The London Motor Show 2017: A Borro Review

London Motor Show

The London Motor Show began in 1903 as the British International Motor Show. It ran until 2008, taking place first at Crystal Palace, Olympia and finally at ExCel. The show relaunched at Battersea Park in 2016.

Borro decided to attend “the motoring event of the year” and see the latest wonders of the automobile world. Here are the cars that we believe are worthy of a show of their own.

The Lamborghini Aventador S

London Motor Show

Upon entering the ‘Luxury Cars’ section of the show, we were greeted with this striking pure white Lamborghini that immediately drew crowds to it. But it’s not just the muscular build of the car that makes this car appealing. It is able to achieve 217mph as it holds a 6.5L V12 engine that achieves 740hp – an upgrade from its previous model.

London Motor Show

This car can reach 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds. Perhaps this is because it is extremely lightweight due to its carbon fiber body. It would cost a lucky buyer $350,000 to get their hands on this sweet supercar.

Jaguar 5.3 E-Type

London Motor Show

We were so glad to see a classic in amongst the newbies, and what better way to stand out than in fiery red. Its physique is both sleek and curvy, with a timeless feel about it. It’s a 2 door convertible with its engine located at the front. Jaguars like this sell for around $78,000.

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The engine is just as magnificent as the body that holds it. It’s a 5.3-liter engine which is able to achieve 253hp and a top speed of 217 mph. its takes it just 7.4 seconds to reach 60mph, a lot longer than the Lamborghini Aventador S, but it’s a classic car and I’m sure we can spare those few seconds.

BAC Mono

London Motor Show

This is the BAC Mono and is the first attempt by Briggs Automotive Company to produce a single-seated car for the public road. Only 50 of these will be made per year and there’s already a massive line of prospective buyers.

London Motor Show

If we were to compare this to the Lamborghini Aventador S, it’d got nothing on its engine. It has a small 2.5 liter Monotune engine, powering 305bhp. It can reach 170mph and 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds. But remember, its purpose is as a road car, not a supercar. So in that case, it’s probably one of the most extreme road cars around. Not to mention more expensive, costing the buyer around $160,000.

So there are our top 3 picks from the London Motor Show. Of course there was plenty more to see, but you’ll have to head down there yourself next year if you want to capture all of these stunning cars.

Images supplied by author. 

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About the Author:

Maryke wrote about luxury asset trends for Borro Private Finance.