As sponsor of this year’s Supercar Run and Supercar Paddock, Michelin is set to help the festival really burn rubber with some stunning cars joining the tire manufacturer in West Sussex from the 28 June.
Appearing on the main Michelin stand at Goodwood will be the world record breaking Gumpert Apollo S and the Koenigsegg Agera R – both of which achieved their world records fitted with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
The stunning Gumpert Apollo S is the current world record holder for the fastest lap around the Nurburgring Nordschleife for a Europe-wide road legal production car, clocking an electrifying 7:11.57 minutes lap time in August 2009.
The Koenigsegg Agera R is the current world record holder for the fastest 0-300-0 km/h, recording a time of 21.19 sec.
This is not the first Koenigsegg world record however, in 2005 the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2-shod CCR, set the Guinness World Record for the fastest production car, before the record was broken by the Michelin-shod Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in 2010.
As well as the Gumpert and Koenigsegg supercars, the striking Litchfield Nissan GT-R, Wiesmann MF3 and the BMW Alpina B3-GT3 will also be appearing on the Michelin stand.
A development of the Alpina B6 GT3, the B3 GT3 combines the characteristics and technical features of the B6 but incorporates classic design elements of iconic Alpina cars of the past. Alpina and Michelin have had a technology partnership spanning more than 27 years, with the latest car shod with the Company’s award-winning Pilot Sport PS2 tires.
The Wiesmann MF3 roadster, a classic hand-made German sports car, will turn heads proudly displaying its striking yellow and blue paint scheme and Pilot Super Sport tyres.
The fifth supercar appearing on the stand is the Litchfield Imports Nissan GT-R. The partnership of Michelin with the 2010 Evo Magazine ‘Tuner of the Year’ for the critically acclaimed GT-R ensures the Company’s place as a leading supplier to the world’s leading supercar manufacturers and tuners.
Some of these vehicles will appear both on the main Michelin stand and in the Supercar Run on the renowned Goodwood hill climb course. Here they will be joined by another record-breaker of sorts – the 255mph Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, which is the roadster version of the Veyron Super Sport. The Pilot Sport-shod Veyron Super Sport is the world’s fastest production car, having set the record in July 2010 at 267.856mph