Delightfully this years Salon Privé did go ahead, so a big well done has to go out to the organisers. This was the 15th Salon Privé to be held and the fifth or sixth (one or the other) at the wonderful Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
Georgeous architecture, stunning gardens and landscapes, then add some iconic cars, desirable cars, beautiful cars, collectible classic cars, supercars, hypercars; and some world premieres of new cars in a relaxed and exclusive environment, you have one perfect event and our mycarheaven.
Here’s our top 10 hypercars from Salon Privé 2020, based on the cars we’d most like to own and drive.
In my opinion and the opinion if many other car fans this is the greatest Supercar / hypercars car of all time. Period.
The actual World record car, uncleaned, kept exactly as it was post record setting. Massive honour to see this car up close.
Respect. This Bugatti Chiron derivative (longer and a different designed back end) is the first hypercar to break the magic 300-mile-per-hour barrier (482.80 km/h). At the same time, Bugatti set a new TÜV-certified speed record with 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h). Bonkers.
Blue with gold leaf. If the car was not expensive enough at £1.2m, the owner Zach, from Zach’s Garage had all the gold striping done in actual gold leaf. Nuts. When I questioned Zach on what the car was like to drive he said astounding and left the Koenigsegg One:1 behind.
This was one of the most striking supercars/ hypercars on show at Salon Prive. Love the unique look and design. What a beautiful and distinctive car. Would we expect anything less from this exceptional coach builder Touring Superleggera. The Touring Superleggera Aero 3 is retro-inspired V12 supercar, it is a dramatically restyled take on the Ferrari F12, with cues from 1930s racers. Touring says each of the 15 cars being built will take more than 5000 hours to complete.
What’s not to love? Love the look, love the colour and it’s a SVJ.
If like me you’ve never heard of Ares, you have now. Based in Modena with approximately 100 staff they are a coachbuilder, and they had three cars on show at Salon Prive. Two feature in my top 10 supercars so that should tell you that they need to be respected.
If Batman were to have a hypercar then I’m sure this would be it. In black this car is menacing and looks futuristic, like a concept car that your get in Gran Turismo.
The S1 will be powered by a naturally aspirated V8 that can rev up to 8,800 rpm and produce a 715 horses. 0-60mph expected to be in 2.7 secs, no electric, no hybrid, just the raw power from an 6.2 L LT2 V8 engine straight form a donor car. Namely a Corvette C8. We love it, what do you think? Priced at circa Euros 600,000.
Need we say anything here. Dreamy.
For me it arouses memories of KITT from knight rider. Black is the only colour this should come in. What a machine; and one which is as visually impressive as it is rapid. A beast.
9. Aspark Owl
The Aspark Owl is an all-electric battery-powered sports car manufactured by Japanese engineering firm Aspark, under development since 2018, with the goal of making the fastest accelerating electric car. It made it’s European debut at Salon Privé. It was a truely unique looking car, with a 0-60mph of 1.69 seconds. With 4 PMSM that produce 2012 horsepower (1480 kW), the Owl has a unique battery pack for a range of up to 450 km. Top speed is 248,ph (400 km/h). The Owl has a height of 99 cm: probably the lowest road legal electric hypercar in the world.
The Zenvo TSR-S Danish made, and complete with carbon fibre bodywork. Each alloy wheel takes two people 2 weeks to make. An ultra-exclusive design with only 5 to be made each year. Impressive – if you can find it!
Don’t miss our top 10 classic cars Salon Privé 2020, plus other ‘top 10s’ articles here.