An extraordinary collection of the most exclusive and rarest supercars in the world will be on display – and for sale – in Monaco this May at the annual Top Marques automobile show.
Monaco and the automobile have shared a beautiful love story since 1911 when the world’s first car rally took place in the Principality. Top Marques Monaco is proud to continue this tradition.
Amongst the exhibitors already confirmed for the 2019 Edition of the internationally-acclaimed supercar event, to be held in Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum from May 30th to June 3rd, are iconic brands Pagani, Aston Martin, McLaren, Ferrari, Bugatti, Bentley, Porsche and Lamborghini.
And whilst organisers yesterday remained tight-lipped about which state-of-the-art models would be displayed at the show, under the high patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, they made the following announcements:
- McLaren will unveil its latest supercar for the first time ahead of worldwide release in July 2019
- Aston Martin will present its’ allusive ‘Special Project’ in an exclusive preview
- Rolls Royce will reveal a Limited-Edition Wraith, the ultimate luxury grand tourer
The Lead sponsor for the 16th Edition of Top Marques is Barclays private bank. The private bank heads up an extremely prestigious line of sponsors which include principal watch sponsor Rebellion Timepieces, Groupe Marzocco, Dassault Aviation, Ascoma Jutheau Husson, Air France, Sky Valet, Forbes Monaco, le Groupe Meregalli, Deco-Flamme, Monaco Top Voyages, Aloha and Monacair.
Top Marques is also supported by a number of Monegasque partners such as La Société des Bains de Mer, la Direction du Tourisme et des Congrès and La Mairie de Monaco.
Salim Zeghdar, the new director of Top Marques, said:
“I am very pleased with how this edition is shaping up; it is going to be rich and unprecedented. The team and I have focused on developing the DNA of Top Marques: supercars and hypercars. You can come and discover unique models by iconic manufacturers but also those from other independent constructers who bring innovation, new technologies, high performance, luxury and refinement to the Principality.
For this new Top Marques you will also be able to see exclusive brands from the Haute Horlogerie and Haute Joaillerie industries who will present exceptional pieces.
« In this edition, we have also reinforced our preoccupation with the environment and will present a number of new-energy luxury vehicles.»
Francesco Grosoli, Head of Private Bank – EMEA, Private Bank and & Overseas Services, Barclays said:
“Barclays Private Bank is built on a deep understanding of our clients’ passions and long-term goals. This, coupled with nearly a century of experience in Monaco, allows us to offer the right expertise, opportunities, solutions and networks to support our clients.
“We are excited to be the lead sponsor of this unique event that will focus on luxury, innovation, and green technology.”
Founded in Monaco, the undisputed international capital of luxury, 16 years ago, Top Marques has become a unique event for all those interested in supercars and hypercars, and the revolutionary innovations which shape the transport of tomorrow.
This year it will shine the spotlight on a number of niche supercars from smaller, independent manufacturers such as Anibal Automotive from Canada, Militem from Italy, and Engler Automotive, from Slovakia, who will be bringing the Engler F.F – ‘fastest superquad’ in the world.
The concept of Top Marques was to create a unique event providing an extraordinary window onto the world of the luxury supercar industry with state-of-the-art technologies, high performance, sophisticated styles and a constant concern for the environment on the agenda.
The 2019 edition will arguably be the show’s greenest yet – with a number of electric vehicles including the latest models from Tesla, the Audi e-tron, the Puritalia Berlinetta – the Italian ‘superhybrid’ and the 100 per cent electric concept car from Pininfarina.
There will also be new, ground-breaking technology from NanoFlowcell. The Swiss company has invented an ingenious concept for its electric cars which are powered by a pair of 200-litres tanks holding ionic liquids and will be presenting two vehicles at Top Marques Monaco this year.
Tickets for Top Marques Monaco are available on the website www.topmarquesmonaco.com or on the Fnac website www.fnacspectacles.com. Tickets cost 70 euro for Thursday May 30th and Friday May 31st and 40 euro on Saturday June 1st and Sunday June 2nd.
A VIP ticket offering access to a VIP Lounge and Private Terrace is also available throughout the four-day event for 120 euro per day.
For more information on the show and confirmed exhibitors, please consult the website www.topmarquesmonaco.com