Salon Privé, the UK's most exclusive car show, has opened its doors; debuts include the Spyker B6 Venator Spyder and Icona Vulcano
Darren Moss
4 September 2013

The Salon Privé Concours d'Elegance, held in London's Syon Park, has seen a number of high-profile debuts on its opening day.

The event, which opened its gates to guests, enthusiasts, owners and collectors this morning, saw the European debut of Spyker's B6 Venator Spyder. Having previously only been seen at Pebble Beach in the US, CEO Victor Muller today confirmed that the 375bhp-plus V6-engined supercar will go on sale for £135,000 next year.

Meanwhile the Icona Vulcano, a £2.5 million V12 hybrid hypercar, was also revealed - with design director Samuel Chuffart hinting that the model could enter into limited-run production. He says Icona is currently working with investors to make that a reality.

Although its new car had already been seen at the London Motorexpo earlier this year, the Radical RXC still got lots of attention from the Salon Prive crowds. Radical told Autocar that it plans to produce up to 50 units of the 380bhp, 900kg track day car per year.

Salon Prive also saw the launch of a new brand in Clark Abel design. Offering bespoke car design services to clients, the company also brought along its Dakar Rally-inspired Range Rover Evoque.

Ginetta had big news about its new affordable race series, the Ginetta Driver's Club. For £28,950 drivers get a Ginetta G40R Club car plus entry into a four-weekend race series supporting the British GT championship.

The Royal College of Art is also showing off its 'Concours of the Future' exhibition, and the main Concours d'Elegance - which features more than 100 cars - is already proving to be one of the main attractions of the event.

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4 September 2013

Does anyone know what model that yellow Bugatti is? I've driven past it at the Hogarth roundabout and often wondered.

4 September 2013

It's a Bugatti 46, styled by Jean Bugatti, Ettore's eldest son, and usually called the Coupe Superprofile. I much prefer it to the more famous type 57 Atlantics and Atalantes, which I find gawky.

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