After nearly 70 years, the legendary French automotive brand Delage unveiled its newest road-going supercar, the Delage D12, in Monaco last week.
The hybrid Hypercar Made in France was officially launched in California late last year. It made its European debut at the Investment in Sustainable Development Forum, which took place at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo.
The D12 ShowCar was presented at the gala dinner of the 4th edition of the CC Forum on Friday, September 25, 2020 under the patronage and in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.
During the dinner, Delage also presented two revolutionary inventions in the field of energy saving, likely to have a major impact on the future of automotive.
The Delage D12, described by its manufacturers as “the closest road-legal car ever conceived to a Formula 1”, will be back in Monaco at the Top Marques show, which will take place from 9 to 13 June 2021 at the Grimaldi Forum.
It features two center seats in tandem configuration (fighter jet style), a 7.6L naturally aspirated V12 coupled to an electric motor to produce more than 1,000 hp (1,100 hp in the “GT” version and 1,010 hp for 90kg less in the “Club” version).
It will be produced in only 30 copies at the price of 2M EUR HT. 7 customers have already expressed an interest in purchasing, 2 of which have already paid a reservation deposit via the Californian distributor Newport Beach Automotive Group.
In 2021, Delage clients will be invited to test the car on a track with the official Delage driver, F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve. In the same year, Delage will attempt to break the Nürburgring track record in the road car category, making the D12 the fastest road car in the world.
The first customer cars will be delivered in the second half of 2022.