Salon Privé Masters

Celebrating the Evolution of the Supercar

Ferrari, Porsche and Bentley have individually taken centre stage during previous Masters but this year, we invite them to return and join their competitors on the lawn as we chart and celebrate the Evolution of the Supercar.

The 40s and 50s saw Gentlemen Racers sprinting from one glamorous European destination to another but it was the pursuit of greater velocity that saw the Sportscar evolve to become the Supercar. Famous marques such as Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche regularly fought it out on the track but on the road, it was Lamborghini who led the charge with what widely considered as the first true Supercar; the legendary Miura.

Stunning curves and sleek lines, lightweight construction and thumping V8s and V12s were the hallmarks for most Supercars of the early generation. As the Supercar evolved, the curves of the 60s made way for the wedge of the 70s and 80s with futuristic designs incorporating super-low-profile shapes, scissor doors and air scoops of various shapes and sizes. With the continuing and rapid advancements in design and engineering, Ferrari became the first manufacturer to exceed the mythical 200 mph barrier with the F40 which launched in 1987.

By the 90s and into the Noughties, 200 mph was a benchmark, power outputs were off the chart and a number of new breed, low volume manufacturers appeared including Arash, Gumpert, Koenigsegg, Pagani and Spyker.

Join us as we gather together a truly eclectic collection of famous marques and models in celebration of the Supercar.



Salon Privé Masters Opens



Formal Judging Takes Place



Pommery Champagne Reception



Luncheon is served



Salon Privé Masters Awards



Traditional English Afternoon Tea is served



Masters Grand Depart



Salon Privé Closes


Lamborghini Diablo VT

Year: 1999
Coachbuilder: Lamborghini

Ferrari F48

Year: 1990
Coachbuilder: Ferrari Keonig

Woodham Mortimer Sport GT

Year: 1967
Coachbuilder: Woodham Mortimer

Alfa Romeo Guilia Sprint Speciale

Year: 1964
Coachbuilder: Bertone

McLaren F1 #028

Year: 1995
Coachbuilder: McLaren

Aston Martin DB5

Year: 1963
Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera

Bugatti Veyron

Year: 2009
Coachbuilder: Bugatti

Lamborghini Murcielago

Year: 2003
Coachbuilder: Lamborghini

Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina

Year: 2001
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina

Lamborghini Diablo SE30

Year: 1996
Coachbuilder: Bertone

Lotus Esprit Turbo H.C.

Year: 1987
Coachbuilder: Giugiaro design, Lotus built

Lamborghini Countach 5000S

Year: 1984
Coachbuilder: Bertone

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Year: 1984
Coachbuilder: Aston Martin

De Tomaso Pantera

Year: 1974
Coachbuilder: De Tomaso

Lamborghini Miura P400S

Year: 1970
Coachbuilder: Bertone

Ford GT40 Mk I

Year: 1966
Coachbuilder: Ford Advanced Vehicles

Ferrari 599 HGTE

Year: 2008
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Le Mans V600

Year: 1999
Coachbuilder: Aston Martin

Aston Martin V8 Zagato

Year: 1986
Coachbuilder: Zagato


Year: 1979
Coachbuilder: Ital Design

Judging – it’s down to the Owners!

Three key awards will be up for grabs this year including the Duke’s Choice, Chairman’s Choice and finally, the Owners’ Choice. This year, the Owners’ Choice will be selected not by a panel of judges, but by the entrants themselves who will be invited to vote firstly for the best car in each class before then selecting the overall winner who will be presented with the award that evening at the Gala Dinner.


Whilst relaxed and jovial in character, Silverware is still an important part of Masters, with 17 awards in total presented in 2019.

In 2019, the grand prize of Masters – Owners’ Choice – was presented to a magnificent 1930 Bentley 4.5 Litre Supercharged. First commissioned by ‘Bentley Boy’ Woolf Barnato himself, this blower is steeped in history – a worthy winner.

View all past winners