Supercar Showdown at Beaulieu
Beaulieu will be playing host to a parade of supercars on Bank Holiday Monday, 27 August.
75 supercars have already signed up to attend the event, with more awaiting confirmation, indicating a much larger display of vehicles than in previous years. Among the line-up are a Jaguar XJ220, Ferrari F40, F50 and 360 Spider, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes SLS, Ultima GTR Can-Am, Lightning GT Carbon and Aston Martin GT2.
In the afternoon a selection of supercars will be taking part in a demonstration run through the Beaulieu parkland. The organisers are promising some full-throttle action, for a glimpse of what the cars are capable of. Visitors will be able to get up close to the cars in the arena, and they will be able to vote for the People's Choice Award winner, who will receive a special edition 60th Anniversary Beaulieu Trophy. Every visitor who casts a vote will be entered into a separate draw to win a ride in the passenger seat of the lead car, travelling through the grounds in the Supercar Cavalcade.
The general Beaulieu attraction admission ticket will provide access to the event, as well as the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Beaulieu Abbey, and Palace House and gardens.
In addition, there is the one-year-only Bond in Motion exhibition, which showcases 50 original vehicles from the James Bond films, including two Honda CRF250R motorcycles used in the opening sequence of the newest Bond film, Skyfall, due to be released in the UK in October 2012.