Sunshine and Supercars
Sunshine and supercars go hand in hand. The weekend of Saturday May 19th saw a swarm of many exciting supercars attend the Stratstone Aston Martin Wilmslow service centre to talk cars over a brew and brekkie. Discover our favourite five below.
5. Nissan GT-R Nismo
Some may argue that the Nissan GT-R is not a supercar. But with the GT-R Nismo packing 591bhp and 60mph dealt with in under 3 seconds, it simply had to make our list. After all, it will shame many 'supercars' from all over the world.
Kindly on display as part of the used inventory from Stratstone Aston Martin Wilmslow, it didn't matter why the Nismo GT-R was on display, such a rarity is always going to appeal to the well educated petrolhead.
The GT-R may not be as gorgeous as your more textbook European supercars, but then the Nismo's aggressive, aerodynamic bodywork is part of the dominating appeal. This car means business, whether on road or setting records on a track. Whatever you want to call the GT-R Nismo, it's a seriously impressive bit of kit!
4. McLaren 720S
McLaren have come a long way since the MP4-12C. Each new model has bought about even more absurd driving dynamics and truly unique supercar styling. Of course, you cannot talk about McLaren without mentioning the legendary F1 of yesteryear and of course the P1 - which uses futuristic hypercar technology.
The 720S sits within the McLaren range as a 'Super Series' car sitting under the absurdly fast McLaren P1 and McLaren Senna which form the 'Ultimate Series' McLaren cars.
Don't think for a second that your average 720S owner will feel his or her car will feel slow in comparison to its 'Ultimate' siblings.
The 720S is nothing short of a weapon on and off the track thanks to incredible aerodynamics, inherited from McLaren's F1 experience and the fact it packs a mind-blowing 710bhp (720PS), meaning 62mph is dealt with in just 2.9 seconds and has a top speed on 212mph!
3. 'Porsche' Chesil Speedster
OK. So, the Chesil Speedster is not a genuine Porsche, but as Porsche created such a legend with the Porsche 356, on which the Speedster is based upon on, it's little wonder Chesil started making replicas of this iconic Porsche.
Perhaps not a supercar by modern standards, the Porsche 356 back in the day was certainly not slow. Today, Chesil make a number of kits to recreate the iconic Speedster. Why? An original Porsche Speedster is very rare and can cost well into six figures, whilst the replica costs much less.
Its still achingly pretty and is perfect for taking for a spin on a warm summers weekend, just like the particular owner of this stunning example that joined the Car Café meet.
As petrolheads, despite this little Speedster not being the real deal, on this occasion due to its stunning looks, we can forgive it, as many replica kit cars tend to be an acquired taste!
2. Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster
Lamborghini. The definition of the supercar! There is no denying it really - the outrageous looks, the scissor doors, the incredible performance; Lamborghinis have it all, and are guaranteed to turn heads at every opportunity
So, when we cast our eyes over a pair of Lambos at the Car Café Wilmslow we just had to include them in our list, due to the fact they inevitably stole the show.
The Lamborghini Aventador S is the full package, and in this Roadster form, finished in stunning Blue Nethuns, you get to hear more of the colossal V12 engine sing in all its glory, proving an automotive symphony of drama and emotion. With 740 horsepower under your right foot, the Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster will hit 62mph in just 3 seconds flat and go on to hit 217mph.
But if the Aventador S Roadster only makes our number two, what can possibly pip it to the number one spot? Another raging bull of course!
1. Lamborghini Huracan Performante
The Lamborghini Huracan Performante was designed and built with one thing in mind - to be the fastest Lamborghini Huracan model possible. It achieved just that. With less weight, more power and greater aero enhancements over a regular Huracan, there is no denying the Performante is something special.
Unlike its more powerful Aventador Roadster S sibling, which uses a 6.5-litre V12, the Performante uses a 5.2-litre V10 engine. It produces less power too, with 'only' 630bhp on tap. Due to the lightness though, and the incredibly focused driving experience, the Huracan Performante is slightly quicker than its more powerful sibling in reaching 62mph - if only by a tenth of a second!
The Performante looks incredible, as with every Lamborghini. It may not feature the scissor doors made famous by Lamborghinis, but with incredible Forged Composites®- a forged carbon fiber material patented by Lamborghini themselves, along with enhanced aerodynamics and finished off perfectly with gold 20-inch forged wheels, the Huracan Performante was certainly our favourite.
The fact that it was finished in a rarely seen Blu Vathys made it even more cool!