New dates for the 2020 London Concours have officially been confirmed, with London’s best automotive garden party ready to return to the lawns of the Honourable Artillery Company on August 19 and 20.
The outdoor nature of the event and limited availability of tickets means that organisers have successfully complied with regulations to become the first automotive event in the UK since February this year.
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While some things have changed, what has not is the Concours’s spectacular array of the world’s finest cars, including this year’s Dino class, bringing together a spectacular display of no less than 12 Ferrari Dinos, each in a different colour or livery. Car design legend Ian Callum’s own personal collection of vehicles will also be on display, including his restomodded creations from Jaguar’s past.
The London Concours’s much-loved Great Marques class will also return, with both Aston Martin and Lamborghini present with the finest models from their own illustrious histories, while fans of variety will also appreciate other new classes highlighting the best hot rods, ’60s convertibles, and ‘The Pursuit of Speed’, that last one representing the fastest cars available within specific decades.
For those interested in the most spectacular examples of the modern supercar there’s the Pinnacle of Performance category, which will feature rare models such as the Ferrari SP2 Monza, a pair each of Koenigseggs and Paganis, the new McLaren 675LT and a crowd favourite, the Carrera GT, to name just a few.
After the difficult lockdown period, what better way can there be to get some sunshine than being in the presence of the most spectacular automotive art, with a glass of bubbly to hand? Tickets are available online now, in limited numbers.
London Concours is offering an evo reader offer, with a £15 discount per ticket by entering EVOVIP2020LC into the promotional code box here
The London Concours 2019 highlights
1992 McLaren F1 XP-5
The McLaren F1 was a seminal moment in performance car history; the fastest car in the world for more than a decade. But it wasn’t just its outright speed that changed the automotive landscape; the F1 was the first production car to use a carbon fibre reinforced polymer monocoque chassis, and its clean, wingless design utilised rear diffusers and electric fans to create downforce. Five prototypes of the McLaren F1 were built, including XP-5 (experimental Prototype 5).
1964 Aston Martin DB5
Largely due to its appearance in the James Bond film, Goldfinger, the DB5 is the most renowned of all models in the famed Aston Martin DB Series. An evolution of the final series of DB4, the DB5 possessed an all-aluminium 4.0-litre engine with three SU carburettors, producing 282bhp and propelling the car to a maximum speed of 145mph. The car displayed here is full matching numbers with original ZF manual gearbox.
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO
Built to compete in the newly formed Group B Circuit Race series, the 288 GTO (or simply GTO) is a homologation of the Ferrari 308 GTB. Owing to FIA regulations for a legitimate homologation, a minimum of 200 288 GTOs had to be produced – this particular model was #22. Its upgrades were plentiful; a 400bhp, 2,855 cc DOHC mid-mounted V-8 engine with twin IHI turbochargers, Behr intercoolers, and Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection, five-speed manual transmission and four-wheel independent suspension.
2016 Ferrari LaFerrari
The most modern of all the cars on show within ‘Great Marques – Ferrari’, the LaFerrari is a shining example of the very latest Ferrari innovations. One of just 499, Ferrari’s latest hypercar is capable of 0-60mph in less than three seconds, with a combined 949hp from its petrol-electric powertrain. This delivery mileage Ferrari LaFerrari is presented in ‘Blu Elettrico Viola’ Special Paint with ‘Hermes Orange’ Inspired Tailor-Made Leather Interior.
The Lamborghini Miura set the supercar world alight when it burst onto the scene in 1966. Its rear, mid-engined layout has become the go-to formula for almost every great supercar since.
1972 Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS
This rare 911 is one of the original 500 Carrera 2.7RS models built for homologation purposes, using lighter gauge metalwork and thinner glass. It is an ‘M472’, today known as ‘Touring,’ version. The car retains all of its original lightweight exterior panels, and is original specification throughout. Since 2000, it has had a bare metal restoration and at the same time there was refurbishment of the engine lid, wheels, carpets, headlining, and driver’s seat, all to factory specification.