Occasionally you get one of those supercar meetings that blows you away. More recently we’ve seen examples in China and Japan. Today we have one in the United Kingdom to report thanks to SupercarDriver. They organised a large meet at Graypaul of Nottingham over the weekend. Over 100 cars turned up to the event representing both ends of the supercar scale.
Rarities included two of three Ford GT 720 Mirage’s in existence. A joint venture between Roush, responsible for much of the Ford GT’s fine-tuning, and Avro Motor Cars created this 720bhp beast. It features a larger Whipple supercharger, a new induction system comprising Accufab throttle bodies, and an Accufab ceramic-coated exhaust. Alongside this sat an RUF CTR3, a car that needs no introduction, and Catman XJ13R replica of the one off Jaguar XJ13.
Both Porsche 959 and Ferrari F40 were present as was an Ascari Ecosse, a Mercedes CLK DTM AMG, a Ferrari Enzo, a Mercedes-McLaren SLR Roadster. For those who prefer rareties to the normal raft of exotics, two TVR Typhons, believed to be the only two in existence, were in attendance; the Typhoon being the car that TVR would have produced but for their liquidation. A Hawk Stratos was also present alongside an Audi Quattro SWB, a different example to the one driven by Drive’s Chris Harris recently.
The orange car from the videos is a Pulse GT1 kit car. Plenty of you will want to know the details and this is actually one of those interesting stories! According to the owner, the car was constructed to race in the British GT series in the mid 1990’s. It was tested at Silverstone with a Jaguar XJ220 engine and around 860bhp. Due to rule changes, the car never go to compete and sat idle for a while.
The current owner then bought the project in 2008 and completed it. It is now powered by an Audi RS4 2.7 Twin Turbo engine using RS6 turbo’s, a triple plate clutch and an Elite TLX300 6 speed sequential gear box. This now produces around 610bhp, 540 bhp at the wheels, and 740Nm of torque.
Its true to say there was something for everyone!
[Pictures via SupercarDriver]
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