Concept Hybrids Showcased At Salon Privé

Salon Privé announced a new addition to the show for 2013: a collection of concepts and prototypes, including a number of British debuts. Many of them have hybrid powertrains.

Organizers said the first manufacturers to sign up to the new Concepts & Prototypes display, inspired by the renowned ‘Concept Lawn’ at Pebble Beach, include Ford, Icona, Lightning, Spyker and Tauro. Others are to be announced closer to the event.

This lawn, in addition to the Concepts and Prototypes collection and 70 other sports, luxury and super cars on the front lawn, the 100 Concours entries on the back lawn, together with the luxury brands village, RCA design exhibition, and Art and Memorabilia Fayre, are said to elevate Salon Privé to the premier boutique automotive show in the British calendar, rivaling the best Concours and Super Car gatherings of the world.

So far, this year’s Concepts & Prototypes display entries are as follows (as announced by Salon Privé):

Icona Vulcano (UK debut)

This €3million one-off roadster supersport from the Netherlands, powered by a V12 hybrid, develops 950 bhp and a top speed of some 220mph. Engineered by former Scuderia Ferrari technical director, Claudio Lombardi, the Vulcano makes its UK debut at Salon Privé following its world premiere at the Shanghai auto show earlier this year.

Spyker B6 Venator (UK debut)

Spyker’s latest production-confirmed prototype makes its UK debut at Salon Privé following its world debut earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show.  Aviation-inspired design makes for a GT that is stunning both inside and out, and another must-see Dutch representative in the Concepts and Prototypes display.

Ford Evos

A showcase of Ford’s global design language and new customer-focused intuitive technologies, this four-door, four-seat fastback concept features lithium-ion plug-in hybrid technology, gullwing style doors and a ‘personal cloud’ offering seamless connectivity between car and driver.

Lightning GT

A truly original and 100% British electric super car, scheduled to go into production later this year. Hand-crafted and a technological tour de force, this prototype is a sample of what is possible from the London-based super car tailor.

“The Concepts & Prototypes display is another new introduction and Concours class for Salon Privé for 2013, with a number of entries seen in the UK for the very first time,” said Salon Privé director David Bagley. “With our new exhibits and classes for 2013 we are adding more and more for our guests to enjoy, exclusively at Salon Privé, further underpinning our position among the world’s leading concours and super car gatherings.”

Final Concepts & Prototypes Display entries will be announced shortly.

Salon Privé 2013 will be held September 4 to 6 at Syon Park, in London.