Entries from Germany, Great Britain, France and Japan will create an international array of what is most refined and most elegant in the field of exceptional motor cars. Thus, eight manufacturers whose names are synonymous with luxury and performance have chosen the 3rd Chantilly Concours d’Elegance to present a concept car this coming Sunday.

Aston Martin, BMW, Bugatti, DS Automobiles, Lexus, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz and Rolls-Royce have selected the concept cars and fashion houses in which they have placed their hopes to seduce the jury and the public at the 2016 event. Here is the list of candidates for first prize:

Manufacturer: Aston Martin
Concept-Car: Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe
Fashion House: Jean-Paul Gaultier

Aston Martin and Zagato are proud to unveil the Vanquish Zagato Concept, the latest creation from their long-standing partnership. The Vanquish Zagato Concept is the fifth car to emerge from a collaboration that stretches back over five decades, pairing Aston Martin’s acclaimed sporting, dynamic and material qualities with Zagato’s signature design language. The Vanquish Zagato Concept was designed in close collaboration between the Aston Martin Design team led by Marek Reichman and Andrea Zagato and his dedicated design team in Milan.

Manufacturer: BMW
Concept-Car: BMW Concept Coupe Mille Miglia
Fashion House: Balmain


The Concept Coupe Mille Miglia 2006 is neither a copy of a successful racing car nor is it being used as a herald for future series models. Rather, the two-seater pays homage to the outstanding achievements of those engineers who helped BMW gain a leading position in racing sports and inside automobile engineering decades ago. The past, present and future of automobile engineering are concentrated in the Concept Coupé Mille Miglia 2006. The study documents what it means for an automobile manufacturer to reflect on its historical strengths, to take advantage of current technical competency and to open up tomorrow’s opportunities already today.

Manufacturer: Bugatti
Concept-Car: Bugatti Chiron
Fashion House: Giorgio Armani

The Chiron is a different kind of player in the game of Hypercars. It is by far the most powerful most luxurious and most exclusive ultimate performance Gran Turismo. Due to its unique 16 cylinder engine construction, it delivers unbelievable torque, endless acceleration and record setting speed that is mindblowing and unparalelled in the automotive world of production super sports cars.

Manufacturer: DS Automobiles
Concept-Car: DS E-TENSE
Fashion House: Eymeric François


DS has created the DS E-Tense, an avant-garde car, with GT looks which combines artisanal know-how and creativeness backed up by innovative digital tools. The DS–E Tense is the prism through which the future of DS can be glimpsed marked by high-class technology and refinement. Its parametric design, taken from fashion and architecture, highlights its voluptuous grille and futuristic dashboard.

Manufacturer: Lexus
Concept-Car: Lexus LC 500
Fashion House: Jorgen Simonsen


Defined by an athletic aerodynamic shape and sensual curves, LC flowing roof creates a low, wide imposing stance to unite function and performance with impassioned form. The front fascia features a powerful interpretation of Lexus’ signature “spindle” grille, while interior styling reflects the dynamic luxury of the LC exterior.

Manufacturer: McLaren
Concept-Car: 570GT By McLaren Special Operations
Fashion House: Jean-Paul Gaultier


McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is a bespoke division, dedicated to helping to take McLaren ownership even further. MSO creates cars around an owner’s precise tastes, and people there are able to provide everything from bespoke customisation options through to building ultraexclusive limited-edition or one-off models.

Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz
Concept-Car: Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6
Fashion House: Jean-Paul Gaultier


This gathering of magnificent classic cars is the perfect place to premiere in Europe the exclusive Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, a sensational luxury-class coupé. The 2+2 seater is a homage to the glorious age of the aero coupés and consciously carries this tradition forward into the future. The coupé reinterprets classic, emotional design principles in an extreme way, following the Mercedes design philosophy of sensual purity.

Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce
Concept-Car: Wraith Black Badge
Fashion House: Timothy Everest


Shades of darkness envelop Wraith Black Badge’s iconic features, adding even more drama to its presence. The Spirit of Ecstasy is cast in high-gloss dark chrome, forging a path through the shadows atop a powerful front grille. Paint is deepened to intense new levels of black, with dark chrome air inlets, boot lid finisher and twin exhaust pipes adding an eye-catching edge. The black Rolls-Royce badge is the final touch: a bold statement of defiance. The most powerful Rolls-Royce ever – with added attitude.

MV Agusta F4 Zagato
A worldwide first!


The F4Z is the new atelier motorbike created by Zagato, the historical coachbuilder from Milan, for the Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta. Built as a one-off piece, customised for a Japanese entrepreneur - collector of modern Zagato cars as well as Italian bikes - the F4Z embodies the unique values that the two brands share, like the strong aeronautical culture and the love for motor racing. For the company founded by Ugo Zagato in 1919, that specialised in light 2 door/2 seat bodies (coupe or spider) right from the start, this represents an incursion beyond the car universe, their traditional field of expression. With the F4Z, the motorcycle brand belonging to the Group created by Giovanni Agusta enters the niche of collectible motorbikes built to suit the single customer. According to the philosophy typical of a collectible car and differently from that of a consumable one the F4Z’s body is composed by a limited number of parts. They are made of noble materials like hand-beaten aluminum and carbon fibre. The F4Z is based on the mechanics of the production F4 and has been handcrafted at the Zagato Atelier in Milan utilizing the most advanced processes with CAD-CAM-CAE technology and 3D printing