The Supercars of the 2018 London Motor Show

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Next week, the 2018 Confused.com London Motor Show speeds into the capital from 17th to 20th May.

The 2018 show is the biggest and most interactive to date, all coming to you live from the London ExCel Centre in east London.

In the coming weeks, we will be bringing you exclusive previews of what you can see live at the show with this week’s pick being the fastest and most exclusive car of them all, the supercar.

Here, we run you through just some of the most exotic metal on display in the capital from throughout the show:.

Aston Martin Vanquish S Red 10

This special Vanquish S brings together two of the most iconic marquees in British history with the creation of just ten ‘Vanquish S Red Arrows’ models, all are a unique tribute to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows.

All ten examples were officially approved by the Ministry of Defence, making it one of the rarest Aston Martins ever to come out of Gaydon. Hiding beneath that sculpted bonnet is a 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 595bhp, good for 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds and 201mph of top speed.

BMW i8 Roadster

The world’s first hybrid supercar finally arrives in roadster form. The BMW i8 has been around for a few years now, but a refresh brings us this open top version. The Roadster follows the same design as its hardtop cousin, gaining only 60kg in the process of losing its roof.

Powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged triple cylinder engine, and an advanced electric motor, it produces 374bhp giving it a 0-62mph time of 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 155mph.

As it’s a hybrid, it will also crack 30 miles of distance on pure EV power alone, while achieving a CO2 emissions figure of just 42g/km.

Eagle Low Drag GT

When thinking of the most beautiful cars in the world, it’s impossible not to mention the Eagle Low Drag GT. Heavily based on the Jaguar E-Type (also a beautiful car), it is a bespoke remake of a classic that involves a whole lot more power and fury.

Every single part of the car has been lightened and fettled, to give it a 4.7-litre straight six motor pushing out 345bhp. With all the lightweight components, the Low Drag GT tips the scales at 1,038kg giving it a sub 5-second 0-62mph time.

Lister Thunder

If ever there was a car with the sign of the devil in it, the Lister Thunder is it with a power figure of 666bhp.

Based on the Jaguar F-type, it features a highly tuned version of the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine. Just 99 examples will be produced with each costing £140,000 a piece.

The result of all this tweaking is a 0-60mph time of 3.2 seconds, with a colossal top speed of 208mph.

Bloodhound SSC

OK, so this final entry on the list is not exactly a supercar, because it is the fastest car the world has ever seen.

It’s powered by a Jaguar Supercharged V8 engine (auxiliary power only), and a Rolls Royce EJ200 Jet Engine with a Nammo Rocket Engine to provide the thrust. Add all of these formidable power sources together, and the Bloodhound SSC produces a genuinely staggering 135,000 thrust horsepower.

It has already hit 200mph on a shakedown test run in 2017, with the plan for 2018 being to hit 500mph in Africa later this year. After this the Bloodhound team plan the final and most ambitious speed run ever seen, a world record-shattering 1000mph.

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Which of these supercars are you most excited to see in London in May? Get in on the comments and let us know.

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Comments (5)
  • Can't wait to see theses on the sunday!

    5 months ago
  • well done on drivetribe news hitting 5oo thousand tribe members.

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  • Great article 👍🏻

    We’re attending on Saturday 19th. Can’t wait!

    5 months ago
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