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First Lamborghini Concours d'Élégance at Neuchâtel, Switzerland, paying homage to illustrious architect Le Corbusier
Lamborghini Concours
First Lamborghini Concours d'Élégance at Neuchâtel, Switzerland, paying homage to illustrious architect Le Corbusier

First Lamborghini Concours Sant’Agata Bolognese, 18th September 2017

The first “Lamborghini & Design” Concours d'Élégance took place this weekend in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The event paid tribute to Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier, considered by many to be the greatest architect and designer of the 20th century. La Chaux-de-Fonds, his birthplace, and Neuchâtel were buzzing over the weekend with fifty Lamborghinis from all around the world. Alongside the most iconic models in the brand's history, such as the Miura, Countach, Espada, LM 002, and the unique Marzal, there have also been some recent supersports cars from Sant’Agata Bolognese on show, including a Veneno Roadster.

The concours was held on Sunday 17 September, at the Place du Port in Neuchâtel. On Saturday 16th, the competitors took part in the non- competitive “Tour du Charme et du Design” event, driving their registered cars to La Chaux-de-Fonds, where they visited two of Le Corbusier's earliest works, Villa Turque and Maison Blanche, as well as the famous Musée International d’Horlogerie (International Museum of Watches).

A jury composed of a celebrated panel of international judges and design specialists, inspected the cars that best represent the different eras in eleven categories. The “Best of Show” prize, selected among the winners of the eleven classes, was awarded to a Miura SV in verde senape (mustard colored) from 1971 (car serial number # 4838), which belongs to a Japanese collector. The judges, in agreement with factory management, reserved a special additional prize, the “Best of the Best”, for the Marzal: a prototype designed by Marcello Gandini in 1967. It is among the most famous cars in the world and enjoyed its brightest moment of fame when it inaugurated the 1967 Grand Prix of Monaco with Prince Rainer and Princess Grace of Monaco. The award “Long Distance Driving” was presented to a British collector for a red Countach QV from 1987, which covered a distance of 2.500 km to participate at the event.

Bertone Lamborghini Marzal“This concours is a combination of passion and culture, reflecting a Lamborghini that looks ahead to the future, yet combining the desire to be innovative with an appreciation of its legendary past,” said Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. “The results of this approach are plain to see in our most recent successes with the Aventador and Huracán models. In 2018, the Super SUV Urus will be added to the range, turning the great intuition of the LM 002 into reality, the car that “invented” the concept of today's high performance SUVs. Lamborghini would like to thank the Le Corbusier Foundation and the cities of La Chaux-de-Fonds and Neuchâtel for their generous support and hospitality.”

The Lamborghini Concours d'Élégance was organised by Lamborghini Polo Storico, the department at the Sant’Agata Bolognese headquarters focusing on the restoration and certification of authenticity of Lamborghini vehicles that are out of production for at least ten years (from the Lamborghini 350 GT to the Diablo), in addition to preserving archives and records, and handling the supply of original spare parts for classic cars.

Jury
Massimo Delbo (IT)
Remi Duval (FR)
Dominik Fischlin (CH)
Rodolfo Gaffino Rossi (IT)
Fritz Kaiser (CH)
Hidemoto Kimura (JP)
Corrado Lo Presto (IT)
Olivier Nameche (BE)
Stefano Pasini (IT) – President of the Jury
Peter Read (UK)
Alain De Cadenet (FR) – member of the Jury and speaker


Lamborghini Concours

Class Awards

Class Class Name Award Model VIN Colour Country
A Miura P400 1st Miura P400 3264 Green IT
2nd Miura P400 3165 White IT
3rd Miura P400 3129 Green UK
B MiuraS 1st Miura S 4127 Green DE
2nd Miura S 4728 Green IT
3rd Miura S 4647 Black UK
C MiuraSV 1st Miura SV 4838 Green JP
2nd Miura SV 5030 Gold US
3rd Miura SV 4950 Orange IT
D V12 Front Engine 1st 400GT 2+2 0856 Grey BE
2nd Jarama GTS 10554 Blue CH
3rd 350GT 0121 White CH
E Espada 1st Espada GT 400 S2 8240 Grey CH
2nd Espada S3 9018 Grey CH
3rd Espada S3 9126 White FR
F Eight Cylinders 1st Urraco P250S 15042 Green CH
2nd Jalpa DLA12028 White IT
3rd Urraco P300 20484 Grey CH
G LM002 1st LM002 American LLA12284 Black MC
2nd LM002 LLA12300 Grey CH
3rd LM002 HLA12065 Black IT
H Countach 1st Countach QV HLA12165 Red UK
2nd Countach 25th LLA12995 Red CH
3rd Countach LP5000S DLA12662 Blue CH
I Diablo 1st Diablo Roadster VT XLA12256 Dark Purple CH
2nd Diablo SE RLA12131 Purple CH
3rd Diablo GT YLA12437 Black CH
L One off & Custom Built Cars 1st Marzal 10001 Silver CH
2nd 350 GT Proto 0105 Blue DE
3rd Diablo GT2 Proto OLA12494 Orange IT
M Contemporary Specials 1st Veneno Roadster FLA03009 Green CH
2nd Aventador LP 750-4 Roadster HLA06112 Green MC
3rd Aventador 50th coupé ELA03000 Yellow CH

H

Long distance driving Prize


Countach QV

HLA12165

Red

UK
C Best of Show Miura SV 4838 Green JP
L Best of the Best Marzal 10001 Silver CH





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