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Supercar Launch Pad and more in store at Salon Privé

This week sees the opening of the 14th Salon Privé show, half motor show, half-garden party, this prestige event takes place each year in the grounds of Blenheim Palace: the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill in Oxfordshire.

We take a look at what’s in store…

Advanced EV and hybrid technology are certainly at the forefront of this year’s event with a selection of international hypercar brands all debuting new cars to the UK market. Amongst the line up due to be revealed to the public at the event are:

The Battista (above) by Automobili Pininfarina, who are launching to the UK market, the most powerful car designed and built in Italy, featuring design enhancements following aerodynamic testing. Just 150 Battistas are due to be built. Powered by 120 kWh battery providing power to four electric motors (one at each wheel) for combined power output of 1,900 hp and 1,696 lb/ft torque.

Puritalia Automobili will showcase its latest creation, the 965 hp super-hybrid Berlinetta a super-hybrid producing 965 hp and 1,248 Nm torque.  0 to 60 in 2.7 seconds with a Top speed of 208 mph, hand-crafted, full carbon-fibre body. Limited to 150 units.

Croatia based Rimac Automobili are also returning to the event, presenting Rimac C_Two. (Below) Which they claim is the fastest accelerating, most technologically-advanced hypercar ever built travelling 0 to 60mph in 1.85 seconds and 0 to 186mph in 11.8 seconds. (Sounds crackers!) Generating a top speed of 258 mph from 4 electric motors and a 120 kWh battery generating 1,887 bhp and 2,300 Nm of torque. Limited to 150 units.

Another first will be the Jannarelly Design-1, which started out as one man’s dream to create the perfect car for himself! Having already designed the sensational W Motors Lykan HyperSport, the man in question, Anthony Jannarelly knew exactly what he was doing. He has created a thrilling retro-styled two-seater rear wheel drive roadster offers stunning performance & driving experience. Powered by a 3.5 Litre V6 develops 325bhp. The car weighs between 760 – 810 kg depending on body composite and there are plans to produce just 499 units.

Finally Austro Daimler returns to production with the ADR 630 Shooting Grand (see below) the marque was a historically significant Austro-Hungarian automaker, who, at one stage in 1910, held the honor of making the world’s fastest car – the 85mph Prinz Heinrich. Outbreak of the First World War saw the company focus on contribution to the wartime effort and so it wasn’t until the 1930s that Austro Daimler reverted to the production of automobiles with some outstanding and innovative luxury vehicles leaving its production-line. One such vehicle and the last to come out of the factory in 1931 was the 6-cylinder ‘Bergmeister’ or ‘Mountain Master’ so-called because of its numerous successes in mountain races.

The new ADR 630 Shooting Grand features plug-in hybrid technology (PHEV) producing 1,198 bhp and 1,180 lb. ft torque. With a purely electrical range of 250 km, capable of accelerating to 62mph in 2.5 seconds and a top speed in excess of 200mph.

Finally Team Tushek, founded by Slovenian racing driver, Aljosa Tushek proudly launches its sensational TS 900 H APEX at this year’s Salon Privé. A lightweight hypercar on the road with curb weight of just 1410 kg, producing aTop speed of 236 mph and 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds from 2 electric motors and a petrol V-8 produce 950 hp and more than 1,400 Nm torque. (That V8 might explain why it’s not really that light, eh?)

Amongst the more familiar showcases and launches there is the European debut of the limited edition Rolls-Royce Ghost Zenith which made its North American debut recently at Pebble Beach and Alpine will unveil the most intense version of its lightweight 2-seater – the A110S.

Exhausted yet?

There’s more, the full line-up of classic cars and motorcycles due to grace the lawns of Blenheim Palace have been revealed. (see below)

The 77 entries fly in from 11 countries. A new format sees Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance run across 2 days with Best of Show announced on Friday 6th September.

Key highlights include 60-year celebration of iconic Ferrari 250 GT SWB and separate Ferrari Americas class. New Classics of the Future class shines spotlight on classics of tomorrow and includes Aston Martin One-77, one-off Ferrari SP3JC, Lamborghini Aventador Miura & Pagani Huayra Roadster.

51 stunning Bentleys line up to salute 100 years of British automotive icon with everything from the oldest EXP 2 to the newest EXP 100 GT. Highlights include 1931 4 ½ Litre ‘Blower’, 1931 8 Litre Drophead Coupé, 1934 Barnato Hassan, 1952 R Type (No.1) and 1968 T1 Pininfarina.

