Whilst the Festival of Speed has grown to become the de facto British motor show, it’s still all about the epic racing cars that tackle the hill climb course. Our second 2015 gallery features some of the exotic and expensive machinery found in the paddock.
Driven by legends such as Sir Stirling Moss and Juan Fangio, it’s easy to see why the 300 SLR is such a big deal.
One of only two 300 SLR ‘Uhlenhaut Coupe’ models ever built. Top speed of almost 177mph in 1955!
All the best cars have tartan seats
World-beating 1954 W196 Formula 1 car was the basis for the 300 SLR
Gorgeous Mercedes W196 Streamliner added curvy bodywork for high speed circuits.
Mazda were stars of the show this year. Here 1986 Mazda 757 nestles against 1991 Le Mans winning 787B
1981 Porsche 936/81 Le Mans Winner
1987 Porsche 962
1996 Porsche Le Mans Spyder
1997 Porsche GT1 Evo
1969 Ferrari 712 driven in Can-Am by Mario Andretti
Also from 1979, the Ferrari 512 BB/LM
1995 McLaren F1 GTR
2000 Lister Storm GT
2013 Bentley Continental GT-3
Back from Le Mans, the 2015 Toyota TS040 Hybrid
Also from Le Mans 2015, and still dirty, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro
1979 Ferrari 312T4/5
Ex-Giles Villeneuve 1980 Ferrari 312T5
The seat for which Jules was seemingly destined for
1990 Williams-Renault FW13B used by Thierry Boutsen
1984 Toleman-Hart TG184 as driven by Ayrton Senna
Ayrton Senna’s 1991 McLaren MP4/6
Another Senna McLaren; the MP4/7A of 1992
Not a McLaren. Epic 1994 Penske-Mercedes PC23 ran with up to 1000bhp
Pre-War Auto Union Type D ‘Doppel Kompressor’ from 1939
The just as awesome 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2
1985 Renault 5 Maxi Turbo
2001 Ford Focus WRC
780bhp Subaru Impreza ‘Gobstopper II’ Time Attack car