Beaulieu ready to thrill with Supercar Weekend!

Over 750 dream machines are set to thrill crowds at the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend with demonstration runs, a Battle of the Brands and a supercar sound off …

For those who revel in the unashamed design, high performance and intoxicating sounds of supercars, this year’s Beaulieu Supercar Weekend promises to showcase and excite like no other motoring event.

Hosted within the grounds of the National Motor Museum on August 4 and 5, Beaulieu Supercar Weekend will feature over 750 of the most advanced and powerful cars from all across the globe in a stimulating summer celebration angled to cater for the most ardent of petrolheads and motoring connoisseurs.

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As well as being able to view hundreds of supercars on display at the event, spectators will also be able to watch and listen to many of the stunning vehicles as they roar past on Beaulieu’s Chestnut Avenue while completing demonstration runs specifically designed to test their impressive acceleration and braking capabilities. And for those who happen to be elsewhere when the twice-daily runs kick off, a newly installed giant screen within the Events Arena will ensure none of the live action gets missed.

The already popular Battle of the Brands will once again commence at the 2018 event, exhibiting the latest and best new cars that money can currently buy. Parked on opposing sides of Beaulieu’s giant globe, the Battle of the Brands will pitch the elite offerings of Germany, Italy, Japan and Great Britain against one another.

Complementing the contemporary selection in the Battle of the Brands, Beaulieu Supercar Weekend will also feature an iconic collection of classic high-performance vehicles upon the lawns of Palace House, the ancestral home of the Montagu family. Among those expected to make an appearance from yesteryear are a Lamborghini Miura, an original Ford GT40, a landmark Porsche 356 and a limited edition Toyota 2000GT.

For those who regard off-road as more familiar territory, an eclectic mix of the greatest all-terrain performance vehicles will be found within the Super SUV Secret Garden, while the manufacturers’ stands will feature electric offerings from Tesla as well as the latest GT and Mustang models from Ford. Meanwhile, one of the key highlights amongst the club stands is the brand new Griffith, following the recent rebirth of the legendary TVR marque.

Wherever you happen to wander at the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend, chances are you can’t miss the exciting supercar sound off! Pitting the sportiest supercars against one another, the competition aims to determine which has the best sounding engine. A celebratory trophy will go to the supercar that scores highest on the decibel meter and rouses the loudest cheer from spectators.

Sponsoring the event for the first time is A-Plan Insurance, one of the UK’s largest high-street insurance brokers who cater for a wide range of specialist vehicles including hot rods, American imports and supercars.

Speaking on the event, A-Plan Wilmslow supercar insurance expert Darren Mills says: ‘This is our first time as sponsor of the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend and we are incredibly excited to be involved in such a fantastic family event for supercar fans everywhere. As experts in insuring these vehicles and huge enthusiasts ourselves, we are looking forward to meeting owners, drivers and fellow aficionados from all over the world.’

Advance one-day tickets cost £19.50 per adult and £9.50 a child, while family tickets are offered at £49. For those looking to participate with their own supercar, online applications must be received in advance of the event. Included in all admission tickets is access to all of the Beaulieu attractions, including the National Motor Museum and its collection of more than 250 vehicles, the World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Palace House, the 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and the stunning grounds and gardens.

For more information on the 2018 Beaulieu Supercar Weekend visit the website here.

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