The long-awaited Top Marques supercar exhibition burst into Monaco this weekend, as some of the most prestigious automotive brands in the world proudly displayed their finest models (and cars) for the paying public to drool over. With tickets priced at a cool €50, this show is serious business, and with test drives available only for those who are truly interested in purchasing a new vehicle, it is clear that the show’s non-nonsense “See it, Drive it, Buy it” motto has never been more evident.
In spite of this, Antique Immo headed over in the glorious sunshine to provide a rundown of the cars that we recommend would look perfect on your driveway here on the Riviera. So here goes…
1. Bugatti Veyron
The most popular car at the show was undoubtedly the Bugatti Veyron. The only car that succeeded in drawing a never-diminishing crowd down in the test pits, with test drives reserved only for those who were buying. The stunning example in polished aluminium as seen in the image on the left was provided by German company P.A.C.E. and was priced at €2 million, being the first of only 5 produced in the limited edition Pur Sang (Pure Blood) range. Unfortunately for those of you with millions to spare, the edition became even more limited as this baby was snapped up by a very eager-looking businessman right there and then.
2. Koenigsegg Agera R
This beast of a supercar was another hit with the public. If you are a car buff and have access to the BBC, then there’s a good chance you’ll have seen the clip of Top Gear’s Stig crashing the car-maker’s’s CCX (without spoiler) into the test track field , however the company rightfully solved this problem and is clearly gaining ground in the luxury car domain. Although the latest CCX was not on display at the show, lucky interested parties could book a test drive in one. For those visiting the show, however, the Agera R proved to be enough to satisfy their needs, and it’s not hard to see why.
3. Pagani Huayra
As Pagani’s main offering, the Zonda has won the hearts of those supercar-lovers looking for design truly out of the ordinary. Carrying on this tradition is the new Huayra, the latest design concept from the Italian car-maker . If you did decide to have one of these fire-breathing monsters adorn your driveway, don’t blame us if you can’t get rid of visiting neighbours every day asking for a lift to work. This is a car that must be seen to be believed, and we love it!
4. ABT (Audi) R8 GT S
As if Audi’s spectacular R8 was not quite good enough, tuning house ABT Sportsline displayed a magnificently customised version of the Audi R8. Although this model was unavailable for a test drive, the car’s stunning open-top design seems perfect for Côte d’Azur cruising.
5. Keating ZKRs
This sporty supercar is the third offering from proud British car co. Keating Supercars. Whilst not traditionally the first brand that comes to mind in the supercar stakes, we spoke to designer Anthony Keating and his team who insist that the car could show the Veyron a thing or two when it comes to speed. After reaching a top speed of 260mph in 2009, they are convinced that with current sponsorship and their latest improvements and tuning they can get the car to reach over 300mph to become the world’s fastest production car, so watch this space.
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