The Petersen Automotive Museum’s “Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme,” one of the largest collections of the world’s most high-tech and rare vehicles from premiere manufacturers to emerging startups, has welcomed 14 new vehicles to its exhibit on Saturday, Sept. 17. Since opening in December 2021 in the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery and the museum lobby and through its closing on May 14, 2023, 30 hypercars will have rotated throughout the exhibit’s tenure to the excitement of automotive enthusiasts and casual fans alike.
Notable vehicles that joined the exhibit are the Hyperion XP-1, Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport, Pagani Zonda Tricolore, Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren Elva and the Lamborghini Sian FKP 37. The exhibit is also one of the first opportunities to see the 2020 Zenvo TSR-S in North America, Ferrari is represented by the Monza SP1 and the only publicly viewable 2020 FXX-K Evo, and three Koenigsegg vehicles – the 2021 Gemera, 2019 Regera “Gotham” and the 2015 One:1 – round out the display of automotive luxury and performance.
“We’re thrilled that new and returning visitors will get to experience our hypercars exhibit through a different line-up,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “It’s rare to see any one of these elite vehicles in public, let alone an entire collection of them, and they each stand as a testament to what a hypercar truly is.”
Mainstays that will continue with the exhibit are the two motorcycles tantamount to the hypercar aesthetic: the 2014 Lotus C-01 and the 2021 Aston Martin Brough Superior AMB 01. Previous vehicles on display include the 2016 Pagani Huayra Hermes Edition, 2018 Koenigsegg Agera RS FE “Thor,” 2008 Bugatti Veyron and the 2023 De Tomaso P72.
In addition to launching the new exhibition, Nio, the producer of the EP9 Hypercar featured in the museum’s Hypercars Pt.1 exhibition, has donated 1 of the 16 EP9s produced to benefits the museum’s charity auction taking place on October 1st, 2022. This particular EP9 has been hand painted by artist Nicolai Sclater with a one-of-a-kind livery. This donation marks a new era for the Petersen’s annual fundraiser and is the largest auction item ever offered for sale at a Petersen fundraiser. The NIO EP9 is considered one of the rarest and world’s fastest electric vehicles due to it breaking multiple lap records, including the well-known Nurburgring Nordschleife lap in 2017.
Bidding on the EP9 is hosted by Bonhams Marketplace and more details can be found here.
For more information about current and future exhibits at the Petersen Museum, please visit www.petersen.org.