2018 Autocar Performance Show begins

by Soham Thakur, Autocar India 13 Dec 2018

The 13th edition of the Autocar Performance Show has commenced today. Held at the MMRDA grounds in Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai from December 13-16, the show is sure to enthral auto enthusiasts as it has on display the best from the world of cars and bikes. Narain Karthikeyan, the first Indian to race in Formula 1, was the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony.

This year, the Autocar Performance Show boasts a record number of brands participating, including Porsche, Maserati, Lamborghini, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Jeep, Mini, Skoda, Hyundai, Renault, Honda, Maruti Suzuki Arena, Tata Motors, Ford and Mahindra & Mahindra. There are a number of two-wheeler heavyweights as well, like Ducati, Kawasaki, BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson, Triumph Motorcycles, Motoroyale Kinetic, Suzuki and TVS Motor. Two brands making their debut in Mumbai are Kia Motors and MG Motor. Kia Motors will display the Stinger GT and the Sportage SUV models, whereas MG Motor will provide a glimpse of its model line-up in India at the 2018 Autocar Performance Show.   

Enthusiasts will also appreciate the line-up of performance cars at APS 2018. Cars like the all-new BMW M2 Competition, Audi A5 and RS5, Mercedes-AMG E 63 S and Maserati GranTurismo S are on display, alongside SUVs like the Lamborghini Urus and the Mercedes-AMG G 63. Other models showcased are the Nissan Kicks, Maserati Ghibli and Levante, Porsche Cayenne and the Volvo XC40 and XC90.  

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Hormazd Sorabjee, Editor, Autocar India said, “The Autocar Performance Show has grown to become bigger and better, and this year, we have had a record number of brands taking part. We are delighted to give car and bike lovers in Mumbai the opportunity to see the most exciting cars and bikes under one roof.”

A number of exotic cars are also in attendance at the Autocar Performance Show’s Supercar Gallery powered by Mumbai’s largest supercar group, Throttle97. Enthusiasts will love the beauties on display such as the Ferrari 488, Aston Martin DB11 and an Audi R8 V10, among others. Mahindra will also showcase their challenger for the fifth season of Formula E, the M5 Electro racecar.

Motorcycle aficionados are also in for a treat. Kawasaki has put up its entire Ninja line-up, Motoroyale has brought in a number of models from its multi-brand range, while Triumph is showcasing the Street Triple RS, Tiger 800XRx and the Bonneville Bobber. Additionally, the Ducati stand has the Panigale V4 superbike on display, alongside the Monster 795. The Kawasaki Ninja H2 and the Honda CBR1000RR can be seen at the Superbike Gallery.

Also part of the  2018 Autocar Performance Show are live performance zones like the Mahindra 4x4 Zone, Red Bull’s Formula 1 simulator and RaceDynamics’ dynamometer which allows two-wheeler owners to test and see how much power and torque their machines really produce.

An estimated 1,00,000 visitors are expected to visit the Autocar Performance Show over the next four days. Make sure you visit it too and witness the latest and greatest from the auto industry.  

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