The Motorexpo 2015, 20th annual UK event kicks off in a few days time, running from 8 to 14 June at Canary Wharf. The event is open to the public from Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm; entrance is free. Initially the idea was to allow local workers time to view luxury new cars without having to take time off work.
Now, the event is firmly ensconsed in the motoring calendar and is now a go to event for motoring geeks. The cars displayed are usually getting their first public viewings. Highlights in the past have included the UK launch of the Aston Martin Vanquish and the Tesla Model S in the 2014 show. At the 2013 show the Skoda Superb and Jaguar XJR had their UK debut. Aston Martin stole the show in 2009 when they debuted the Aston Martin DBS and the Vantage V12.
This year the highlights include the Abarth 695 biposo, the ‘Smallest Supercar’ designed for the road. For luxury and speed, look no further than the Bentley Continental GT Speed, with 635 PS and 820 Nm of torque and a maximum speed of 206 mph it exudes pure class and elegance. If you go down there do check out the Ferrari 458 Speciale, which produces 597hp and represents the most extreme road cars you will find at the show. The Lamborghini Superleggera Edizione Tecnica and Lamborghini Aventador and the Maserati Ghibli showcase the best in Italian motoring.
Zenos Cars are a fairly new British sports car company, co founded by Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards who met at Lotus Cars in 1999. Their ethos is to create affordable and lightweight sports cars and the team includes professionals from Caterham Cars, Lotus and Tesla. Based in Norfolk they manufacture fun two-seater sports cars and their first model the E10 starts from only £24,995 and is highly likely to be at the show. We love their great designs and what Zenos calls their 'track agility'.
If you get the chance we strongly recommend you head down there and let us know what you thought of the show. Also, please show your support for a new homemade company, Zenos. Look out for the 'drive me' signs as some manufacturers will have some cars you can road test on the roads around Canary Wharf.