Here's what you can expect from the biggest and best London Motor Show yet

By Marius Borg Høiby | 17 May 2018 | Move

From luxury cars to world record breaking concepts, Tempus' Marius Borg Høiby says this year's London Motor Show is the one to beat

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* Luxury cars on display at the London Motor Show

The annual London Motor Show is one of Europe's most prestigious highlights for any car enthusiast, and this year is no exception, as the event comes to the ExCel London from 17 – 20 May. The impressive change in venue comes after more than 25,000 visitors attended in 2017, eagerly awaiting the new launches and vintage cars displayed at the event.

So with the promise of it being bigger and better than ever before, what can we expect from the local show with truly international flavour?

The Lightening EV1 takes pride of place outside the ExCel centre and inside fans can inspect the Bloodhound SSC, the rocket-like vehicle attempting to smash the World Land Speed Record by accelerating to speeds of over 1,000mph next year. Inside Luxury Pavillion 2 brands including Jaguar, Aston Martin, Tesla and Ferrari are displaying their latest and best loved creations.

UK-based company Eagle is brining two cars to the show, a classic Jaguar E-Type and their own Eagle Speedster E-Type. In my opinion, the Jaguar E-Type is the most beautiful car ever made, and when Eagle took a shot at redefining perfection the created one of the most superb vehicles on the planet – it even made Jeremy Clarkson scream in amazement.

One brand new piece of prime British engineering you can expect to see at this year's show is the Noble M600 CarbonSport. A made-in-the-UK carbon fibre beast of a machine with an impressive 662bhp, this car is expected to be one of the stars of the show. With its huge engine and sleek looks, it's certainly got the home turf advantage. >>

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* London Motor Show patron Prince Michael of Kent inspects a Bluebird engine

An international first, Tesla's 90D model has been rebuilt to a shooting break, offering something most car fans won't see every day. Norfolk-based company Qwest has done an exceptional job of remaking this already-good looking luxury saloon into something even more exciting – it doesn't look quite finished, but it is well worth a look.

But if you're one to ignore the aesthetic in favour of handling, TRV's first car since its 2013 relaunch is expected to be a blast to drive. The brand new Griffith was revealed in September 2017, and with a 5.0 litre V8 engine it's one of the most promising pedal-to-the-metal vehicles at the show this year.

Along with the usual exhibitions, visitors can expect stunts, live shows, and the chance to get up close and personal with some of their favourite machines, promising that the new and improved London Motor Show will live up to the hype.

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* The rocket-like Bloodhound SSC will attempt to smash the World Land Speed Record by accelerating to speeds of over 1,000mph
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