THE new London City Concours will chart more than 60 years of supercar evolution with a display of some of the most iconic, extreme and beautiful performance cars ever built.
Hosted within the Honourable Artillery Company headquarters in the City of London from June 8-9, the City Concours special feature begins with arguably the very first supercar, the 1950s Mercedes 300SL ‘Gullwing’.
One of the most iconic shapes in existence, the 300SL, with its upwards-opening ‘Gullwing’ doors, was the first in a line of performance-focused Mercedes SL models that continues to this day. With a revolutionary fuel-injected engine and the title of world’s fastest production car – with a speed of 161mph – the 300SL has all the ingredients for supercar status.
From the mid-1980s, another world’s fastest car will also be on display; the Ferrari 288 GTO – the first production car to break through the 186mph barrier. Built for an extreme race series that never actually raced, the GTO is a lightweight mid-engined supercar with fibreglass panels, and a 400hp twin-turbocharged V8 engine.
Among the very latest breed of supercars on display will be the Ferrari LaFerrari, a 963hp technological marvel featuring active aerodynamics and petrol-electric power. With a host of Formula One-derived technologies, a top speed of ‘over 217mph’ and only 499 ever produced, the LaFerrari is the ideal modern representation of a supercar.
These supercars will be just a few of the incredible models displayed on the Honourable Artillery Company lawn, near to the Barbican and Bank. Each of the cars, from legendary motorsport contenders to pre-war rarities, has been carefully picked by a panel of experts.
Tickets to the City Concours are available now from www.cityconcours.co.uk.