Supercars to make a roaring return to MotoFest, in partnership with E.ON Drive
The supercars are to make a welcome return to this year’s MotoFest, in partnership with E.ON Drive, with the popular crowd pleasers set to give another high-powered performance on the closed Ring Road Sprint Circuit.
The Supercar Driver Club (SCD) – the UK’s leading club for supercar drivers – will make their third appearance at the event with around 70 members and their cars due to appear across the two days on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September.
All the SCD cars will take to the circuit each day for a special supercar parade display, in what promises to be one of the most spectacular sights of the festival weekend.
Alongside the Lamborghinis, Ferraris, McLarens and Porsches set to light up the main sprint circuit, there will also be a trio of SCD members’ ‘star cars‘ to get the pulse racing for motoring enthusiasts attending the festival.
E.ON Drive is the lead brand partner for MotoFest Coventry in 2022. E.ON Drive is part of energy supply and solutions provider E.ON and provides an end to end electric vehicle charging service for customers.
First off the grid to look out for is the Noble M600, with the model coming to MotoFest an ex-Noble show car that featured on Top Gear, where it was driven by Jeremy Clarkson, the Stig and Richard Hammond. Next up is the Jaguar Project 8, one of only 300 built and with a 5.0 litre V8 engine producing 592bph, it promises to be a spectacular homecoming for Jaguar’s fastest ever production car.
Finally, there is the Aston Martin F1 Edition, the fastest of the already sporting Vantage models. It features engineering used in the development of the Vantage Formula 1 Official Safety Car and with a 4.0 litre, V8 engine producing 527BHP, its 195mph top speed makes it ideal for a spin around the MotoFest sprint circuit.
As well as taking to the sprint circuit the SCD cars, which in line with this year’s EV focus are set to include hybrid supercars, will be on static display in a new dedicated supercar paddock, located next to Greyfriars Green.
James Duce, Event Manager for the Supercar Drivers Club, said: “The SCD are delighted to support MotoFest Coventry, in partnership with E.ON Drive, again. We are really looking forward to bringing a selection of the latest and greatest supercars and taking to the closed roads of Coventry!”
James Noble, MotoFest Coventry Festival Director, said: “We are excited to welcome the return of the supercars to MotoFest, in partnership with E.ON Drive.
“The Supercar Driver Club (SCD) has always proved a real crowd pleaser during previous festival appearances, and I am sure they will wow visitors again this year.
“It’s great to have them on board and it’s another exciting addition to a supercharged programme of two and four wheeled action across the festival weekend.”
Mark Daniels, Director of E.ON Drive, Commercial Director E.ON said: “We know that the SCD is always a big draw at MotoFest so it’s really pleasing that this year’s lineup will include hybrid supercars. As the UK market for electric vehicles continues to grow, the range of available makes and models gets bigger and better in response to this demand.
“Showcasing electric vehicles at MotoFest Coventry, including hybrid supercars, is a great way to help people understand that lower carbon motoring is a vital part of all of our futures.”
This year’s MotoFest, in partnership with E.ON Drive, will have a significant future technology focus, showcasing the latest alternatively fuelled vehicles, electric motorcycles, MotoFest are delighted to welcome Maeving, a Coventry based Electric motorbike company, who are leading in the electrification journey.
Maeving electric motorcycle can be seen on the E.ON Drive stand, along with the Veloce Extreme-E racing team and cars and advanced automotive technology. The new future technology zone, based in the Greyfriars Green festival site, will see exhibitors committed to showcasing the latest electric vehicles and motorcycles.
The festival weekend will also provide the finale for ‘Our Future Moves’, a project involving Coventry City Council, MotoFest Coventry and other regional partners, that showcases the region’s work in world leading transport innovation, though a year-long celebration of events and activities.
MotoFest, in partnership with E.ON Drive, is a two-day festival dedicated to the city of Coventry’s motoring heritage, taking place on Saturday 10th September and Sunday 11th September 2022. It will feature a unique blend of racing demonstrations, static displays, live music and anything else with a connection to Coventry, transport and the city’s motoring heritage.
For more details about MotoFest in partnership with E.ON Drive, visit https://www.coventrymotofest.com/
For more information on getting involves with SCD at MotoFest in partnership with E.ON Drive, visit https://www.supercar-driver.com/scd-motofest-coventry/