Aston Martin One-77 leads Supercar Weekend at Beaulieu
Aston Martin's incredibly rare One-77 spearheads new Beaulieu Supercar Evolution display, August 4-5, including the best from Ferrari, Lamborghini, BMW and Ford
Aston Martin’s drop-dead gorgeous One-77 hypercar is the latest dream machine to be confirmed for Beaulieu’s Supercar Weekend on August 4-5. More than 750 supercars are set to storm the grounds of the National Motor Museum, with thousands of petrolheads expected to attend.
Among Aston Martin models their landmark One-77 is one of the rarest of all, giving it headlining status at Beaulieu's supercar event. The mythical model will join the Supercar Evolution display, a brand-new show feature for 2018’s event.
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With aesthetics destined to shape future supercar design, the One-77 showcases a 7.3-litre V12 engine producing 750bhp yet remains out of reach for us mere mortals; only 77 were made (hence the name) and owners keep theirs securely locked away. Examples seldom hit the open market.
More acquirable Astons will be presented alongside, including a heritage range from the brand’s illustrious history and a racing-inspired Vantage GT12.
It’s not only desirable Aston Martins set for the grand cabinet of exotic metal, more of the world’s greatest supercar builders will be represented in Supercar Evolution, including the best from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Ariel, Ford, BMW and Toyota.
Honda will be celebrating the history of its high-performance Type R models, displaying a range of models from the 1990s up to present day, whereas Retro Rallycross will be displaying an incredible selection of historic rally cars.
Not only that, but the Super SUV Secret Garden will offer the chance to get up close with some of the greatest all-terrain performance vehicles ever built.
Club stands will also offer a plethora of supercars, with marques such as Lamborghini, Marcos, Porsche, Lotus, Ferrari, McLaren and TVR all represented.
Two particularly special vehicles to seek out is a McLaren P1 MSO, a specially modified McLaren Special Operations version of the legendary hybrid hypercar, and a Ferrari F12tdf, just one of 799 uprated examples of the V12 supercar built in homage to the Tour de France motor race.
Further activity over the weekend includes an action-packed demonstration run twice per day and a supercar sound-off, setting the sportiest variants against each other in a contest to discover the greatest exhaust and engine note. The winner, which rouses the loudest cheer from spectators, will receive a celebratory trophy.
Need to know
Advance one-day tickets are available at £19.50 an adult, £9.50 a child and £49 a family until 5pm on August 2. Get them here!. On-the-day tickets are £24.75 an adult, £12.50 a child and £64 a family. Or make a weekend of it and buy two tickets to give access to all of the features of the show across both days.
Due to high demand, entries have now closed for supercar owners looking to take part in the show with their cars. Please note that no supercars can be accepted on the day without a pre-confirmed booking.
The show opens from 10am-6pm. An event ticket includes entry to the whole Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum and its collection of more than 250 vehicles, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, the ancestral Montagu home of Palace House, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and the grounds and gardens.
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