We run through some of the cars to look for at this weekend’s event; Autocar will be on hand in our Subaru BRZ long-termer

The Coventry Motofest returns to the ring road of one of the motor industry’s most influential cities this weekend.

A long list of exotic, iconic and classic machinery will take to the streets in order to celebrate cars and motorbikes of all shapes and sizes. We run through some of the cars to look out for below.

Check back here over the weekend, as we'll be adding pictures and videos as the event takes place.

Click here for a gallery of last year's event

Power Maxed Racing BTCC Vauxhall Astra

The car that marked Vauxhall’s return to British touring car racing will take to the ring road fresh from its last jaunt at Oulton Park.

Nissan R35 GT-R FIA GT1

As fast as an LMP1 Le Mans racer and twice as angry to behold, expect this ferocious racing GT-R super-coupé to dispose of its rear rubber very quickly.

Jaguar XJR-9

One of the most iconic prototypes to have ever taken to the track, the Silk Cut-liveried Jaguar XJR-9, winner of the 1988 Le Mans 24 Hours, will demonstrate its hair-raising V12 tone.

Mini Challenge

For one weekend only, a Mini Challenge UK racer will be safe from the bumper-banging world of its championship, driven by Charlie Butler-Henderson.

Ginetta G55

The Ginetta G55 is among the finest driver’s racing cars in the world. One will be driven by BTCC racer Ollie Jackson.

Jaguar XJ13

Few stillborn racing cars are as pretty as the XJ13. Just one prototype was built, and it’ll make a rare return to daylight over the weekend.

Our Verdict

Subaru BRZ

The BRZ and the GT86 are two peas from the same pod, but we find out if the Subaru moniker makes it a different beast to the superb Toyota?

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