The 12th edition of Top Marques, which took place at the Grimaldi Forum from 16th to 19th April 2015, broke all records when it welcomed more than 42,000 visitors over the four days.
The prestigious event – billed as the 'ultimate luxury car show' by Bloomberg – was viewed by an estimated 25 million more in France alone after being televised by all the major TV networks including TF1, France 2, France 3, M6 and BTM TV.
Sales were also up from previous years with approximately 80 per cent of exhibitors understood to have secured deals during the exhibition.
Confirmed purchases include a number of top of the range luxury vehicles, ‘super vans’ and motorbikes as well as a significant number of watches and pieces of jewellery. The combined total value of sales made during Top Marques is expected to be in excess of €200 million.
Steven Saltzman, director of Top Marques Monaco, said: “Top Marques 2015 has topped all our expectations, and the expectations of our exhibitors. We would like to thank everyone who came to visit the show – and who helped to make it the most successful Top Marques to date. We would also like to thank all our sponsors including our title partner the Edmond de Rothschild group for their immeasurable support of Top Marques.”
The 12th edition of the world’s only live supercar show, where potential clients were taken out for a record-breaking 1,300 test drives, drew to a close on Sunday evening.
Without doubt one of the highlights of the show was the AeroMobil 3.0, the world’s most advanced prototype of a flying car which transformed from a two-seater roadster to a plane every 20 minutes from inside the Espace Ravel.
The Slovakian invention which could be on the market in under two years was the subject of a media frenzy, being broadcast from the show floor by more than 30 TV crews from across the world including America, Canada, Germany, Finland, Russia and Brazil.
The Toroidion 1 MW, one of six world launches to be unveiled at the show by Prince Albert II of Monaco, was also a massive hit with visitors and the media alike.