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British Motor Show gets set to open

Which? video reports of the show will be online

British International Motor Show logo

More than £37m worth of cars will be on display at the British International Motor Show when it opens at London’s Excel tomorrow.

The show – which runs until 3 August – will feature 600 cars from 60 car brands.

There will be 23 global launches – including that of the Vauxhall Insignia and the first entirely new Lotus model in 13 years – as well as more than 50 UK and European launches. 

Ford Focus RS

Other firsts at the show include the Ford Focus RS – seen as the fastest and most dynamically advanced Focus yet – and the 200mph Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed, which has been billed as the fastest saloon car in the world. 

The show will also feature a collection of the world’s most desirable ‘supercars’, including the Jaguar XJ220 and the Ferrari F40.

Organisers add that visitors will be able to race the latest Mazda sports cars, and drive Land Rover’s ‘Ultimate Experience’.

Video reports

Experts from Which? will be attending the show’s press launch today; we will video highlights that we’ll publish at www.which.co.uk.

Which? Car editor Richard Headland said: ‘We’re looking forward to seeing what the 2008 motor show has in store for visitors – we’ll be reporting back on Wednesday, with videos from the show floor.’

Tickets are available through the British International Motor Show website or by calling 0871 230 5588. They cost £25 for a family pass (two adults and two children), with individual tickets starting at £10 for an adult weekday pass and £6 for a child’s ticket (five to 16 years).

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