Top Marques 2012
Monaco, 4 May, 2012
In mid-April, the 9th edition of Top Marques Monaco gathered once again the most beautiful and exclusive cars in the world. Hosted in the Principality of Monaco at the Grimaldi Forum, this event enables the audience to view the cars, but a selected few even get to drive them on the Grand Prix Formula 1 circuit.
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This year, the Top Marques Monaco was the stage for the launch of the Slovenian Tushek Renovatio T 500. Other supercar marques in attendance were Pagani, GTA Motors, Koenigsegg, Noble, Fisker, and of course the established famous car makers Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, McLaren and Rolls-Royce.
Tuning companies were also present to show their latest models, including Mansory with their Siracusa, a dramatic version of the Ferrari 458 spider. One could also test drive the Mansory Stallone, which is based on a 599 GTB Fiorano. Gemballa showed a spectacular blue Maclaren MP4-12C, while MTM had a special Audi R8 V10 on display.
Last but not least, an extra-rare Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang (one of only 5 in the World) and an equally exceptional Koenigsegg CCXR were offered for sale by PACE, but the selling price was not disclosed...
Top Marques maintains its status of the most exclusive car show in the world - with the unique twist there is a "street" component.
Text & Photos ... Olivier Bidaud