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Supercars through the ages drag racing

By Scott Newman, 11 Sep 2017 News

A who’s who of the supercar world going head-to-head in Switzerland

Porsche 911 GT1 vs Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR drag race main

Switzerland is an unlikely venue for the world’s ultimate supercar drag-racing event.

The picturesque country is home to some of the world’s most amazing driving roads yet is infamously intolerant of speed and has banned all forms of motorsport since the 1955 Le Mans disaster.

Nonetheless, it recently hosted one of the most jaw-dropping collections of supercars and hypercars we’ve ever seen in the small village of Andermatt.


Organised by The Supercar Owners’ Circle, which describes itself as “A global network of the world’s most discerning car collectors” the event gathered together an array of cars rarely seen outside a Forza Motorsport garage.

To give you a taste of the incredible variety and quality of the assembled vehicles there is a selection below, but so many we’ve needed to categorise them by era.

One-offs

Ferrari F12 TRS, Aston Martin GT12 Roadster, Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato

Ferrari F12 TRS.jpgCurrent

Aston Martin GT8, Dodge Viper ACR, Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K, Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, Ferrari 812 Superfast, Ferrari F12tdf, Lamborghini Aventador S, Lamborghini Aventador SV, McLaren 720S, Mercedes-Maybach G650 Laundaulet, Porsche 911R

Ferrari LaFerrari FXX KModern

Ferrari 458 Speciale, McLaren P1, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Porsche 918 Spyder, RUF CTR3

McLaren P1 frontModern Classics

Aston Martin One-77, Ferrari Enzo, Ford GT, Koenigsegg CCX, Maserati MC12, Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series, Mercedes-McLaren SLR Roadster, Pagani Zonda F, Porsche 911 GT1, Porsche Carrera GT

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTRClassics

Ferrari 250 SWB, Ferrari 275 GTB, Ferrari 330 GT, Jaguar E-Type Lightweight, Lamborghini Miura, Porsche 959

Ferrari 250 vs Lamborghini MiuraIt’s heartening to see many owners will to drive their ultra-rare and super-valuable machinery in the manner in which it was intended, with some interesting drag race pairings.

For instance, the last time a Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR and Porsche 911 GT1 faced off was probably during the 1998 FIA GT championship.