We were wondering what to expect as we awaited the arrival of McLaren's latest supercar at our agreed meeting point one cool summer morning. It had just won EVO magazine's 'Car of the Year' award, but our experience of the 720S was limited to a quick (parked) viewing late last year. More than once we had read and watched journalists and professional YouTubers lament that the 720 'lacked emotion' or 'wasn't loud enough' to be classified as a real supercar like its look-at-me Lamborghini counterparts. Thus, we were expecting a sort of quiet spaceship to glide in from a side street and appear under our noses. How wrong we were...
Melbourne in March, what a place to be... The cars, and every photo, video and location of the fabled - yet shrouded in secrecy and mystery - Pagani Raduno 'Pacific Run' 2018. If you want to know why Melbourne was abuzz with multi-million dollar bespoke Italian hypercars in the month of March, we've done our best to summarise what really was a near-surreal time for car enthusiasts in Australia.
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)