Tuesday 22 August 2017

The Wheels Zone will roar to life this Bank Holiday at Wings & Wheels

The Wheels Zone is a petrol heads delight with a host of car and motorbike clubs, a Stunt Zone with two and four wheeled dramatic action, monster truck rides and a Motoring Demonstration with over 100 vintage and modern supercars showing their metal on the infamous Top Gear Track.
This Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August we’ve got some truly spectacular cars, including one of the original hyper cars, the Lamborghini Diablo. This 1993 car kicks out over 480bhp from its screaming V12 engine. The name ‘Diablo’ in Spanish means Devil and this car certainly lives up to that name and with only 900 made, it is a real classic.

Joining the Diablo is the latest Hyper car, the Ferraris LaFerrari. Powered by a V12 engine producing 789bhp, it is supplemented by a Hybrid KERS unit which pushes the power to 950bhp. This is the fastest production Ferrari to ever lap their Fiorano Test Circuit and can reach 186mph in 15 seconds! That is four seconds quicker that it takes Bolt to run the 200m.

Koenigsegg, a Swedish motor car company founded in 1994, set out with the aim of producing a “world class” supercar and we are thrilled to have two at the show on Sunday. The Agera N, only one of one made, and the Agera R which is no. 18 of 18. These monsters produce over 1,000bhp from a twin turboed 5 litre V8 engine which allowed the car to break six land speed records in 2011 including 0-186 in 14.53seconds, that’s quicker than Ferraris LaFerrari.

Three American NASCARS will also be participating in the Motoring Demonstration. These three monsters of the States will thunder up the runway powered by their V8 Engines producing over 800hp.

Next up is the Bentley 4.5 Ltr Le Mans. This amazing car from 1928 is affectionately known as Burbling Bertie by his owner Richard Wade. Bertie was a works development car for Bentley before being sold privately and turned into an estate car during the war.  After the war Bertie was restored to his original specifications and has since been extensively rallied, sprinted, displayed and lightly raced all over Europe at places such as The Le Mans Classic and Montlhery. Bertie’s Top Speed is approximately 100mph, depending on which way the wind is blowing!

We are delighted to be welcoming the Honda Civic Type R Black Edition, one of only 100 special editions of the iconic turbo charged Civic Type R. The car is painted all in black, set off with red wing tips and produces over 300bhp through its front wheels from its turbocharged 2ltr engine. The Civic Type R is the fastest front wheel drive production car with a lap time around the Nordschleife in 7:43.80 and has a top speed of 160mph.

It wouldn’t be right to have a motoring event without a McLaren on the track and this year we have a McLaren 570S flying down the runway. The 570BHP engine has impressive power able to achieve 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds, 0-100mph in 5.3 seconds and 0-125mph in 9 seconds.

Russ Carpenter Racing is bringing their 1970 Grenade Dragster, one of the first all British built rear engine dragsters. Built in 1970 Russ won numerous British and European championships from the mid 70's until 1989 including being crowned RAC Champion 1982 and winning the first two European Series Championships in 1987 and 1988, before being outlawed from racing for being too fast. He was an ambassador promoting Drag Racing all over Europe visiting many towns in France including racing at Le Mans, Sweden, Hockenheim in Germany, the A1Ring in Austria and Zandvort in Holland. He holds two World Records for the first all British car and the first car under 5.5 litres to run a standing quarter mile in less than 8 seconds anywhere in the world, as well as numerous track records in his class. This incredible car will be on static display at Wings & Wheels this year next to the Wheels Zone Information point, it is one car not to be missed!

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