The Vulcan, an 800bhp purpose-built race car is estimated to be worth 2 million pounds and is one of only 24 in the world, making it one of the planet’s most exclusive cars. Former F1 driver, and current Fifth Gear presenter, 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.
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.
On Sunday 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.
UK sportscar maker Lotus was honored at this year’s festival with a special display area and exclusive track time, and an automotive website put together a special display that brought together the cars, as well as an exhilarating 30-car, high-speed track session.
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.
About the Fast Car Festival
The Fast Car Festival takes place on the last weekend in July and will feature cars from all over the world, with the honoured marque for the inaugural event being Lotus. Yet as well as the cars, the focus is as much on having fun, with a live stage and a full-on festival atmosphere.
Among the highlights of the show will be displays, live demonstrations and car collections from around the world, filling Donington’s vast infield and paddock areas. There will also be the finest classic, performance and motorsport machinery from all manufacturers, along with a significant club display area.
The high-octane event will offer a weekend of sights, smells and sounds from performance motoring past, present and future. The famous Donington circuit will see plenty of track action, with performance cars of all shapes, ages and sizes being put through their paces to please the crowds. Be it classic, retro, current or future, if it’s fast and has four wheels, then it will be found at The Fast Car Festival. Hot hatches, sports and hypercars and even the future of performance from Formula E racers will take to the track.