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From 17th to 20th of April 2014, the 11th edition of Top Marques Monaco gathered once again the most outstanding cars in the world, along with superboats, luxury watches and even helicopters. Hosted in the Principality of Monaco at the Grimaldi Forum, this event enabled the audience not only to view the cars but also to drive them on the Grand Prix Formula 1 circuit.

This year, Top Marques Monaco was the stage for the public launch of the David Brown Speedback. This car, based on the Jaguar XKR, wears a hand-crafted body and produces over 500 hp. For the Lykan Hypersport by W Motors, it was the European debut after its official launch last year in Dubai. Tushek Supercars unveiled their new TS 600 while Danish Zenvo showed its recent ST1 and Quant their astonishing e-Sportlimousine.

As in 2013 edition, Mazzanti presented its Evantra and Noble Motorcars its M600 model. Other supercar makers in attendance were Pagani (displaying the Huayra), and of course the established famous car makers Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Mc Laren.

Tuning companies were also present to show their latest models, including Mansory with an  impressive display (Range Rover Sport, Rolls-Royce Wraith, Bugatti Veyron "Linea Vivere" and Lamborghini Aventador Carbonado Roadster). The Mansory Siracusa based on a Ferrari 458 spider was also available for test drive. DMC displayed a dramatic version of the 458 Italia called "Estremo". Regula Exclusive, FB Tuning, Hamann, NLC, Monstaka also showed their latest realizations and savoir-faire.

For the first time, collector cars were represented at the show. DPM Classic and Cavallari displayed some very interesting Italian cars (Ferrari 288 GTO and Enzo, Maserati 3500 GT, Fiat and Alfa Romeo 1600 SS). Klima-Lounge, specialist in car conservation systems, showed a very nice collection of early Lamborghinis (400 GT, Miura, Espada, Countach 5000 and LM 002). Gregory's Cars displayed an Adenauer Mercedes Benz 300 which belonged to Todor Zhivkov, the last Communist dictator of Bulgaria.

Top Marques maintains year after year its status of the most exclusive car show in the world - with the unique test drive "plus".

Text & Photos ... Olivier Bidaud