Around 6,000 car enthusiasts flocked to the famous castle courtyard during the two days. In keeping with the motto of the event Sport and Luxury, the Luxury Cars special show was held in the inner courtyard of the castle for the first time on both days of the event. There, the crème de la crème of luxury car manufacturers presented legends rich in tradition and current new cars. The Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Mercedes S-Class Coupé and the Lexus LS, among others, were on display. Historical models included the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, the Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham and the Jaguar XJ.
In addition, car enthusiasts were able to admire another 75 timelessly elegant classic cars and sports cars. Its owners took part in the 2nd Castle Bensberg Supersport Classics Rally and presented their mobile treasures - including a Mercedes 300 SL gullwing, a Porsche 365B 1600, a BMW M1, a Toyota 2000 GT and a Ford Mustang Bullitt - to an expert jury the following day.
Whether classic or modern, sporty or luxurious, in line with the Group's Perfect Fit strategy, Pirelli engineers have been developing custom tyres for numerous sports and super sports cars, luxury sedans and other luxury vehicles for many years. But the manufacturer also offers a special product portfolio for owners of classic and youngtimers, the Pirelli Collezione. Its products are tailored to some of the world's most sought-after cars from the 1950s to the mid-1980s and help to preserve their originality.
The tread design and sidewalls of the Collezione tyres are similar to those of the historical models, but under the hip vintage charm hides the latest in tyre technology. By using innovative compounds, the tyres offer more grip and better wet road holding. They guarantee a high degree of safety and reliability without compromising the historical look.
Many of the classics presented at Bensberg Castle were already equipped with authentic tyres from the Pirelli Collezione. The 2nd Castle Bensberg Supersport Classics was a top event for its drivers and numerous visitors and automobile enthusiasts in brilliant summer weather, which already aroused anticipation for the third edition.