The Nürburgring, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, the Isle of Man TT Course – the world is not short of epic locations where you can exercise a supercar to its full potential. And yet there is one event that every year as summer draws to an end holds a very special place in our heart, even though the tachometer needle never flickers above 1000 rpm.
Trundling through the gates of Hampton Court to attend the annual Concours of Elegance, presented by A. Lange & Söhne is sure to put a tingle down the spine of any car enthusiast. And once you are through the gates of the sixteenth palace, it provides a unique opportunity to meet up with friends old and new and of course, soak up the evocative ambience provided by some of the rarest, most beguiling, and most beautiful cars ever created.
Each year, the Concours of Elegance also gives H.R. Owen opportunity to share some of the brightest jewels in the crown from our broad portfolio of luxury brands. Bugatti was represented with a Veyron Grand Sport, a car bristling with technology and visceral performance that personifies the contemporary Bugatti brand.
When it comes to attending a concours of elegance, there could only be one choice of model from the modern Maranello line-up – the charismatically beautiful Ferrari Roma, with both the Roma Coupé and Roma Spider. On the Lamborghini display, the Huracán Tecnica was presented on Friday and Saturday, with the all-new Revuelto playing a starring role on Sunday. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars made its presence felt with the powerful, agile and fearless Black Badge Ghost, the most powerful manifestation of the brand to date.
The brave new world of Maserati was represented by the MC20. With its patented technology, derived from F1 and its potent, pure-revving 3.0-litre 630HP V6 engine, the MC20 represents the absolute, cutting-edge and sheer technical pinnacle of more than a century of Maserati. And yet, of course, it is unequivocally spiritually linked to the 1955 Maserati A6GCS/53 Frua Spider, which was most deservedly crowned ‘Best in Show’ at Concours of Elegance 2023.