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Jay Kay's LaFerrari to star at Salon Privé

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

CAR BUFFS will have a unique chance to get up close to some of the fastest, most exciting cars in the world today when the 2014 Salon Privé show arrives in London next month.

Among the star cars at the Syon Park event will be Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay’s spearmint green LaFerrari; the only example anywhere in the world in that colour.

All the cars present will be ultra-rare, ultra-exclusive hypercars with sub-three-second 0-62mph sprint times and top speeds well in excess of 200mph. It’s so exclusive that exhibitors actually have to be invited to attend – although anyone can buy a guest ticket.

On display alongside the LaFerrari will be the extreme Koenigsegg One:1, which takes its name from its power-to-weight ratio of 1,340 horsepower to 1,340kg. Only six will be built, and all were sold beforehand.

Guests will also be able to see the Pagani Huayra and the McLaren P1, two more examples of car technology at its most impressive and futuristic.

An amazing array of rare and beautiful classic cars will also be on show during the event.

The high-class Wednesday to Friday event includes the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance (Wednesday), Boodles Ladies’ Day and The Salon Privé Sale (Thursday), The Royal College of Art ‘Concours of the Future’ design exhibition (Thursday) and the British Supercar Show (Friday). The EFG Art & Memorabilia Fair and Luxury Retail Village run every day.

David Bagley, co-owner of Salon Privé said: “This is still the only automotive event in the UK to focus purely on the premium automotive sector where cars are openly displayed on the lawns in an un-crowded relaxed garden-party atmosphere – and of course a rare opportunity to see the prowess of so many hypercars parade through Syon Park.”

Afternoon tickets cost £75 plus VAT (£90), while full hospitality tickets, to include access to all areas, a Lobster Luncheon with Pommery Champagne, followed by English afternoon tea, start at £195 plus VAT (£234). Complementary drinks including beer and wine will be offered throughout, to all ticket holders.

By Press Association reporter