A selection of the world’s most exclusive and expensive supercars drove from Blenheim Palace to Brighton on Saturday 8 July 2017 for the inaugural RMA Drive Club World X Series Rally
More than 30 super-charged cars and drivers gathered on Saturday 8 July 2017 for the World X Series One Day Rally, which set off from the historic Blenheim Palace. The supercar rally continued by road via the Beaulieu Motor Museum, where there was quick pit stop for lunch, before finishing at the Grand Hotel in Brighton for a celebratory party.
Participants included the revered WMG Collectable Car Fund, which entered with the esteemed TWR Jaguar XJ220 LM. The pristine motor, of which there are only 271 in the world, later scooped the award for Best Presented Car at the after-party in Brighton.
Richard Hawken, portfolio manager of WMG Collectable Car Fund said on driving the car: “The XJ220 is far from easy to drive. The windscreen angle creates reflection, there is no power assisted steering, no servo brakes or any electronic driver aids, like we are used to in today’s supercars; and a/c only puts out hot air. To slow the car from speed requires quite a hefty muscle input and if you even think of taking a hand off the steering wheel, the car will rise jointed front end and give you a nasty bite. A couple of times during the rally we had the back end moving around under savage acceleration. For me though, I grew up with this car on my bedroom wall and I love its look; it’s a technological snapshot through cars of their time (early 90s). Most of all, I love the respect it commands from the driver; the wrestle to drive it and the fact it was built by true British motorsport engineers – to me it’s a real car in every sense of the word.”
Located in Mayfair, WMG is a private investment office. The Collectable Car Fund is the first and only FCA regulated investable car fund, with a diverse portfolio of handsome and rare collectable motors, spanning 1885-2017.