Michelin SuperCar Expo

Michelin were the proud sponsors of the new SuperCar Expo featuring 100 supercars on both static and moving display across the weekend. Amongst some of the fantastic vehicles around the site, there was a Bugatti Veyron Super sports, a Ferrari Enzo, a Lamborghini Huracan Performante and a Lamborghini Aventador SV and many, many more.

Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest street-legal production car in the world, capable of reaching 267.856mph. The car is electronically limited to 258mph, which stops the tyres from disintegrating at its top speeds! Valued at approximately £1.2 million, the car was unveiled at various events in 2010 including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. 

Chiron

A car based on a concept car is always going to be a splendid example of engineering, and the Chiron is no exception to this, modelled on the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept car. The car can reach tested speeds of 250mph in 32.6 seconds and can reach 60mph in 2.4 seconds according to the manufacturer. Similar to the Veyron, the Chiron can only safely reach speeds of 261 before the tyres begin to cave under the pressure, but the anticipated top speed of the Chiron is 288mph. 

Enzo

Named after the founder of the company Enzo Ferrari, this car was developed using Formula One technology such as
carbon-fibre body, electrohydraulic shift transmission and carbon fibre-reinforced silicon carbide ceramic disc brakes. The car can reach 60mph in 3.14 seconds and 100mph in 6.6 seconds. 

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

Named the Supercar of the Year 2014 by Top Gear magazine, the Huracan made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show. The Huracan is capable of producing 631hp at 8,000rpm, and so can achieve theoretical speeds of 218mph, although this hasn’t been proven in testing. The car has also been popularised in video games such as Forza Horizon 2, and the 2016 Marvel film, Doctor Strange, used 6 of the vehicles. 


Aventador

Named after a bull famed for it bravery in the fighting arena, the Aventador was unveiled to replace the Murcielago. Officially its top speed is 217mph, but this was blown out of the water by Sport Auto Magazine, who registered a speed of 230mph. Unveiled at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2015, the SV Roadster is 50kg lighter than a standard roadster due to numerous weight-saving techniques. 

  • Michelin SuperCar Expo at The Chateau Impney Hill Climb

 

 

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