Straight to supercar stardom with RM Sotheby’s at Villa Erba

At this year’s Villa Erba sale, coinciding with the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on 27 May, RM Sotheby’s will be the first auction house to offer the holy trinity of hypercars — Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder, and McLaren P1 GTR — complemented by some classic supercars and motorcycles…

Hyped up

Today’s ‘hypercars’ have been a hot ticket for many dealers, with most trying to get their hands on as many of the limited-production beasts as possible, but an auction house has yet to pull off the hypercar hat-trick…until now. RM Sotheby’s will be the first to offer all three at auction, and each example is spectacular in its own right — all prices available upon request, there is the fully blacked-out 2016 McLaren P1 GTR, converted to road-legal specifications by Lanzante, which has had only one owner and covered just 360 kilometres from new; the Italian-delivered 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari, with just 200 kilometres from new; and the Paint-to-Sample 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, wearing the marque’s historic Arrow Blue and fitted with the Weissach package. For those who prefer the classic supercars, there are some speed demons that can easily whet your appetite, including the 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopio’, one of only 150 and still in its original Giallo Fly over tobacco leather colour scheme (estimate upon request). The two-wheeled lover need not be discouraged, as there will be a collection of ‘Moto-Icons: From Café Racer to the Superbike’ on offer, with 20 motorcycles crossing the block. The entire catalogue can be found in the Classic Driver Market.

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