The world of motoring moves as quickly as the cars themselves and the evolution over the last 25 years has been nothing short of amazing.

Engines may be getting smaller and greener but supercars are getting faster and a number of icons have emerged over the years.

Ahead of the Performance Car Show and Autosport International at the NEC on January 10 and 11, we look back at 10 of the most important cars to hit the streets during the event's 25 year history.

Check out our gallery above for all the details about these beautiful cars.

"Some truly legendary cars have been created over the last 25 years, and not just record-breaking supercars, with a number of vehicles shaping the motoring landscape and helping define its future," says Ian France, Performance Car Show director.

"We're looking forward to hosting some of these sensational models at the NEC, among the latest supercars and high-performance favourites on display in the Performance Car Show and the best of motorsport within Autosport International."

The menacing Lamborghini Huracán, award-winning Ferrari 458 Speciale and ground-breaking BMW i8 will headline the supercars on display during the Performance Car Show next month, as the best of the motoring world heads to Birmingham.

Bringing a combined 1,800hp to the popular Autocar Supercar Display, the Lamborghini, Ferrari and BMW will be accompanied by an emerging force, Mexico's track-focused Vühl 05.

Other masterpieces will be hosted by What Car? and, while Autocar will also demonstrate a collection of its Britain's Best Handling Cars in the 5,000-seat Live Action Arena.

Motoring enthusiasts can also witness launches, meet car clubs and view the latest accessories at the event, which was attended by 82,000 people in 2014.

Under the same roof, Autosport International will host motorsport stars such as 13-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard, rally hero Petter Solberg, Le Mans legend Allan McNish and British Touring Car Champions Colin Turkington, Matt Neal, Andrew Jordan and Gordon Shedden, and displays spanning karting to Formula 1.

History of the show:


The very first show, attended by guests including Formula 1 World Champion James Hunt and legendary commentator Murray Walker.


Young gun Colin McRae attends the show, three years before becoming Britain’s first World Rally Champion.


David Coulthard appears, before his first full F1 season with Williams.


Future World Champion Jenson Button collects some karting silverware.


New F1 World Champion Damon Hill celebrates, and launches his Arrows racer.


New F1 team British American Racing and Stewart GP launch at the show.


Rising star Lewis Hamilton tries his hand at video game racing.


Nigel Mansell catches up with local fans.


New World Rally Champion Petter Solberg celebrates his title.


Formula 1 ace Mark Webber looks ahead to the new season with Williams.


A special collection spanning the ages marks 100 years of Grand Prix racing.


50th birthday celebrations of the popular British Touring Car Championship get underway.


Murray Walker shares his Formula 1 wisdom with fans.


New World Champion Jenson Button receives a hero’s welcome.


Following the acclaimed SENNA, Autosport International hosts an array of three-time World Champion Ayrton Senna’s cars.


Sir Jackie Stewart attends with a display of machinery from his life in motorsport.


The legendary John Surtees shares the spotlight with a collection of his cars and bikes.