London’s City Concours to show the ‘Evolution of the Supercar’
12 April, 2017
It’s pretty safe to say we were already excited about the City Concours. A brand-new celebration of the finest cars ever produced, all set within the stunning surroundings of the City of London on 8-9 June.
Now the show has announced some of the vehicles that will make their way to the Honourable Artillery Company headquarters. And we’re even more excited than before.
The ‘Evolution of the Supercar’
150 cars will be on display, showing the evolution of the supercar over a 60-year period. All of the major manufacturers will be on show, including Porsche, Lamborghini and Mercedes. And it’s a Merc that looks set to take centre stage.
If you’re showing the evolution of the supercar, it makes sense to show off what many consider the world’s first ever ‘supercar’, and that’s exactly what the City Concours has planned.
A 1950s Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, with a top speed of 161mph (a world record at the time of production), will be making its way to London for the show. The 300SL was the first of the Mercedes SL models, and it was certainly eye-catching. To be honest, Gullwing doors often are. But this marvellous Merc is just the beginning of what the show has lined up.
What’s better than one example of the world’s fastest car? Two! The City Concours will also feature a fabulous, ferocious and super-fast Ferrari 280 GTO. At the time of production, the 280 GTO was the first car ever to reach over 186mph, and is one of many examples of Ferrari’s supercar prowess.
And this prowess continued into more recent years, with the creation of the mind-bending Ferrari LaFerrari. Only 499 of the 217+ mph modern supercars were made, and one will be heading to the Honourable Artillery Company HQ this June.
From the Gullwing doors of the 300SL to the technological wonder of the LaFerrari, this show looks set to be the perfect display of supercar evolution.