The cars will take pride of place on the Friday of the three-day festival of premium motoring, which takes place from 3-5 September at Syon Park in west London.
The day has been named the British Supercar Show, and will feature a parade of modern and classic cars and motorcycles around the perimeter roads of Salon Privé’s venue, Syon Park in west London.
The event also includes the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elegance (on Wednesday), Boodles Ladies’ Day and Salon Privé Sale (on Thursday) and a Royal College of Art ‘Concours of the Future’ design exhibition (also on Thursday). The EFG art and memorabilia fair and luxury retail village will be open over all three days.
Seventy classics will vie for the title of 'Best of Show' in the Concours d’Elégance.
Among the contenders will be a 1953 Delahaye 235MS coupé. The only example of the car to feature Chapron coachwork, it hasn't been seen in public for more than two decades and is entered in the 'Dramatic Coachwork' class at Salon Privé.
Another Concours exhibit is a 1931 Hispano-Suiza J12. Entered in the ‘Fit for a King’ category, which showcases cars from around the world with head of state or royal provenance, this car was originally created for the Vice President of Hispano-Suiza, Prince Charles Casimir Poniatowski.
A collection of road-going classic cars will go under the hammer at the Salon Privé Sale. The cars on sale include a rare 1971 Ferrari 365GTS/4 Daytona Spyder, estimated at between £1.75 and £2.25 million.
Some special British models also feature, most notably a 1931 Bentley 4.5-Litre Blower. The example is number 25, the final car in the first batch of just 50 produced and its price is estimated at between £2.2-2.5m.
An Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Volante, one of only 38 produced and equipped with the preferred manual gearbox instead of the more common automatic transmission, is expected to go for between £820,000-920,000.
For tickets and hospitality packages call the Salon Privé ticket hotline on 0808 100 2205 or visit www.salonprivelondon.com.
Key cars at Salon Privé
Abarth 695 Biposto
Intended to mark the 50th anniversary year of Carlo Abarth’s original 695, the 695 Biposto features a 187bhp 1.4-litre turbo engine, specialised performance accessories and running gear, and weighs just 997kg. In pursuit of class-leading pace from a sub-tonne car, Abarth has thinned down the doorskins, fitted polycarbonate side windows and a titanium roll cage, specified lightweight bucket seats by Sabelt and removed the rear bench altogether – hence the ‘biposto’ name.
One of several exhibits in a special ‘concepts and prototypes’ class, the Arash AF-8 is the work of the Suffolk-based manufacturer formerly known as Farboud. Power for the mid-engined supercar comes from a dry-sumped 7.0-litre LS7 Chevrolet V8 which produces 550bhp and 472lb ft. The AF-8 has a claimed 0-60mph of 3.5sec and is set to cost in the region of £165,000 when it reaches production.
The plug-in, mid-engined hybrid BMW i8 sports car is a cutting-edge rival to more traditional driver's machines such as the Porsche 911. BMW claims the i8 can hit 62mph from rest in just 4.4sec with both the engine and electric motor engaged. Top speed — achieved by the petrol engine alone — is 155mph.