"Ultimate hypercar trinity" on offer at RM Sotheby's

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2017-04-20 08:59:06

RM Sotheby's is set to present the pinnacle of automotive technology in Italy next month, by offering the "ultimate hypercar trinity" in its Villa Erba sale.

The forthcoming sale on the shores of Lake Como will include a McLaren P1 GTR, a Porsche 918 'Weissach' Spyder and a Ferrari LaFerrari, marking the first time these three modern-day motoring icons have lined up in the same auction.

First up is the McLaren P1 GTR, a track-only version of the P1 introduced in 2015 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the company’s victory at Le Mans.

(Image: RM Sotheby

(Image: RM Sotheby's)

Just 58 examples were produced, and were only made available to P1 owners. The car offered at RM Sotheby's is one of around 25 GTRs to have been converted to road legal specification by McLaren specialists Lanzante Motorsport, making it an even rarer beast.

Offered 'as new', with just 360km on the clock, the McLaren P1 GTR is estimated to sell for €3.2 - €3.6 million ($3.44 - $3.87m).

“It’s very rare that such a low-mileage and rare iteration of one of the most exciting modern-day hypercars is offered for public sale, and we anticipate strong interest in its offering,” says Peter Wallman, Managing Director of RM Sotheby’s Europe.

Next is a 2015 Porsche 918 'Weissach' Spyder, regarded as "one of Porsche’s most groundbreaking automobiles".

(Image: RM Sotheby

(Image: RM Sotheby's)

The 'Weissach' option included features such as super lightweight magnesium wheels and carbon fibre components, which reduced the weight of the car by a further 45kg – increasing the car's acceleration to 0-100 km/h in 2.6 seconds, and a top speed of 345 km/h.

This particular Spyder is the world's only example produced in 'Paint to Sample' Arrow Blue, and comes from single ownership with just 11,000km on the clock and an estimate of €1.2 - €1.4 million ($1.29 - $1.5m).

The final car completing the trinity is a 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari, finished in the traditional Rosso Corso over black.

(Image: RM Sotheby

(Image: RM Sotheby's)

As one of only 500 examples ever produced, the pristine car is offered with a delivery mileage of just 180km, and is expected to sell for €2.65 - €3.2 million ($2.85 - $3.44m).

"When these three cars broke onto the scene they completely changed the way we viewed modern hypercars and indeed hybrid technology," says Wallman.

"From the P1 GTR, the ultimate P1 in road-specification, to the Porsche’s tremendous all-wheel-drive traction, and the LaFerrari’s incredible styling and outright speed, each is special in its own way. I’m delighted that RM Sotheby’s is the first auction house to assemble all three in a single sale, and can’t wait to see them take centre stage at Villa Erba next month."

The RM Sotheby's Villa Erba sale takes place in conjunction with the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on May 27.

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