The Premier Auto Show in Monaco
Originally founded as a supercar show in 2004, Top Marques Monaco quickly evolved to encompass all the facets of a luxury lifestyle from bespoke timepieces to precious jewels, superboats and much, much more.
Exclusive high-performance sports cars from all corners of the globe will be on display – and for sale – at the 13th edition of Top Marques Monaco, being held in the Grimaldi Forum from 14th to 17th April 2016., validating its reputation as the world’s ’ultimate luxury car show’.
Organisers of the show, being sponsored for the fourth consecutive year by private bank the Edmond de Rothschild group, announced that the following supercars would be present:
The EVANTRA by Mazzanti Automobili
Evantra is the supercar of Mazzanti Automobili, the Italian car manufacturer from Tuscany. The beautiful landscapes and Italian art inspired designer Luca Mazzanti to create this masterpiece.
Evantra is completely handmade by a small team of experts, chosen because of their unique know-how and true passion, both of which are reflected in the Evantra. Just five examples of this supercar are produced per year, each one tailor-made to satisfy the wishes of the clients. The performance of the Evantra V8 equipped with a 6-speed sequential gearbox arrives up to the maximum velocity of over 360 Km/h with an acceleration of 0-100 in 3 seconds.
The NEMESIS RR by Trion SuperCars, a head-turning, hand-crafted supercar from California
Hand-crafted by skilled artisans in America, Trion SuperCars has developed an advanced ultra-luxury, high performance line of vehicles designed around the driver.
The Nemesis RR is the ultimate expression of design, innovation, and ability. Featuring a one-of-a-kind drive-train and incredible driver controls and access to power, it is a breakthrough that sets it above all others.
The exterior lines are flawless from the front growl to the captivating tail configuration. The interior packaging will comfortably accommodate 96th percentile (6’4″) drivers in all models. The rear trunk was specifically developed to accommodate golf clubs or luggage so owners do not have to car swap for different functions.
Equipped with active aero-dynamics that are programmable to suit the drivers mood,Trion SuperCars strives for absolute perfection in product execution and customer satisfaction.
With over 2000hp from its twin turbo charged V8 Engine, the Nemesis can accelerate from 0–60 in 2.8 seconds with top speeds of more than 270 mph.
The ICONA VULCANO, the world’s first titanium 220mph supercar built by a design house based in Italy
The Vulcano Titanium is a one-off creation from Italian design house ICONA and a world first with its unique titanium and carbon fiber body. Inspiration for the Vulcano came from the world’s fastest plane, the Blackbird SR-71.
The naked titanium body is a sculpture, revealing its 10,000 hours of hand-crafted work in the most pure form. The Vulcano’s strongly sculpted body side and voluptuous shapes evacuate the hot air from the engine and reduce air turbulence generated by the wheels.
The Vulcano has a mid-front engine calibrated for homologated road and race use with an optimum balance of usability and efficiency. Capable to be tuned to well over 1000 hp should the owner demand it, the optimized 670 hp and 840 N/m of its supercharged V8 is sourced from the record-beating ZR1 and is coupled with a paddle-shift close ratio gearbox from Automac Modena.
The Vulcano can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and 120 mph in 8.8 seconds. With its bare handcrafted titanium body, this beautiful and voluptuous 220 mph hypercar definitely brings together the Beauty and the Beast!
The FALCARTO, designed with passion by German startup Halcón SuperSport
After their impressive premiere in 2015 at the IAA, Frankfurt and the Dubai International Motor Show, the Halcón SuperSport team presents their interpretation of a synergy of raw performance and elegant, powerful contours under the unique and luxury oriented glass dome of the Grimaldi Forum.
Dynamic lines and bold powerful contours define the form of the Halcón SuperSport “Falcarto”. Handmade and design optimized in Germany, each line is a masterpiece born from calculated thought, emphasizing the solid construction developed for the sporty, passionate and enthusiastic joy of driving. The Halcón SuperSport “Falcarto” delivers thrills and emotions at any speed.
The specific design and look of the Halcón SuperSport bodykit is a true feast for the eyes; it’s interpretation of form raises standards to the next level. By incorporating lightweight carbon fiber, the total body weight is reduced and the resulting optimized dynamics make for an excellent power to weight ratio. Visible carbon fiber elements accentuate the striking design.
In a limited worldwide edition of 25 cars, the carbon crafted FALCARTO stands for exclusive, German handmade perfection with loving attention to details and sophisticated technology.
The DONKERVOORT D8 GTO, one of the fastest street-legal cars in the world
With an acceleration of 0-100 kmh in 2.8 seconds and a power-to-weight ratio of less than two, the Donkervoort D8 GTO is one of the fastest street-legal cars in the world. Boasting a power rating of 340 to 380 hp and 450 Nm of torque starting at around 1600 rpm thanks to the longitudinally mounted Audi 5-cylinder 340 hp 2.5 litre TFSI engine. Significantly larger than its predecessors, yet – at around 700 kg – hardly heavier; ninety percent of the GTO’s body consists of in-house developed and produced carbon fiber.
What’s more, the D8 GTO is surprisingly easy to drive! Hailed by the international automotive press and winner of various super tests worldwide.
One of only 499 Limited Edition Ferrari LAFERRARI in the world with a price tag of more than €3.5million
The LaFerrari is the latest in a long line of technologically-advanced hyper-cars from the Prancing Horse. Limited to just 499 examples , the LaFerrari stands out as Ferrari’s first street legal gasoline-electric hybrid.
At its core, the LaFerrari uses a 789-horsepower 6.3-liter V12 engine capable of revving to 9,350 rpms. From there, the engine is coupled to a 120-kilowatt electric motor which bumps total maximum output to 949 horsepower and 663 lb-ft. of torque. Two electric motors are actually on board – one to power the driven wheels and one to run ancillary devices.
Top Marques Monaco’s Managing Director Manoj Bairstow said: “We are very much looking forward to the 13th edition of Top Marques, which promises to be an extremely exciting show…At this stage in the planning of Top Marques, I don’t think we have ever had so many stunning supercars signed up, and I personally can not wait to see them all lined up together in the Grimaldi Forum.”
Mr Bairstow said there would be a large number of other extraordinary vehicles also showcased in the Ravel Hall at the Grimaldi Forum, from world premium tuners to game-changing electric vehicles.
“We are also planning a number of surprise exhibitors for the 2016 edition of Top Marques Monaco which unfortunately we are not able to reveal just yet. Watch this space.” He added: “Top Marques would not be possible without the continuing support of the Principality of Monaco and our patron, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II. I am also very grateful to partners such as the Edmond de Rothschild group who are returning for the third year.”
The event, primarily a supercar show which has grown to encompass all facets of a luxury lifestyle with exclusive watches, bespoke jewellery and superboats also for sale, is now Monaco’s third biggest annual event. Up to 70% of all exhibitors made sales through the show, the slogan of which is ‘SEE IT, DRIVE IT, BUY IT’.
Tickets for Top Marques Monaco 2016 are now on sale, including a limited number of Multi-Day Premium passes which give VIP access to the show and the opportunity to eat in Top Marques’ Supercar Restaurant.