Qatar Motor Show kicks off
Doha, January 29, 2013
Qatar Motor Show, the region’s biggest automotive event showcasing brands and vehicles from across the globe, including family sedans, SUVs, luxury vehicles, motorcycles and sports cars, opened in Doha today.
The event was inaugurated by Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, and will run until February 2 at Doha Exhibition Centre.
A total of 120,000 visitors walked through the doors of the 2012 Qatar Motor Show, but with more exhibitors this year, more events, more premieres, and more regional interest, this year’s motor show will see record-breaking attendance, said co-hosts Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), q.media Events, and GL Events.
Twenty-six new cars will be revealed at the show. Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, Bertone, Ford, Ferrari, Kia, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes, Mini, Mitsubishi, and Toyota will regionally premiere their latest models.
In addition, Bentley, Brabus, Lamborghini and W Motors will showcase models never seen before worldwide.
One of the most anticipated world premieres will be that W Sports futuristic Lykan Hypersport 2013. The first hypercar designed in the Middle East, the Lykan Hypersport will woo visitors with its high-performance specs and luxurious styling (which includes diamond-encrusted LED lights).
Only seven units of this model will be produced, and each will be offered for nearly $3.4 million.
Additionally, Automobili Lamborghini starts the celebrations for its fiftieth anniversary: 100 years of innovation in half the time, during this year’s Qatar Motor Show, by launching Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster for one of its first public appearances.
Following the announcement of the car in November 2012 this new open top car is the Roadster version of the V12 Aventador LP 700-4 coupe that was first seen in the region at last year’s Qatar Motor Show. – TradeArabia News Service