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Supercars move to start line at Goodwood

Michelin Supercar Paddock grabs attention with latest, greatest hypercars

Published: June 26, 2019, 10:30 PM
Updated: July 2, 2019, 3:43 AM

Ginetta Akula

Michelin will again be displaying the over-the-top performance cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the Michelin Supercar Paddock.

2020 Koenigsegg Jesko

The array of the latest and greatest hypercars from icons and startups alike is sure to be attention-grabbers for spectators, who are encouraged to fill in ballots to select a Michelin Supercar Paddock Showstopper every day of the festival.

“Being surrounded by some of the most advanced and powerful road-going and track-ready machines is an incredible experience. And talking to the people behind them is always a treat, too,” enthused Michelin Supercar Paddock presenter, Vicki Butler-Henderson.

Charge Mustang

Located next to the starting line, the Michelin Supercar Paddock will feature, among others, the debuts of the latest supercar from De Tomaso (currently simply referred to as Project P), the limited-production Prado Orage (capable of 0-100 km/h in less than three seconds using a 900-hp, 738-lb-ft naturally-aspirated V-8), and an all-electric Ford Mustang from Charge Cars (capable of 0-100 km/h in less than 4.5 seconds, thanks to over 5,500 lb-ft of torque).

Michelin’s Supercar Paddock will also welcome back the 2018 Michelin Supercar Showstopper of the Festival — the Apollo Intensa Emozione, the track-only hypercar powered by an 800-hp 6.3-litre V-12, displayed alongside the 1,800-hp Dendrobium D-1, 1,600-hp Koenigsegg Jesko and the British-made Ginetta Akula

Dendrobium D-1

“I simply cannot wait for this year’s Festival of Speed and the Michelin Supercar Paddock is gearing up to be a clear fan-favourite already,” said Tim Harvey, Michelin Supercar Paddock host and multiple BTCC champion. Such an awesome array of supercars from every corner of the globe, including the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, Prato, W Motors and Zenvo will all make this one of the most eclectic shows ever.”