Built in Britain. Celebrating all that’s great in British automotive engineering.
McLaren Automotive is a British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports cars, located at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey.
Following the global launch of McLaren Automotive in 2010, the groundbreaking 12C was launched in 2011, the 12C Spider in 2012, and the limited-run McLaren P1™ went into production in 2013. In keeping with its plan to introduce a new model each year, the company unveiled the 650S, in Coupé and Spider form in 2014, and has announced the Sports Series among the models to be introduced in 2015. The brand continues to expand, and McLaren posted a profit during 2013 – only the third year of vehicle production. This was followed in 2014, by a third consecutive year of growth in sales with a record 1,648 vehicles delivered via a dedicated global network of retailers in every major automotive market.
Ahead of the summer season, the family-run British manufacturer will launch its 2018 van, based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314 SWB, which is hand-built in Britain and distributed across the world. Famous for producing bespoke ice cream vans for the global market, Whitby Morrison has provided the vehicles that drive smiles on faces in streets across the world since 1962, from its purpose-built facility in Cheshire.
The iconic British sports car manufacturer TVR will be showcasing its newest creation, the Griffith. TVR is a company proud of its British heritage, and the name ‘Griffith’ is definitive for the marque. It first appeared in 1963, then again in 1990 – and now in 2018.
On display will be the fastest and most powerful Lister car ever created, the 666bhp Lister supercar, which is based on the Jaguar F-Type SVR.
Triumph will showcase two stylishly crafted bikes from its modern classic range. The Leicester-based manufacturer will be displaying the beautifully imposing and iconically-styled Thruxton 1200 R and the brand new Bonneville Bobber Black.
Founded in 1984, Eagle is recognised worldwide as one of the leading E-Type restorers, famed for its special evolutions of the legendary Jaguar – notably the globally celebrated Speedster, Low Drag GT and Spyder GT models. Eagle will showcase its unique Speedster E-Type as well as a regular E-Type Coupe.
Designed, engineered and manufactured at Noble’s Leicestershire base, the twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 M600 CarbonSport boasts a power output of 662bhp, resulting in a top speed of an estimated 225mph and a 0-60mph time of just 3.5 seconds.
CCM Motorcycles will display its sell-out Spitfire model. Developed by CCM’s exclusive SkunkwerX division, the track-inspired street bike boasts a dry weight of 121kg and comes with bespoke suspension and shock systems to give the rider a powerful and comfortable experience.
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