Now in its seventh year, the Salon Privé supercar show and Concours d’Elégance showcases a host of modern and classic performance machines. The exclusive event, situated in picturesque Syon Park in West London, starts tomorrow and runs over three days.
Here are some of the highlights to expect on display at this year’s event:
Aston’s line up includes the V12 Zagato, of which only 101 examples will be made, the new Vanquish super GT and the £1.2 million One-77 hypercar. The event will also see the world motor show debut of the eagerly-awaited Vantage V12 Roadster, scheduled for production later this year.
Bentley Motors will show the new Continental GT Speed, the fastest production Bentley ever made. It’s the first time the W12-engined, 205mph car will be seen in London. Other stars in the company’s line up will include the Mulsanne and the Continental GT V8 Convertible.
Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera
The Italian coachbuilder will display two new models in the UK for the first time: the Maserati Bellagio, a five-door adaptation of the Quattroporte, and the Disco Volante 2012, a modern recreation of the famous 1952 experimental concept car built on running gear from Alfa Romeo's 8C Competizione. Two concept cars – the Maserati-based A8GCS and the Tornante supercar – are also expected.
The Porsche Cayenne-derived Artemis will take pride of place on the London-based company’s stand.
The highlight of Jaguar's line-up is the XJ Ultimate which recently broke cover in Beijing. Jaguar will also showcase the XKR-S convertible, XK Special Edition and XF Sportbrake, in addition to vintage Jaguar models joining the Tour d'Elégance (a 21-mile tour for 31 cars from the Concours competition to open the event).
Mercedes’ display will feature a collection of 300SL Gullwings to celebrate the 60-year anniversary of the model. The iconic car’s modern equivalent, the SLS supercar, is also expected.