With no finer backdrop than the magnificent Great Court of Blenheim Palace, this year’s spectacular Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition is set to thrill supercar fans, young and old, as they mingle with some of the greatest supercars of the last forty years.
Acting as a centrepiece to the Salon Privé Supercar Show on Saturday 3rd September, the full line-up of entrants and judges has now been announced, with eight different classes featuring in excess of 25 premium automotive brands. These include Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jaguar, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz and Pagani, as well as Lamborghini and Porsche, both of whom have special celebration classes.
Following its sensational debut in 2015 the Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition, which is open to the public, will offer guests access to some of the most famous and significant supercars. Tickets also include access to the World Heritage Site’s extensive parklands and formal gardens, making the visit a fantastic family day out.
This year’s team of judges have countless years’ experience in journalism, supercar road testing, presenting, automotive design and motorsport. They include British television presenter Quentin Willson, automotive designer Matthew Humphries, award-winning journalist Steve Cropley and Matteo Barbieri, head of Pirelli’s international commercial focus on Prestige.
The modern-day twist on a Concours d’Elégance will see ten of Sant’Agata’s finest line up in the Tribute to the Lamborghini Diablo category, which includes a2000 6.0 VT Final Edition, a limited-edition SE30 and chassis number 001 SVR.
Competition supercar fans are also well catered for, with two Lancia 037s, two Ferrari 308 GTBs, an Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2 and 410bhp MG Metro 6R4 in The Best of Group B Rallyingclass. Lining up alongside them in the Rival Supercars from the 80s & 90s category is a McLaren F1, Jaguar XJ 220, Lamborghini Countach and an Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
Pirelli UK Managing Director Dominic Sandivasci said: “The countdown to Salon Privé has begun. We’re delighted to have brought together, with the help of the Salon Privé team, 80 of the most famous and significant supercars ever made and Pirelli is proud to welcome everyone on September 3rd.”
For those wishing to enjoy the full range of supercars, hypercars and classic cars within Salon Privé, as well as those on display in the Great Court in the Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition, a special combined ticket is available priced at £114. This option allows guests access to Salon Privé from 14.30 onwards.
The 2016 Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition classes:
- To the Track & Back
- Wind in your Hair
- Speed & Style
- The One and Only Porsche 911 Turbo
- Rival Supercars from the 80s & 90s
- Tribute to the Lamborghini Diablo
- The Best of Group B Rallying
- How Fast is Fast Enough
Tickets for Salon Privé 2016 are on sale now: www.salonpriveconcours.com