London’s 20th Annual Motor Expo kicked off yesterday in Canary Wharf and is set to run until the 14th June before it moves onto Toronto later this month and New York in September.
One word. Nine Letters. Yes that is correct- the Aventador was a show stealer at the Canary Wharf Motor Expo 2015. The Aventador is as safe as a 691 brake horse power beast can ever be expected to be! However you may be witness to a few accidents as heads are going to be turning and you’re going to be a massive distraction to your average Joe driving past you! The Aventador was originally launched back in February of 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show and was introduced to replace the decade old Murciélago and is still awe inspiring at this years Canary Wharf Motor Expo over four years later![full_width]
Lotus- the heart of British sports cars. This year the Canary Wharf Motor Expo hosted some impressive manufacturers and Lotus was one of them. With benchmark handling and one of the purest driving experiences (thanks to its light weight body, efficiency and its top technology) Lotus is the lovechild of motor sport and remarkable engineering.
As you walk towards the centre of Canary Wharf Motor Expo; Abarth is one the first stands you are likely to come across with the 595 on display. Although the 595 isn’t quite the 695 BIPOSTO which is quite literally the world’s “smallest supercar” and will have you flying from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 5.9 seconds with a top speed of 143 miles per hour it is still a fun little motor and whilst it’s top speed is slightly less at 130 miles per hour; it can still accelerate pretty quickly at 7.4 seconds (from 0 to 62 miles per hour).
Land Rover and Jaguar probably had the largest number of cars on display which is truly indicative of the variety the sister companies offer to consumers and companies alike. My personal favourite was a Range Rover with back seats similar to First Class on a plane. The leather was soft and well polished and passengers can relax in the rear seats with tables and televisions in the rear of the drivers and front passenger’s headrests. As much as I’d want to own and drive this car; I wouldn’t turn up a long road trip as a passenger either! Personally- to own (or lease) a Land Rover is my idea of success. They are so brilliantly manufactured and although I deal with them every single day- I never tire of them as they are all so different and have their own little characteristics; from Evoque to Discovery Sport to Vogue- there really is a Land Rover for everyone.[full_width][/full_width]
After reading the “Show Stars” section of the Canary Wharf Motor Expo’s official site; I was excited to see what Lumma design would look like on the Range Rover Sport which is already one of my favourite Land Rover models. Lumma have been doing their thing since 1987 and have consistently produced beautiful products that have the characteristic “Lumma” stamp on them- they are instantly recognisable. The Range Rover Sport; as the name suggests is very sporty and energetic. However with a wave of their magic design wand- Lumma manage to make it sportier. Curves and grille galore the Range Rover Sport is certainly a lowrider to be reckoned with and was one of my top 5 at this year’s Canary Wharf Motor Expo. [full_width][/full_width]
Who doesn’t love a Porsche? Canary Wharf Motor Show certainly had plenty of Porsche fans with the Porsche 911 (991) GTS in tow. From 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds and with a top speed of 196 miles per hour; this beautiful piece of machinery is even more powerful than its forefathers.
“You actually feel part of the car, rather than just in the driving seat” – Canary Wharf’s summary.
Go on. Take a moment. Take a moment to sit back in your seat, with your eyes closed and picture yourself as the proud owner of a Maserati Quattroporte. Nice isn’t it? I just posed this question to my colleagues- “What would you rather own? A Porsche, Lamborghini or Maserati?” Maserati. Maserati. Maserati. In a room of automotive fans and people who are behind the running of this website- no one (within earshot of me) went for the Lamborghini. My theory is that’s probably because you’d never be able to (legally) push it to its full potential in our little suburban corner of the world. Maserati is perfect for the working man (or woman) to fantasise about in terms of a luxury “executive car” because with leasing; it’s not as out of reach as you think. (link takes you to our business contract hire page for Maserati)[full_width][/full_width]
Alongside the above beauties- Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley and BMW made an appearance at the Motor Expo with DUEM, Ferrari and Infiniti. I mentioned briefly Jaguar who had a rather large exhibition with Land Rover at this years Motor Expo. They were also joined by Mercedes- Benz, Rolls Royce, SMART and Tesla. Overall the Canary Wharf Motor Expo was a great hit and there were some beautiful vehicles on display.
For more pictures from my experience at last weeks Canary Wharf Motor Expo – please head over to our Facebook album here!