By Tom Midlane @GoldenLatrine

TWO HUNDRED of the world's most sought-after supercars descended on Leicestershire for the fifth annual 'Secret Supercar Meet' this weekend - despite the howling wind and torrential rain

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A rare 'Riveria Blue' Porsche GT3 is parked up next to a bevy of other supercars

The upmarket vehicles, worth in excess of £20m, included a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport World Record Edition - one of only five worldwide and the only one in Europe - a Mercedes AMG 300SL built for the Sultan of Brunei, and British tycoon Paul Bailey's supercar 'Holy Trinity' - LaFerrari, 918 Spyder and P1.

A yellow Lamborghini Aventador was among the 200 supercars and hypercars that attended the event

The invitation-only event, organised by supercar owners club Supercar Driver, was held at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome and Proving Ground on Sunday (March 29) to mark the start of the motoring season.

A rare 'Riveria Blue' Porsche GT3 is parked up next to a bevy of other supercars

Event organiser Adam Thorby, owner of Supercar Driver, said: "The turnout from members was staggering considering the forecast which was heavy rain all day.

Supercars on the runway at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome beneath a brooding sky

"You would be lucky to see any one of those cars out in the height of summer, let alone the full group in less than ideal conditions.

"It is testament to our members who had committed to the event and have bought their cars to use them, whatever the weather."

A La Ferrari, Porsche 918 and a McLaren P1 slice their way through the English rain

While these high-performance cars would normally stay firmly inside the garage in such treacherous weather conditions, the owners were happy to turn out despite the rain to raise nearly £5,000 for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospital.

Owners and sponsors admire the hypercars in an aircraft hangar at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome

The Sheffield-based charity - who Supercar Driver have been supporting since their first event, raising more than £20,000 in the process - offers care and support to children with shortened life expectancy.

An aerial pack shot of the 200 supercars, worth more than £20m, flanked by two jets

Other cars on display at the meet included a stunning blue Pagani Zonda S Roadster, a Ford GT 720 Mirage - one of just three such cars in existence - and a rare 70s Ferrari Daytona, as well as a BAC Mono driven by Le Mans Champion Oliver Webb.

Three hypercars made by Swedish manufacturer Koeniseggs - a CCX, a CCR and an Agera

Adam added: "The photoshoot on the runway was evidence of typical British weather, however it didn't put off these brave souls who were patient while we arranged the cars and jets.

A staggering array of supercars was on view at the event - a world removed from your average car park

"We are delighted with how the event has been received and I'm already underway planning the 2016 event - watch this space."