Top 5: Supercars at Car Café Nottingham in April

10th Apr 2018

It was very much a Supercar Saturday at the first Nottingham Car Cafe of 2018. The car meet was awash with some of the finest cars from high-end manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, McLaren, Lamborghini and Ferrari all on show. Continue reading to see our pick of the top supercars that attended in April, or see here for a full round-up of the event.

1. McLaren 720S

Arguably one of McLaren's finest ever creations, the 720S is a technological masterpiece from the Surrey-based manufacturer. Astonishing performance is met with breath-taking design and innovation to create a ridiculously fast and capable supercar. Features such as the iconic dihedral doors and the Folding Driver Display make it a truly bespoke supercar. The 720S went on sale just last year and with a price tag of over £200,000, it's certainly a rare sight on the road.
Grey McLaren

2. Lamborghini Aventador

Another £200,000 plus supercar, it is always an eye-popping experience to witness a V12 Lamborghini at Car Cafe, and the Aventador is no exception. With a soundtrack that shakes the ground beneath you and bright orange paintwork, it was hard not to stop and stare as this raging bull entered the show part-way through. The owner opened up the scissor doors and even let a couple of people sit inside, as well as propping open the engine cover so that enthusiasts could witness the stunning 6.5L V12 in all its glory.

3. Mercedes-AMG GT R

With an MSRP of around £150,000 with options, this particular GT R was so new it was still being run in and that meant the owner was sticking to a strict 4,000 rpm rev limit. Only picked up at the end of March, the 4.0L biturbo V8 beast - nicknamed Bruce-  looked absolutely immense with its stealthy-but-aggressive black-on-black colour scheme. Engineered with AMG's motor racing history in mind, every element of the GT R's design both looks good and enhances performance on the track. Mercedes-AMG themselves refer to the GT R as the 'Beast of the Green Hell', which is reference to its rear-wheel drive record at the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife.

4. Ford GT

Only a limited number of Ford GTs made it over to Europe, let alone Britain, during its 2-year production run between 2004-2006, so it is always wonderful to see one at Car Cafe. This genuine race car-for-the-road makes an incredible sound from its supercharged 5.4L V8, and the unmistakable colour combo of 'Midnight Blue' with white stripes will forever turn heads at car shows around the world. With an original sticker price of £126,000, examples now change hands for double that amount - sometimes even more.
Blue Ford GT

5. Ferrari 488 Spider

Few thought Ferrari could top the 458 Spider for open-top thrills, but they certainly managed it with the 488 Spider, which is another supercar that costs over £200,000 from new. The 3.9L turbocharged V8 engine propels the car to 62mph from standstill in 3 seconds flat and makes that trademark Ferrari howl. Finished in the classic colour combination of red with a cream leather interior, this beautiful example of an undoubted future classic brightened everyone's morning as it entered the meet.
Red Ferrari 488
It's not only supercars that are spotted at Car Cafe, with an eclectic mix of American muscle cars, hot hatchbacks, high-end sports cars and of course cherished classics. See our partner site, for a full round-up of April's Car Cafe Nottingham.