Supercars From All Eras At VIP Opening Cocktail At Top Marques

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Suzanna Chambers   Contributor

Supercars From All Eras At VIP Opening Cocktail At Top Marques

Top Marques is returning to Monaco after two years of absence with more supercars than ever and a brand-new section for iconic classic cars—all of which are for sale.

More than a hundred vehicles—including never seen before supercars, motorbikes, superboats and ground-breaking flying machines—will be showcased at the Monaco show being held at the Grimaldi Forum from June 8-12.

“My team and I have been working very hard to bring you what we believe is the very best edition of Top Marques, rich in supercars and innovation,” said Salim Zeghdar, CEO of Top Marques. “This year the Grimaldi Forum will be full of exceptional vehicles from yesterday, today and tomorrow, not to mention a hand-picked selection of superboats, watches and jewelry.”

Another innovation this year is a VIP Avant-premiere Cocktail on the eve of the public opening which is being sponsored by Forbes Monaco.

The exclusive evening on June 8 will give potential buyers and invited guests the chance to see the dozens of supercars and iconic classic vehicles before the show opens on June 9 at 10 a.m. Champagne and canapes will be served throughout the evening, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Supercars debuts
Among the supercars to be unveiled by Prince Albert at the Official Inauguration is the Deus Vayanne, an electric hypercar by Deus Automobiles, Italdesign and Williams Advanced Engineering. The supercar was recently seen for the first time in New York and will make its European debut at Top Marques alongside the Aspark Owl, an electric supercar from Japan distributed in Europe by Absolut Cars Consulting and the Pininfarina Battista, an Italian electric supercar distributed in Monaco by the Monaco Luxury group.

Other supercar premieres at the 17th edition of Top Marques include Daydream, a remastered Porsche 911 by Croatian high-tech automotive designers Tedson Motors and PJ-01, a hypercar by Italian constructor Pambuffetti inspired by Formula 1.

Top Marques 2022 is also the occasion for to participate in several high-profile previews. For example, McLaren’s new hybrid supercar the Artura will be on public view in Monaco for the first time at the show, as well as Aston Martin’s Valhalla and DBX 707, the world’s most powerful SUV. All of these avant-premieres will be presented at Top Marques by the Monaco Luxury group. 

Cutting edge innovation
Meanwhile, in its flourishing “Innovation” area, visitors can see not one but three revolutionary flying vehicles for the first time: the Jetson Aero One, a one-man electric helicopter; the Xturismo, a flying motorbike from Japan; and a fiercely guarded secret project from Monaco’s own McClic. 

The flying machines are just three of a number of transport innovations being showcased at Top Marques, along with an electric motorbike from Verge Motorycles and an all-electric Mini by Aznom Automotive. 

Emblematic classic cars
For classic car aficionadas more than 40 of the most iconic sports cars from the 50s to the 90S await them in the Classic Car Hall, including the last available Aston Martin DB5 from the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation. Produced in only 25 examples, the legendary car to be exhibited by Aston Martin Monaco has all the gadgets found in the original model including machine guns, rotating license plates and a smoke screen projection. 

The new classic car venture has been developed in partnership with Boutsen Classic Cars, a brokerage company founded by former Formula 1 driver Thierry Boutsen, and Retromobile.

There are a limited number of tickets (€250/person) available for purchase online for the June 8 preview. 

In line with Top Marques’ humanitarian commitment, 1€ from each ticket sold will be donated to support the Monaco Disease Power association.

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