London Concours Highlights
10th Jun 2019
Take a look at some of the priceless cars that caught our eye, including one or two of our own for good measure.
The Bugatti Veyron is a car, which needs no introduction. As a record breaking car, with the Super Sport version being crowned the fastest production car in the world, and the Grand Sport Vitesse being the fastest roadster in the world - the Veyron was a proper Concorde moment for cars. This bespoke, specially commissioned, 1 of 1 example of the Grand Sport Vitesse certainly caught our eye at London Concours. Finished in black exposed carbon fibre with contrasting 'Tiffany Blue', it certainly stands out. The exposed carbon fibre is a hugely expensive and exclusive option - even on something as unique as a Veyron. Combine this with 1200 bhp and a 0-62 mph time of just 2.6 seconds, and you can see why these cars fetch well into the millions and turn heads wherever they go.
Elsewhere, the new Ford GT looks every bit as crazy as a supercar should, especially in yellow. The heritage DNA is strong, and therefore features a design, which is reminiscent of the legendary Ford GT40; a car made famous for beating Ferrari at Le Mans in the '60s.
Other extraordinary metal that caught our eye was the legendary McLaren F1, a car, which was once the fastest road legal car in the world. It looked even more special parked next to its younger sibling, the McLaren P1 hypercar; posing the question, which would you rather have? A poll by our friends at Car Café on their Instagram story revealed a 49/51 percent split in favour of the original McLaren F1, showing just how close it is to choose between these two hypercar icons.
Timeless Porsche models were showcased too, including a gorgeous Porsche 911 (993) Carrera RS, a car which continues to rise in value just like many classic Porsche models. This year, 'The Outlaws' section celebrated enthusiasts building cars that go against the rule book, such as a Gulf coloured '07 Porsche Cayman S - featuring a wide-arched body and race car inspired rear wing. The result is pretty epic if we are honest.
Finally, a legendary poster car for many - the stunning Lamborghini Diablo finished in a perfectly accompanying loud colour - just as Lamborghinis should be.
Joining the stunning array of gorgeous modern cars, were of course a collection of immaculate classic cars. Keeping a classic in near perfect condition is no easy task and we were taken back by just how flawless these classics are kept. And it's not everyday you see a whole host of Lamborghini Miuras in a row - undoubtedly one of the coolest cars ever, with its appearance in The Italian Job further cementing its iconic legacy.
The Citroën DS is another achingly beautiful car. It may not be a 'Lambo' or Porsche, but old Citroëns are design masterpieces. And it certainly didn't look out of place among the more expensive marques being showcased.
Classic Italian design is stunning, and this is evident in the Miura mentioned previously, but German classic car design is also pretty special. And you can't talk about classic German cars without including BMW, Porsche and Mercedes. We were treated to seeing the first official BMW M car - in the form of the incredible BMW M1, arguably BMW's first and only 'supercar'. The legendary Porsche 911 was also in fine form, including a stunning '72 Carrera RS 2.7 and a Outlaw Porsche 911 that was once owned by the original Outlaw himself - Magnus Walker, in the form of the '68 R. Finally, a stunning red Mercedes-Benz 300 SL completed an amazing array of road car classics.
We can't not talk about the classic racing cars on display too. It was very special seeing an '87 Lotus 99T F1 car - a car that the legendary Ayrton Senna won his first Monaco Grand Prix in. There was also a pretty cool '66 Lotus 38 - a F1 car featuring the first full monocoque chassis.
Finally, a look at our stand cars and brands we also represent - JLR and Aston Martin. Beginning with the stunning Jaguar F-Type, but this isn't just any F-Type, it is the Project 7 version from 2016; a different beast all together, being a limited edition car of only 250 worldwide, 0-62mph in just 3.8 seconds and designed by Jaguar's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) department. The livery and design pays homage to the legendary Jaguar D-type. Another more mainstream design by Jaguar's SVO department is the F-Pace SVR, which looked menacing in all black, and looked rather cool on our stand, even if we do say so ourselves. Alongside it was the new Range Rover Evoque too.
Finish in Velocity Blue, we couldn't ignore another epic Jaguar - this time in the form of the most extreme performance Jaguar ever - the XE SV Project 8. And how can we forget the stunning Aston Martin array on our stand too. With a gorgeous DB11 Volante and the epic DBS Superleggera.
If you ever get the chance to go to The London Concours event in future, we highly recommend it.
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