The Top Marques Monaco automotive show is currently underway at the Grimaldi Forum. On the agenda: world premieres, limited editions reveals, and technical innovations.
No less than six world premieres were unveiled by S.A.S. Prince Albert II, this Thursday during the Top Marques Monaco inauguration in the Diaghilev Space of the Grimaldi Forum.
Among the vehicles that are making their debut on the world stage in Monaco, there will be Australian make – the Zacaria SC, the first Formula 1 vehicle homologated for the road. The Ferox Azaris, a six-wheeled vehicle capable of rolling on Mars. Coming from England, there will be the McLaren Grand Tourer that can be seen in real life for the first time in the world, or a limited edition of Aston Martin DBS Superleggera.
Visitors are also able to see the Bagheera 50 GTS, a super boat concept with a revolutionary design that makes it possible to reach Corsica from Monaco in less than an hour, as well as a brand new bike, the Zero Carbon from the Gentleman’s Workshop.
“I’m really happy with the exceptional quality of the exhibitors,” said Salim Zeghdar, CEO of Top Marques. “We managed to put together an incredible display of world premieres and supercars that we would not see next to each other anywhere else.”
Safety at the heart of the concerns of this 16th edition
“I want visitors to see a real show inside the Grimaldi Forum. This year, the show is inside and not outside!” said Salim Zeghdar.
Words that, of course, make reference to the threat that hung over the future of Top Marques following the irresponsible behavior of many motorists in the streets of Monaco during the 2018 edition. He added:
“Last year’s events were dangerous and could not only have caused injuries but also the end of the Top Marques show. This would have been unfair since most troublemakers did not even visit the salon! We have worked with the authorities to ensure that events such as 2018 do not happen, and that Top Marques lasts another fifteen years! Or more.”
To ensure the sustainability of Top Marques, a number of legal measures have been taken to allow police forces to deal with possible irresponsible behavior.
Drivers who do not comply with speed limits, drive unreasonably (accelerations over short distances or engine use at excessive speeds), or endanger the safety of persons, for example, are at risk of losing their right to operate a motor vehicle for 120 hours, a fine of up to 1,000 euros, even a suspension of the driving license or prohibited use of their driving license on the Monegasque territory of up to three months.
*Article originally published on the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.