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2012 Australian International Motor Show

Story by Ross Churchill. Photography by John Churchill.

FreeStyle Rides were invited to the preview day to see the 27 brands exhibiting their current, future and concept vehicles.

It has been two years since we have had the pleasure to attend the Motorshow since the move to have it alternate between Sydney and Melbourne each year. So, like all things that you are forced to wait for, you attend with great expectations in which you hope to be delivered and this years show has done that.

It was no shock that we would see some amazing concept cars, however the Lexus LF-LC Hybrid concept was simply stunning and took the cake! Definitely a highlight at the show, yet it was disappointing to not see any of the Lexus range, in particular the new GS AND LS models.

The most expensive car in the show was the Aston Martin ONE-77, which apart from having 2 full time security guards babysitting it, the amazing machine displayed superbly and really showcased exactly why Aston Martin are one of the leading manufacturers creating motoring art forms. With only 77 ever made, hence the name One-77, this privately owned example has a price tag of $2.5 million.

Mick Fabar's ZERO'D XR Falcon, that was unveiled at this years Meguiar's MotorEx even made a special appearance.

And finally, to the car that still has us talking, the car that stole the show, Lamborghini's Sesto Elemento! Apart from making its big brother, the Aventador look rather tame parked beside it, this full carbon fibre beauty weighs a mere 999kgs and packs an impressive V1O engine resulting in 570 horsepower with 0-100km/h in just 2.6 seconds and top speed of 350km/h. With just 25 made in the world and a price tag in excess for $2 million, this car is not for the faint hearted!

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