McLaren P1 GTR At this year’s Salon Privé, the Mini motor show held at the World Heritage Site of Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, there’s a plethora of Supercars, Hypercars and Concept cars on exhibit. Vintage and heritage cars also receive due attention at the glamorous 3-day exhibition. Salon Privé, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is UK’s most prestigious automotive event.

Representing the pinnacle of engineering, the three latest and greatest hypercars from Aston Martin, Ferrari and McLaren will be on display at this edition of the Salon Privé. With six-figure price tags, extremely limited production numbers, and ownership by invitation only, these three outstanding cars demonstrate the ultimate manifestation of their manufacturers’ prowess in the design and construction of high-performance vehicles.

Aston Martin Vulcan

Aston Martin Vulcan

Born out of Aston Martin’s rich racing heritage, the Vulcan is their most extreme creation to date and is utterly breathtaking. With an all-carbon fibre body the Vulcan promises incredible performance and is an engineering masterpiece.

Powered by a naturally-aspirated, 7.0 liter V12, the Aston Martin Vulcan is capable of a sub 3.0 second 0 – 100 km/h time and will achieve a top speed in excess of 321 km/h (200mph).

Each Vulcan allows the driver to tailor the driving experience to their exacting requirements through a graduated scale of detailed power and dynamic performance adjustments.

With a limited production run of just 24 cars, the Vulcan is as exclusive as it is exhilarating.

Ferrari FXX K

Ferrari FXXK
The track-only version of the La Ferrari, the FXX K, is an astonishing technical achievement and it is Maranello’s most powerful creation to date, being the first Ferrari to produce more than 1000bhp.

Power is delivered via a V12 engine producing 860bhp and an electric motor which produces 190bhp. This combination provides torque in excess of 900nm.

The car also adopts a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS), the same technology used in today’s F1 cars. The select few who are lucky enough to own an FXX K will undertake an exclusive dynamic test programme with Ferrari. This is truly one of the most exciting cars the world has ever seen.

McLaren P1 GTR

The McLaren P1 GTR is the most powerful and most exclusive variant built by McLaren to-date. Underlining its track-focus and performance capabilities, McLaren has resurrected the iconic ‘GTR’ name 20 years on from the famous victory of the McLaren F1 GTR at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The track-only version is fitted with a 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 petrol engine, producing 800PS, coupled to an integrated lightweight electric which generates an additional 200PS, combining to deliver 1,000PS. This power is transferred to the track via race-proven Pirelli slick tyres, working with optimized aerodynamics, including Formula 1-derived DRS (Drag Reduction System), to offer the ultimate track experience.

Drivers of the limited production variant become members of the world’s most exclusive McLaren ownership program. The McLaren P1 GTR Driver Program offers a unique insight into the steps McLaren drivers take after signing for the team, as each driver has access to race-winning expertise and bespoke world-class training.

For supercar fans looking to further indulge their passion, this year’s Salon Privé includes its first public day and the inaugural Pirelli ‘Prestige & Performance’ concours. The first of its kind in the UK, it pays homage to post-1975 supercars and allows spectators to see stunning cars from the last 40 years.