This year’s Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance by Chubb Insurance features what is without a doubt one of the most spectacular collections of rare, classic cars and motorcycles ever shown on UK soil with 57 cars and 20 motorcycles all on parade. With more than 3,000 classic & super cars spread across the lawns of Blenheim Palace over the full 4 days, the organisers are justifiably excited about next week’s event. From early vintage cars through to tomorrow’s classics and everything in between, this year’s event is a ‘must-attend’ for every car enthusiast and aficionado. With Salon Privé’s signature dish of Lobster for luncheon and Pommery Champagne throughout the day, it’s an unforgettable experience. The full entry list is shown below:

1924 Norton Model 2 Norton
1930 Brough Superior SS80 De Luxe Brough Superior
1930 Brough Superior OHV 680 Brough Superior
1936 Brough Superior SS100 Brough Superior
1936 Brough Superior SS100 Brough Superior
1937 Brough Superior 11.50 Brough Superior
1937 Triumph 5T Speed Twin Record Holder Triumph
1939 Brough Superior SS80 Brough Superior
1948 Norton International Norton
1950 Velocette Millyard-MAC Millyard
1953 Norton Manx 30M Norton
1961 Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport Moto Guzzi
1966 Wasp-Framed Triumph Metisse MKIII Replica Metisse
1966 Triumph TR6SC Desert Racer Triumph
1968 BSA Ex Works Motocross BSA
1969 Seeley-Framed Kuhn-Norton Road Race Kuhn-Norton
1970 Honda CB750 Honda
1972 Ducati 750S Ducati
1973 Kawasaki S2A Special Kawasaki
1974 Honda-Metisse CBX MKV Metisse
1903 Darracq 24hp Model JJ Darracq
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Barker & Co.
1923 Alfa Romeo RL Sports Alfa Romeo
1925 Bentley 3 Litre Vanden Plas
1930 Bentley 4.5 Litre Supercharged Gurney Nutting
1931 Bentley 8 Litre Vanden Plas
1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Spider Aprile
1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Zagato Zagato
1932 Bentley 8 Litre H.J. Mulliner
1933 Jaguar SS1 Swallow Coachbuilding Company
1934 Bentley Barnato Hassan Special Wally Hassan
1935 Hispano Suiza K6 Cabriolet Brandone
1935 Avions Voisin C-25 Aerodyne Gabriel Voisin
1936 Bentley 4.25 Litre Streamlined Drophead Coupé H.J. Mulliner
1936 Lagonda LG45 Rapide Lagonda
1937 Delahaye 145 “Million-Franc” Delahaye
1939 Bentley Corniche Mulliner, and Ashley & James
1948 Talbot Lago T26 GS Fastback Coupé Figoni & Falaschi
1950 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupé Jaguar
1952 Ferrari 342 America Cabriolet Vignale
1953 Bentley R Type Continental H.J. Mulliner
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Coupé Hooper
1953 Ferrari 342 America Coupé Pinin Farina
1953 Fiat 8V Rapi Corsa Fiat
1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixhead Coupé Jaguar & Justin Hills
1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Vignale Coupé Vignale
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Mercedes
1956 Bentley S1 Continental Fixhead Coupé Park Ward
1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Prototype Scaglietti
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Ellena Ellena
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster Mercedes
1960 Ferrari 250 GT PF Coupé Pinin Farina
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Semi Competition Scaglietti
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Scaglietti
1961 Austin Healey Sebring Sprite Grand Touring Coupé Austin-Healey
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Scaglietti
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Passo Corto Competizione SEFAC Scaglietti
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Scaglietti
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Scaglietti
1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Pininfarina
1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Pininfarina
1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Mulliner Park Ward
1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast Pininfarina
1966 Ferrari 330 GTS Pininfarina
1967 Ferrari 365 California Spyder Pininfarina
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Scaglietti
1968 Dino 206 GT Scaglietti
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera
1990 Ferrari F40 LM Ferrari
1990 Lamborghini Countach Anniversary Lamborghini
1992 Lamborghini Diablo Bertone
2012 Aston Martin One-77 Aston Martin
2016 Lamborghini Aventador Miura Lamborghini
2016 McLaren 650S Le Mans McLaren
2018 Pagani Huayra Roadster Pagani
2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Porsche
2019 Ferrari SP3JC Ferrari


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