3,000bhp supercar selection set for BirminghamTue, 24 Dec 2013
THE NEW age of efficiency appears not to be dampening manufacturers’ desire to build high-performance flagship cars, with 3,000bhp worth of shiny new models set to descend on Birmingham’s Performance Car Show in January.
Among the headliners are the Jaguar XKR-S GT, the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, McLaren 12C Sprint and Aston Martin Vanquish.
The Ferrari steals the outright performance headlines, with 0-62mph dispatched in just three seconds and 100mph disappearing in only 6.5 seconds, courtesy of a melodious 6.3-litre V12 engine under the long bonnet.
However, the Aston Martin is likely to capture the most hearts on the day, with visitors to the show not really needing to hear the noise of its 565bhp V12 engine or feel its 183mph top speed to know that they really, really want one.
It’s not all internal combustion, though, with the fully electric Tesla Model S afforded a prime position within the illustrious line-up.
“For fans of road-going performance, we’re delighted to provide an opportunity to see a fantastic range of spectacular cars up close,” said Ian France, Performance Car Show Director.
“It’s not every day that you can walk amongst prestigious cars limited to a production run of just 20, and Autocar’s supercar display will deliver that experience.”
Caterham is also using the show to let Brits get up close with its AeroSeven concept for the first time, while brands including Vauxhall, Abarth and Porsche are all displaying cars.
The show, which opens on January 9 and runs for four days, is not cheap to attend with adult tickets £31 each. Children aged five or older cost £20, with under-fives free.
By Press Association reporter