The two-part exhibit will seek to define the word “hypercar” with a vast display of vehicles that fit the description, including the Bugatti Veyron, the Devel Sixteen, the Hennessey Venom F5 and the Pagani Huayra Hermes Edition.
LOS ANGELES, November 10th, 2021 – The Petersen Automotive Museum has announced a new exhibit that explores the world of hypercars, the fastest and most exclusive cars money can buy, which is coming to the museum on December 4, 2021. Over the next 18 months, the exhibit Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme will rotate up to 30 vehicles that highlight what hypercars stand for and why they continue to captivate the global automotive community.
Vehicles confirmed to be on display so far will include the Aria FXE concept, Bugatti Veyron 16.4, Caparo T1, Devel Sixteen, Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, Hennessey Venom F5 (Design Model), Koenigsegg Agera RS Final Edition, Laraki Sahara, McLaren Speedtail, NIO EP9, Delage D12, Pagani Huayra Hermes Edition, RAESR Tachyon Speed and Rimac Concept One. It will also include two motorcycles that fit the description, including the Lotus C-01 and Aston Martin AMB 001. The Czinger 21C will make occasional, brief appearances, and will be on display for the last two weeks of December 2021.
“Hypercars are a glimpse of the future today,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “With this extensive exhibit, we want to nail down what a hypercar is while giving guests the opportunity to view some of the rarest and most luxurious vehicles available.”
The Petersen Museum defines a “hypercar” as a vehicle that exists at the highest echelon of performance, technological advancement, price and rarity. The exhibit will showcase projects from both well-known marques and smaller startups that have fascinated audiences with their unparalleled performance, their cutting-edge technological breakthroughs or simply their beauty.
Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme will be located in the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery and the museum lobby. The exhibit will be split into two successive parts, the first of which will be on display from December 4, 2021, to September 22, 2022. The second wave of vehicles will arrive on September 17, 2022, and leave on May 14, 2023.
For more information about current and future exhibits at the Petersen Museum, please visit www.petersen.org.
About Petersen Automotive Museum
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, 90036. Admission prices are $17 for general admission adults, $15 for seniors and $12 for children ages 4 to 17. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under age 4 are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.petersen.org.
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