Salon Privé to electrify the lawns of Blenheim Palace with UK debut of DEUS Vayanne hypercar
As tradition meets innovation, Salon Privé Blenheim Palace will host the UK debut of the all-new, all-electric DEUS Automobiles Vayanne hypercar following its display during Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach this month. Named as the most powerful pure electric hypercar in the world, the DEUS Vayanne has been designed, developed, and tested in conjunction with revered technical partners Italdesign and Williams Advanced Engineering; with both companies proudly supporting the Vayanne during the event.
Following its display at Pebble Beach’s Concept Lawn and events during Monterey Car Week in the USA, visitors to Salon Privé will experience the vehicle designed to break the conventional hypercar mould. Providing hypercar-level performance but offering luxury qualities, such as comfort, practical storage, and daily usability – a first in the competitive hypercar class – the 2,200 bhp, pure electric Vayanne will be on display on the South Lawn of Blenheim Palace and take part in dynamic events during Salon Privé (31 August – 4 September 2022).
Vienna-based DEUS Automobiles, in conjunction with Italdesign and Williams Advanced Engineering, has focused on designing a driveable, functional vehicle that stands out in the increasingly competitive hypercar sector. By offering a fresh and objective vision and innovative concept, the Vayanne, named after DEUS’ home city, leads the way for luxury electric hypercars, and will showcase the new model at the upcoming Salon Privé.
Adrian-Filip Butuca, head of design at DEUS Automobiles, said: “We can’t wait for our first UK event, and to show the Vayanne to the British market. Salon Privé is a renowned worldwide display, an event that incorporates luxury, innovation, and design – three key elements that we have implemented in the design of Vayanne from start to finish. On the topic of great designs, we can’t wait to see the car alongside the fabulous hats of Boodles Ladies’ Day – a stylish car for the forward-thinking crowd.”
Marco Volpengo, Italdesign head of automotive business development Europe, said: “We are honoured to be part of the first phase of the Vayanne and pleased that our technical know-how has been able to lend its hand to such a prestigious and ground-breaking project. Seeing the car through from idea to road-ready reality and being able to work with such a prestigious team, has been an incredible journey, and we can’t wait to see it in its full splendour at Salon Privé.”
Dyrr Ardash, head of strategic partnerships, Williams Advanced Engineering, said: “It’s brilliant to be showcasing the DEUS Vayanne on home soil, especially after such a successful and exciting global tour. As the DEUS Vayanne’s Electrification and Technology Partner, we look forward to showcasing our electrification and production capabilities and supporting the programme’s performance targets, as well as proudly standing side by side with such a distinguished team. A lot of what we do at Williams Advanced Engineering goes on behind closed doors, so being a public partner in this collaborative and innovative project is hugely inspiring.”
David Bagley, Director of Salon Privé, said: “Over the years, Salon Privé has played host to many UK and Global automotive debuts, and we’re thrilled to welcome DEUS Automobiles to our event with their sensational new Vayanne. It will be so exciting to see this concept come to life following its extraordinary global tour so far, and I’m sure fans will come from far and wide to witness this ground-breaking electric hypercar. Here at Salon Privé, we believe in innovation and moving forward by celebrating history and design and complimenting what came before with all the technological advancements ahead – DEUS has captured it perfectly with the Vayanne. What a car!”
With only 99 examples being produced, customers will need to be hasty if they wish to own the all-electric, twin-motor, four-wheel-drive, 2,200 bhp hypercar. First deliveries are expected in 2024/25 and the company has confirmed its homologation plans incorporate the UK. Powered by Williams Advanced Engineering’s innovative electrification technologies, the car will be built at Italdesign’s facilities in Turin, Italy,
Following its global debut at the New York International Auto Show, its European debut in Monaco and an encore Stateside appearance at Monterey Car Week, the DEUS Automobiles Vayanne’s UK debut will take place amongst the world’s rarest and most desirable cars and motorcycles at the 2022 Salon Privé edition at Blenheim Palace, held from Wednesday 31 August – Sunday 4 September.
Tickets for Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace are on sale now via the website: www.salonpriveconcours.com/buy-tickets/