Supercar luxury line-up comes to Portugal

By PA/Lusa, in World · 23-08-2019 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

Caramulo Museum opens an exhibition of supercars with a “luxury line-up”, of models never seen before in Portugal.

The museum director said the exhibition was “dedicated to the creations of the ‘haute couture’ of the automobile industry”, highlighting “the spectacular lines, the mechanical sophistication and the amazing speeds”.

“This was the most difficult exhibition we’ve ever set up, due to the difficulty of bringing together a series of cars that are so rare and valuable in every respect”, he added.

This is because “they are very exclusive models, which rarely appear”, and it was “a great challenge” to bring them all together in Caramulo, “even for a short period of time”, he added.

The “luxury lineup” begins “with what is considered the world’s first supercar, the Lamborghini P400 SV Miúra”, and also includes the “iconic Ferrari F40” and the “Bugatti EB110, a car that broke the almost 40-year fast of the house in Molsheim”.

“The brand of silver arrows is also represented with two models, the Mercedes-Benz SLR and the Mercedes-AMG GT R,” the museum said.

The exhibition also features “Ford GT, a model launched to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the mythical GT40, the McLaren 675 LT MSO, one of the most exclusive models of the brand, the Lamborghini Aventador SV and the most powerful 911 produced by Porsche, the GT2 RS”, he adds.

The Caramulo museum said that one of the stars of this exhibition will be “what Ferrari calls its most ambitious project, the LaFerrari, an exclusive and valuable model with 963 HP and a maximum speed of 349 km/h and of which there is only one copy on Portuguese soil”.

According to Hélio Valente de Oliveira, who writes for ‘Jornal dos Clássicos’, the supercars express “a passion - or illness, opinions are divided - of very exclusive products, completely manufactured and made to measure, upon request and according to the specifications of those who buy them”.

“Exclusive and far from perfect, supercars not only provide rare emotions, but also demand dedication and commitment from their owners. We can say that, by itself, supercars are a breed apart”, he considers.

The concept of supercar was born in the second half of the 1960s, in Italy, with Lamborghini as its great driving force.

The Caramulo Museum is located between Coimbra and Viseu and is home to collections of both art and automobiles.


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