As many of you will eagerly be aware, the London Motor Show 2016 is coming up fast and we are lucky enough to be attending. From the 5th to the 8th of May at Battersea Evolution, the event will be showcasing the best models from manufacturers such as Volvo, Vauxhall, Tesla, Infiniti, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Mini.
The London Motor Show is a Mecca for all fans of the motoring world. Whether you’re a teenager looking for your first car or an avid car collector, there really is something for everyone. We have more than 40 car brands who allow visitors to ask any questions before they make a decision to buy, making it the ideal shopping experience!
– Stephen Maitland-Oxley, London Motor Show’s Events Director.
I’ll get to the name-dropping. Showing (and for the first time in the UK) at the London Motor Show will be the Bentley Bentayga, the Ferrari 488 Spyder, the Rolls-Royce Dawn and the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder.
The Wild Cards
If that won’t get you running for tickets, then the more unusual displays below might.
VUHL 05 Lightweight Supercar
This weird and wonderful Mexican born-and-bred car is on sale for £59,995. Equipped with Ford’s Ecoboost 2 litre engine and over 400 bhp running through its veins, get a quick look at this at the show while you can as it is meant to become heavy involved in a packed global programme.
The Riversimple RASA is possibly the strangest looking car in my opinion, and arguably one of the most impressive. Not in terms of rugged good-looks and fame perhaps as with the name-dropping above. But as a lightweight electric car powered by hydrogen fuel cells, it represents the future of what is to come in the automotive industry. It’s a pretty nifty showcase for the London Motor Show.
Mitsuoka Brooklands Roadster
A definite distinctive British design here, quite different from the other models pictured. Don’t let the classic design fool you though. The Brooklands Roadster is quite the tech-savvy car. The Roadster has all the latest technology: four-wheel ABS; Electronic Brake Force Distribution; Dynamic Stability Control; Traction Control system; advanced safety features… I could go on.
This is one that I am excited to see. If you look our post on the Infiniti Q60, you can see that this is quite the car, but that’s not the specific reason why it is so interesting. Infiniti itself has been proactive with the brand recently, pushing the automotive boundaries and really reaching for the stars. They unveiled the new Infiniti SUV at the Beijing Auto Show this year and have released a good many concept cars earlier this year too. They’re really going for it.
The GS is the new SUV from MG, on display for the first time at the London Motor Show, exciting for starters. The plans for launching the car in the UK will take place in June, so make sure you catch it here first.
This is one to make you weep with desire. Fitted with a 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 M838TE engine, generating 562 bhp and 600 Nm of torque. Originally unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, it will be available in the UK from July onwards, if you have a spare £154,000 of course.
Not A One Trick Pony
If your poor feet get tired walking around these amazing cars, then there’s also a lecture theatre with Sir Stirling Moss, Tiff Needell, Ben Collins, Nigel Mensell and Afzal Kahn speaking. Worth seeing and it could even inspire new avenues of thought, who knows.
If all this has whet your whistle and you’re off to the London Motor Show, enjoy the wide variety of cars on display. Although it’s mainly the weird and wonderful included in here, there are the ‘normal’ type cars too. Car prices at the show range from £8,000 – £200,000 so there is definitely something for everyone.
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