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12 The Portugal News • 24 Aug 2019                                 News


       Supercar luxury line-up comes to Portugal




      Caramulo Museum opens an exhibition of supercars with a                          he museum director said the  exclusive models of the brand, the
                                                                                       exhibition was “dedicated to the  Lamborghini Aventador SV and the most
      “luxury line-up”, of models never seen before in Portugal.                       creations of the ‘haute couture’ of  powerful 911 produced by Porsche, the
                                                                                Tthe automobile industry”,          GT2 RS”, he adds.
                                                                                highlighting “the spectacular lines, the  The Caramulo museum said that one of the
                                                                                mechanical sophistication and the   stars of this exhibition will be “what Ferrari
                                                                                amazing speeds”.                    calls its most ambitious project, the
                                                                                “This was the most difficult exhibition we’ve  LaFerrari, an exclusive and valuable model
                                                                                ever set up, due to the difficulty of bringing  with 963 HP and a maximum speed of 349
                                                                                together a series of cars that are so rare  km/h and of which there is only one copy on
                                                                                and valuable in every respect”, he added.  Portuguese soil”.
                                                                                This is because “they are very exclusive  According to Hélio Valente de Oliveira, who
                                                                                models, which rarely appear”, and it was “a  writes for ‘Jornal dos Clássicos’, the
                                                                                great challenge” to bring them all together  supercars express “a passion - or illness,
                                                                                in Caramulo, “even for a short period of  opinions are divided - of very exclusive
                                                                                time”, he added.                    products, completely manufactured and
                                                                                The “luxury lineup” begins “with what is  made to measure, upon request and
                                                                                considered the world’s first supercar, the  according to the specifications of those
                                                                                Lamborghini P400 SV Miúra”, and also  who buy them”.
                                                                                includes the “iconic Ferrari F40” and the  “Exclusive and far from perfect, supercars
                                                                                “Bugatti EB110, a car that broke the  not only provide rare emotions, but also
                                                                                almost 40-year fast of the house in  demand dedication and commitment from
                                                                                Molsheim”.                          their owners. We can say that, by itself,
                                                                                “The brand of silver arrows is also  supercars are a breed apart”, he considers.
                                                                                represented with two models, the    The concept of supercar was born in the
                                                                                Mercedes-Benz SLR and the Mercedes-  second half of the 1960s, in Italy, with
                                                                                AMG GT R,” the museum said.         Lamborghini as its great driving force.
                                                                                The exhibition also features “Ford GT, a  The Caramulo Museum is located
                                                                                model launched to celebrate the 40th  between Coimbra and Viseu and is home
      Visitors to the museum will be able to view a selection of “never before” seen in Portugal
      Visitors to the museum will be able to view a selection of “never before” seen in Portugal  anniversary of the mythical GT40, the  to collections of both art and automobiles.
      Visitors to the museum will be able to view a selection of “never before” seen in Portugal
      Visitors to the museum will be able to view a selection of “never before” seen in Portugal
      Visitors to the museum will be able to view a selection of “never before” seen in Portugal
      supercars.
      supercars.                                                                McLaren 675 LT MSO, one of the most                           TPN/Lusa
      supercars.
      supercars.
      supercars.
      Former air traffic control tower to become museum Demands for action
        The former tower and   Journal and the work will  According to the Azorean  recovery of the interior and
      control room of the Santa  have an execution period of  Government, the   exterior structural elements  against Salazar Museum
      Maria airport in the Azores is  eight months, with the base  requalification of the space  of wood or their
      to be transformed into a  price of the contract of  “maintains the main   replacement, according to  Almost 6,000 people have already signed a
                                                                                                        Almost 6,000 people have already signed a
                                                                                                        Almost 6,000 people have already signed a
                                                                                                        Almost 6,000 people have already signed a
                                                                                                        Almost 6,000 people have already signed a
      museum dedicated to the  €342,000. “The public   architectural features of the  the state of degradation”.
                                                                                                        public petition for intervention by the Socialist
                                                                                                        public petition for intervention by the Socialist
                                                                                                        public petition for intervention by the Socialist
                                                                                                        public petition for intervention by the Socialist
      history of the airport.  tender launched through the  property, shape, materials  “Replacement of glazing,  public petition for intervention by the Socialist
        According to a press   Regional Directorate for  and furniture, in order to refer  ceilings and floors, repairs  Government to prevent the installation of a
                                                                                                        Government to prevent the installation of a
                                                                                                        Government to prevent the installation of a
                                                                                                        Government to prevent the installation of a
                                                                                                        Government to prevent the installation of a
      release from the Socialist  Culture, aims to rehabilitate  the visitor to the ‘modus  of walls, paintings,  museum on the former dictatorship of the
                                                                                                        museum on the former dictatorship of the
                                                                                                        museum on the former dictatorship of the
                                                                                                        museum on the former dictatorship of the
                                                                                                        museum on the former dictatorship of the
      Regional Executive’s     the old tower and control  operandi’ of the years of  replacement of the roof,
                                                                                                        Estado Novo and its leader, Salazar, in Santa
                                                                                                        Estado Novo and its leader, Salazar, in Santa
                                                                                                        Estado Novo and its leader, Salazar, in Santa
                                                                                                        Estado Novo and its leader, Salazar, in Santa
      Support Office for Social  room, where the museum  operation of the old airport  reformulation of the  Estado Novo and its leader, Salazar, in Santa
      Communication (GACS),    dedicated to the history of  tower as a strategic point of  electrical installation, water  Comba Dão, Viseu.
                                                                                                        Comba Dão, Viseu.
                                                                                                        Comba Dão, Viseu.
                                                                                                        Comba Dão, Viseu.
                                                                                                        Comba Dão, Viseu.
      the announcement of tender  Santa Maria Airport will be  support for Lajes Air Base on  and sewage network” will
      procedure has been       installed” adds the press  Terceira Island during World  also be carried out.  The digital document was posted on the Internet this
      published in the Official  release.              War II.”                  Santa Maria Airport was  week and has ben signed by former union leader
                                                         Thus “the intervention has  built in the final years of  Carvalho da Silva, political analyst Pedro Adão e Silva,
                                                       the assumption of minimal  World War II by the US  writer Maria Teresa Horta, former rector of the University
                                                       changes and involves the  military.              of Lisbon José Barata Moura and the intervention singer
                                                                                                        Francisco Fanhais, among others.
                                                                                                          The text “Museu de Salazar, não!” supports an open
                                                                                                        letter to the Prime Minister, António Costa, on 12 August,
                                                                                                        in which 204 former political prisoners demanded action
                                                                                                        from the PS executive, in addition to expressing “the most
                                                                                                        vehement repudiation”.
                                                                                                          According to the petition, the Santa Comba Dão project
                                                                                                        would be “far from being aimed at enlightening the
                                                                                                        population and especially the younger generations” and
                                                                                                        would be “an instrument at the service of the bleaching of
                                                                                                        the fascist regime (1926 – 1974) and a centre for the
                                                                                                        nostalgia of the regime overthrown on 25 April.”
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