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2012 Supercar Showdown at Beaulieu

Beaulieu has been the host to a showcase of supercars in August 27. There were 75 supercars who had joined the event and were showcased outside the Beaulieu National Museum which is a Palace house with great home decoration. There were also displayed bigger vehicles compared to the previous years. Among the cars included as part of the line up were Jaguar XJ220, Lamborghini Gallardo, Ultima GTR Can-Am and a lot more. Part of the event was a selection of supercars that will take part in the demo run that will run through the parkland of Beaulieu. Visitors got really close to their dream cars in the arena.  They also voted for People’s Choice Award. The winning car will receive a 60th Anniversary Beaulieu Trophy.

Supercars showdown

Supercars showdown

Supercars

Supercars

Supercar Showdown outside Beaulieu National Motor Museum

Supercar Showdown outside Beaulieu National Motor Museum

People who purchased a ticket to this event, had also access to various attractions like National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Beaulieu Abbey and Palace House. This year was something special as they showcased 50 original vehicles from James Bond Movie. This included the two motorcycles that were used in the recent one that will be released this year.

James Bond Aston Martin DBS. The right one is destroyed while filming.

James Bond Aston Martin DBS. The right one is destroyed while filming.

James Bond's Aston Martin DB5

James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5

Of course some traditional cars like Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari Enzo, McLaren F1, Alfa Romeo 8C and Ferrari 550 could’t be missing. There were also cars coming from Westover Nissan, Porsche Bournemouth and Meridien. This year only private individuals where invited. They are the one who applied during the pre show. Aside from private owners, clubs and organizations had also the opportunity for their members to showcase their performance cars.

Ford GT and Ferrari Enzo

Ford GT and Ferrari Enzo

McLaren F1

McLaren F1

Mazda RX8 sports car

Mazda RX8 sports car

Mercedes SLS

Mercedes SLS

After the successful event last year, major supercar clubs were invited. This year it included refreshments and access to the attractions of the town. This supercar showdown has been enjoyed as part of the attractions in Beaulieu. There was also the World of Top Gear exhibit that was part of the ticket. For car enthusiasts, this was an event that couldn’t be missed. It was one event where major supercars went head to head in showcasing their performances on the road.

Visitors enjoying event's attractions

Visitors enjoying event’s attractions

 

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