Day one of the Performance Car Show has been a success, with multiple launches, insightful interviews and a wide range of features to entertain the crowds.
The Performance Car Show runs alongside Autosport International, Europe’s premier pre-season motorsport show, which takes place until Sunday at the NEC in Birmingham.
Renowned for its unrivalled line-up of draw-dropping metal, the Performance Car Show did not disappoint on opening day.
At the heart of the action is the Motor1 UK Feature, with six head-turning muscle cars including the 592bhp Jaguar XE SV Project 8, the most powerful road-legal Jaguar ever built and crowned the fastest production-spec saloon car to ever lap the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife. It is joined on the feature by a special-liveried Mission Motorsport Jaguar F-Type SVR.
This is accompanied by the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR, which makes its UK debut at the show. Another car to make its debut at the show is the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST. The McLaren 570S GT4 and the much-hyped Porsche 991.2 GT3, with its 493bhp Cup-derived 4.0-litre engine, also takes pride of place on the Motor 1 UK feature.
A noticeable draw for the crowds on day one was the Social Influencer Hangout, lead by popular supercar vlogger Shmee150, with his Mercedes AMG GT R. Shmee150 will be entertaining crowds throughout the weekend in the Live Action Arena, with an enviable line-up of supercars in the show.
The show also saw the much-anticipated reveal of the specially-commissioned Liberty Walk EU Lamborghini Aventador, with its bespoke body kit and specially tuned 6.5L V12 engine producing 800bhp. One of the biggest names in supercar tuning, Liberty Walk EU has also brought its bespoke 5-litre Ford Mustang for the four days of the show.
Elsewhere in the world of high-performance manufacturers, Scott Gibson of Velgen Wheels launched a new range of Velgen forged wheels to the UK. RaceChip also revealed a line of four new chip products including the RaceChip GTS Black, the RaceChip GTS as well as the RaceChip RS and tS and the recently released throttle tuning XLR.
In the world of on-track race performance, XITE revealed their 2018 XITE World Rallycross car, which will be driven by British rising star, Oliver Bennett this year.
Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) also returned to the Performance Car Show for the 2018 BAC Mono’s first-ever public showing, featuring a whole host of new standard technology – including a lightweight, lithium-ion battery.