As one of the most celebrated events on the automotive calendar, The London Motor Show is no stranger to big-name exhibitors and next year is set to be no different, as legendary DJ Carl Cox will be displaying a selection of vehicles from his private collection. Whether we get to see Cox’s Mclaren 675s or his beautifully restored 1967 Bullet Mustang we’ll have to wait and see.
Staged at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, The London Motor Show was first held in May 2016. With a progressive and exciting format, the event is designed to appeal across the board to a wide range of motoring visitors and enthusiasts. Its inaugural showing saw celebrity guests, former motor-sport icons and some of the most lauded manufacturers in the business head to Battersea Park, and 2021’s edition promises to be even bigger and better than before.
Past shows have seen displays by H.R. Owen hogging the limelight, as in 2017 the world’s leading luxury car dealer with some of the globe’s most sought-after premium car brands – Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and BAC pulled out all the stops to create a show that lives long in the memory of British car enthusiasts.
From the single-seat BAC Mono to the Maserati Levante SUV, the H.R. Owen stand saw the latest supercars. Both cars made their UK motor show debuts that year and grabbed plenty of attention, especially the former – which was a very rare sight in the capital.
The Mono is one of the most exciting and celebrated supercars in the world and something of a bespoke icon. Every aspect of the single-seater, road-legal Mono is tailored to the requirements of the driver, including a made-to-measure steering wheel and seat.
But it’s the car’s pace and accessibility that made it truly stand out from the crowd. As well as being able to rocket from 0-60mph in 2.7 seconds, the Mono’s agile handling have earned it plaudits all over the world.
Past shows have seen Lamborghini taking centre stage with the Aventador S. Fresh from a show-stopping world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the Aventador S was a more powerful and focused version of the venerable Aventador that packed a whopping 730bhp – 40bhp more than its sibling.
The award-winning Ferrari London dealership in South Kensington – voted the best Ferrari retailer in the world in 2017– showcased the new GTC4 Lusso, Ferrari’s four seat, four-wheel-drive thoroughbred.
A facelift of the five-year-old Ferrari FF, the GTC4 was a genuine four-seater that still carried all of the drama and sense of occasion that only comes with a Ferrari. With sweeping lines and an aerodynamic figure, the GTC4 cuts an imposing figure and one that still turns plenty of heads.
As well as the most ferocious and exciting fast cars in the world, a dose of luxury is always in attendance at The London Motor Show. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London showroom, the UK’s number one Rolls-Royce dealer, showcased the stunning, performance-focused Wraith Black Badge; which gave a chance to see the new ‘alter-ego’ from the Rolls-Royce design studio.
One of the most powerful marques from Rolls-Royce ever, the Wraith Black Badge is an intoxicating and more menacing version of the coupé that continues to ooze opulence.
How the Wraith Black Badge differs from the standard Wraith includes the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy bonnet ornament, which mutated into a high-gloss black vamp. The badging and chrome detailing were also transformed with a new, darker shade.
H.R. Owen’s world-famous Bentley dealership Jack Barclay Bentley launched Bentley’s newest SUV, the seven-seat Bentayga at the show. The famous Mayfair showroom celebrated 90 years in business in 2017 and also saw record sales performances in 2016.
Maserati’s first-ever SUV, the Levante also saw its UK launch at the show and a dedicated sales team from the Maserati showroom in South Kensington will be on hand again next year with the latest stylish models.
Alec Mumford, Chairman of The London Motor Show, said: “The show always exceeds our expectations. With sell-out crowds and numerous orders taken for key models, it’s a success for both ourselves as organisers and our exhibitors.”
The next show will take place from 16th to 18th July 2021 at the iconic Battersea Park setting and accompanying a stellar line-up of new models The London Motor Show is rolling out several touches to ensure the event continues to live up to its big billing. With a concentration on technology, Evs, luxury brands, classics and city cars, there will also be new additions to the show including motorsport and motorcycle areas.
Companies will be showcasing developments related to safety, electric vehicles, fuel alternatives and even driver-less cars, and it doesn’t end when the daytime show closes. The evenings will see private previews and music events taking place with International DJ Carl Cox behind the decks, proving its worth as one of the most exciting events on the automotive calendar.