The world's most exotic cars will be part of the Autocar Supercar Paddock at this year's Cholmondeley Pageant of Power
1 June 2012

The Aston Martin One-77 and the Ariel Atom V8 will be among supercars attempting to smash the hillclimb record at the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power. More than 20 of the world’s fastest and exotic cars will be part of the Autocar Supercar Paddock at the show.

Cars as varied as the single-seat BAC Mono and Vauxhall Maloo pick-up will compete to break the record for the 1.2-mile sprint. The record stands at 62.68sec, set by Nikki Faulkner in the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera LP570-4 in 2010.

The Pageant of Power will also play host to a large selection of modern and classic supercars during the many parade laps throughout the weekend. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, Aston Martin One-77 and Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale are among those scheduled to appear.

Other cars taking part in demonstration runs include a Ferrari Enzo, Ford GT, Jaguar XJ220 and McLaren F1.

Elsewhere, visitors can enjoy a James Bond display, including the Aston Martin Vanquish from Die Another Day, a celebration of 50 years of the Cobra and the appearance of aero-engined cars.

The full list of cars in the Autocar Supercar Paddock:

Ariel Atom 500 V8

Aston Martin One-77

Aston Martin Zagato

Audi R8

BAC Mono

Bentley Continental GT V8

Bentley Continental GTC Supersports Ice Car


Caterham SP/300.R

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

Ferrari 458 Italia

Jaguar XKR-S

Lamborghini Aventador

McLaren MP4-12C

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Nissan GT-R

Noble M600

Porsche 911 Carrera S

Radical SR3 SL

Vauxhall Maloo

Tickets cost from £26 for adults and £5 for children when ordered in advance. Visit for more information.

Our Verdict

Ariel Atom

In every form the Ariel Atom delivers thrills as exhilarating as any car can deliver. And there’s no greater recommendation than that.

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2 June 2012

It looks like there are plenty of cars on the list capable of beating a Gallardo's time this year, depending on tha talent of the driver and how seriously they take the run.

4 June 2012

Yh, I cant imagine the Aston One-77 giving it too much, unless it wants to end up like the one in Dubai. For a company like Ariel, it would be a huge test of the car. It should, SHOULD, be easy for it though given the right driver to beat a Gallardo. The track looks very tight at parts though.

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