THE fiery Lamborghini Huracan, award-winning Ferrari 458 Speciale and ground-breaking BMW i8 will headline the supercars on display during the Performance Car Show this weekend.
Held alongside Europe’s biggest motorsport show, Autosport International, the Performance Car Show features collections of the latest high-octane models at Birmingham’s NEC (January 8-11).
Bringing a combined 1,800bhp to the supercar display, the Lamborghini, Ferrari and BMW will be accompanied by an emerging force, Mexico’s track-focused Vühl 05.
Unveiled last year and picking up where the Gallardo left off, the Lamborghini Huracan is aptly named with the Spanish word for hurricane.
A 5.2-litre V10 engine produces 610bhp, with the car capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds and reaching a top speed of 202mph.
In what the Italian manufacturer describes as the new benchmark in luxury super sports cars, the four-wheel-drive Huracan features a lightweight, hybrid chassis made from carbon fibre and aluminium with ceramic brakes.
With 605bhp the mid-engined Ferrari 458 Speciale is the most powerful naturally-aspirated V8 ever produced by the brand and is armed with active aerodynamics.
Sitting alongside the V10 and V8 offerings, the BMW i8 represents the future of motoring as a revolutionary yet accessible hybrid supercar.
A three-cylinder turbo engine combines with an electric motor to produce 357bhp and cover 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds, at the same time offering economy of up to 134.5mpg.
Mexican manufacturer Vuhl has made waves with its first model, the road-legal and lightweight 05 supercar.
Engineered for racetrack performance, it pairs an aluminium monocoque with a 2.0-litre Ford Ecoboost engine capable of sprinting from 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds.
Performance Car Show director Ian France said: “It goes without saying that Lamborghini and Ferrari are always two of the first names mentioned in conversations about supercars, so we’re excited to host the Huracán and 458 Speciale in the Autocar Supercar Display, along with the BMW i8 and Vuhl 05.”
Tickets for the show are available from £32 for adults, with children’s tickets priced from £21 and children under five years admitted for free. For info, visit www.performancecarshow.com.