Pirelli Prestige & Performance inaugural competition hosts eye-watering line-up of super & hyper cars
- Modern-day concours for super & hyper cars from 1975 to present day is first of its kind
- Pirelli-sponsored competition gives the chance to mingle with 68 showstoppers in exclusive public day on Saturday 5th September
- Entrants includes UK’s only Lamborghini Reventon Roadster and Jay Kay’s green LaFerrari
Salon Privé has confirmed its world-leading line-up of cars in the event’s inaugural Pirelli Prestige and Performance, paying homage to super & hyper cars from 1975 to the present.
Presented in The Great Court and paraded through Blenheim Palace’s beautiful grounds, the innovative new competition is the centrepiece of The Salon Privé Supercar Show, the event’s first ever public day, on Saturday 5th September.
In the Pre-Millennium Supercar category is a Bugatti EB110 SS. A hugely significant car, it was the prototype for the subsequent lightweight Super Sports version. Used extensively for bodywork development, this 1993 model received the experimental interconnected fuel tanks later used in the production of the US Super Sport version. This engine number, ‘026’ was also used for land speed and performance testing.
Also in this class is the Lamborghini Diablo GT. Replacing the legendary Countach, the Diablo was the fastest, most advanced and most expensive Lamborghini ever built. Introduced in 1999, only 80 of the Diablo GTs were made, boasting an enlarged 6.0-litre engine that produced 575bhp.
Car enthusiasts will be able to feast their eyes on a rare Maserati MC12 Stradale which is in the aptly named “Blink and It’s Gone” class. Developed to signal Maserati’s return to racing after 37 years, the road version was produced to homologate the race version. This model is one of only 50 ever produced.
Unsurprisingly in the same category, is the only Lamborghini Reventon Roadster in the UK. This all carbon-fibre Lamborghini was designed based on an F15 fighter jet. Only 15 models were made, however, this particular model is even rarer, as it’s one of only three right-hand-drive examples.
Jay Kay’s infamous green LaFerrari is also in this class. Well-known for his impressive car collection, Jay proudly enters his LaFerrari, one of the marque’s most ambitious projects yet. Pushing the boundaries of technology on a road car, it showcases Ferrari’s technical capabilities in both GT and Formula 1 engineering.
In the sophisticated “Grace and Pace” class, is a 2009 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Coupe. It is number 422 of 500 manufactured worldwide, produced in the unique colour Blu Oltremare as a special factory order. With a carbon-fibre body and a 4.7-litre 450bhp V8 engine, only 40 cars were originally allocated to the UK.
Every car enthusiast will know of the Bugatti Veyron, and the Grand Sport Vitesse is a very special edition. As part of a class celebrating “Ten years of Veyron Production”, this model combines the engine of the Super Sport with the space and comfort of the original Grand Sport. The Grand Sport Vitesse is the fastest production roadster in history.
One of the newest cars in the competition is a 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Tailor-Made. Competing in “Built for Speed”, this model was built to the owner’s specification as part of an exclusive new personalisation programme from Maranello. This 458 Speciale takes its inspiration from Ferrari’s sporting history, offering a brace of racing-derived materials, finishes and liveries.
Entrance tickets into the ‘Pirelli Prestige & Performance’ Competition cost £20 and also include access to the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace. For those wishing to have the full Salon Privé experience, a limited number of VIP Hospitality tickets costing £114 are still available. These tickets includes luncheon and refreshments as well as full access to the fabulous Concours entries, stunning Super, Hyper and Concept cars and an amazing range of high-end luxury brands and products.
The final car list in full:
Class A: 40 Years of the Iconic Ferrari 308 GTB
1976 Ferrari 308 GTB
1977 Ferrari 308 GTB
1977 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina
1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina
1977 Ferrari 308 GTB
1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina
Class B: Built for Speed
2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
2012 Lamborghini Aventador
2013 Mercedes SL63 AMG bi-turbo
2007 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
2010 Ferrari 599 GTO
2011 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0
2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Tailor-Made
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish
2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia
2013 Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo
Class C: Feel the Breeze
2009 Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spider 16M
2015 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
2006 Ferrari Superamerica
2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster
2000 BMW Z8
1998 Ferrari 355 GTS
1989 Ferrari 328 GTS
2008 Bentley GT Convertible
2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta
2001 Ferrari 550M Barchetta
Class D: Pre-millennium Supercars
1989 Ferrari Testarossa
1993 Jaguar XJ220 S
1993 Bugatti EB110SS
1991 Ferrari F40
1985 Lamborghini Countach 5000s
1995 Ferrari 512 TR
1981 BMW M1
1984 Ferrari 512 BBi
1999 Lamborghini Diablo GT
Class E: Celebrating 10 Years in Production of the Bugatti Veyron
2014 Bugatti Veyron 16.4
2014 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4
Class F: Grace & Pace
2009 Audi R8
2014 Alfa Romeo 4c
2015 Jaguar F-Type
2015 VW XL1
2015 Mercedes AMG GTS
2015 BMW i8
1978 Cadillac Courier
2011 Maserati Granturismo MC Sportline
2009 Alfa Romeo 8C
2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
2010 Maserati Turismo MC-Shift
Class G: Road & Race
2015 Radical RXC 500
2000 Lotus 340R
Class H: Blink and it’s Gone
2004 Pagani Zonda S
2015 Koenigsegg One:1
1995 McLaren F1
2006 Ferrari Enzo FXX
2010 Lamborghini Reventon Roadster
2007 Maserati MC12 Stradale
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari
2014 Porsche 918 Spyder
2013 McLaren P1
1993 Jaguar XJ220
Tickets are now on sale at www.salonpriveconcours.com
About Salon Privé:
Now in its 10th year, Salon Privé takes place from Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th September at the stunning Blenheim Palace and is firmly established as the UK’s most prestigious Luxury Supercar Show & Concours d’Elégance. The three-day event incorporates the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance, Boodles Ladies’ Day and The Salon Privé Supercar Show, also showcasing The Pirelli ‘Prestige & Performance’ Competition, the EFG Art and Memorabilia Fair and The Salon Privé Sale in association with Silverstone Auctions. The Tour d’Elégance takes place for Concours owners only on Wednesday 2nd September. Salon Privé takes pride and place amongst the leading automotive shows of the world including the U.S.’s Pebble Beach and Italy’s Villa d’Este.