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Global car events that motorheads shouldn’t miss in 2018

Car junkies, make plans to visit these cities to get your motoring fix in 2018.

1. The Performance Car Show at the NEC, Birmingham
January 11-14

This one is for those who can’t get enough of them supercars. Kicking off the year for motoring enthusiasts in the English city of Birmingham is this car event, where the public will get to feast their eyes on not one but two cool road demons. A specially commissioned Lamborghini Aventador will be unveiled at this annual show, while a bespoke Ford Mustang, fitted with the latest 2018 kit specifications, will also be on display. The Performance Car Show will be taking place alongside Autosport International, which boasts a main feature dedicated to Ferrari. Truly a car event for the supercar lovers.

2. New tracks. Every destination. Always Porsche exhibition at the Porsche Museum, Stuttgart
Until February 25

Fans of the German sports carmaker will have a reason to visit the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. Held until the end of February, this car event will focus on exploring the historical influences of the development of Porsche’s well-loved SUV, the Cayenne. And that includes a showcase of the third-generation model, of which was recently unveiled this year. And while you’re at it, there’s another special exhibition not to be missed: The 911 (901 No. 57) – A Legend Takes Off showcase, running till April 8, will present one of Porsche’s first series-production models of the iconic 911 sports car.

3. Ferrari: Under the Skin exhibition at Design Museum, London
Until April 15

The Prancing Horse may be celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, but the merriment doesn’t end here. An exhibition is being held at London’s Design Museum till April 2018 to mark this milestone in the Italian automaker’s journey. As such, the car event will explore the history and design of Ferraris, showcasing rare exhibits from private collections, as well as an exact replica of the first Ferrari ever made, the 125 S. With £140 million worth of Ferraris on display, the exhibition will offer visitors and fans a closer look into the world of car design, while marvelling at key exhibits including founder Enzo Ferrari’s driving licence, as well as the brand’s celebrity clientele the likes of Clint Eastwood, Brigitte Bardot and Gordon Ramsay.

4. RM Sotheby’s Monaco 2018 sale at the Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo
May 18

The first run of 2018 of the biennial Monaco auction by RM Sotheby’s will not just present numerous exciting lots from the automotive world. There’s something more exceptional to be offered this time around. This year, a one-of-a-kind 2018 Lamborghini Huracán RWD, designed for His Holiness Pope Francis, will be up on auction. The special edition Lamborghini pays tribute to the colours of the flag of the Vatican City and will be offered without reserve at the sale, in which all proceeds will be donated to the Pope, who will allocate funds accordingly to the Vatican’s preferred charitable organisations.

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