Salon Privé, the Luxury Super Car Show and Concours d’Elégance, will return to West London’s Syon Park from Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th September 2013, with exhibitor plots and visitor tickets already selling out fast.
Featuring a new format to include the world-renowned Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance on day 1 (opened by the Tour d’Elégance concours car parade), Boodles Ladies’ Day on day 2 and the Salon Privé Finalé Garden Party on day 3, 2013’s event will see numerous product debuts, many teased for the first time this year’s Geneva Motor Show, including:
Here Chris Harris reviews the Porsche 918, drives 3 laps in the car and as always gives us an insightful view of this hybrid hypercar.
Porsche says the Spyder will hit 62mph in 2.8 seconds, 124mph in 7.9 seconds and 186mph in 23 seconds dead. However, the Italians claim the Ferrari LaFerrari will cover the same zero to 186mph sprint in 15 seconds. Nuts!
Will there be 918 customers for this car? Probably, but on looks alone and for similar money I’d go for the McLaren. What about you?
As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations, McLaren will showcase a selection of legendary models from the company’s heritage collection at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Alongside some of the most famous race- and championship-winning models from the brand’s illustrious past will be the latest model from McLaren GT which echoes a name with significant links to McLaren – the 12C GT Can-Am Edition – which will thrill crowds as it takes part in the run up the Goodwood Hill.
The McLaren name is synonymous with Can-Am racing throughout the 1960s and 1970s, with the McLaren Racing team claiming five back-to-back world championships between 1967 and 1971, making it the most successful team in the history of the championship.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed’s unique ability to attract the top works F1 teams is one of its key strengths, and already seven current teams have confirmed their intention to attend this year’s 20th anniversary Festival (11-14 July).
Nowhere else in the world can motor sport enthusiasts get so close to the latest and greatest cars and drivers. Seven current 2013-season F1 teams are now confirmed to appear at Goodwood this year; McLaren, Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes, Lotus, Caterham and Marussia.