Some of the world's best track cars will descend on the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power this weekend. The roster of track cars appearing in the Autocar supercar paddock line-up features road-legal and track-only models lining up alongside some full-on classic racers.
Here's a rundown of some of the best cars the event has to offer:
Ariel Atom 3.5
The revised Ariel Atom 3.5 is everything it was before, plus a little bit extra. A combination of scorching performance, knife-edge handling and a price tag which places the Atom firmly in competition with well-established industry greats.
This will not be the first time Jan Van Nierop and his Audi 80 will have appeared at Cholmondeley; however this does not mean that the Audi will be any less exciting. Finished in its QRSport red and white livery, the Audi will be one of many motorsport heroes at the upcoming event.
British-built-BAC started production of its sublime Mono just a few years ago, but already the Mono has been heralded a giant in track car handling, winning plenty of plaudits. Styling from a sci-fi film coupled with the car’s blistering 2.8-second dash from 0-62mph onwards to its 170mph top speed is just the beginning.
Rivalling the Radical in extremeness and track focus is the Caterham SP300R. Although ‘only’ powered by a 2.0-litre supercharged Ford Duratec engine to the Radical’s small-capacity V8, the hardcore Caterham produces 301bhp, and thanks to its 545kg kerb weight, reaches 62mph in just 2.8 seconds.