"Get Your Motor Running" - The London Motor Show Is Back In Town!
Tue 26 Apr 2016
The London Motor Show will be roaring into Battersea Evolution from 5th- 8th May 2016 to showcase over 40 car brands and 130 models to visitors from around the world. As the ultimate event in the automotive calendar, the show will provide the perfect platform to exhibitors wanting to launch their latest must-have models and display their vehicles in the UK for the very first time. HRH Prince Michael of Kent will cut the ribbon to open the show at an exclusive press preview on Thursday 5th May.
Over the three days, some 35 car brands and 130 models will be showcasing the latest vehicles with prices ranging from £8,000, to in excess of £200,000, to cater to everyone’s pocket. A variety of well-known and renowned manufacturers will be featured including, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Ferrari, Ford, Volvo, Mini, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, BMW and Jeep together with unique supercars to be seen in London for the first time.
Every day the lecture theatre will play host to a fantastic line-up of honoured speakers including, Sir Stirling Moss, Tiff Needell, Ben Collins, Nigel Mansell and Afzal Kahn. They’ll be focussing on a number of major motoring issues, such as hybrid and electric cars, design and innovation. For visitors there will also be book signing opportunities from the guest speakers and the chance to sit alongside these established motoring names whilst they test drive cars at the show.
The exhibition is designed with families in mind with fantastic activities and games on hand to keep everyone entertained. Children and parents alike can experience what it’s like to be a racing driver in the TOP GEAR simulator where original BBC HD footage is used to showcase the full force of acceleration, slick gear changes and phenomenal braking. Fans of the racing game, Project CARS, can take the opportunity to try it out using a VR (Virtual Reality) headset and experience life in the fast lane.
Here's a sneak peek of the cars on display at Battersea Evolution...
VUHL 05 Lightweight Supercar
This Mexican designed and produced newcomer was first seen in the UK at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2013 and will use The London Motor Show to kick-start a packed global programme for this exciting new marque.
The VUHL 05 is powered by Ford’s award-winning turbocharged 2 litre EcoBoost engine, which is sufficiently potent to endow the two-seater with a mighty impressive power-to-weight ratio of 410bhp/ton. It’s currently for sale at a price of £59,995 from specialist dealer, Bespoke Performance.
Mitsuoka Brooklands Roadster
Mitsuoka Motor will be showcasing their limited edition “Brooklands” Roadster at The London Motor Show. Featuring a British sporting design of elegant flowing lines, the Brooklands Roadster combines timeless styling with advanced levels of modern technology, safety and comfort. Finished in true British Racing Green, the Brooklands uses the standard Roadster as a base, trimming the cabin in rich cream leather with green contrasting stitching on the seats, gear and handbrake gaiters and centre armrest. In keeping with classic British heritage, a burr walnut veneer dashboard panel has been fitted, as well as a headrest embroidered with the Brooklands logo.
To complete the Brooklands, Mitsuoka commissioned special sports hand crafted wire style wheels, synonymous with classic British sports cars of the early twentieth century. Rear wheel drive with an admirable high power to weight ratio, the Brooklands Roadster is fully equipped with the latest technology, advanced safety features and modern conveniences. Four wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Traction Control System (TCS) are all naturally standard, as are the front and side airbags. Power Retractable Hard Top is standard – available with either 6 speed manual or 6 speed powershift transmission with paddle controls. The Brooklands is priced at £57,500.
Dynamic. Sporty. Modern – three words that perfectly describe the MG GS that’s launching in the UK in June and will be on display for the very first time at The London Motor Show. The new SUV from MG exudes confidence and dynamism that sets it apart from the other models. This competitive car shows MG as a forward-thinking, consumer-conscious brand that produces great cars that appeal to anyone at any point in their life. This highly anticipated car is a real turning point in the history of MG.
Following its global unveiling at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the new McLaren 570GT will be making its UK debut at The London Motor Show. Practical enough for everyday use and long-distance journeys, the car features a unique side-opening rear glass hatch offering additional 220 litres of storage on the leather-upholstered Touring Deck. The light and airy cabin is specified with the highest quality materials throughout and includes a standard fixed glass Panoramic Roof creating the most luxurious and relaxing driving environment. The car is fitted with the McLaren-developed 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 M838TE engine which generates 570PS (562 bhp) and 600 Nm (443 lb ft) of torque. The power is delivered via a seven-speed seamless-shift transmission with adjustment through Normal, Sport and Track settings to produce one of the most rewarding driving experiences. The McLaren 570GT will be on display on stand L63 at The London Motor Show. The UK pricing starts from £154,000 and customer deliveries are scheduled for July 2016.
The general early bird admission ticket is £15 from 6th-8th May and children under 10 go free. On the door ticket price is £20. For more information visit www.thelondonmotorshow.co.uk
Friday 6th May: 10.00am – 6.00pm, Saturday 7th May: 10.00am – 6.00pm, Sunday 8th May: 10.00am-5.00pm.