Salon Privé, London’s boutique automotive show, opened its doors today with UK debuts of the Spyker B6 Venator Spyder, Icona Vulcano and BMW’s all-new…
There are places and events which remain in the collective imaginary for eternity: La Tour Eiffel; the Northern Lights; il Colosseo; Cirque du Soleil; Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival; Wimbledon. Some are better known in certain circles, like motorsport and automotive shows: Goodwood Festival of Speed (UK); Villa d’Este (Italy); the Monterey weekend (California).
The Tushek Renovatio T500 was the star of the show at Salon Privé this week, as the Slovenian super car maker made its UK debut at London’s premiere Concours d’Elégance event.
It’s new. It’s British. It’s powered by a 6.6-litre turbo-diesel engine good for 68.9mpg and 2000 miles on a single tank of diesel.
Those of us of a certain age will remember the way cars used to be advertised back in the 1970s. Some of the most memorable ones might be considered sexist or even misogynistic these days, but there were also some real gems, the kind of promo shot which made both the car and the model look good.
How does a 575bhp, £147,500 Range Rover Sport grab you? Probably with considerably less traction than its all-wheel drive system is renowned for.
Pictures from luxury supercar show Salon Privé 2010