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Performance Parking at the 2023 Festival of Speed

15th July 2023
Ethan Jupp

Performance Parking at the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is always a reassuring thing to walk around. It's a striking reminder each and every year that our most dedicated (and well-heeled) attendees have impeccable taste – they’re a bit of us. There’s also more than a bit of a tell-tail that friends of the event are here too.

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Because we don’t think the ‘P1 OOW’ McLaren P1 is a privately owned vehicle. What certainly is a privately-owned vehicle, is the Gumball 3000-liveried Lamborghini Aventador SVJ with a roof box, its engine cover removed, a load of grime glazed across it and a plate that reads ‘R0T 80X’. Legend.

We also enjoy the presence of a Porsche 918 Spyder in the Martini Livery, a Lamborghini Murcielago SV, a Ferrari F12 TdF and a McLaren 765LT in a classic Marlboro livery.

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A bit further down the performance spectrum, but no less cool, are a range of Holdens – Monaro and Maloo – present and correct, while 997 Porsches, E92 M3s Ferraris and VH-era Aston Martins (including a stunning Zagato shooting brake) flew the flag for the early 2000s golden era of natural aspiration. We include the Zag in that because that V12 is a child of that era.

And that was just Thursday. The line-up cars changes day to day and, while the rain came on Friday, it didn't put off Festival of Speed visitors from bringing their sports and supercars.

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Braving the precipitation were hoards of luridly hued Lamborghinis. There were also Porsches by the dozen, from a classic Targa to the latest Stuttgart machines in the form of the 992 GT3 and Cayman GT4. There was also a few Taycans representing the EV future (well, present). And if you want an illustration of variety, how about an Morgan Aero rubbing shoulders with a Lexus IS-F. We also have to give a special mention to the Moke braving the elements.

Take a scroll through the gallery to see what else we spotted on our Friday stroll.

Photography by Pete Summers and Joe Harding.

  • FOS 2023

  • Performance Parking

  • Festival of Speed

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    Festival of Speed

    Gallery: Performance Parking at FOS 2019

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    Festival of Speed

    Gallery: The supercars and classics of Performance Parking

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    Festival of Speed

    Gallery: Performance parking on Festival of Speed Saturday

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