Ok, officially Thursday is the Moving Motor Show at the Festival of Speed. But, there are so many elaborate manufacturer stands there, that the entire weekend has become the de facto British motor show.
We featured part one – our highlights from the race car paddocks – yesterday. In this section we’ve also included the road cars featured in the Michelin Supercar Run, First Glance paddock, and the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ Concours display. It goes without saying that there was a lot of new metal on display!
Bespoke Aston Martin GT12 Roadster
Looking strong in orange – the new Aston Martin DB11
Aston Martin Vulcan channels Pontiac Trans Am with bonnet decals. Maybe
Staring into the abyss – the 7.0-litre naturally aspirated V12.
Beautiful attention to detail beneath the bonnet of the Vulcan
Pure race car inside, however.
More details abound at the rear of the Vulcan
Mercedes-AMG GT R. Hard car to photograph, not least because Mercedes put it in a cage…
That, and the constant crowds it drew. Unsurprising really.
Entry-level in the McLaren world means the 570S
One fast hatchback – 570GT features opening glass rear window for luggage and stuff.
Bonus double-F1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi content!
Think a modern Rolls-Royce Phantom is huge? So is the pre-war Phantom III.
1969 Lamborghini Espada 400 GT, owned by Harry Metcalfe – founder of Evo magazine.
More Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ Lambo action with the 1975 Jarama S.
One of only twelve Lamborghini Silhouette models made in RHD.
Legendary 1975 Countach Periscopo.
Original pure lines of Marcello Gandini’s design are, arguably, the best.
Later models gained wings and flared wheel arches – a symbol of 1980’s automotive excess.
‘Periscopo’ name came from rear-view mirror that looked out periscope-style through hole in the roof.
Scissor doors = classic Lamborghini.
From bedroom wall poster to reality – 1990 Diablo.
Lexus LFA never ceases to amaze.
We’ve seen this LFA at Goodwood before. Doesn’t get boring.
All-new LC 500 Coupe has a front grille that doubles as a cheese grater.
Very new, and very orange, 2017 Nissan GT-R.
R34 Skyline GT-R in epic Nür specification.
TV’s Kevin McCloud checking out the Tesla chassis.
Some guy called Kenneth Block drives this, apparently.
Modified ex-police interceptor Ford Crown Victoria – cool AF
Lowered on air-bags, exterior looks remarkably stealthy.
Trunk holds subwoofer and carbon fibre air tanks. No shotguns in here.
Black seems a little too discreet for a 1,479hp Bugatti Chiron. Paint it orange…
One-off Ferrari 458 MM Speciale looks, well, special!
Last seen being drifted by a certain Chris Harris – Ferrari F12 TDF.
Matt grey for Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Avio.
Hands up – not quite feeling the new NSX in the metal. Somehow it seemed to lack drama.
This, on the other hand, has aged so well styling wise.
Everyone needs gratuitous orange bits and scaffolding in the rear of your car.
M4 GTS looks mean with that deep splitter.
Cool carbon strut brace covers the 493hp straight-six engine.
Best, wheels, ever?
E46 M3 CSL values are currently rising. Probably a safer investment than shares at the moment. More fun too…
CSL is a paragon of simplicity when compared to the dramatic M4 GTS.
Unloved when new, Z3 M Coupé has developed a cult following.
BMW E12 M535i used a 3.5-litre 215hp straight-six. Back in the days when badges names actually corresponded to engine size.
BMW M1 was the first model to use the M badge. So special BMW gave it two logos on the rear.
2002 Turbo was BMW’s first turbocharged road car.
Less than 1,700 examples of the 170hp Turbo were built.
This is BMW’s new 2002 Homage, based on the current 2-Series. Works far better in person.
BMW has a long history of ‘Art Cars’. This one was painted by pop art legend Roy Lichtenstein in 1977.
This is the automotive equivalent of Rihanna’s performance on her current tour.
1976 3.0 CSL was the second BMW Art Car – painted by Frank Stella.
The original Mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTI. One of the times when iconic is deserving.
Controversially, Volkswagen included the Mk3 Golf GTI on its stand. No Mk2, or Mk5, but this one instead.
Box-fresh Audi RS TT in the rain. Imagine the five-cylinder warble for yourself.
Edition 1 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S. Colour scheme is ESM-approved.
A GT3 RS minus the wings, and with a manual gearbox.. Journalist pleasing Porsche 911R
Mega McLaren P1 GTR painted in James Hunt helmet-inspired livery.
2017 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Grand Sport harks back to C4 Grand Sport of 1996.
Topless Noble M600 Speedster
Minimalism plus – Ariel Atom 3.5R
Current Nürburgring lap record-holding Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S
Ditch the paddle-shift gearbox, dump in the engine from the Megané – done.
Built especially for the UK market – more hardcore MINI John Cooper Works Challenge Edition
Maserati Levante looks surprisingly subtle up close. Colour may also help.
This too doesn’t appear as offensive as some make out. Closet Bentayga fan here.
This isn’t subtle. This is the mental 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
Yours for £79,950. 2015 Shelby GT Mustang by Bill Shepherd.
Alternatively, Bill Shepherd Mustang offers the ‘new classic’ experience. Take a Mustang from the ’60s and drop in modern parts.
Fake Snake! Replica 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang is a well-executed machine. 2,300 hours were spent on this.
This, however, is the real deal. Genuine 1967 Shelby GT350 Mustang. Oh, and it’s for sale.
Two rare saloons. One is the Lotus Carlton, the other is the European-only market Renault Talisman.
Another rare saloon. Middle East-only Aston Martin Lagonda was on VIP duty.
Come back tomorrow for our third and final 2016 Festival of Speed gallery.