11-14 January 2018

CARS

Autosport 2017

Cars on display in 2017

Cars on display in 2017

A number of extravagant vehicles joined us at the show this year. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements on what will be joining us in 2018.

Autocar and PistonHeads.com Supercar feature

Lexus LC500 V8 Sport

Lexus LC500 V8 Sport

  • High-performance machine from Japan – the Lexus LC500 V8 Sport.
Ford GT

Ford GT

  • The mid-engined Ford GT is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine developing 600hp and is one of the most eagerly anticipated hypercars around.
Aston Martin DB11

Aston Martin DB11

  • Aston Martin DB11 – the replacement for the venerable and beautiful DB9. Autocar wrote of the DB11.
Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible

Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible

  • The big cat is capable of hitting 195mph and team of engineers from Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations has turned this car into the most extreme version of the F-TYPE yet
Ferrari California T Handling Speciale

Ferrari California T Handling Speciale

  • Brings an extra edge to the California and is currently Autocar’s top pick of the range.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

  • Features one of the largest rear wings of any current supercar on sale. The current generation GT3 RS has already become a cult hero and delivers one of the purest driving experiences of any supercar available today

Ligier JS P3

  • Has proven success after winning both the 2016 European Le Mans Series and V de V Championship.
     
  • The LMP3 category was launched by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) in 2015
     
  • In 2017, the marque is entering the first full season of Le Mans Prototype racing in the UK, the British Prototype Cup.
Ligier JS P3

Celebrating 50 years of racing: Formula Ford

Ayrton Senna’s Van Diemen RF81

Ayrton Senna’s Van Diemen RF81

Lotus 51

Lotus 51

FORD RS500 COSWORTHS 

  • The RS500 went on to become one of the most successful Group A touring cars of all time
     
  • A unique opportunity to see up to 14 of these cars together on one stand (Hall 19).
     
  • Fans will also have the chance to see the first ever RS500 to compete in DTM.
     
  • The RS500 holds the record for the most consecutive wins in the BTCC – 40 in a row.

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

Liberty Walk Supercars stand

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The Japanese-founded exotic car tuning company presented a specially-modified Lamborghini Aventador and a Ferrari 458 which had never been seen in public in the UK before.
The famed Lamborghini Aventador is one of the world's most popular hypercars, regularly seen on city streets globally. Since its unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009, the Ferrari 458 has won multiple accolades by the world’s top media for being one of the most engaging and responsive supercars around.

 

WORLD-FIRST DISPLAY OF REMAINING LOTUS 49s

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  • The Lotus type 49 was designed in conjunction with the Ford DFV engine.
     
  • Autosport International is the only place to see this unrivalled collection of iconic Lotus 49s in one place
     
  • From 1967 to 1970 they were raced by Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jo Siffert, Jackie Oliver, Mario Andretti, Jochen Rindt, Richard Attwood, John Miles and Emerson Fittipaldi


 

  • The show will host a display featuring all seven remaining Lotus type 49 cars thanks to Classic Team Lotus.
     
  • Celebrations at Autosport International to mark 50 years since this pioneering F1 car first raced.
     
  • To this day, the Lotus 49 realised the greatest step in Grand Prix performance ever



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Celebrate 50 years of Rallycross

50 years of Rallycross was celebrated at the show and in the Live Action Arena. The segment will included 10 classic racers, such as the Porsche 911R which won the first ever Rallycross race at Lydden Circuit in 1967 and a selection of Group B icons such as the Audi Quattro.

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