Live supercar show Top Marques Monaco is moving up a gear this year with a sensational line-up of vehicles confirmed for its 15th anniversary edition including brand-new supercars, rare classic cars and a million-dollar motorbike.
This year’s Top Marques, being held from April 19th to 22nd, will mark the important milestone with a stunning showcase of some of the world’s most exclusive cars inside & outside the Grimaldi Forum, including an unprecedented number of test drives in Monaco.
Organisers of the annual supercar show are keen to keep elements of this anniversary edition under wraps until the opening day, but yesterday revealed the following:
Manoj Bairstow, managing director of Top Marques Monaco, said: “We are extremely delighted to bring you our 15th anniversary show, which we hope will be our best ever show yet.
“The concept behind Top Marques was to create an exhibition which went beyond the static events of Paris, Frankfurt and Geneva, where visitors could actually test drive the vehicles that caught their eye. And Monaco, which hosts probably the most famous Grand Prix in the world, was the obvious venue for a live auto show with test drives taking place on the F1 circuit.
“It’s fitting therefore that for our 15th anniversary show we will have more test drive cars available than ever before – the pit lanes will be lined with cars available for test drives including the new Zenvo, which can be seen in motion for the first time at the show."
Visitors wanting to enjoy an extra special experience at Top Marques this year can take advantage of a new VIP pass, which offers test drive pit access as well as the chance to benefit from multiple refueling pit-stops in the VIP Lounge. There will also be a new Top Marques Restaurant, open to all visitors, which will offer first class dining in a discrete setting within the exhibition.
Below are more details of some of the novelties appearing at Top Marques this year. For more information on Top Marques Monaco 2018, please visit the website www.topmarquesmonaco.com.
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The Missile by CORBELLATI : Possibly the Fastest Supercar in the World
Family jewellers Corbellati have swapped their bespoke bijoux for what is being billed as potentially the world’s fastest supercar - aptly named the Missile. This twin-turbo charged V8 hypercar with 1,800 horsepower is understood to have the capacity to reach 500 km/h (312 m/h).
“The adventure began a few years ago, a little for fun and a little for passion, but in a short time, it became a serious and demanding project that absorbed all our energies,” a spokesman for the company said. “Our hard work has been rewarded: we will show to the world our car at Top Marques in Monaco.
“Monaco is the emblem of luxury, and Top Marques is therefore the best event to show our Corbellati Missile."
WORLD LAUNCH: TUSHEK TS900 H, a hybrid hypercar like no other
Team Tushek, founded by Slovenian racing driver Aljoša Tushek, will be unveiling its’ latest supercar at Top Marques: the all new Tushek TS 900 H, a hybrid hypercar weighing just 1400 kg but with 950 horserpower. Acceleration is brutal as it gets from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds, while top speed is limited to 380 km/h.
A spokesman for the company said: “It is in a league of its own as it is the only hypercar currently in existence weighing under 1400 kilograms. Our team has crafted an incredible machine, which feels alive on the straights as well as in the corners. It offers an exclusive driving experience, matched by no other hypercar out there.
“We are proud to reveal our brand new hypercar to the world for the first time at the 15th anniversary of Top Marques in Monaco.”
Latest supercar from ZENVO will be available for TEST DRIVE
The 15th anniversary edition of Top Marques will see more cars than ever available for test drive on the famous Grand Prix F1 circuit. In excess of 30 supercars and luxury vehicles will be lined up in the Pits outside the Grimaldi Forum, including the latest supercar from Danish designers Zenvo.
Very little is currently known about the new supercar apart from a trio of teasers released last month by the company which describes the new model as a crossover between the TS1 GT car, which can also be seen at Top Marques on the Zenvo stand, and its racetrack-bred sibling, the TSR. Only five cars will be built annually.
The supercar will be launched at Geneva Motor Show next month, but only available to drive at Top Marques.
A spokesman for Zenvo said: “Changing the ubiquitous ‘booth’ culture that surrounds the industry, Top Marques combines the values that defines Zenvo: showcasing unrivalled design with an engaging experience.”
Brand-new supercar by British designers BDI
British design and development company BDI has handpicked Top Marques as the podium on which to launch its brand-new supercar the “Enigma”, being billed as a ‘world beating supercar with more torque than the Bugatti Chiron.’
The hybrid supercar, which has electric front wheel drive and petrol rear wheel drive, has 2150 NM of torque – some 550NM of torque more than the Bugatti Chiron – and top speeds of 290 km/h (180m/h).
Phil Bevan, CEO and Founder of BDI, said: “The Enigma has more torque than the Bugatti Chiron, it’s quicker on acceleration because the 550 NM of torque at 4400 rpm is supplemented with two electric hub motors driving the front wheels that contribute a further 1600 NM of torque.”
The hybrid supercar can also go 50km on electric power – meaning 0 emissions.
“Top Marques Monaco is the perfect platform to launch our new supercar and we can’t wait until April. We’re big fans of Top Marques and it makes perfect sense to unveil our supercar in Monaco,” said Mr Bevan.
RADICAL RXC Returns to Monaco for Test Drives
One of the most popular supercars to have appeared in the Top Marques pits in recent years is the Radical RXC – which we are thrilled to announce will be returning to celebrate our 15th anniversary with us. The fastest street-legal sports car will be available for test drives to customers who reserve directly with the manufacturer.
The Radical RXC has 650 horsepower and weighs just 1130kg - with a top speed of 290 km/h (180 m/h) ensuring that visitors who venture in the car for a test drive will be in for an exhilarating ride.
A spokesman for the company said: “A place amongst the nicest car paradise in the world, Monaco and Top Marques Monaco are the place to be if you want to talk the international language of sports and racing cars to enthusiasts.”
Extremely Limited Edition of “T12 MASSIMO” in honour of ‘Michelangelo of Motos’ Massimo Tamburini
One of the stars of this 15th anniversary edition of Top Marques Monaco looks set to be an extremely rare motorbike named the “T12 Massimo” after the late Massimo Tamburini, father of the Ducati 916 and MV Agusta F4.
The $1 million bike, of which there will only be 12 models produced, has been designed to the extremely high standards set by Massimo Tamburini, who died in 2014. He was renowned for his position at the cutting edge of design and his son Andrea Tamburini is now carrying on his legacy.
Andrea said: “To showcase my father’s last work, in which he has put all of his life’s experiences, in an extremely prestigious context like Top Marques, is for me the absolute best way to honor him as a designer and as a person! The T12 Massimo is for all intents and purposes a work of art projecting the future, at the same time representing his way of being, without compromises and always seeking excellence!”