Ultracars old and new star at Chantilly Arts and Elegance

Ultracars old and new star at Chantilly Arts and Elegance

07.09.2016: The exclusive Chantilly Arts and Elegance event held on the outskirts of Paris played




The exclusive Chantilly Arts and Elegance event held on the outskirts of Paris played host to the latest Blancpain Ultracar Sports Club outing of the year last weekend.
 

Unlike its regular circuit-based meetings, held as part of selected Blancpain GT Series rounds, the Chantilly event gathered together only the most revered supercars of the past 30 years for a weekend of fine dining and driving around some of the most beautiful public roads France has to offer.




Saturday’s 160km-long route, lying approximately 45 minutes north of Paris, included a luxurious lunch at the 800-year-old Royaumont Abbey and a non-competitive opportunity for enthusiasts to explore their ultracars’ performance at Mortefontaine’s scenic alpine-esque proving ground and oval circuit.
 

From there the ultracar convoy headed back along pedestrian-lined roads to Chantilly for a sumptuous evening gala in the 19th century château’s sprawling grounds. Sunday’s internationally renowned annual Concours d’Etat for classic competition cars and Concours d’Elegance, which is reserved for more contemporary machinery, then provided a suitably chic backdrop to the event’s final day.


A typical Blancpain Ultracar Sports Club entry would only feature the most modern, fastest and technologically ground-breaking automobiles. However, with Chantilly welcoming much older examples the Club was happy to embrace a number of iconic models from the past 30 years.




Indeed, the likes of Ferrari’s LaFerrari and Enzo were joined by predecessors such as the 288 GTO, F40 and F50, while the presence of Porsche’s Carrera GT and current hybrid-powered 918 - the company’s last two flagship models, albeit launched a decade apart - demonstrated the difference between first and second-generation ultracars.
 

Modern ultracar fans were delighted to see McLaren’s P1 and P1 GTR side-by-side providing a direct comparison between ultimate road and track performance. Equally, the likes of Pagani’s Zonda, the Gumpert Apollo and Lamborghini Murcielago SV demonstrated the wilder, no-compromise attitude to ultracar design.



The final Blancpain Ultracar Sports Club outing of the season takes place at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya’s Formula 1 venue on October 1-2.
 



Adelheid Terryn, photos Joris Clerc.

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