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Lots of Stigs and fast cars at Top Gear Live

Top Gear Live, a stage show version of BBC's internationally acclaimed Top Gear series, was held at Sydney's Acer Arena for the first time in Australia.

Irene Mickaiel
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Top Gear Live, a stage show version of BBC's internationally acclaimed Top Gear series, was held at Sydney's Acer Arena for the first time in Australia.

Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond from Top Gear UK and Steve Pizzati from Top Gear Australia presented a highly entertaining show filled with stunts, special effects, hijinks and mishaps. The mysterious Stig also made an appearance and can be found in this very photo gallery.

Irene Mickaiel attended Top Gear Live courtesy of Acer.

Unfortunately, photography during the

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We were told the Stig would be at the show. Could this be him?

No, but we do have a photo of the Stig on the next slide...

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Some say that he eats cardboard for breakfast, while others say that they now know his earthly alter ego. All we know is that there's a likeness of him at Acer Arena.

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A Ferrari Formula One race car at Shell's V-Power stand.

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The closest thing most of us could get to actually racing a Formula One car.

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This golden babe — the car, not the girl — is a Bufori La Joya, but it appears no one really noticed the car, and who can blame them?

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Although founded by three Australian brothers, Bufori's luxury cars are now hand-crafted in Malaysia.

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The age-old England versus Australia rivalry was rekindled with a game of

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Due to one of the many collisions during the match, one of team Australia cars needed to be repaired with blue duct tape. Australia defeated the Poms four to one; Clarkson blamed their loss on Hammond's inability "to see over the steering wheel".

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The very sleek Lotus Elise S can travel from zero to 100km in 6.1 seconds. It has a maximum torque of 172Nm at 4,200rpm with a top speed of 205km/h.

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This understated car is a Maserati Quattroporte, which has a 4.2-litre V8. Its top speed is 270km/h, and it can go from zero to 100km in 5.6 seconds.

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Ferrari's V8-engined F430 has a 4.3-litre engine, which punches out 360kW of power and 465Nm of torque. In layman's terms, this beauty can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in four seconds flat and can reach a maximum speed in excess of 315km/h.

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Maserati's GranTurismo S has a 4.7-litre V8 engine. It can go from zero to 100km in 4.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 295km/h.

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According to Clarkson all Audi owners are "cocks". So we've decided not to tell you anything further about the S5 pictured above for fear of coming across that way...

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A luxurious sports car, the Aston Martin DB9 Coupe has a six-litre V12 engine. Weight distribution on the DB9 is exactly 50:50 from front to rear.

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One of the many pieces of merchandise on sale at the show.

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Here's the mini Formula One car that was used during the show.

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