Top 10 cars of Salon Privé 2021
The very best of Salon Privé 2021. - By Tyler Heatley
A version of this article was first published on YesAuto UK.
Salon Privé 2021 didn’t disappoint with this automotive garden party hosting some truly incredible machines. From rarified classics to the latest hypercars, it was an embarrassment of riches.
Here are our top 10 cars of Salon Privé 2021.
Hispano Suiza Carmen
You’d be forgiven for not knowing what a Hispano Suiza was today, but back in period, it was a prestigious luxury car maker from Spain. Reborn in the form of the Carmen, this distinctive supercar is actually a pure EV. Boasting over 1,000bhp, the Carmen can rocket from 0-62mph in less than two seconds.
Want one? You’ll need £1.43 million.
The Lancia 037 was a Group B icon and remains the last rear-wheel drive car to win a World Rally Championship. This Kimera EVO37 is something of a homage to the legendary car but features modern engineering such as a totally carbon body.
Subaru Impreza S6 WRC
If you’re a product of the 1990s and grew up watching rallying, this car might be something of a hero to you. Richard Burns’ Subaru Impreza of the year 2000 might not have won the championship that year – it finished second – but images of it leaping through the air will no doubt be easy to conjure.
Peugeot 206 WRC
Another Richard Burns special, the distinctive Total livery on this 206 WRC that was a staple of rallying at the turn of the century. Burns switched to Peugeot power in 2002, but his debut in the French car was plagued with issues. The following year he finished fourth overall.
Ferrari 250 GTO
The 250 GTO is officially the most costly car ever sold at auction, and while this example isn’t the record car, seeing one of the 36 in the metal is always special. Powered by that famed Ferrari V12, this machine is a real legend.
Range Rover SVR Ultimate Edition
One of the cars making its debut at Salon Privé 2021 was the new Range Rover SVR Ultimate Edition. This 542bhp supercharged V8 SUV is, as the name suggests, the ultimate variant of the potent model. It can be highly customised by the SV Bespoke department and comes with a set of unique forged alloy wheels.
You’ll need £123,900 to get your hands on this new Range Rover.
Ferrari 250 GTO 4399GT
Another GTO at the show was chassis 4399GT, a very rare example fitted with Scaglietti bodywork. It has competed at Le Mans, once driven by Graham Hill, and won the 500Km of Spa endurance race.
Salon Privé 2021 was the first UK outing for the new Arese RH95. Built to celebrate the 95th anniversary of Touring Superleggera, this sports car borrows the engine from a Ferrari F8 Tributo. As a result of its donor engine, 710bhp is on tap to propel this distinctive design to 211mph.
Just 18 Arese RH95 will be built at an undisclosed price.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport
Have you got £2.75 million burning a hole in your pocket? Want a Bugatti that shares its DNA with a car capable of doing over 300mph? The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is for you. Utilising many components from the 300+ model, the Super Sport is a 273mph grand touring variant of the already impressive Chiron.
Who doesn’t love an F40? Arguably the ultimate poster car of the 1980s, the F40 was actually the very last car to be signed off by Enzo Ferrari before his death. It started life as a Group B racer, but when the series was disbanded Ferrari ultimately put this extreme machine into production. The rest is history.