James Bond will return to Monaco for the first time in 21 years with a thrilling display of supercars from the latest 007 film to star at Top Marques.
In this extraordinary homage to James Bond, visitors to the 13th edition of Monaco’s premier auto show will be able to see James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10; boasting a 4.7-litre V8 engine and a six-speed manual gearbox. Daniel Craig drove this incredible machine in a spectacular high-speed car chase in the film. Supercar fans will also see the Jaguar C-X75 which Spectre’s villain Hinx drove in a chase with Bond through the streets of Rome. Created by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division, the C-X75 produces 850bhp with a top speed of 200mph.
The Range Rover Sport SVR, Land Rover “Big foot “Defender and Aston Martin DB5 which also featured inSpectre are available to view, as well as other 007 memorabilia brought to Top Marques by the PropShop, the company who produces gadgets for the Bond films.
Another highlight of this year’s Top Marques, the only live auto show in the world where visitors get to test drive the supercars on a F1 GP circuit and being held from 14th to 17th April in the Grimaldi Forum, is the Icona Vulcano. Made entirely out of titanium, the hypercar will be shown in final form for the first time ever at the Monaco show.
Top Marques will also exhibit the Arrow by Apollo; with close to 1,000hp this hypercar built in Germany is financed by Chinese investors. The Donkervoort D8 GTO, one of the fastest street legal cars which exists today, will also be exhibited and may be test driven on parts of the famous GP track.
Top Marques co-owner Steven Saltzman said today: “We thank EON Productions and the producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for allowing us to feature the 007 Spectre supercars at Top Marques 2016.”
Edmond de Rothschild group as main sponsor
Since 2012 the Edmond de Rothschild group has supported this upscale event in Monaco, which every year asserts itself more as a vector of high tech and know-how. The alliance between the Edmond de Rothschild group and Top Marques illustrates the Group’s determination to promote innovation, creativity and excellence —three values at the core of the Group’s philosophy.
Steven Saltzman added: “This is the best ever Top Marques. However, it would not be possible without the continuing support of our patron, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, who happens to be a huge James Bond fan. We are also very grateful to our title partner the Edmond de Rothschild group who is returning for the fourth year and shares in our passion for innovation and excellence.”
“The Top Marques Show is clearly the place to be in Monaco. Innovation, creativity and excellence are the keys to success for our Group. Teaming up with the Show was a natural process in our Group’s vision,” says Hervé Ordioni, Head of Edmond de Rothschild (Monaco).
One of the most intriguing global launches at this year’s show must be the ArcaBoard, a flying hover board straight out of the movie Back to the Future which will perform its’ first public demonstration at the opening of Top Marques.
As well as supercars and ‘flying carpets’, there will also be more than 50 luxury brands displaying their exclusive products in Luxury Lane, whilst more than 30 of the most exclusive watch and jewellery marques will be present in the Watch Pavilion.
A complete list of exhibitors for Top Marques 2016 is available at www.topmarquesmonaco.com where visitors can also buy tickets – both premium, with access to the Supercar Restaurant and VIP Lounge, and regular one day entries. There are also reduced tickets on Saturday and Sunday for families.