New car debuts galore to include 1,000bhp hypercar ‘holy trinity’ at Salon Privé London 2023
Salon Privé London returns on 20-22 April 2023 to the exclusive Royal Hospital Chelsea – and more than two dozen automotive brands are set to showcase their latest models, with several European and British debuts earmarked for the season-opening spectacle, one of just a handful of trophy events approved at the elite Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds.
Ferrari will be appearing at Salon Privé London, represented by luxury retail brand H.R. Owen. The Ferrari Roma Coupe will be on show with the new Spider version making its UK debut on Friday and Saturday. The thrilling mid-engined V6 hybrid Ferrari 296 GTS open-top sports car is to star at Royal Hospital Chelsea alongside the stunning SF90 hypercar which completes this year’s spectacular line up.
Salon Privé London will also showcase an exclusive ‘holy trinity’ of three cars with more than 1,000bhp – representing all three types of powertrain. The fully electric Rimac Nevera has a sensational 1,914bhp; the hybrid Delage D12 blends a V12 engine with an electric motor for a combined 1,100bhp, while the ICE-powered Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster’s 6.6-litre twin-turbo ‘Fury’ V8 produces a furious 1,817bhp. All three cars are making their Salon Privé London debut.
The exciting Wiesmann Project Thunderball electric roadster will make its UK debut – and visitors interested in the new €300,000 machine are encouraged to express their interest, as a waiting list is already building. Described as the world’s first all-electric convertible, the car combines distinctive Wiesmann looks with a modern electric powertrain, delivering a 310-mile EV range and 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds. Wiesmann CEO and owner Roheen Berry will be in attendance and describes Salon Privé London as “the perfect event for our UK public debut”.
Oxfordshire-based Theon Design, specialists in delivering bespoke Porsche-based commissions, will be gibing its latest creation, ITA001, its public debut ahead of shipping to Italy for its lucky new owner. Boasting a lightweight carbon body, the bespoke 911 (964) has a 400bhp 4.0-litre air-cooled flat-six engine and six-speed manual gearbox. Visually stealthy, but with modern features blended in throughout, Theon Design believes it delivers “the ultimate air-cooled Porsche 911 experience”.
Premium electric brand Polestar will give the Polestar 3 SUV its UK debut, months ahead of production cars arriving in late 2023. The exciting EV brand will also show the new Polestar 2 BST Edition 270, the latest version of the increasingly popular electric performance fastback.
Modern luxury brand Genesis will show the 2023 model year GV60 electric car, while performance brand Abarth will be debuting its thrilling all-electric 500e Scorpionissima. Meanwhile, supercar legend Lamborghini will bring the wild, all-terrain Huracan Sterrato to Salon Privé London. All three cars will also be making their UK debut.
Electrogenic will showcase its all-electric E-type, which combines the purity of Jaguar’s original design with zero-emissions capability. Weighing 100kg less than the original, owners have a choice of batteries, giving a range of well over 100 miles – and a quicker 0-60mph time than the original!
Other elite automotive brands not to be missed include Alpine, Aston Martin, Bentley, Clive Sutton, Everrati, Porsche and Rolls-Royce.
Salon Privé London is one of the world’s most prestigious automotive events and the sister event to the globally renowned Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace which is now in its 18th year.
Located in the heart of affluent Chelsea, Salon Privé London attracts a younger audience with a high disposable income; the inaugural event proved to be a huge success with an audience focused on those within the South East and home counties.
Set to be the capital’s most exclusive automotive party, Salon Privé London offers plenty to see and do in addition to the motoring attractions. There will be a luxury shopping village featuring brands such as high-end British Jewellery designer Boodles, and watches from famed luxury brand, Montblanc.
Food and hospitality will also be first class, in the famed Salon Privé tradition, with a three-course luncheon, delicious Pommery Champagne, cocktails from the London Essence Co and fine wines from Chateau La Gordonne.
Further highlights include Friday’s Boodles Ladies’ Day, fun for all the family during Saturday at Salon Privé, plus exclusive VIP hospitality at The Sloane and DJs keeping the party going well into the evening on Thursday and Friday.
Organisers are still able to consider late entries for the Concours de Vente, too: interested dealers are advised to contact Nick Wilkes on email@example.com. He’s on +44 (0) 7795 213 361.