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Top Marks for Futuristic Surprises: It’s Top Marques 2023

Time to think forward to the hottest events in warm sunny weather. How about Top Marques! It’s an extraordinary magnet for innovation, as extraordinary as Monaco’s good weather promises to be and draws connoisseurs in droves.

Bugatti, Ferrari, Bentley, McLaren, Venturi and hopefully now with Maserati; it doesn’t get more exclusive than that. Under the high patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, the 18th edition of the motor show will be held from June 7 to 11, 2023 at the Grimaldi Forum, in the heart of the Principality.

Can the 2023 edition outdo last year’s? That’s going to be a hard act to follow. In 2022 more than a dozen international exclusives exploded on the scene ranging from the supercar, the hypercar, to the electric motorcycle. Futuristic flying machines for the first time became part of our world, even though there is still work to be done to figure out how a flying car might travel around a city. Monegasque company MC-Clic just never stops innovating. Its flying cars can jet around your own private property or in open sea around your yacht.

Prince Albert unveiled one such giant drone designed by L2 Concept, and which goes by the cute name of MC One. So futuristic we even have to grasp new terminology. Here’s a flavour: an upward acceleration of 17 metres per second and a vector thrust of 800 kg.

In addition to the Jetson One and the Xturismo spotted by HelloMonaco the 2022 show was jammed full of surprise exhibits including about fifty or so impressive prestigious vehicles. 

Do you remember these three?

The Aspark Owl which if you wanted to own it you would have to pony up 3 million euros. The Japanese manufacturer Aspark presented its Owl supercar of 2,000 horsepower and 100% electric. An amalgam of the latest technologies in the field allowed this car to achieve 0 to 300 km / h in a blistering 10.6 seconds. It takes conventional cars about this time to go from 0 to 100, never mind 300. 

What’s a car show without the much loved Porsche 911 which was reincarnated and also in an electric version. The Tedson brand launched a new edition of the mythical Porshe 911 renamed Porsche 964 including a version with a hybrid engine generating 540 hp.

BMW’s futuristic R18 Magnifica motorcycle was a magnet for all eyes gorgeously handcrafted in wood, aluminium and brass. Imagined and designed by the company Radikal Chopper, it was the result of joint creative thinking between BMW Motorrad and Radikal Design. It was back to the 1920s to take us to the future and in particular this BMW R37.

Mecca for Car-Spotting

Did you know that Top Marques has taken car-spotting in the Principality to a whole new level. Car-spotters come from all over the world lured by the unique displays of one-off machines with a ready made stage. One of the great stages is the Fairmont hairpin. It’s a recognizable icon with the advantage of slowing down the Bugattis and Ferraris as they pass. 

The Carspotters themselves have thousands and thousands of fans on Instagram, You Tube and Tik Tok awaiting their discoveries. 

 In past years the drivers might show off with blinding acceleration and “wheelies”but the Monaco police nowadays are watchful for dangerous driving – and into the pound the offending cars go!

The ticket office is now open

Tickets for the 2023 edition of Top Marques Monaco, “the most exclusive motor show in the world” are now up for grabs.

And building on its success during the 2022 edition, the prestigious evening in

“preview” will be back with limited ticketing on Wednesday June 7 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

For more information and to buy your tickets online, go to or follow Top Marques on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

The show promises to be even richer than the previous one with a greater number of supercars and the space dedicated to exceptional old sports cars enlarged. It holds the promise of revealing the revolutionary innovations that will transform the transport of tomorrow.

Expect in addition Motorcycles from all eras as well as Superboats on the Esplanade of the Grimaldi Forum.

The world of watchmaking will be there as well as many other surprises

Said Salim Zeghdar, Deputy Chairman of Monaco Top Brands:

“Today the Top Marques show is becoming more and more a reference in the automotive world….and for the year 2023 GMK will again be an ambassador for this next edition,”

Monaco Disease Power

In the continuity of Top Marques’ humanitarian commitment they will continue to support Monaco Disease Power and for 2023 for each ticket sold €2 will be donated to the association.

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