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Beaulieu Supercar Weekend will pay tribute to the new era of lightning-fast electric cars with EV Evolution, a brand new feature showcasing a real-life timeline of plug-in powered vehicles as part of the packed weekend show on August 3rd & 4th.

Sponsored by specialists A-Plan Insurance, the unmissable two-day event celebrates the adrenalin-fuelled world of supercars with more than 750 jaw-dropping supercars in the grounds of the National Motor Museum for show-goers to see up-close.

EV Evolution will chart the development of electric cars into today’s highly desirable performance machines. From the diminutive Sinclair C5 and practical first generation Toyota Prius hybrid, through the Nissan Leaf to the impressive Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-PACE and the latest high-performance Tesla, the line-up will explore alternative technology used in the quest for speed and style.

The show is always big on petrol-powered thrills, with astonishing landmark cars set to join the Prestige and Hypercar display on the lawns of Palace House. See motoring marvels such as the Bugatti Chiron, Mercedes McLaren SLR, Jaguar XJ220, Ferrari F40 and Noble M600.

Show-goers could be in with a chance of winning a seat on one of the demonstration runs, taking place twice daily on Beaulieu’s Chestnut Avenue. The Sporting Bears Motor Club will raise money for child bereavement charity Simon Says by raffling rides in its members’ supercars for the runs, drawing the tickets of lucky passengers.

The Supercar sound-offs will judge which engine has the best-sounding exhaust note, while a giant screen on the Events Arena will broadcast all of the event’s action live to give everyone a grandstand view.

Jaguar fans will be spoiled with the arrival of a very special machine, as Jaguar Land Rover brings its new Jaguar XE SV Project 8, a hand-built performance saloon which is sure to impress with its 592bhp supercharged V8 engine.

Also set to stun event-goers is the Aston Martin Owners Club, which will take its place in the showground for the weekend with more than 100 Aston Martins. Get up-close to these amazing motors and look for examples of the much-loved DB7, as the model celebrates its 25th anniversary. Turning heads, with its twin turbocharged V12 engine will be the sleek Aston Martin DBS Superleggera TAG Heuer, which is one of just 50 examples built in collaboration with watchmaker TAG Heuer.

A first-class display by Club Marcos International will celebrate 60 years of the respected British performance car marque Marcos, with a special line-up from the firm’s fascinating back catalogue.

More car clubs will be out in force at the show, including 60 machines from McLaren Owners UK, while Retro Rallycross will bring together a display of impressive historic rallycross racers.

Owners of a variety of supercars are already getting ready to take part in the show, with Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Mercedes, Noble, Tesla, KTM, Ginetta and Ultima, while leading supercar manufacturers will showcase their latest models.

Beaulieu Supercar sponsor A-Plan Insurance is one of the UK’s largest independent high-street insurance brokers and was established in 1963. The company provides a complete range of competitive insurance products to consumers and small businesses through its network of 90+ branches across the UK. A-Plan prides itself on the highly personal and tailored service it offers to its clients and on its expertise across a wide range of specialist vehicles from hot rods and American imports to the most prestigious supercars. Not only are they experts in this type of specialist insurance but also huge enthusiasts. For more details see www.aplan.co.uk.

Event tickets are available in advance online, with one-day tickets priced at £19.50 an adult, £9.50 a child and £49 a family available until 3pm on August 2nd. Or to make a weekend of it, two-day tickets give access to all of the features of the show across both days at £27.30 an adult, £13.30 a child or £68.60 a family if bought before 3pm on August 2nd. Tickets are also available on the day. See www.beaulieusupercarweekend.co.uk for tickets and details.

If you own a supercar and would like to take part, contact the Beaulieu events team for vehicle entry requirements at www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/beaulieu-supercar-weekend/supercar-driver-application.

The show opens both days from 10am – 6pm. An event ticket includes entry to the whole of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum with its Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition, World of Top GearOn Screen Cars, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, the Montagu ancestral home of Palace House and its grounds and gardens.