Peak Hour of Power
The 2018 Peak Hour of Power is set to be bigger and better than ever, with some amazing cars and drivers lining up to take part. We'll be making announcements as details are confirmed, but one thing is for sure - this is one parade you won't want to miss.
While you're waiting to find out more about 2018, check out the information from the 2017 event below.
From the AMF's Victoria Park track to the Gouger Street Party, the Peak Hour of Power will feature drivers including Craig Lowndes, Garth Tander, Cam Waters and Troy Bayliss, and an incredible lineup of racing machinery, all making their way through Adelaide's Friday night traffic to the Gouger Street Party. There you'll be able to see these vehicles up close, along with 200+ cars from the Adelaide Rally.
There aren't many places in the world where you'll see a cavalcade of classic and contemporary cars like this on city streets, followed by the chance to see them up close, talk to the drivers and soak up the party atmosphere, so put this one in your diary now.
Peak Hour of Power commences at 5:45pm from Victoria Park on Friday December 8, heads up Wakefield Street through Victoria Square, then turns left onto Morphett Street before finishing in Gouger Street. Find yourself a good viewing position, then join us for the party. And don't forget to buy your tickets for the AMF to see these vehicles at speed on the track.
The parade includes:
- 2007 Ferrari FXX - driver Craig Lowndes
- The FXX is one of the world’s most exclusive cars. Based on the Enzo, only 30 were ever built, and they were only ever sold in Europe to existing Ferrari owners, who are only allowed to drive the car on track days approved by Ferrari. Its 6.3 litre V12 engine makes 800 horsepower (and an incredible sound)
- 2000 Arrows A21 Formula One - driver Josh Kean
- Mark Webber was a test driver for Arrows when this car was being developed. It was notable for being a full-carbon car, including the tub, wishbones, brakes and even the gearbox casing. This car is fitted with the Hart V10 from the previous year, which makes 800hp at an incredible 18,000 rpm. Featured in Race to the City
- 1986 BMW Benetton Formula One - driver Cameron Waters
- The Benetton B186 was driven by Gerhard Berger in the 1986 Formula One season. Its BMW M12 engine put out around 1400hp in qualifying trim, making it the most powerful F1 engine ever raced. This car competed at the Adelaide Grand Prix, but Berger was put out of the race by an engine failure. Featured in Race to the City
- 1994 Arrows FA 15 Formula One - driver Tim Slade
- Christian Fittipaldi campaigned this Footwork FA15 in 1994, taking it to ninth place in the championship, eighth at the Adelaide Grand Prix. This car is not currently in its 1994 livery, and is undergoing a restoration to return it to its former glory. Featured in Race to the City
- 1988 Larrousse Formula One - driver Brenton Griguol
- Ex-Phillipe Alliot car which raced in Adelaide in 1988. This car has been restored to an as-raced condition.
- 2017 Super 5000 - driver Garth Tander
- Prototype for the new Super5000 category, which will be a support class for Supercars in 2018. Lightweight open-wheeler with a Supercar-spec 5-litre V8 and Albins sequential transaxle.
- 1974 March Formula One
- It might be more than 40 years old, but the March is still driven hard. It held the lap record at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival until last year.
- 1967 Brabham BT21 B
- Aussie F1 champion Sir Jack Brabham was also a dab hand at building racing cars – Brabham was the largest manufacturer of race cars during the 1960s.
- 2015 Ducati Superbike - rider Troy Bayliss
- Race-spec motorcycle based on Ducati’s roadgoing Panigale, as raced in the World Superbike Championship. Featured in Race to the City
- 1990 Ford Sierra Group A
- Raced by Dick Johnson and John Bowe at the Bathurst 1000, this car will be reunited with John Bowe on Sunday 10th Dec on track for a special 10 minute session. The car will also take part in the Heritage Touring Cars sessions all weekend with owner Terry Lawlor driving the car.
- 1985 Ferrari F40
- The last Ferrari personally approved by Enzo Ferrari, the F40 was astonishing when released in 1987, with a 2.9 litre twin turbo V8 pushing it to more than 320kmh.
- 2009 Ferrari 599XX
- A lightweight, track-only version of Ferrari’s two-seater flagship, with carbon fibre body parts and a 6 litre, naturally aspirated engine producing more than 700 horsepower.
- 1988 Mercedes 450 Historic Sports Sedan
- It looks like a Mercedes Benz, but underneath the fibreglass body is a purpose-built tube-frame racecar. This is one of several historic Sports Sedans appearing at the AMF over the weekend.
- 2017 McLaren 675LT - driver Nick Percat
- McLaren’s 675 Long Tail supercar does 0-200kmh in 7.8 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 360kmh.
- 2012 Toyota WTF86 - driver Todd Hazelwood
- With a 1200 horsepower engine from a Nissan GTR, this Toyota is built for speed, but retains the stock interior and is fully street legal. It will take on the Arrows FA15 F1 car in a roll race (like a drag race but from a rolling start) on Saturday at the AMF. UPDATE: The WTF86 has just completed a dyno run, posting 1105hp at the wheels, whcih means somewhere north of 1300hp at the crank ... WTF indeed.