Fans can get up close to dozens of rare exotics all in one space
TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - They're among the most incredible cars on earth even though they're rarely seen on our Canadian roads.
Because they are so rare, being able to get a close viewing of the many exclusive exotics on display at the 2018 Canadian International AutoShow is a memorable experience for car enthusiasts. Auto Exotica, presented by Castrol and the National Post, a perennial favourite attraction at the Show, allows visitors the opportunity to appreciate the beauty, style and artistry of dozens of the world's most impressive cars all in one space.
Visitors will be able to get close to an incredible lineup that boasts Koenigsegg, Aston Martin, Bugatti, Callaway Corvette, Lamborghini, Bentley, Karma, McLaren, Pagani, Rolls-Royce, Lotus and more.
The star attraction in Auto Exotica this year will be a vehicle making its first introduction to Canada – the World's Fastest Production Car – the Koenigsegg Agera RS. On Nov. 4, 2017, Koenigsegg AB took the Agera RS to the Nevada desert and smashed five existing production car speed records, including setting the highest top speed achieved by a production vehicle at 457.94 km/h, (284.55 mph). The actual record-setting car will be introduced on media day by Koenigsegg AB CEO Christian Von Koenigsegg, and will be on display for Show attendees through until February 25th.
Kicking off the Canadian International AutoShow week, the Lamborghini Urus will make its Canadian debut at the Design Exchange in Old Toronto on Tuesday, February 13. This is the first time the Urus will be in Canada. The world's first Super Sports Utility Vehicle hailed as the fastest SUV on the planet will be on display at Grand Touring Automobile's Auto Exotica exhibit between February 16-25th.
Interested media should contact the Lamborghini Press Office - Morgan Theys (Extension PR) at [email protected] for further information/access to the Feb 13th event (registration required).
Another new entry to this popular Show feature and the Canadian market is the BAC Mono – a sleek single-seat formula-style car built by Liverpool, England-based Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) and designed to appeal to track enthusiasts. The one on display in Auto Exotica is courtesy of Pfaff Auto, the official distributor for BAC in Canada.
Other new features include the return of Tesla and a specially-wrapped, 500-horsepower 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS courtesy of American auction company Barrett-Jackson.
Lovers of North American power will be happy to see Callaway making a very welcome return with two impressive offerings showing off their Corvette Z06 and a rarely seen SC757 Corvette AeroWagen.
Returning to Auto Exotica is a display of classic exotics from some of Canada's most discerning collectors, presented by Autostrada Forum Magazine, which will be profiling several rare and visually stunning examples of exotic motoring in years gone by, as well as iconic current machinery.
Among the cars to be showcased by Autostrada will be a:
1956 Pontiac Club de Mer (re-creation)
1977 Maserati Khamsin
2015 McLaren P1
1973 Ferrari Dino
2011 Ferrari 599 GTO
2018 Ford GT
Legendary Motorcar Company of Halton Hills will gather probably the most high-value collection of vehicles at the Show per square foot with their four entries which include:
- A 1963 Factory Competition Shelby Cobra – the first Cobra to ever win a race, and first cobra to win a championship and formerly a part of the Shelby American collection valued at $6m
- 1969 GT 40 one of seven lightweight factory GT40s to be built to the same spec as the 1968 Le Mans Winning GT40 having a value of $9 m
- 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO with a $2.5m valuation
- 1961 E Type Jaguar roadster super rare Flat floor car …capturing a perfect 1000 score at the Jag Nationals
Additional but no less exquisite machinery will be presented by:
- Lotus Evora 400 IPS 2+2
- Lotus Evora 410 John Player Special
- BAC Mono
- Pagani Huayra Roadster
- McLaren 570 GT Race Car
- McLaren F1 Car
- 2018 McLaren 720S Velocity by MSO
- 2018 McLaren 570S Spider
Grand Touring Automobiles
- Rolls Royce Phantom
- Bentley Continental Supersport
- Aston Martin DB11 V8
- Lamborghini Aventador
- Lamborghini URUS
- Karma Revero
· Bugatti Chiron
Auto Exotica can be found on the 100 level of the North Building at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
For a gallery of hi-res photos, please click here.
Meanwhile, time is running out to purchase tickets at a discount. Available now at the AutoShow's website, www.autoshow.ca, regular $24 tickets can be purchased at a 10 per cent saving until the show opens on Fri., Feb. 16, at the beginning of the three-day-long Family Day Weekend in Ontario.
Demand for Media Preview Day access on February 15th for the 2018 Canadian International AutoShow has been high – please note that media interested in attending are required to pre-register at www.autoshow.ca/media-registration for all accreditation requests.
About the Canadian International AutoShow
With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Canadian International AutoShow is not only the largest automotive expo in Canada, it is also the country's largest consumer show — a leader in lifestyle, technology and all things automotive boasting more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, muscle cars, fully electric and autonomous vehicles. Nearly 340,000 attended the 2017 show.
SOURCE Canadian International AutoShow
For further information: Norris McDonald, Director, Media Relations, Canadian International AutoShow, 647-328-9285, [email protected]