Supercar gathering set for London Concours 2018

A collection of the world's fastest and rarest supercars are set to grace the lawn during the London Concours 2018 – here's our pick of the best

A series of supercar legends are to be brought together for 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, Ferrari and Lamborghini, will 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, but here are four of our favourites:

1969 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.

1995 McLaren F1

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.

1996 Ferrari F50

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.

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2011 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.

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.

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