ICONS: Nothing Like You’ve Ever Seen
Pushing the automotive performance envelope to the very edge, today’s current crop of hypercars has been like nothing the world has ever seen. Combining state-of-the-art technology, relentless performance, brilliant engineering, and stunning design, these are the stars of every kid’s Instagram today, just as the Countach and the Testarossa were the bedroom wall posters for kids growing up in the 1980s.
RM Sotheby’s ICONS auction plays host to a truly impressive assortment of 21st-century hypercars from Italy, Germany, and France. Highlighted by what is perhaps the most anticipated new car of the 2017 model year, the Bugatti Chiron takes everything that the incredible Veyron did one step further, creating an automotive experience like none other. RM Sotheby’s example has less than 300 miles on its odometer (only test miles), has yet to be registered for the road, and is ready and waiting for its very first owner.
Of similar ilk, both offerings from Maranello, the F12tdf and the LaFerrari, are also delivery-mileage examples. Presented in virtually as-new condition, both cars represent the pinnacle of Ferrari performance available today and together, make for perhaps the greatest two-car garage one could imagine. While the LaFerrari is presented in traditional Rosso Corsa over a Nero Alcantara interior, the F12tdf is finished in a seldom-seen shade of Ferrari red—Rosso Dino—allowing it to stand out from the crowd.
Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, Horacio Pagani’s Huayra combines truly exceptional Italian build quality with German-bred performance, courtesy of AMG. One of 100 Huayra Coupes built, it is offered from single private ownership and has been driven just 4,943 miles from new. Another car known to be a favorite of Mr. Pagani, an exceptional Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder is also on offer. A single-owner example with a paltry 270 miles on its odometer, it boasts a factory Matte Black wrap with Martini livery, a truly sinister color combination that will only solicit the most favorable of compliments wherever it goes.
An earlier performance road car joining the “never seen together” line-up of hypercars is the 2004 Porsche Carrera GT. Affectionately known in Porsche circles as the “Silver Unicorn,” the example headed to the ICONS sale remains on its factory MSO, and importantly is one of only a very few remaining Carrera GTs that has never been registered. In absolutely as-new condition this Carrera GT is considered by many as one of the best examples in the world of a landmark in automotive engineering – a true Le Mans race car for the streets.
Hybrid or conventional powertrain, naturally aspirated or turbocharged, front- or mid-engined, V-8, V-12, or even V-16, whatever your supercar tastes should fancy, the RM Sotheby’s ICONS sale taking place 6 November has a hypercar that everyone could truly fall in love with.
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