Windsor. With final preparations now in full swing, brothers Andrew & David Bagley have a clear message – “Get set for the greatest Salon Privé ever!” A Garden Party it may be, but to the prestige & luxury automotive sectors, it has become an absolute must-attend event; a place where they can go and entertain existing customers, meet new buyers and rub shoulders with some of the world’s most prolific car collectors and buyers. For 4 days in early September, Blenheim Palace along with neighbouring Woodstock reverberates to the sound of V8s & V12s as they parade through the Palace grounds and local countryside. Salon Privé has become the event for collectors, buyers, members’ clubs and enthusiasts and thanks to the newly launched Salon Privé Classic & Supercar on Sunday 8th September which incorporates the Lockton Club Trophy, it now has a more affordable public day option for the whole family to enjoy.
Austria, Australia, Croatia, Dubai, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia and the UK will all be flying their flags at this year’s event proudly displaying their latest creations and with the event now sold out, confirmed automotive brands are as follows: Alpine, Aston Martin, Ateliers Diva, Austro Daimler, Bentley, Brabham Automotive, Dallara, Ferrari, Jannarelly, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren, Pagani, PAL-V, Automobili Pininfarina, Puritalia Automobili, Rimac Automobili, Tushek and W Motors. This list equates to tens of thousands of normally aspirated, hybrid and fully electric BHP! 0-60mph in the low to mid 2 seconds is not an uncommon statistic on the lawn this year with one car, the Rimac C_Two, officially the fastest accelerating car in the world, managing it in just 1.85 seconds! Top speeds of 200mph plus are commonplace amongst the majority of these brands with even the SUVs not far off that figure.
Not to be outdone by the debuts, other manufacturers will be showcasing their latest models, with the Alpine A110S, Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante, Bentley GTC V8 and Flying Spur, Ferrari 812 Superfast and Portofino, Lamborghini EVO Spyder and Coupe, Maserati V8 Levante Trofeo, McLaren GT and Porsche 992 Carrera 4S all on the lawn.
Commenting on the extraordinary line-up of brands, Salon Privé Co-Founder & Sales Director David Bagley commented: “The diversity and origins of manufacturers attending this year is testimony to how important Salon Privé has become to the premium automotive sector, not just in the UK, but around the world. It really is a great privilege for us to host so many important debuts in one year. No other event brings manufacturers and buyers together in such a relaxing and convivial environment, and this is what sets us apart.”