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Discovery Turbo to launch ‘Cars that Rock with Brian Johnson’
MUMBAI: Discovery Turbo is gearing up to launch a new series ‘Cars that Rock with Brian Johnson’ showcasing the world’s most iconic cars.
Premiering on 13 June, the show will air at 9 pm every Friday, and will be hosted by AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson. A diehard car lover, Johnson has landed his dream job as he can now share his passion in the new series.
The AC/DC frontman will be seen driving iconic cars like the Lamborghini, Bugatti and Rolls-Royce. Besides, he will also visit the production lines and meet the engineers, designers and MDs to learn what goes into making the most iconic car marques in history.
In the first episode, Johnson delves into the rich history of the Mini and gets to the bottom of the world’s enduring love for this very British brand.
Further in the series, he will travel to the home of Bugatti, Alsace in France, to learn the story of the marque’s two clear eras of success—from the days of early racing triumph to its modern rebirth with the record-breaking Veyron.
Viewers will also get exclusive access to the Bugatti Automobiles Atelier, the private collection of rare and vintage cars at Mulhouse’s Cite del’ Automobile.
As a Rolls Royce owner himself, Johnson will take a particularly personal journey of discovery into the rich story of this famous brand, with insight ranging from its original high-class chauffeurs to the lives of the Lords they drove, and from the romantic origins of the ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ to an exclusive sneak peek at the marque’s brand new model, the Wraith.
Returning to his motherland, Italy, the artist further uncovers the colourful history behind the brand that was the original inspiration for the phrase ‘supercar,’ the Lamborghini. He meets the founder’s family to uncover the truth behind the Ferrari rivalry legend; and with access to their state-of-the-art facility in Sant’Agata Bolognese, he looks to their future of continuing innovation and growing success.
He then goes on to get a glimpse of the glory days before learning how Bentley has revived their racing roots, bringing their former successes into the modern day. With an opportunity to drive some of the most important cars in Bentley’s history, including the 8-litre monster that sent W.O. Bentley into bankruptcy, Brian then shoots into the present in the Continental GT Speed.
In the year of its 50th anniversary, Johnson heads to Stuttgart, the home of Porsche, to delve into the rich history of the brand that has stayed so true to its heritage. With exclusive access to Porsche’s secret storage facility, Porsche’s racing history is uncovered with the help of Richard Attwood and Porsche’s original Le Mans winning 917, before Johnson attempts to make some Porsche history of his own, racing a 911 RSR at the infamous Nürburgring.