- Visitors to the Performance Car Show are being treated to a thrilling display of super saloons and supercars
- Marking thirty years since the homologation-special Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth launched in the UK, the Performance Car Show is hosting an incredible line-up of road and race versions
- What’s more, the Autocar and PistonHeads Supercar feature includes the Ford GT, Honda NSX, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, McLaren 570S GT4 and Aston Martin DB11 on the showpiece feature stand
- Visitors can also enjoy a refreshing pitstop at the Pie and Piston
- Running from 12-15 January at the Birmingham NEC, make sure you get your tickets at www.performancecarshow.com
Whether you’re into legendary fast Fords or supercars from the likes of Aston Martin, McLaren and Porsche, the Performance Car Show has it all.
Opening its doors today, the event is being held in Hall 19 at the Birmingham NEC and runs until 15th January, celebrating all things performance in motoring, from road cars to racers and lots else besides.
Headlining the event is a very special display of rarefied Sierra RS500 Cosworths to mark the iconic performance car’s 30th anniversary. Cars at the NEC include the Andy Lloyd-owned RS500 that raced in the Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC) and Bathurst 1000 enduros in the 1987 and 1988 seasons with Dick Johnson behind the wheel and the Mobil-liveried RS500 (chassis AREKAL 0288), which raced in the 1988 season of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) with Andy Rouse driving.
Fans have also been treated to the sight of first ever RS500 to compete in DTM, resplendent in iconic black and red Texaco livery, alongside the 1988 BTCC RS500 driven by Laurence Bristow, finished in the Rouse CAM Shipping livery.
The Sierra RS500 Cosworth was first announced back in July 1987 and homologated in August of the same year. To satisfy the homologation requirements for Group A Touring Car racing, 500 road-going RS500s were produced – all in RHD exclusively for the UK market with modifications to the engine and, famously, the aerodynamics with that big ‘whale tail’ and front and rear splitters.
As for head-turning thoroughbreds of a different nature, there’s no shortage at the Peformance Car Show thanks to the Autocar and PistonHeads.com Supercar feature, which has debuts from the 2017 Ford GT, all-new hybrid-powered Honda NSX, Aston Martin DB11, the Ferrari California T Handling Speciale, Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible and Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
If it’s pure track thrills you’re after then look no further than the McLaren 570S GT4, which features a host of modifications over the road car on which it is based.
That’s not it though. One of the biggest names in automotive tuning, Liberty Walk EU, has been wowing crowds with its bespoke supercars. The Japanese-founded exotic car tuning company presented a specially-modified Lamborghini Aventador and a Ferrari 458 which have never been seen in public in the UK before.
The two unique Liberty Walk EU supercars have been joined at the Performance Car Show by a bespoke Nissan GTR and Mini updated with the latest kit specification. The cars on display have been presented by The Performance Company, the UK’s largest performance parts wholesaler and exclusive importer for the very best tuning products. Both stands will be exhibiting a full range of Liberty Walk clothing and merchandise throughout all four days at the NEC in January.
The Performance Car Show in association with Autocar and PistonHeads takes place alongside Autosport International at the NEC in Birmingham between 12-15 January. The 2017 show will boast a main feature dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Williams F1 team. The British constructor which started racing in Formula One in 1977, will be bringing four iconic former racing machines to the show, including one of its earliest racing cars, the FW07. The FW14B and FW18 in which Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill won their world championships during the 1992 and 1996 seasons respectively will also be on display alongside the 2003 car, the FW25.
Get your tickets to the Performance Car Show at by visiting the website at www.performancecarshow.com today.