Mecum Auctions brings the Modern Speed Collection to Monterey

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2016-07-13 13:58:58

A group of outstanding bespoke automobiles known as 'The Modern Speed Collection' will lead Mecum Auctions' line up in Monterey this August.

The collection features 11 cars, each highly exclusive and offered by the manufacturers to only a handful of the most exacting clients.

"As varied as they are numerous, no collection of automobiles on earth rivals the Modern Speed Collection of 11 bespoke automobiles in terms of advanced technology, sheer performance and unequalled rarity," said the auction house in a statement.

"They are among the most powerful road machines on the planet today, and the most exclusive. Their names alone—Bugatti, Alfa, Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren—evoke reveries of otherworldly performance reserved for those whose dreams far exceed the norm."

Leading the collection is a McLaren P1, Serial no. 000002, the earliest example ever offered of the hybrid-supercar described as "the most exciting, capable, technologically advanced and dynamically accomplished super sports car ever made."

The 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO (Images: Mecum Auctions)

The 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO (Images: Mecum Auctions)

Ferrari is represented by two perfect prancing horses - a 2011 599 GTO, regarded as the fastest and most agile road Ferrari of its time, and a 2011 599 GTO SA Aperta, the fastest open-topped road Ferrari ever produced.

The collection also features six stunning Porsches: a 2004 Porsche Carrera GT, a 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, a 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, a 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster, a 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 4.0 Brumos Edition and a 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition.

The final two cars on offer are a highly desirable 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, and the instantly iconic and ridiculously fast 2006 Bugatti Veyron, described as "one of the most sensational motoring experiences possible".

The Mecum Auctions Monterey sale takes place at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa - Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey, California on August 18-20.

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