With just over a month until this years event, we take a look at the top ten fastest supercars at Cholmondeley Power and Speed .
This years Cholmondeley Power and Speed event takes place between the 10th and 12th of June at Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire.
This years event celebrates supercars past, present and future. Enthusiasts will be able to get close to some of the most powerful, desirable and rarified supercars in the world as well as witnessing many of their favourite supercars in action on-track.
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In preparation of this years event, carphile.co.uk take a look at the top ten fastest supercars at Cholmondeley Power and Speed, going back to when the event was first staged in 2008.
10 – Aston Martin Centenary Vanquish – 68.46 seconds
In tenth place, the Aston Martin Centenary Vanquish. Created in celebration of Aston Martin’s 100th anniversary (in case you were wondering), even better, the Vanquish set the CPAS time in 2013, the marque’s centenary year.
With 565bhp and a 0-62mph time of 4.1 seconds, this piece of Aston Martin supercar history completed its lap in 68.46 seconds.
9 – Ford GT – 68.08 seconds
In ninth place, the Ford GT a supercar that brought the glamour of the legendary Le Mans winning Ford GT40 to 21st century Ford supercar fans.
The 542bhp supercharged 5.4 litre V8 powers the GT from 0-60mph in just 3.4 seconds and, with the Ford Special Vehicle Team behind the wheel, a very competitive and crowd-pleasing Cholmondeley lap of 68.08 seconds.
8 – Bentley Continental GT Supersport – 67.09 seconds
Before the current Continental GT Speed arrived, the 621bhp Supersport was Bentley’s fastest and most powerful production car ever.
Even so, who would have bet on the big Bentley putting in a faster time than a mid-engined Ford GT? This is after all a supercar that can seat four in comfort.
But faster it was, the Contintental Supersport put it’s 4wd drivetrain to good use and the luxurious Bentley powered into a genuinely impressive eight place with a Cholmondeley time of 67.09 seconds.
7 – Jaguar XJ220 – 67.05 seconds
With a top speed of 213mph and a 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds, for a short time back in the early 1990’s, the Jaguar XJ220 was the fastest production car in the world.
Jaguar only built 281 of these supercars and in 2012 it’s timed run was hotly anticipated by the Cholmondeley crowds. Even twenty years after the car first went on sale the car didn’t disappoint as the XJ220 showed it still had all its supercar credentials intact, setting a very quick time of just 67.05 seconds.
6 – Ferrari 458 Italia – 66.59 seconds
In sixth place the Ferrari 458 Italia. Few car enthusiasts can resist the bewitching sound of a normally-aspirated Ferrari driven at full chat.
Reason enough that the Ferrari 458 supercar has always been popular among the Cholmondeley crowds. More than one Ferrari 458 has taken to the track since 2008 but in 2012, this award-winning supercar, crossed the line in a superfast time of 66.59 seconds.
5 – Porsche Carrera 4S – 65.28 seconds
Into the top five, in fifth place we have the first car from Porsche.
The Carrera 4S’ 3.8-litre flat-six engine may have less punch than some of the other hard-hitters in our top ten (395bhp), but what it loses in power, it makes up for with four-wheel drive and that famous rear-engined traction.
In 2013 the Porsche Carrera 4S came second in its class, beaten only by the fastest supercar to ever take to the Cholmondeley track (see below).
4 – Nissan GT-R – 64.99 seconds
In fourth the Nissan GTR. In 2012 the fearsome GT-R recorded the fourth ever fastest supercar time. Behind the wheel was fittingly the first ever British wheel of Nissan’s own GT Academy, Jann Mardenborough.
Jann entertained the CPoP crowds, putting all of the GTR’s 493bhp, traction and technology to good use to dip a whisker under 65 seconds and record a time of 64.99 seconds.
3 – Porsche 911 Turbo S – 64.81 seconds
In third place, our second Porsche the 552bhp Turbo S.
There aren’t many 552bhp supercars that you can drive everyday and will also crack 0-60mph in three seconds but you really can in the Turbo S. Don’t think this car is a softy though, when the 911 Turbo S took to the track in 2014 this seventh-generation, everyday supercar, powered to the third fastest Cholmondeley supercar lap time, 64.81 seconds (phew!).
2 – McLaren 650S – 63.87 seconds
In second place, the McLaren 650S, the only supercar in the top five without 4wd but then you might well expect a car from McLaren Automotive to pull off something surprising.
The 650S brings five decades of F1 know-how to the road. With a top speed of 207mph the McLaren 650S can crack the 0-60mph dash in under three seconds and in 2014 it raced around the Cholmondeley track in just 63.87 seconds. The second fastest supercar time ever.
1 – Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 – 63.54 seconds and 62.64 seconds
Which brings us to the top spot the Lamborghini Gallardo.
In truth, the Gallardo has proved it’s Cholmoneley fitness not once but twice, holding the two fastest supercar times at this track.
In 2011, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante version set an impressive lap time of 63.54 seconds.
Two years later, in 2013, the lightweight Superleggera went faster still. Treating visitors to a blistering performance and shaving almost a second off the Performante’s time in the process.
In the hands of precision driver and race car instructor Tim-Marshall Rowe it posted a time of just 62.64 seconds. You can watch Tim’s amazing lap below (and soak in the noise of the glorious Lamborghini V10).