The famous tennis player and business man Ion Țiriac is one of the future 275 lucky buyers of the new Mercedes-AMG Project One supercar.
On the occasion of the presentation of four exclusive Porsche models at the Țiriac Collection exhibition today – a Porsche 911 R, a Porsche 911 Exclusive Series, a Porsche 911 GT2 RS and a Porsche Carrera 4 GTS received by the leader of WTA ranking, Simona Halep, Ion Țiriac said that he will also buy a Mercedes-AMG Project One.
“Mercedes hasn’t required down payment yet. My intention was to buy two units, one for the Țiriac Collection and one for the Țiriac Foundation, but Mercedes disagreed, so I will buy only one”, Ion Țiriac stated.
I asked him what was his opinion on the Mercedes intention to include a clause regarding the restriction on reselling the Project One for at least two years.
Țiriac said that “despite what is believed, the majority of the buyers are passionate people and do not buy the car to resell it. And if somebody wants to resell, I think there are ways to do it. One can resell the car, but keep the documents in his name for 2 years.”
Mercedes-AMG Project One has a price of 2.275 million euros and all the 275 units were already sold. The cars will be delivered in 2019.
Ion Țiriac has one of the most exclusive collection of Mercedes cars. In his collection exhibited in Bucharest or in Monte Carlo, guests can see the 75 units limited-edition Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss Edition (2009), the Mercedes 540K Cabriolet A (1937), that won the Concours d’Elegance in Sinaia, in 2018, the Mercedes E60 AMG (1994), the Mercedes CLK DTM AMG (2006), the Mercedes 600 Pullman (1968) or the Mercedes 190 SL (1956).
Țiriac also owns various limited edition of the latest Maybach models.: the Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet built in only 300 units and the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet, built in only 99 units.
The Tiriac Collection on the outskirts of Bucharest, in the vicinity of the Bucharest International Airport Henri Coandă. The visiting program for the general public is from Friday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 19:00.
The gallery has recently launched its own smartphone app, Tiriac Collection Mobile App, available for Android and iOS. It can be downloaded for free at app.tiriaccollection.ro.