The 2012 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (15-17 June) will include a new timed category – the Supercar Class. The latest modern supercars from Bugatti, Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Maserati and others will take to the track in hopes on registering the fastest time of the day.
Entrants to the new class include the Lamborghini Aventador, the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the British-built BAC Mono, an outlandish single-seater road car. With a number of other supercars battling for the lap record over the course of the three-day event, visitors can expect to witness some of the most exciting action ever to take place at the Pageant of Power.
The record for the famous 1.2-mile sprint currently stands at 62.68 seconds, set by racer Nikki Faulkner in the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera LP570-4 in 2010. While the lap record will be up for grabs among all race classes taking to the track, including post-war Grand Prix racers, touring cars and motorbikes, nowhere will it be more contested than in the Supercar class.
The 2012 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power will also give visitors the chance to see a large selection of modern and classic supercars during the many parade laps throughout the weekend. The 258mph Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, the Aston Martin One-77 and the race-inspired Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale are among some of the cars also in action.
Other cars taking part in the demonstration runs include the Ferrari Enzo, Ford GT, Jaguar XJ220 and McLaren F1, among the most iconic cars of the last 20 years.
“The nature of the Supercar class is to demonstrate to crowds the sights, sounds and awesome power of some of today’s fastest and most beautiful road cars,” commented James Hall, Event Director at the Pageant of Power. “The lap record set by Nikki Faulkner has remained unbeaten for two years, but with even faster and more powerful machinery wowing the crowds this year, there is every possibility we might see a new benchmark being laid down.”
Now in its fifth year, the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power will take place on the Cholmondeley Estate in Cheshire from 15 to 17 June, with day passes for the event starting from just £26 for an adult and £5 for a child when ordered in advance. To buy tickets or find further information, visit www.cpop.co.uk.
[Source: Cholmondeley Pageant of Power]