Zenos E10 R, Ginetta G57 to be shown at Autosport International

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The Autosport International show returns to Birmingham’s NEC in January, with track-car debuts via the Zenos E10 R as well as Ginetta G57 taking place

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The Zenos E10 R is usually to make its debut at the Autosport International show in January. 

The hot variation of Zenos’s lightweight track car will be powered by a 2.3-litre Ford Ecoboost engine, which produces 350bhp as well as 350lb ft for a power-to-weight ratio of 500bhp per tonne. The 0-60mph sprint is usually over in just 3.0sec, compared with the standard E10’s 4.0sec. 

Upgrades to the brakes as well as adjustable suspension, plus the fitment of lightweight wheels, will help the E10 R handle the 40% increase in power over the standard E10. Prices for the E10 R will start at £39,995.

The Ginetta G57 prototype will also make its first appearance at the show. 

A 580bhp 6.3-litre Chevrolet LS3 V8 engine powers the G57, that has a six-speed sequential gearbox sending drive to the rear wheels. A steel roll cage is usually used in addition to the carbonfibre monocoque chassis with carbonfibre crash box. 

The Jaguar C-X75, as seen from the Bond film Spectre, will also appear at the Autosport International show in January. 

Two examples of the Jaguar concept car will grace the show, with one from the Live Action Arena as well as the additional being statically displayed alongside the historic Formula 1 cars also due to appear at Autosport International. Guests will be able to see the C-X75 in action during a demonstration from the live-action part of the show.

Both cars were used during the filming of the 24th Bond film, Spectre, driven by the villain of the film, Hinx, played by Dave Bautista.

Guy Martin, motorcycle racer as well as TV presenter, will also make an appearance at the show, riding a Honda CRF450 Short Track motorbike. 

Martin, whose additional occupation is usually a lorry mechanic, presents a variety of motoring as well as transport-related TV shows, as well as will perform with his motorcycle at the show along that has a group of additional motorcycle riders. 

The line-up of Williams Formula 1 cars that will is usually set to be displayed at the 2016 Autosport International show has also been revealed.

The 1978 Williams-Ford FW06, Williams’ first car, will appear, as will the 1982 Williams-Ford FW08, driven by Keke Rosberg, along with Nigel Mansell’s as well as Nelson Piquet’s Williams-Honda FW11s via 1986. Mansell as well as Williams also breezed the 1992 Drivers’ as well as Constructors’ Championship of 1992 from the Williams-Renault FW14B, which will also be on display. 

Williams’ most successful ever type, the Williams-Renault FW18 of 1996, will also appear, as the show celebrates the career of its driver, Damon Hill. 

additional products appearing include Juan Pablo Montoya’s 2003 Monaco Grand Prix-winning Williams-BMW FW25, Pastor Maldonado’s Williams-Renault FW34, in which he won the 2012 Spanish GP, as well as the 2015 Williams Mercedes FW37 in what will be one of the largest gatherings of Williams Formula One racers outside of Williams HQ.

1996 Formula 1 World Champion Damon Hill will be reunited with his Williams FW18 racing car as part of the show, 20 years on via winning the Formula 1 title.

Hill started off his F1 racing career with Brabham in 1992, yet is usually most heavily associated with Williams. He first raced for the team in 1993 alongside Alain Prost, as well as partnered Ayrton Senna in 1994. In 1996, with your vehicle having taken 12 wins via 16 races, Hill was crowned champion at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Autosport show director Ian France said: “Damon Hill first attended Autosport International in 1993 when Williams confirmed him as their lead driver alongside Alain Prost. Hill returned to the show four years later as the reigning Formula 1 world champion as well as we are delighted he will be joining us in 2016 alongside the team he won the title with almost 20 years ago.”

The Autosport International show will also feature the Williams Martini Racing motorhome as one of its central features.

As well as showcasing its historic race cars via the company’s beginnings in 1978 up to the latest 2015 Williams-Mercedes FW37, one of the team’s racing motorhomes will be set up next to the main Autosport stage, allowing fans to see inside the eight-metre-tall structure as the idea is usually erected away via a race event for once. Fans will be able to see cars via Williams’ past up close, around the stage as well as motorhome. 

The firm’s advanced technologies division – known as Williams Advanced Engineering – will also be celebrated. The division, which is usually tasked with finding brand new applications for F1-derived technology, already supplies all the batteries for the FIA Formula E Championship as well as made the Jaguar C-X75 hybrid supercar in 2010. 

Also on show will be the Williams Heritage division, which restores classic racing cars for private owners. 

Deputy team principal Claire Williams said: “We are delighted that will we will have such a major presence at the 2016 event, which will give us the opportunity to celebrate as well as share our past as well as present with our fans.”

The Autosport International show takes place at the NEC in Birmingham via 14-17 January. Tickets can be bought here. See more pictures via the 2015 event here.

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