The Autocar Performance Show is a one-of-a-kind show dedicated to the car and bike enthusiasts in this country. As the name says, this is a show about ‘performance’ machines and the entire gamut of the performance products. From the most powerful production cars and bikes in the country to crazy customized machines. From modifications that enhance vehicle performance to accessories that make cars look better and the latest sound systems to multi-media technology. It is the second biggest auto show in the country. And it’s not just viewing pleasure, at the show, visitors can get a firsthand experience of the off-road thrill of a Tata Hexa at the Hexa 4×4 Experience Zone and a rush of adrenaline with the Maruti Suzuki Autocross.
This year’s line-up includes hot favourites like the Ford Mustang, Nissan GT-R, Lamborghini Huracan, Porsche Macan, Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet, Jeep Wrangler, along with the best from Bentley, Audi, Jaguar Land Rover, Triumph Motorcycles, DSK Beneli and DSK Hyosung amongst others.
The Autocar Performance Show this year will also have a zone dedicated to car buying advice where people looking to buy a car can seek advice from the expert’s one-on-one, for free. The editorial team from What Car? India magazine will guide visitors through the car-buying process, helping them arrive at a right decision. What Car? India is the essential car-buying guide, with honest verdicts and purchasing advice across every segment.
A special feature of this year’s show is the ‘Intern with Autocar Contest’. This contest is a chance for students to intern with the Autocar India in the editorial or photography team. Entrants must click pictures at the show or write a show report and mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. One writer and one photographer will win a chance to intern with Autocar India.
The show will also showcase 2 student entrepreneurial projects from Auto Institute – an E-Vehicle, a single-seater zero emission electric powered prototype providing a mileage of 35km/hr on a single battery charged and an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) which is a conversion of Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle which cost 1/4th price of tractor and can do many farm chores faster, easier and more economically.
The History –
The first Autocar Performance Show was held in 2005 at Mumbai’s Nehru Centre. With each passing year, the show has got bigger and better. And so has been the list of exhibitors many of whom have used this platform to showcase their latest and their best. Over 97,000 visitors last year bear testimony to the show’s high-adrenaline appeal.
About Autocar India –
Since its launch in September 1999, Autocar India has established itself as the clear leader in automotive journalism. It has earned an enviable reputation for its high level of editorial content and production standards – a feature that has been commended by the industry and consumers alike. Autocar India takes forward the legacy of the oldest automobile magazine in the world with a history of more than 100 years and according to the recent IRS-2009 R1 report, Autocar India has the highest readership amongst automobile magazines in India.
Autocar India has developed a reputation of being the first with the news. It was the first magazine in the world to review the Tata Nano and show the interiors of the car.