After three days of sportive driving around the island of Sardinia during the latest edition of Fuori Concorso on the road – a rally where only white collector cars were allowed –, the drivers could have enjoyed their well-deserved pool time at the five-star Petra Segreta Resort. But organizer Guglielmo Miani had other plans: For the first time in history, the man behind the fashion label Larusmiani and the Fuori Concorso events, had managed to get access to the runway of the Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport – a turf usually frequented by Pilatus and Lear Jets, not four-wheeled supercars.
So on a partly clouded Monday morning, the owners of the exclusive event’s mightiest machines – a Bugatti Veyron, a Ford GT and two Porsche 993s, a 911 Turbo and a GT2 – assembled on the runway for the ultimate quarter-mile race. And while the outcome of the supercar showdown might have been decided in advance by sheer horsepower (and the willingness of the driver to release all 1000 horses at once), storming the tarmac of the world’s most famous jetset airport was an experience that none of the drivers will forget anytime soon.
Photos: Andrea Luzardi © 2021