The Barcelona Big Bang: Satisfy your need for speed in the Ciudad Condal
On the morning of Sunday 13th September, some of the most powerful high-performance cars on the market will be on display to the public at Barcelona’s Marina Port Vell to celebrate the opening of the Barcelona Big Bang, a 6-day event for Supercar enthusiasts.
Over 60 of Sweden’s most intrepid businessmen and entrepreneurs will be burning rubber on Spain’s world-famous Formula 1 track at Montmeló, as well as the Alcarràs circuit in Lleida, where prestigious brands including Porsche, Viper, Mclaren, Lotus and Ferrari will be showcasing the epitome of luxury, high-performance vehicles.
A spectacular array of these supercars, (several of which are worth in excess of €1 million apiece), will be open for viewing by the public from 10am on Sunday 13th, located beneath the historic Museu d’Història de Catalunya, overlooking the recently revamped Marina Port Vell. An unmissable opportunity to be surrounded by Supercars, Superyachts and Supermodels. The full gamut of exotic wheels on display is set to include an original Rolls Royce Phantom, the very first Koenigsegg, an Audi R8 V10, a Corvette Z06, a McLaren MP4-12C, a Dodge Viper, a Lotus Exige Cup,4 Nissan GT-Rs and a range of exclusive Ferrari models. One of the event’s key sponsors, Porsche Barcelona will also be using this opportunity to feature its 911 4S Cabriolet.
An official photocall on Sunday will be followed by a thrilling Supercar convoy from midday, through Barcelona’s most iconic streets. From Passeig de Gràcia to Via Laietana, the convoy will take in some of the city’s most sensational historic sites, from the Gothic Cathedral, to Gaudí’s emblematic architecture.
This exciting event is the brainchild of high-profile Swedish entrepreneur (and owner of 6 of the world’s most desirable supercars), Lelle Widerberg. The 59-year-old currently owns the sensational RR Phantom, Ferrari Scuderia, Dodge Viper, Porsche 991 GT3 and Mercedes CL 600. He has put together comparable events in the past, but on a lesser scale, both in his native Sweden and more recently sunny Marbella, where selected Supercars will remain stationed for regular weekend events.
For Widerberg, the concept of establishing a 7-day supercar event in Barcelona presented an unmissable opportunity:
Barcelona is where it is at right now and Montmeló is a must on any racing driver’s list. Many of the Barcelona Big Bang participants will not have had the time or opportunity to race their cars much during the year so the Big Bang offers a chance for them to let rip and really enjoy the sensation and adrenalin rush of being an F1 driver.
Widerberg will be participating in the series of events together with other Supercar owners including 37-year-old entrepreneur (and owner of a Porsche GT3 911) Fredrik Danner and Mats Hartelius, who is also currently looking to purchase property in Marbella with Lucas Fox. The 44-year-old Swede is the proud owner of a Ferrari 458 Speciale.
Lucas Fox founding partner Alexander Vaughan comments:
This is a hugely exciting event for both Lucas Fox and the city of Barcelona. There is an obvious synergy between prime real estate, top-of-the-range sports cars and the Catalan capital, home to Spain’s F1 circuit and an increasingly popular upmarket second home destination.
Other sponsors of the Barcelona Big Bang include C. de Salamanca (Marbella), Gran Cru Thierry Perrion, Nykredit, Juvé & Camps, Lavazza, Schweppes, OneOceanClub, Marina Port Vell, Alta Alella, Hendrick’s Gin and Heineken, who will also be welcoming four leading top models to this ‘SuperSunday’ extravaganza.
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