A RARE FIND: Only 24 Aston Martin Vulcan's have been built and this is one of them. Image: NewsPress
London - A selection of cars were on display at the UK’s newest car event, Fast Car Festival, with the spectacular Aston Martin Vulcan wowing the 6000-strong crowd.
The Vulcan, a 600kW purpose-built race car, is estimated to be worth the equivalent R37-million and is one of only 24 in the world, making it one of the most exclusive cars.
Former Formula 1 driver, and former presenter of now-defunct Fifth Gear, Tiff Needell, made a guest appearance and showed off his considerable skills behind the wheel, giving a few lucky visitors passenger laps in his Lotus Evora 400.
Drifting in a Cateham
Further highlights of the weekend included the Caterham Drift Passenger rides with professionals teaching passengers how to drift around the Melbourne Loop track in a Caterham Seven.
Visitors took advantage of the Supercar Paddock, which showcased more than 50 cars from members of Supercar Driver, an online community for super car owners, ranging from two Lamborghini Aventador SVs, a Jaguar F-Type R Project 7, a McLaren 650S and a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.
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UK sportscar maker Lotus was honoured at the 2016 festival with a special display area and exclusive track time.
Awards were also handed out during the weekend with Caz Hawes from LN Customer winning the Best Wheels Award with a stunning Blue VW Lupo and Best Club being awarded to Fitment Junkies.
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Managing director of the festival, Phil Weeden, said: “An attendance of 6000 is a really impressive achievement for our first year. We have some great ideas for improvements in 2017 to make the show even better, so we’re confident we can grow it in future years.”