Australian Motor Show to return in 2015

Posted on 29 August 2014 by Tony Santos

The Australian Motor show has struggled to get enough support from manufacturers and the public to stay viable, and as a result, has been dormant since 2002. However, that is all about to change with a new look Australian Motor Show set to run in conjunction with the Australian Grand Prix.

The show will be held from 26 to 29 March 2015 at the Melbourne Showgrounds, a stone’s throw away from the Albert Park street circuit. The show will combine traditional display exhibits with multiple opportunities for show-goers to enjoy more interactive displays.

To whet your appetite for the 2015 Australian Motor Show, take a look at three of the best automotive concepts of 2014 so far. Alternatively, you could sit back and relax with your favourite casino game at Euro Palace online casino , and wait patiently for March 26, 2015.


1. Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo Concept

The 585 horsepower AMG beauty from the brain trust of Mercedes-Benz has been created specifically for the Gran Turismo 6 racing game that was released towards the end of last year. The concept features an aggressive styling choice that harks back to the 1952 300 SL race car. The V8 AMG powerhouse would give the Vision Gran Turismo Concept a top speed of 200mph, and a 0-60 time of just 3 seconds.

As beautiful as the front and side of the car is, the back is simply majestic. The eight exhaust-end pipes and single brake light that extends from one end horizontally to the next give it a strikingly beautiful appearance.


2. Toyota F1-1 Concept

The designers over at Toyota seem to have gotten the sports coupe bug following the recent success of the GT86 and this simply amazing F1-1 concept. The concept debuted at the Detroit motor show and has had many an auto enthusiasts pleading with Toyota to make a production version of the car.

Toyota have followed suit, with many other carmakers making a version of the F1-1 available to download for a limited time only inside the Grand Tourismo 6 racing game. Once purchased, players can also choose to add a racing iteration of the concept referred to as the F1-1 Vision Gran Tourismo.

One of the cars most interesting features is a fighter plane-like heads-up display for the driver. In addition, the carbon fibre steering wheel also has a display insert with even more information for the driver.


3. Ferrari F80 concept

With the LaFerrari being debuted over 8 months ago, the automotive community was hungry for a new Ferarri concept. Well, chief designer Adriano Raeli and Ferrari did not disappoint with the unveiling of their beautiful F80 Supercar concept. The F80 looks like it has come from the future with the styled air intakes taken unimaginable further than ever before.

If the insane styling doesn’t impress, the proposed performance statistics will. The F80 will feature a staggering 1,200 horsepower powerhouse that will propel the car to its 310mph top speed. With a weight of a little over 1,700 pounds, the F80 will reach from 0 to 62mph in just 2.2 seconds.

The F80 will ditch the traditional naturally aspirated V12 engine for hybrid drivetrain. The Hybrid drivetrain will feature a 900 horsepower twin-turbo V8 with a 300 horsepower KERS system.

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