RM Sotheby’s First Auction House to Assemble ‘Hypercar Trinity’

By Paul Joseph

Auction house RM Sotheby’s has announced that it will auction what many consider the ‘holy trinity’ of modern hypercars at its upcoming Villa Erba sale on the shores of Lake Como, Italy next month.

Revving up to go under the hammer at the prestigious sale is a ’Paint to Sample’ Porsche 918 Spyder featuring the highly desirable Weissach package, a very rare road-going McLaren P1 GTR, and an ‘as new’ Ferrari LaFerrari, sporting just 180 kilometres. The auction will be the first time the trio have featured in a single sale.

Peter Wallman, Managing Director of RM Sotheby’s Europe, says: “When these three cars broke onto the scene they completely changed the way we viewed modern hypercars and indeed hybrid technology. 

“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.”

First unveiled at the 2013 Paris Motor Show, the McLaren P1 was the first hypercar of its time to be showcased with a twin-turbo engine with an electric motor bolted on for an extra 177bhp.

This exclusive model was only made available to existing P1 owners, with just 58 units of the coveted GTR version produced in total.

Finished in metallic black with black wheels, it is offered out of single-ownership and comes to auction presented in ‘as new’ condition, having covered just 360 kilometres, and is estimated to receive between. €3.2 -€3.6 million.

The hypercar line-up also includes a 2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder, the only example produced in Porsche’s historic ‘Paint to Sample’ Arrow Blue. Also offered from single-ownership, it has been well-maintained and shows just 11,000 kilometres on the clock, and is estimated to receive between €1.2 - €1.4 million.

The trio set for Villa Erba is rounded out by the 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari. Having covered a mere 180 kilometres since new, it joins the sale with the highly desirable, factory-fitted nose lift kit, brake calipers and benefits from being covered with anti-stone chipping film to keep it in pristine condition. The car is expected to receive between  €2.65 - €3.2 million.

The official auction house of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba sale will present a carefully curated roster of just 50 of the world’s finest automobiles, along with a superb selection of motorcycles.

A public preview of all auction lots will be held on the grounds of Villa Erba in Cernobbio, Lake Como, on 26 May, ahead of the auction the following day. 

By Paul Joseph