The Mercedes SLR McLaren, Porsche 911 Turbo, Corvette Z06, Ford GT and Bentley Continental Flying Spur are some of the many supercars what will line up at London City Airport next month, when Autocar will write a brand new performance benchmark into the record books - the London Land Speed Record.

The London Land Speed Record is trying to separate the very fastest cars on sale from those that only claim to be. On Saturday July 15, Autocar will assemble the fastest contenders on the road, from the Ford GT to the Bentley Continental Flying Spur; each will be given a rolling start, and the length of City Airport’s one-mile runway in which to set the fastest top speed of the day.

The London Speed Record is the start of a two-week motoring extravaganza with the return to London of the British International Motor Show, 20-30 July at ExCel London.

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