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A PAIR of wicked con­cept cars nick­named Jaffa and Black­bird will star for Mercedes-Benz at the first Aus­tralian In­ter­na­tional Mo­tor Show in Oc­to­ber.

Benz led a show boy­cott in Aus­tralia, but with the Syd­ney and Mel­bourne events now com­bined un­der a sin­gle na­tional ban­ner, it’s plan­ning a big splash in Oc­to­ber.

Benz spokesman David McCarthy says: ‘‘Both cars are be­ing built specif­i­cally for the Aus­tralian mo­tor show. These cars demon­strate our com­mit­ment to one an­nual mo­tor show in Aus­tralia.

‘‘We made a de­ci­sion that we would not at­tend mo­tor shows in Aus­tralia un­til there was one show a year. That’s been re­solved . . . so we are show­ing our strong sup­port.’’

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