Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay is famed for a being a true car aficionado with a long list of exotic machines to his name. One of his most recent purchases is the so-good-they-named-it-twice Ferrari LaFerarri.
This green machine is now set to appear at the British Supercar Show at London’s Salon Prive event, which takes place at Syon Park on September 5. Rather than going for a traditional Rosso Corsa red for his LaFerrari though, the Jamiroquai singer has a lurid Italian flag green model.
The artist’s oddly-hued LaFerrari will appear alongside exotica including a Koenigsegg One:1, McLaren P1, Pagani Huayra, and Ruf CTR3 Clubsport in the exclusive hypercar pavilion at the show.
Introduced last year, the Hypercar Collection is an invitation-only exhibition of the ultimate performance cars. These beautiful machines collectively boast thousands of horsepower, mesmerising styling and the rarity factor. Organisers state that car fans will never see such a collection of cars together at one time anywhere else, with only the most powerful cars warranting an invitation.
The great thing about Ferrari is that every single thing on the car is doing something. It's not for show.
Jay Kay’s bright green 217mph La Ferrari is one of just 499 models to be built, with each costing upwards of £1.2 million. Talking about the appeal of the car, Jay Kay said: "The great thing about Ferrari is that every single thing on the car is doing something. It's not for show."
Despite its style the LaFerrari is trounced for brute power by the 1,322bhp Koenigsegg One:1. With light weight on its side too, this utterly rapid machine is claimed to be capable of 273mph, making it the fastest production car in the world (unofficially for now at least). Unsurprisingly Koenigsegg had no problem finding buyers for the six monstrous machines it had to sell.
These rarefied vehicles will be appearing in London from September 3 to 5, with the supercar show taking place on September 5 with guests voting for the “Most spectacular hypercar”.
Salon Prive co-owner David Bagley said: “This is still the only automotive event in the UK to focus purely on the premium automotive sector where cars are openly displayed on the lawns in an un-crowded relaxed garden-party atmosphere – and of course a rare opportunity to see the prowess of so many hypercars parade through Syon Park.”
Picture: Salon Prive
August 15, 2014