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Michelin Secret Meet 2021 • Supercar Driver

Generally there aren’t any phrases. And right now, even the person whose job it’s to speak about automobiles for a dwelling admits to being momentarily speechless.

Written by: Angus Frazer for JBR Capital

As commentator Chris Dawes appears down from the management tower on the automobiles assembled on the grid at Donington for the lunchtime high-speed hypercar parade on the 2021 Supercar Driver (SCD) Michelin Secret Meet, he virtually doesn’t know the place to begin.

To be honest, the place do you begin with an almost countless sea of equipment, every boasting beautiful appears and nigh on 400bhp? And that’s simply the automotive park. On the monitor, energy outputs are, in some instances, greater than triple that, and the spectacle is off the size.  SCD’s Tour Supervisor, Jonty Wydell, hits the nail bang on the top when he makes use of the phrase ‘unicorn’ to explain automobiles just like the Lamborghini Reventón, Porsche 996 GT1, Pagani Zonda F, Ferrari Monza SP2 and Bugatti Divo with its eyewatering 1479bhp.

Even on this superbly sunny day, darkish forces are very a lot at work with a trio of midnight black Koenigsegg fashions – Regera, CCX and One:1. And naturally, the Satan’s personal supercar is abundantly represented with a minimum of 4 Lamborghini Diablo SVs shaking the gid with their V12 rumble, one in all which had been pushed to the occasion by SCD member Brian Owen. Brian’s Aventador, Huracan and Murciélago have been left sulking within the storage again at dwelling in Wales.

“You may’t beat a V12 engine,” says Brian. “Though driving the Diablo makes you realise simply how a lot trendy supercars have advanced. The Diablo is fast in a straight line, but it surely doesn’t brake or go spherical corners fairly so properly. My SV was on the stand on the Birmingham motor present again in 1998.”



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