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Melbourne Exotic Cars

Thursday, August 5, 2004
From 0 to 100 in under five seconds, this is a car lover’s holiday dream come true … with grunt.

There are a lot of high powered cars in the world that most of us just dream about driving, let alone owning. But part of that dream can come true thanks to Exotic Cars Drive Day in Melbourne.

We were able to test drive some very exotic vehicles while enjoying some of Melbourne's attractions at the same time.

The black Lamborghini Diablo Roadster seats just two people. It has a six litre DOHC 48 valve V12 engine which delivers 550 horsepower! The body is made from carbon fibre and steel alloy has been used for roof and doors. You need to be over 35 and be able to drive a manual car to get behind the wheel of this beauty.

The racing red Ferrari 355 F1 Spyder is as V8, 375 horsepower vehicle which can go from zero to 100km/h in just 5.3 seconds. It has a top speed of 300km/h, and again you need to be over 35 and be familiar with F1 transmission.

The bright yellow Maserati F1 Spyder has a 4244cc V8 engine, transaxle transmission and you can drive this one if you are 30 or over.

The sleek black Porsche 911 Targa has 309 kw of power and accelerates from 0 to 100 kph in just 4.2 seconds. 25 will get you into this one, along with knowledge of a tiptronic gearbox.

The low slung Lotus Elise is manual, and 25 years of age will get you into this one as well.

Drive days are held mid-week and all drivers must be over 25 and hold a full license. Younger people can travel as passenger.

Days run from 9.30am to 4.30pm and there will be a couple of stops to swap drivers and vehicles before morning tea and lunch. This allows everyone to have a go in their fantasy vehicle.


200 kilometres around Melbourne


Exotic Cars Drive Day rentals start at $495 per person and they run Monday to Friday year round. Cars for general rental are available every day. Insurance, fuel, morning tea and lunch are included.
Please note prices are valid at time of filming.

More information

Exotic Cars Drive Day
24 Swan Street
Richmond 3121
Ph: (03) 9427 8400

Qantas: 13 13 13

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