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TOP MARQUES, the ‘ultimate luxury car show’ is proud to announce the following premieres for the eye-popping event this April:

  • The ArcaBoard  --  the first ever flying hover board - to be unveiled to the public in a world exclusive on April 14th

  • Top Marques Monaco will host the European launch of the Martin Jetpack for personal aviation - the world’s first practicable jet pack being marketed for sale later this year

  • For sea lovers check out the Kormaran – a totally unique catamaran which transforms into four different configurations at the switch of a button

  • Top Marques is Supercar Heaven with dozens of groundbreaking cars including the Icona Vulcano – the world’s first supercar made entirely out of titanium

  • More supercars than ever available for test drives on the F1 Grand Prix circuit in the 13th edition of this exhilarating auto show sponsored by Edmond de Rothschild group

  • Tickets for Top Marques Monaco, billed last year by Bloomberg as the 'ultimate luxury car show' are now on sale – click here to buy online

  • The 13th edition of the live supercar show will take at the Grimaldi Forum from April 14th to 17th 

The line-up of participants is particularly dazzling this year & these are just some of the highlights as more details will follow in the coming weeks.

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ARCABOARD: World's first flying hover board

The same show which last year presented the flying car AeroMobil has been chosen as the launch pad for the ArcaBoard, a 21st century flying carpet. See it! Watch it! Buy it! - Visitors will be able to see the revolutionary vehicle in action and take one home for 14,900 USD.

The groundbreaking invention is one of dozens of cutting-edge exhibits to be showcased at the 13th edition of Top Marques from April 14th to 17th in the Grimaldi Forum

Dumitru Popescu, CEO of ArcaSpace Corporation, said: “I'm extremely pleased to announce that the official introduction on the worldwide market of the ArcaBoard will be held at Top Marques in Monaco on April 14th.

“This groundbreaking and green technological innovation creates an entirely new transportation sector which runs entirely on electric energy. Launching it in Monaco mirrors the values of this state as a beacon in the green movement.”

The presence of this inspirational vehicle confirms the importance of Top Marques – and the Principality of Monaco – as a supporter of new transportation technologies.


Martin Jetpack: Ultimate in personal transporation

After wowing China and the Emirate of Dubai the next stop for this international company based in New Zealand is Top Marques where visitors to the exhibition will be able to see the future of personal transportation first hand.

Designed to be the world’s safest light aircraft, the Martin Jetpack is aimed at adventurers, futurists and visionaries who take up the challenge to explore and venture to places that others can only imagine. The Personal Jetpack’s beautifully designed lines and eloquent engineering are backed by high-powered performance and robust aeronautical engineering. 

Visitors to Martin Jetpack’s stand will be able to experience the thrill of flying first hand by way of a unique 4-D full motion simulator.

This is elite transportation which promises to shape the future of tomorrow’s travel. Named as one of Time magazine's Top 50 inventions for 2010, the world’s first practical jetpack will be on sale later this year.

Steven Saltzman, director of Top Marques Monaco, said today: "Top Marques scours the world for exciting products that are at the leading edge of innovation and technological development.

“We are therefore thrilled to be able to provide the stage for the European launch of the Martin Personal Jetpack, which we know will resonate strongly with our guests.

“We are looking forward to offering visitors the opportunity to experience flying a Martin Jetpack using the full motion simulator that will be available throughout the show.”


The Icona Vulcano: World's first supercar made entirely from titanium

The Vulcano Titanium is a one-off creation from Italian designhouse ICONA which was inspired by the world’s fastest plane, the Blackbird SR-71.

The naked titanium body is a sculptured work of art which took more than 10,000 hours of hand-crafted work to create.

The Vulcano Titanium was built by CECOMP, an Italian coachbuilder with a long history in the domain of motor racing whilst the powertrain is the work of Mr. Claudio Lombardi, ex-Scuderia Ferrari director and mastermind of numerous world champion cars, and Mr. Mario Cavagnero the man behind the Lancia Racing Team.

The Vulcano is capable to be tuned to well over 1.000 horsepower should the owner demand it, and can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles/hr in 2.8 seconds and 120 miles/hr in 8.8 seconds. With its bare handcrafted titanium body, this beautiful and voluptuous 220 mile/hr hypercar definitely brings together the Beauty and the Beast!


Kormaran: Six boats in one

Named by the Robb Report as one of the fastest and most fun boats under 50 meters, the Kormaran is a fantastic feat of engineering which allows owners six boats – for the price of one (rather expensive one!).

The Kormaran is a 23-foot speedboat that morphs into six configurations with the push of a button.  At top speed, the $1.5 million Kormaran can run 44 knots in hydrofoil form.

Dependent on sea conditions, it can also morph into a monohull, a catamaran, or a trimaran, thanks to electronically controlled actuators that reposition the hull pontoons. There is also a Bathing Mode whereby an 11-foot, 5-inch-wide teak platform appears from the sides to the center of the boat, and a Night Mode, which activates red LED lights and aquamarine strip lighting.


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