L A Y O F T H E L A N D

STAGE ONE * PROVING GROUND

ONE minute’s silence came as the preface to COTY 2017 out of respect for a fallen local hero.

Countless Falcons have been forged on You Yangs’ hallowed ground since the model’s Australian chapter opened in 1960, yet, not unexpectedly, no Australian car toes the grid this year. The stage was set, instead, with the shapes and brands that tickle Aussie tastes today. We would uncover greatness from a squadron of luxury sedans, sports and supercars, with a solid SUV/ crossover contingent and a European slant.

S T A G E O N E * P R O V I N G G R O U N D

CARof the YEAR 2017