The 2011 motorsport season has officially kicked off with the opening of the annual Autosport International show - and Autocar has been live in Birmingham to bring you the pick of the action and show stars.
If you're coming to the show over the next three days make sure you come and see the Autocar stand, where you can get up close and personal with three of last year's most memorable new cars: the Ferrari 458 Italia, the Mercedes SLS AMG and the Aston Martin Rapide.
Caterham dominated proceedings on the first day of the show with the launch of its Caterham-Lola SP/300.R, a sports prototype that is the first all-new Caterham in almost two decades. Rival firm Radical was been busy, revealing its first ever model design specifically for road use - the SR3 SL. And Ariel was another British sports cart firm choosing to launch a new product at the show with its new Atom Mugen special edition.
Lotus, as it did at the Paris motor show last year with its road cars, unveiled a whole range of new racers across five different race categories. The centrepiece was the new Lotus Renault GP F1 car complete with its JPS-inspired black-and-gold livery.