Aston Martin brought us the first sight of the Aston Martin One-77 at Geneva in February, but that wasn’t the finished car and only lasted a day on the stand before it was replaced by the Lagonda Concept. Aston were eager to get the car back to the UK to finish preparing it fully for its first public outing at Villa d’Este last month. But now we get a chance to see it in the UK, with confirmation that the Aston Martin One-77 will be at Salon Privé at the Hurlingham Club in London from 22-24th July.
Salon Privé is an event similar in nature to that at Villa d’Este – lots of high-end modern and classic cars on show in sumptuous surroundings. It’s a petrol-head’s dream event.
But the Aston Martin One-77 won’t be the only headline grabber at this year’s event. Aston Martin are also bringing along the Aston Martin V12 Vantage and the Aston Martin DBS Volante. So for those, like me, who adore the lines of every Aston Martin ever made, it is a must-go event.
Mercedes will also be there to show-off their Maybach Zeppelin. In case you didn’t know, the Maybach Zeppelin is Maybach’s grosser-grosser edition, with extra kit and tacky taste putting the price tag up to an unbelievable £500,000. Which for a titivated long wheelbase S Class is really just taking liberties. I’ll give this one a miss, thanks all the same.
Also scheduled to turn up are Morgan with the Morgan Aero Super Sport, Lotus with the new Lotus Evora and Maserati with the GranTurismo S Automatic and the UK debut of the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S.
Salon Privé will be worth the cost of the entrance fee for the Aston Martin One-77 alone. The rest is a bonus!