Michelin Secret Meet 2021
The 10th of August brought us to a very special event courtesy of Michelin and Supercar Driver. After an invitation from one of our specialist lenders, we had the pleasure of viewing the best in show of the UK supercar scene. We’re here to take you through just a handful of the supercars that caught our eye.
Lamborghini Huracan STO
Whilst there were a number of exotic supercars that may often have seen people overlooking the Lamborghinis on show, the Huracan STO took me completely by surprise. There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that Lamborghinis are seriously impressive cars, but the Huracan STO really stands apart for me, with the impressive colourways and customisation available. Everywhere I turned there was a completely unique Huracan STO staring me out, but these two stood head and shoulders above the rest.
The Holy Trinity. It wouldn’t be a supercar meet without the trifecta of supercars, right? I’m sure you’re well clued up on the three already, but it’s always worth a re-cap. Comprised of the La Ferrari, McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 – the historic trio was the first time in automotive history where three premium car manufactures introduced hypercars with hybrid technology. One of the most amazing things we found at the event was that almost 1% of the world’s La Ferraris were present. With only 499 ever produced, we counted four – and there’s every chance there was another there – this is the Michelin Supercar Driver (not-so) Secret Meet, after all.
Aston Martin Vulcan
I attended wanting nothing more than to admire an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, for all of its British goodness. What I didn’t expect was to leave having barely given a fraction of my day in awe of one, as I’d been distracted by something that was frankly more jaw-dropping. The Aston Martin Vulcan stood proudly amongst a line of other beautiful supercars, including a Batman-style Aventador and a magnificent Porsche 911 GT1 – so you’d think it would be hard to stand out. But, despite its distracting neighbours, I couldn’t quite pull myself away from the £2.4mil supercar.
It was borderline hilarious, yet also understandable, for the droves of people to slowly pull away from every other vehicle at the event in order to catch a quick snap of a Bugatti Divo as it was slowly driven through the crowds. One of just 40 ever built, the example at Donington Park was truly exceptional – as you’d come to expect from a £4.5mil hypercar. Lined in the customary Divo Racing Blue, it’s a car you may only see once in a lifetime, and I’ll sleep happy knowing I’ve seen one in person.
A supercar I’d only ever seen crawling through the heaving traffic of Mayfair previously, I’d never really been able to stop and appreciate the Italian supercar for what it truly is, a piece of art. I was lucky enough to be able to examine the Pagani more than any other car at the event – and even happened to be taking a photo of the exhaust as the engine was turned over, and was greeted with a similar feeling to when you step off a plane on holiday. The interior really blew me away, reminding me of an extravagant and very expensive coffee machine. I’m still not sure what everything does, but if the right person does you know the end result is going to be spectacular!
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