SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre is set to host one of the most exclusive, luxury motor shows to ever come to New Zealand: The SKYCITY Supercar Show in partnership with A1GP World Cup of Motorsport - January 15-20, 2009.

SKYCITY has joined forces with one of the most innovative motor racing brands in the world today, A1GP, the latest concept in international grand prix style racing, pitting nation against nation in the "World Cup of Motorsport".

The SKYCITY Supercar Show in partnership with A1GP forms an exciting five-day lead-up to the New Zealand leg of the A1GP series that will take place in Taupo on January 25, 2009.

In addition to showcasing a selection of racing machines including A1 Team New Zealand's new Ferrari powered Black Beauty the exhibition will play host to the 'Best in Breed' of luxury lines including Aston Martin, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Ferrari, as well as the premium models from Audi, Jaguar, Range Rover and Lexus .

Entrance to the show at the SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre costs $15 for adults and $5 for children.

Organisers are anticipating an exciting A1GP driver turnout, including New Zealand's very own Chris van der Drift, one of the drivers of A1 Team New Zealand's race car, Black Beauty.

Simon Jamieson, General Manager SKYCITY Auckland Hotels Group, said: "SKYCITY is thrilled to bring such a prestigious vehicle exhibition to Auckland's car-loving public. We are known as The City of Sails but Aucklanders are just as passionate about cars, racing and luxury vehicles. That's why we're so excited to give our customers the chance to touch, see, and feel this amazing, one-off line-up of 'Best in Breed' motor vehicles."

Gary Dawson, CEO of the New Zealand A1GP event said:

"This is a great partnership -- SKYCITY is a leader in the entertainment business and A1GP is one of the fastest growing entertainment properties in the World. This luxury motor show provides an opportunity for Kiwis to see A1 Team.NZL's new Ferrari powered Black Beauty along with a host of other exotic motor vehicles and is hopefully the start of a long term relationship between SKYCITY and the New Zealand A1GP event."

-credit: new zealand