Top Marques returns to Monaco after a two-year absence with more supercars than ever and a new section dedicated to classic cars – all for sale.
More than a hundred vehicles including never-before-seen supercars, motorcycles, superboats and innovative prototypes were present at the Monaco show, which was held at the Grimaldi Forum from June 8 to 12, 2022.
Among the supercars that were unveiled by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco during the official inauguration of the show; the Deus Vayanne, an electric hypercar designed by Deus Automobiles, Italdesign and Williams Advanced Engineering. The supercar was recently seen for the first time in New York and will make its European debut at Top Marques alongside the Aspark Owl, an electric supercar from Japan distributed in France by Absolut Cars Consulting and the Pininfarina Battista, an electric supercar from Italy distributed in Monaco by Monaco Luxury.
As for the supercar launches at the 17th edition of Top Marques – postponed twice due to Covid – there was, among others, the Daydream, a Porsche 911 remastered by Croatian high-tech car designers Tedson Motors and PJ-01, a hypercar from Italian manufacturer Pambuffetti inspired by Formula 1.
Top Marques 2022 was also an opportunity to attend highly publicized previews. For example, McLaren’s new hybrid supercar, the Artura, which was presented to the public in Monaco for the first time at the show, as well as Aston Martin’s Valhalla and the DBX 707, the most powerful SUV in the world. All these previews were presented by the Monaco Luxury group.
In the “Innovation” space, visitors were able to see three revolutionary flying vehicles for the first time: the Jetson Aero One, a one-man electric helicopter; the Xturismo, a flying motorcycle from Japan; and a secret project kept by the Monegasque company McClic. Many other transportation innovations were showcased at Top Marques, with an electric motorcycle from Verge Motorycles and a fully electric Mini from Aznom Automotive.
Iconic classic cars
For classic car collectors, more than 40 of the most iconic sports cars from the 1950s to 1990s awaited them in the Classic Car Hall, including the latest available Aston Martin DB5 from the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation series. Produced in only 25 examples, the legendary car which was displayed by Aston Martin Monaco has all the options found in the original model, including machine guns, rotating license plates and a smoke screen projection.
The new section dedicated to classic cars has been developed in partnership with Boutsen Classic Cars, a brokerage firm founded by former Formula 1 driver Thierry Boutsen, and Rétromobile. “My team and I have worked very hard to bring you what we believe is the best edition of Top Marques, rich in supercars and innovations,” said Salim Zeghdar, CEO of Top Marques. “This year, the Grimaldi Forum will be packed with exceptional vehicles from yesterday, today and tomorrow, not to mention a hand-picked selection of super-boats, watches and jewelry.
“I would like to thank all the classic car manufacturers and dealers around the world for committing to this very special edition of Top Marques, which will open with a VIP-only preview on June 8.