You'd be forgiven for thinking January might have been a quiet month for Melbourne's supercar scene. It was anything but. Day two of 2018 saw what will without doubt be one of the best spots of the year. A prized Bugatti EB110 (more below). Other highlights include two Ferrari Enzos, a handful of 812 Superfasts, and the new Audi RS5.
Another year, another perfect illustration of what makes Melbourne one of the best places in the world to live - its massive diversity of cars. Whether it be the latest offering from Lamborghini or Ferrari (the Huracán Performante and the 812 Superfast), or be it the gorgeous 1960's Lamborghini Miura, Melbourne really does have it all. Although strict laws prevent us having the likes of McLaren P1s, Koenigsegg One:1s and other hypercars driving down Chapel Street, Melbourne truly is up there with the spotting havens of London, Zurich, and maybe even Monaco (ok, maybe not quite!).
Today, we have a look at the highlights from 2017; the spots that best illustrate why Melbourne is one of the best motoring cities in the world.
If someone told you to imagine an orange supercar with a huge wing, rollcage, bucket seats, howling exhaust and an 8,800rpm redline, you might conjure a picture of one of Lamborghini's latest track specials. We'll stop you there, because today we're talking about none other than Porsche's 991-series 911 GT3 RS.
Wait. A no-nonsense German wearing orange? That is correct, and beneath that eye-catching coat is a piece of mechanical and design brilliance that other big-name players in the supercar game envy.
The past month was certainly eventful for the car scene in Melbourne, prompting us to celebrate it by outlining the highlights from the spotting world and discussing the major events - not least of which were Ferrari's 70th Anniversary celebrations and the annual Motorclassica.
Mercedes-AMG took their already successful GT, gave it a new bodykit, lowered the ride height and slapped on a $50k premium. True or false? We wanted to find out, so 3 Point Motors in Fairfield graciously lent us their time to show us what the GT R has over the GT. (Note: this is not a sponsored post)
The much-anticipated annual Ferrari Concorso d’Eleganza, supported this year by Guide Dogs Australia and Zagame Automotive, returned once again this past Sunday the 19th of February.
Arguably the biggest talking point of this year's concourse was its location nestled in the spectacular Yarra Valley; the Eastern Golf Club’s driving range set the stage for a hugely successful event with a record attendance of Ferraris and visitors alike. The greenery of the Yarra Valley provided wonderful contrast with Ferrari’s infamous Rosso Corsa, with over 100 cars in attendance despite the intermittent torrential downpours.
2016 saw a record attendance at the annual Ferrari Concours d'Elegance at Como Park North in South Yarra this past Sunday, February 28th.
It was a killer turnout with some 150 Ferraris on show, with a good array of classic and modern offerings. Highlights included a debut appearance of the legendary Enzo, as well as many of the usual suspects - an F40, a 365 GTB/4 Daytona (plus a "Competizione" version), a 275 GTB (pictured above), plus many many more to ogle at.