The show, which kicks off a new season of competitive racing will be open to the public on 14 and 15 January, and provides a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the best cars in the world of motorsport. The show will also be hosting a star studded line up, including Scottish Formula One driver Paul Di Resta and BBC F1 presenting duo David Coulthard and Jake Humphrey.
Joining the Formula One contingent are eight-times 24 Hours of Le Mans victor Tom Kristensen, sports car superstar Allan McNish and touring car experts Rob Huff and Jason Plato, as well as Boyzone's Shane Lynch; now a front-runner in the British Drift Championship.
The show's features include a selection of the finest Formula One machinery at the F1 Racing Grid. Sebastian Vettel's championship-winning Red Bull RB7 joins the Mercedes MGP W02 and Lotus Renault R31, along with 2011 designs from many other teams. Cars steeped in F1 history will also be present at a display dedicated to the career of three-time World Champion Ayrton Senna. A tribute to British Rally Heroes is also confirmed, with cars from Colin McRae, Richard Burns and Paddy Hopkirk on show.
The popular Live Action Arena returns with exclusive races and demonstrations in the UK's largest indoor circuit. Incorporating drifting, time trials, rallying and off-road driving, the Arena covers all ranges of motorsport to excite every car fan.
The Performance Car Show: Powered by PistonHeads.com runs alongside Autosport International, giving car enthusiasts the chance to see some of the best road-going machinery in the world. The BMW 3 Series Saloon will be unveiled for the first time to the UK public, as will a brand new version of the Noble M600 with a fully-exposed carbon body. Meanwhile the Supercar Paddock will be graced with some of the finest high performance models, including the Ferrari 458, McLaren MP4-12C and Nissan GT-R.
Ian France, Autosport International Show Director says: "Autosport International represents the start of the motorsport season and is a great opportunity for the biggest stars and cars to gather under one roof. I'm thrilled to confirm such great features in 2012, especially the Ayrton Senna and British Rally Heroes tributes, which join old favourites like the Live Action Arena".
Tickets are now available at £30 for adults and £19.50 for children aged five and over, for tickets visit www.theticketfactory.com or call 0844 338 0338. For more information on the show, visit www.autosportinternational.com.