An amazing event took place on 3 August on the runway of the airport located in la Seu d’Urgell (Spain, Catalonia): the road-test of the top-of-the-range American sports cars and the race with the European sports cars (see pictures here). The event planner, Alex de la Rosa, founder and owner of the company V8 Classic Trucks, importer of American cars and pieces into Spain, has spoken with all-andorra.com on the goal of this event: clear up the myth that American sports cars are worse than the European cars.
“Today, it’s the first time that we organise this event at this level. We have invited our customers and owners of American sports cars, to participate in this road-test and to appreciate driving at high speeds, which can be done on the runway here (the length is of 1,267 metres).
At the same time, we have recorded a video for YouTube about this event – a kind of TV programme. And the airport in la Seu d’Urgell is a perfect place for it: it is surrounded by mountains, the landscape is beautiful and the shots we’ve got have been amazing.
Our goal is to prove how modern, powerful and fast are American cars. Some people believe the stereotypes that American cars are cumbersome and use lots of fuel. But this is absolutely not true, as we can see today.
Among the American participants we could find the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the Chevrolet Camaro 2 SS Cabriolet, the Shelby GT 350, the Corvette C7, the Ford Mustang Fastback, the Pontiac Firebird Trans AM SD-455, etc. They were also countered by European cars such as the Porsche Panamera 4S, the Lamborghini Huracan, as well as many sports models made by Mercedes and BMW.
We could say that this event is a kind of grafting of the driving culture of American sports cars.
A total of about 50 sports cars may be seen today.
What is interesting is that most of the models mentioned above are popular in Europe, especially in Germany and in France. Spain is the only European country that still does not know much American cars.
In approximately 6 months we wish to repeat this event, not only for our customers, but also for everybody wishing to participate, so that they may test these American cars models.
Our car showroom is located in Sabadell, only two hours away from here. We will take many “interesting cars” and we invite everybody to our second season, in winter.”