Announcing the first cars to appear in the Michelin Super Car Expo!

Monday 14 May 2018

We are pleased to share with you the first of the supercars that will be driving up the course in July!

For the first time at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, we will have a Supercar Expo, sponsored by Michelin. With cars provided by the Super Car Drivers, there will be 75 wonderful examples of some of the best supercars around for you to get up close to, and 25 driving up the course for you to see in action! Today, we are announcing two of those that you will be able to hear let loose up the driveway in July.

First up, we have the fantastic Mercedes AMG-GTR. “Never before has Mercedes AMG packed so much motorsport technology into a production vehicle.” Taken straight from the AMG-GTR’s press release, Mercedes don’t seem too far off the mark with this statement.

One of the main materials used to create the sleek body is carbon-fibre, from the wings to the roof-panel, and this serves to make the car 15kg lighter than the standard GTS- creating significant saving of time on the track. The engine, which is the same 4.0 litre, twin turbocharged, V8 as the GTS, has also had a makeover. New compressors, exhaust ports, and wastegates, combined with altered compression ratio and an altered electronic control unit means that the car can produce 577 bhp.

The big question then is, how fast does it go? The car comes in at just shy of 200 mph, just as fast as a Ferrari 488 GTB around the track. This car therefore, is truly deserving of the title ‘supercar’, and we can’t wait to hear the power of that engine roaring up the driveway in July!

Our second demonstration vehicle for 2018, is the Lamborghini LP640. With the Lamborghini brand famous for its association with bull fighting, it comes as no surprise that this car is a bit of a handful.

This is the new updated version of the Murciélago and was specifically developed to help Lamborghini retain its prowess over models such as the Veyron, the Carrera GT, various Koenigseggs, and the Enzo amongst others. Lamborghini managed to increase the bhp to 631 at 8000rpm, a huge increase from 570bhp in the previous model. The car is also exceedingly pretty to look at- there is the option to buy the car with a glass rear bonnet, allowing you to admire that famed V12 engine.

As part of the engine redesign, the paddle shift gears became quicker and sharper than ever before, and the result is that the car can manage to get up to an eye-wateringly quick 211 mph. Interestingly for a supercar, the LP640 has 4-wheel drive, meaning that the grip as you fly through the gears is exceptional. Some reviews suggest that the car, ironically enough, is not particularly well suited to twisting Italian roads, but we have a feeling that it will excel at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb course.

Don’t miss the chance to see these fantastic cars in action- book your advanced discount tickets online now!

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