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by George Skentzos

Make sure you’re tuned in to CarAdvice tomorrow as we bring you all the up-to-date details on the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney.

The team has come together to bring you near live coverage from the floor of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour.

Despite controversy surrounding the event with many car makers pulling out of the show, organisers have gone to great lengths to secure some highly unique and exciting exhibitors for this year’s show, sure to make it a worthwhile family destination over the coming week.

2008 Australian International Motor Show

From the Holden stable, HSV is set to unveil a special edition model to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the GTS, along with the first public viewing of the W427 in Sydney.

Ford is rumoured to have its own special edition model at the event, with speculation suggesting a modern incarnation of Falcon GT-HO could make an appearance.

2008 Australian International Motor Show

Elfin will unveil its Type-5, a home grown lightweight sports car with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine to rival the likes of fellow exhibitor Lotus.

Dads are sure to be pleased with the first-time appearances of many ultra-exclusive models from Gemballa, Koenigsegg and Pagani.

 2008 Australian International Motor Show

Some more unusual marque’s will also make an appearance with the cross-eyed Morgan – a favourite of Richard Hammond, the Australian-made Bolwell Nagari, modern classics from Bufori and the 550 Spyder – a Porsche racing classic which has been given a new lease on life.

Mitsubishi is expected to announce the official Australian pricing for its new WRX-competitor, the Ralliart Lancer.

 2008 Australian International Motor Show

The order books will officially open for the highly acclaimed Nissan GT-R, with a spectacular red example of the now infamous sports car on display.

Maserati will showcase the stunning GranTurismo S and its four door sibling, the Quattroporte fresh from their duties in Paris.

 2008 Australian International Motor Show

Ferrari has also shipped over its new California from Paris, sure to be a spectacular sight among the brand’s already impressive line-up of sports cars.

Coverage will start here on CarAdvice from roughly 8:00am as the first presentations at the show begin.






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