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.
A look back on what was undoubtedly the most eventful year on MCS! Melbourne really turned it up in 2015. Read on to see which spots were the most engaging of the year, counting down to number 1.
In an effort to introduce order to their rapidly expanding lineup, McLaren has devised three distinct segments for their models:
The Sports Series: The entry level series with a power range from 397kW to 420kw.
- 540C, 570S
The Super Series: High-end supercars with power outputs ranging between 478kW and 496kW.
- 650S, 650S Spider, 675LT
The Ultimate Series: Reserved for their flagship hypercar, the P1, rated at 673kW.
- P1, P1 GTR
McLaren's latest two offerings, the 540C and 570S, serve as the inaugural members to the Sports Series and will be the marque's most affordable models yet with starting prices of $350,000 and $408,000 respectively .
Photo: Cam Hardy
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