Attacking Andermatt with the Supercar Owners Circle
Used as intended
Isn’t it refreshing to see such an extraordinary selection of blue-chip classics and contemporary hypercars being driven as they were intended, rather than tucked away in dehumidified garages, away from prying eyes? That’s essentially the philosophy of the Supercar Owners Circle, a Swiss-based club for the owners of such exotic machinery. It holds exclusive events in interesting locations predominantly across Europe – its latest shindig was in Andermatt, a ski resort high in the Swiss Alps. And we’d argue there are just as many thrills to be had while thrashing your Pagani Zonda, Maserati MC12, or Ferrari 250 GT Lusso on the endless twisting ribbons of asphalt or the runway that was closed especially for the event than any black ski run.
The spice of life
Automotive gems in attendance last weekend included an Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato, a beautifully specified dark green Porsche GT2 RS, the unique Pagani Zonda LM, which looks more Le Mans Prototype than ‘humble’ hypercar, and the New Stratos from Manifattura Automobili Torino. It was a truly international bunch, too, with attendees travelling from far-flung corners of the world to enjoy the weekend. Lamborghini even granted members a private viewing of the new Aventador SVJ, the new leaner, lighter and louder version of its flagship supercar. Sure, to be part of the McLaren F1 or Ferrari 250 GTO owners’ clubs would be special, but as the old saying goes, variety is the spice of life, and to spend time in the company of such an impressive and diverse assembly of cars and revel in the passion shared among their owners is surely a different pleasure altogether. We’re very much looking forward to the next rendezvous, wherever it may be.
Photos: Alex Penfold for Supercar Owners Circle © 2018