Schloss Bensberg Supersports Classics 2017: Pirelli on the sports car show of superlatives

July 2017 - Timeless classics of sports car history and the crème de la crème of the latest generation: A large number of dynamic and mobile treasures fascinated the numerous visitors of Schloss Bensberg Supersports Classics (SBSC) 2017 in early July 2017. The organizers AUTOZEITUNG, Classic Cars and Althoff Hotel Collection had convinced many manufacturers to present their current sports cars in the German city of Bergisch-Gladbach near Cologne. Including vehicles, which were seen for the first time at all in Germany

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Pirelli was one of the official partners of the event. A coherent partnership, due not least to the long-standing history of the Italian premium manufacturer in motorsports as well as the close cooperation with many of the world's leading manufacturers of sports and super sports cars.

For example, engineers from Pirelli have been developing tailor-made original equipment tyres for many of the most powerful vehicles of renowned premium and prestige manufacturers. In order to emphasize the unique characteristics of the respective model, ultra-high-performance tyres have been developed that precisely match the individual characteristics of each individual model. Just perfect fit.

But Pirelli not only supplies the majority of latest sports and super sports cars with original equipment tyres. For the owners of vintage cars and youngtimers, the manufacturer also holds a steadily growing product portfolio. Visitors of the Schloss Bensberg Supersports Classics 2017 were able to get first-hand information about that in the Pirelli hospitality tent on site. The premium manufacturer is continuously expanding its tyre range called Pirelli Collezione for the classic cars section. In cooperation with Porsche, tailor-made treads were created for classic models of the sports car manufacturer, among other things. Each of these tyres has been tested and approved by Porsche and is recognizable by the abbreviation N on the tyre wall. The appearance and the design of the tread equal the historical originals, yet they are high-performance tyres, developed and produced with state-of-the-art technology. Currently, Pirelli cooperates with Jaguar, among others, to produce the first J-marked tyre for the legendary XJ220.

In addition, Pirelli provides practical support to drivers of vintage cars and youngtimers in all questions concerning the tyres of classic models. For this purpose, the Group supports the technical advisory service of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA), the World Association of Oldtimer Clubs and Associations, , as an official tyre partner,

The highlights of the SBSC included the Concours as well as the awards ceremony for the best drivers and the most beautiful sports cars. On the 260 km long trip through the Bergisches Land, some legendary race drivers took part like Hans-Joachim Stuck in the Porsche 959 S and Klaus Ludwig in the Mercedes C111 V8. His co-driver, by the way, was Vincent de Paul, American actor, producer and two-time Emmy winner. And a lot of keen motor enthusiasts. With great enthusiasm and much fun, they all brought their cars home safely, despite some of them were equipped with more than 600 hp.

Conclusion: The Schloss Bensberg Supersports Classics 2017 was a top event for passionate car enthusiasts. To participants as well as guests it offered lots of new, exciting and interesting information about cars, tyres and passion.

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