The MPH Show - NEC, Birmingham
11th Nov 2005, 17:27:54
A friend got us a couple of tickets to see MPH 05. It was good.
As well as the live show featuring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and Tiff Needell there were static exhibits:
Alfa Romeo 159
The 159 is such a pretty car, but black does not suit it
New Nissan Skyline
Aston Martin DB9
It's big and it's red. The Diablo was attracting more interest than any other car at the show.
I forget what this was, but it's got the meanest looking rear end I've seen:
Renault Sport Clio 182 'Trophy'
This Clio was on the 'Evo' magazine stand. The Recaro seats were superb and I want one.
Ferrari F430 Spider
A Naked Aston
C8 Spyker T
The Nissan 350Z Clarkson stuffed into a wall disguised as a curtain
This British car holds the world record time of 9.8 seconds for a run from 0-100-0MPH. It has a 685BHP V8 and is road legal.
Two Lotus Exiges
Mercedes CLS 55 AMG.
New Ford Focus ST
New Jaguar XK
I believe that this is the first time that this car had been seen in public
Don't let Russ Swift near your Toyota Aygo
I had not heard of this car before. It has 750BHP, 700lb ft torque and a top speed of ~250MPH due to its twin turbocharged 7 litre V8. It is the USA's only mid-engined supercar.
Man farting at a Saleen S7