This years The London Motor Show will be arriving at Battersea Evolution from the 5th– 8th May to showcase more than 40 car brands and 130 models to visitors from around the world. Considered the ultimate event in the British automotive calendar the Show has long been seen as the perfect platform for exhibitors wanting to launch and introduce their latest wares to an ever hungry automotive public. With prices ranging from £8000 to well over a £100,000, the show is for all pockets although we all really know the public wants to see the exotics and HR Owen have truly pulled out all the stops this year. The show will be the first time in the UK that the Bentley Bentayga, Ferrari 488 Spider, Rolls-Royce Dawn and Lamborghini Huracán Spyder will be on display all together.
A few new cars that have caught my eye include The Q60, Infiniti’s answer to Audi’s A5, BMW’s 4-series, and Mercedes’ C-class coupe. Seen as a premium sports coupe, its expressive design and aggressive stance dynamics and will be on display for the first time in the UK at The London Motor Show. Boasting “Daring proportions and taut, muscular lines provide the Q60’s impulsive exterior – lower and wider than predecessors” it could be their best foray into the UK market.
MG describe their new GS as “Dynamic. Sporty. Modern.” Launching here in the UK in June it too will also make its debut at The London Motor Show. The new model is in fact the first SUV from the famed sports car company. This highly anticipated car is already being heralded as a real turning point in the history of MG.
At a mere £154,000 the recently unveiled McLaren 570GT will be making its UK debut at The London Motor Show also. Maclaren have said they’ve tried to create “the most luxurious and relaxing driving environment” and we must say the 570GT seems to have that in abundance. Panoramic roof, space for a few bags on the touring deck, this could be the most practical super car out there.
Elsewhere in the show we’re looking forward to the opportunity to look slightly crazy whilst playing Project CARS on VR headsets and being thrown around a track in the Top Gear HD Experience. Lectures from racing greats Tiff Needell, Nigel Mansell and Sir Sterling Moss who will all be on hand to talk about the new “Stop the Crash” safety initiative will also be high on our list of things to do.
We’ll be down there next week to experience everything and report back on the best in show.
The London Motor Show runs from Friday 6th May to Sunday 8th May. There are still some early bird tickets available HERE!.