Supercars to make roaring return to MotoFest
The supercars are to make a welcome return to MotoFest Coventry, in partnership with E.ON Drive, with dynamic displays on the Ring Road Sprint Circuit and their own dedicated ‘Supercar Paddock’, during the festival weekend.
Supercar Driver (SCD) – the UK’s leading club for supercar owners – will make their third appearance at the event with approximately 50 members and their cars due to appear across the two days on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June.
All SCD members’ cars will take to the circuit each day for dynamic displays on the Sprint Circuit, in what promises to be one of the most spectacular sights of the festival.
Once they have completed their runs on the circuit, the SCD cars will be parked up in a new dedicated ‘Supercar Paddock’, located on Greyfriars Green, with MotoFest visitors able to get up close to the cars and enjoy plenty of photo and video opportunities with them.
Alongside the Lamborghinis, Ferraris, McLarens and Porsches set to light up the main sprint circuit, there will also be various SCD member ‘star cars‘ to get the pulse racing for motoring enthusiasts across the weekend.
First off the grid of the cars to look out for is the Noble M600, with the model attending MotoFest being an ex-Noble show car that has 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, the motoring future will be on display right now with not one but two Ferrari hybrid supercars making their debut at MotoFest Coventry. The Ferrari 296 GTB hybrid is the first V6-powered Ferrari since 1974, equipped with a 2.9-litre V6 plug-in hybrid engine that produces a 205mph+ top speed and is capable of reaching 60mph in just 2.9 seconds.
The second Ferrari hybrid to be seen at MotoFest Coventry is the SF90 Stradale, the first ever Ferrari to feature PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) technology. The SF90 Stradale has a plug-in hybrid powertrain, featuring the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 from the F8 Tributo, and is capable of a top speed of 211mph and 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds – making it ideal for a spin around the MotoFest Coventry sprint circuit.
James Duce, Event Manager for Supercar Driver said: “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.
“This event has been a highlight in our calendar for a few years now and our members are always keen to put on a show to enthusiasts!”
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.
“Supercar Driver (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, 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.”
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.
This year’s MotoFest, in partnership with E.ON Drive, will have a significant future technology focus, showcasing the latest alternatively fuelled vehicles and electric motorcycles, including Maeving, a Coventry based Electric motorbike company, who are leading in the electrification journey.
The new future technology zone, based in the main Greyfriars Green festival site, will see exhibitors committed to showcasing the latest electric vehicles and motorcycles. Many of those two and four-wheeled exhibits will also take part in dynamic displays on the main sprint circuit and the motorsport and drift arenas.
There will also be demonstrations of autonomous vehicle technology and future transport solutions on Friday 2 June – a new additional day to the MotoFest Coventry weekend, with more announcements to follow soon regarding the full programme of events.
MotoFest Coventry is a two-day festival dedicated to the city of Coventry’s motoring heritage, taking place on Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June. 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 Coventry, visit https://www.coventrymotofest.com/