshire, will also be bringing a selection of their beautiful motors to display and demonstrate.
At twelve noon a selection of these supercars will be powering up to take part in a Demonstration Run through the Beaulieu parkland. This exciting new element to the event allows visitors to watch as these exquisite supercars open up their engines at full throttle, giving a tantalising glimpse of what their powerful engines are really capable of – a must-see for petrol-heads.
During the afternoon in the Beaulieu Arena, motoring commentator Graham Robson will be talking to the drivers about their vehicles. A People’s Choice Award will be presented to the best supercar in attendance, as voted for by the day’s visitors, with the winner receiving a Beaulieu trophy and £100 prize money. Every visitor who casts a vote will be entered into a separate draw to win a ride in the passenger seat of the lead car, travelling through the grounds in the afternoon’s Supercar Cavalcade.
This event can be enjoyed as part of a visit to the whole Beaulieu attraction, which includes the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, the James Bond Experience, Beaulieu Abbey, and Palace House and gardens.