France was the birthplace of the Concours d’Elegance in the 1920s, creating these highly popular gatherings where exceptional cars of the past, often customised by famous coachbuilders, were displayed in the company of elegant ladies dressed by the great names in French fashion.
One of Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille‘s first ambitions was to revive this glorious era by inviting car manufacturers and designers. Both could show the public their concept cars, interpretations of their brand’s future models, by associating them with models dressed in the most beautiful outfits of fashion houses, a unique fashion highly acclaimed by the public. Here are three concept cars presented at this sixth edition of Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille. Indeed, nine concept cars will compete with two world reveals and three European reveals to discover on site… Surprise!
Aston Martin DBR22
The Aston Martin DBR22 was created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the division Q by Aston Martin dedicated to very special and tailor-made orders. The DBR22 is reminiscent of the spirit and lines of famous DBR1 and DB3S. However, it uses the latest technology from the brand. While the lines are inspired by the sports cars of the time, the engine is powerful and at the cutting edge of technology. The DBR22 is powered by a 705bhp, 753Nm 5.2L V12 engine, which is combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Aston Martin confirms that the DBR22 achieves 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 319 km/h.
Bentley Mulliner Batur
The Bentley Mulliner Batur is powered by a 740bhp twin turbocharged W12 engine and introduces the stylistic language of the brand’s future electric models. Produced in just 18 samples, the Batur is the second modern, short-run Bentley designed by Mulliner, Bentley’s in-house coachbuilder, the customisation department. The Batur takes its name from a lake on the island of Bali in Indonesia. It is meant to become one of the brand’s last combustion-powered Bentleys as well as one of the ultimate representatives of the W12’s torque and refinement. Indeed, Bentley has announced that it will offer only electrified vehicles from 2026 on and become a 100% electric brand by 2030.
DS E-TENSE PERFORMANCE
Its aerodynamic design and technologies inspired by DS’ racing victories make the DS E-TENSE PERFORMANCE the pioneer of the new E-TENSE generation. A real link between Formula E and the brand’s future creations, this 100% electric concept car opens the way to the future of high-performance motoring. The DS E-TENSE PERFORMANCE can achieve up to 815 horsepower thanks to the combined power of its dual electric motor and four-wheel drive. The particularly innovative chassis, engine and battery are at the centre of the development of the electric car of the future.