The 2008 British International Motor Show opened in the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London's Docklands on 23 July and will wid down on 3 August. The biennial event will play host to over 600 cars from over 60 cars this year, with also 20 global launches and over 30 UK and European debuts scheduled at the show. The total value of the cars on display is over £37.4 million, according to the main sponsor company Zurich Connect.
Global launches include the much anticipated Vauxhall / Opel Insignia, the first all-new model from Lotus in 12 years, Ford's super-hot Focus RS - the fastest and most dynamically advanced Focus ever and the 200mph Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed, billed as the fastest saloon car in the world. There are also stunning new offerings from Alfa Romeo, Seat, Nissan, Renault, Mazda and NICE and many more.
One of the major attraction of the show is the ultra-exclusive 'Ultimate Collection'. This private display area above the main show hall is made up of some the most spectacular cars on the planet and can only be accessed with a limited edition ticket costing £99. Cars in this section include a Pagani Zonda, the Koenigsegg CCX-R, a McLaren SLR as well as cars from Maserati and Spyker.
Other features in this motoring extravaganza include the Heritage Enclosure and Parade, which will house a unique driving display of high performance supercars from the last five decades.
The Co-operative Insurance Greener Driving Pavilion in association with Act on CO2 & Electric Vehicle Village, will feature an interactive showcase of green innovations, exciting new automotive technologies, a seminar area, tips on greener driving and an impressive collection of the latest electric cars.
The auto event will also showcase Autoglym Supercar Paddock, Disney World of Cars, Zoom-Zoom Challenge 2008, The Motor Show Music Festival and much more.
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