LaFerrari Aperta - Motorclassica 2017

It’s the Year of the Ferrari and Holden at Motorclassica 2017


Ferrari and Holden dominate at Motorclassica 2017, but this isn’t a bad thing 

Motoclassica has rolled into the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton for another year, and, Motorclassica 2017 certainly passes the surprise and delight test.

There’s a smattering of classics, automotive exotica and new cars from around the world – Maserati, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar are among the chief exhibitors showing off their new wares – but Motorclassica 2017 is all about two very different but very important brands: Ferrari and Holden.

Ferrari is celebrating its 70th anniversary, and a $12 million LaFerrari Aperta has been flown in from Italy

to celebrate the occasion, as the event has received a blessing from Ferrari HQ in Maranello.

The LaFerrari Aperta may serve as the centre piece for Ferrari’s display, but there are many other tasty morsels filling the gorgeous Royal Exhibition Building, a Ferrari F40 and F50 to name a couple. And even an Enzo. Lovely.

The Australian Ferrari club are out in force, and frankly, we’ve never seen so many different Ferrari models in one place at the same time.

Holden fans won’t be disappointed, either. The General has wheeled out a number of concept cars from throughout its illustrious history. The Holden Hurricane is there in its glittering glory and there’s a game changing car in one of the corners – the new ZB Holden Commodore. Yes, Motorclassica 2017 is the first time you can see and touch a new Commodore in the metal.

To our moderately trained eyes the new Commodore brings European sophistication to the Commodore brand, and the Commodore VXR on display doesn’t shout about its sporting pretensions unlike its VF SS predecessor. The ZB Commodore seems more mature, and it appears that Holden has its sights on a different buyer with the new Commodore range.

There are a number of classic Toranas that are worthy of your attention, too.

As per every year at Motorclassica you have the option of driving a number of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

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The founding father of The Motoring Guru, Matt has been a lifelong car enthusiast and a passionate writer. Back in 2013 when The Motoring Guru was first launched, Matt wanted to combine his two passions whilst offering readers sound motoring advice.