With multiple car debuts, a 90-car strong Concours d'Elegance and an art display, the 2013 Salon Prive is shaping up to be the largest yet. Here's Autocar's full preview of the event.
Darren Moss
31 August 2013

Salon Prive 2013 will take place next week, featuring hundreds of supercars, hypercars, concepts and classics. This year marks the eighth annual running of the event, which organisers say will be the largest yet.

The show features more than ten motoring debuts for 2013. Spyker's B6 Venator, for one, will have its European debut at the event.

The two-door mid-engined convertible is due to go on sale in 2014, and will be powered by a V6 engine producing more than 375bhp. The car has already been seen in the US, at Pebble Beach, and is a sister car to the Venator coupe seen at the Geneva motor show this year. Production versions of both cars are set to cost around £95,000.

The £1.9 million Icona Vulcano will also premiere at Salon Prive. The 950bhp supercar is powered by a V12 engine connected to a hybrid powertrain. It has a top speed of 217mph and can reach 120mph in nine seconds. 

Elsewhere, the Vencer Sarthe will appear on these shores for the first time. Having previously only been seen at a supercar show in Monaco, the Sarthe is powered by a GM-sourced V8 engine developing 510bhp and 650lb ft of torque.

Having first been revealed at the London Motorexpo earlier this year, Radical's new RXC will feature. Powered by a 3.7-litre V6 engine with twin-independent variable cam timing and sequential multi-port electronic injection, the RXC is Radical's first model to have a fully enclosed cockpit. 

Those cars will join new models from the likes of Rolls-Royce, Maserati and McLaren.

Meanwhile, more than 90 cars will form the Concours de 'Elegance, with models judged in more than 11 different classes by the likes of Derek Bell, Murray Walker and Andrea Zagato. Aston Martin, Lamborghini and Porsche will also celebrate their respective birthday milestones at the event.

The Royal College of Art will be presenting its reimagined designs of previous Concours winners, while a hypercar arena featuring models like the Pagani Huayra and Koenigsegg Agera R is also planned.

Salon Prive takes place in London from 4-6 September. Click here for more Salon Prive news. 

Our Verdict

Spyker C8
Power is provided by a Audi V8 that can be specified to produce up to 600bhp

There's no mistaking the Spyker C8 supercar for something else. Its styling is wild and its interior is sublime

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