With the 2012 season almost upon us it’s all go here at 6th Gear Experience.
During the winter we’re traditionally repainting supercars where needed, giving them the servicing they require and generally getting them ready for the first event at Bruntingthorpe on March 3rd.
So what’s been going on in the 6th Gear workshop? Well we’ve a fully operational paint spray booth with ovens as well as 4 ramps where our 5 top class technicians work on the cars. One of the older Ferrari 360′s has just been totally repainted by our in-house master painter Dave. He’s made a brilliant job of it too. Realistically most of the thirty odd supercars need some paintwork whether its just a font bumper and bonnet or indeed a total repaint. the Audi R8′s have both needed new clutchs, the Astons have generally just had routine servicing and the Lambo’s more of the same.
talking of Lambo’s we’ve just had a new one added to the fleet. Not – I’m sorry to say – the long awaited Aventador, but a year old LP550-4. A bit like a more modern Gallardo the LP550′s are a superb piece of kit. Not quite as quick as our Ferrari 458 but rapid and very stable with it’s four wheel drive.
This year however we’ll be concentrating on updating the fleet although that said, we do try to keep to current models wherever possible.
The new Ferrari 458 Italia has just been at Graypaul Nottingham for it’s first service where it had attention to a gearbox oil leak. It’s also had a new set of Michelin’s (£1400-ouch) and is on top form. Probably the fastest supercar we have at the moment point to point. In a straight line the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 might just nail it, but at 2 tons the lighter and more agile Ferrari has it whipped round corners.
Look forward to seeing even more customers in 2012!
Simon G (c) 6th Gear Experience