Top Marques 2018: What cars to look out for
Top Marques: 19-22nd April 2018
The time for one my favourite automotive events, Top Marques Monaco is arriving in 2 months so here's a handy guide for some of the car highlights if you are planning to pop down, which I definitely recommend!
The Missile by CORBELLATI
The name may seem unfamiliar to you but the news broke few weeks back that this company is aiming to be the fastest supercar in the world with its twin-turbo charged V8 which will allegedly produce 1,800 horsepower and have the capacity to reach 500 km/h.
“The adventure began a few years ago, a little for fun and a little for passion, but in a short time, it became a serious and demanding project that absorbed all our energies,” a spokesman for the company said. “Our hard work has been rewarded: we will show to the world our car at Top Marques in Monaco. Monaco is the emblem of luxury, and Top Marques is therefore the best event to show our Corbellati Missile."
TUSHEK TS900 H
Team Tushek, founded by Slovenian racing driver Aljoša Tushek, will be unveiling its’ latest supercar at Top Marques: the all new Tushek TS 900 H, a hybrid hypercar weighing just 1400 kg but with 950 horserpower. They have claimed for the car to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds, while top speed is limited to 380 km/h.
A spokesman for the company said: “It is in a league of its own as it is the only hypercar currently in existence weighing under 1400 kilograms. Our team has crafted an incredible machine, which feels alive on the straights as well as in the corners. It offers an exclusive driving experience, matched by no other hypercar out there. We are proud to reveal our brand new hypercar to the world for the first time at the 15th anniversary of Top Marques in Monaco.”
Zenvo's new supercar
Very little is currently known about the new supercar apart from a trio of teasers released last month by the company which describes the new model as a crossover between the TS1 GT car and dits racetrack-bred sibling, the TSR. Only five cars will be built annually.
Not the image of the actual new car
The supercar will be launched at Geneva Motor Show next month, but first test drives only available to drive at Top Marques which I'm quite looking forward too! A spokesman for Zenvo said: “Changing the ubiquitous ‘booth’ culture that surrounds the industry, Top Marques combines the values that defines Zenvo: showcasing unrivalled design with an engaging experience.”
British design and development company BDI has handpicked Top Marques as the podium on which to launch its brand-new supercar the “Enigma”, being billed as a ‘world beating supercar with more torque than the Bugatti Chiron.’
The hybrid supercar, which has electric front wheel drive and petrol rear wheel drive, has 2150 NM of torque and an alleged top speed of 290 km/h (180m/h). Phil Bevan, CEO and Founder of BDI, said: “The Enigma has more torque than the Bugatti Chiron, it’s quicker on acceleration because the 550 NM of torque at 4400 rpm is supplemented with two electric hub motors driving the front wheels that contribute a further 1600 NM of torque." Lastly you can do your part to save the planet as the hybrid supercar can also go 50km on electric power – meaning 0 emissions.
One of the most popular supercars to have appeared in the Top Marques pits in recent years is the Radical RXC – which will be returning to celebrate the show's 15th anniversary. The Radical RXC has 650 horsepower, weighs just 1130kg and comes with a top speed of 290 km/h.
A spokesman for the company said: “A place amongst the nicest car paradise in the world, Monaco and Top Marques Monaco are the place to be if you want to talk the international language of sports and racing cars to enthusiasts.”
So it appears a lot of pretty impressive alleged performance figures and where better to announce such cars than the luxurious city of Monaco. I can't wait to head down to see the city transformed to a mecca of supercars, so if you haven't been I definitely recommend it. You can find out more information about the show HERE.