Some of the fastest and most recognisable Prancing Horses ever made will join the already confirmed line-up of a McLaren F1, Aston Martin One-77 and a Lamborghini Miura S during the London Concours 2018
At least 10 past and current Ferrari models will be on display at the London Concours 2018 on June 7/8 in celebration of the event’s central theme: Speed.
Marques with serious heritage, including McLaren, Aston Martin and Lamborghini, will also feature on the Honourable Artillery Company’s lawn. The focus is also on rarity, meaning only the most exceptional models make it into the grounds.
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More than 70 unique and exceptional icons of speed will be showcased at the event, with highlights including:
Ferrari 250 GT SWB
As the name suggests, a 200mm shorter wheelbase was employed over the preceding 250 TdF to improve the handling of the 165 or so 250 GT SWBs built. The Colombo V12 produced somewhere in the region of 250bhp to power either a steel or aluminium body – depending on whether it was ordered in road car or competition specification – to 60mph in five seconds. Disc brakes were fitted for the first time on a Ferrari GT car.
Lamborghini Miura S
Worshipped by some as the world’s first true supercar, the Lamborghini Miura first landed on tarmac for 1966. With the direct aim of relegating Ferrari to the sidelines, the rear-mounted 4.0-litre V12 engine quickly saw off all competition. The fastest production car money could buy at the time, with a top speed of 170mph; the shape, legacy and consequent successors keep the Miura in high regard and demand. Naturally, prices reflect this.
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
The 365 GTB/4, better known as the Daytona in deference to the Ferrari’s one-two-three finish in the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, celebrates its 50th anniversary having been first launched at the 1968 Paris Motor Show. The 4.4-litre V12 propelled the GT car up to 174mph and it’s still considered the consummate continent crosser. Over a five year production run 1406 were built, of which 122 were Spyders and a further 15 were lightweight competition cars.
Race on 26 years and the fastest car in the world, from 1992 to 2005, is the McLaren F1. Setting the record at 240.1mph, it implemented several firsts for any road car. Many of these attributes are now pub quiz lore, with the widely known ‘golden engine bay’ fact forever regurgitated, but more impressive was the chassis formed completely out of carbon fibre reinforced polymer.
Part of Ferrari’s illustrious flagship stable, which houses the legendary F40, Enzo and recent LaFerrari, the F50 has remained a pin-up supercar since 1995. The 4.7-litre V12 engine was developed from Ferrari’s Formula One powertrain of the time, making for a top speed of 202mph and a 0-60mph sprint of only 3.8 seconds.
Aston Martin One-77
One of the rarest Aston Martin’s ever produced, the One-77 remains the stuff of legend. With only 77 built, and a price tag of over £1m when new, society’s elite had a field day. With extensive use of carbon fibre, and a 7.3-litre V12 engine, the combination of lightweight chassis and 750bhp engine allows a 0-62mph dash to be wrapped up in less than 3.7 seconds. Top speed? Over 220mph.
Initially production was limited to just 499 cars, but a 500th car was built and auctioned to raise money for those affected by the 2016 Central Italian earthquake. Ferrari’s technological tour de force was first introduced in 2013 and powered by a 950bhp hybrid V12. The LaFerrari has a top speed of over 217mph and can travel from 0-62mph in less than three seconds.
Tickets to the London Concours are available with further show information from the official London Conours website. A full day adult admission ticket costing £35, and concessions from £18.