The London Concours 2018 will be an out-and-out celebration of speed. The five-acre oasis of green within the Honourable Artillery Company grounds, informally known as the ‘world’s second most valuable cricket pitch’, will play home to some of the quickest cars ever built.
A number of ultra-rare vehicles have already been confirmed to attend, including a selection of V12-powered Italian icons. One of the earliest is the Lamborghini Countach – a textbook example of ’70s ‘wedge’ design with a claimed top speed of 186mph. Then there’s the Ferrari F50; a flagship of the Ferrari range in the ‘90s, with a 0-62mph time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 203mph. Nearly 20 years after the F50, in 2012, came the Pagani Huayra. This wild 230mph supercar, featuring active aerodynamics and a lightweight carbon fibre body, will also be on the London Concours lawn from 7-8 June.
But this celebration of speed isn’t just about the latest 200mph-plus supercars. The 1950s Mercedes 300SL ‘Gullwing’ will be making an appearance, as the fastest road car of its day. Likewise, the late 1940s Jaguar XK120 – which set a number of production car land speed records in period – will be displayed in stunning OTS (open two-seater) form.
The cars will be the focal point of the event, but London Concours is also a destination for luxury, featuring high-end food, champagne, watches and art. A unique ‘Investment Conference’ will be held on the morning of the London Concours, hosted by experts from renowned classic car specialists, JD Classics. The team will lead a discussion on historic vehicles as a uniquely enjoyable investment, and the fastest appreciating asset class of the last 10 years.*