The Auto Exotica hall at the 2018 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto featured the world’s top supercars and classics.
The multi-million dollar display include a record smashing Swedish hypercar, a French sequel to an 1,000 hp engineering marvel, an Italian track monster and legendary American vintage racers from a previous era.
Auto Exotica at CIAS 2018, Featuring the Fastest Supercars and Hypercars in the World
Koenigsegg Agera RS
The fastest production car in the world was the star of this year’s Canadian International Auto Show. The Agera RS perfectly exemplifies CEO Christian Von Koenigsegg’s vision of creating cars with purpose. At the same time, they must be different from anything else on the market.
Powered by a monster 1341 hp 5.0L twin turbo V8, the Agera RS currently holds the following world records:
- Highest top speed for a production vehicle (2-way average) – 447.19 km/h (277.87 mph)
- 0-400-0 km/h – 33.29 seconds (smashing the previous 41.96 seconds record set by the Bugatti Chiron!)
- Flying KM on a public road (2-way average) – 445.63 km/h (276.9 mph)
- Flying mile on a public road (2-way average) – 444.76 km/h (276.36 mph)
- Highest speed achieved on a public road – 457.94 km/h (284.55 mph)
The Bugatti Chiron is the follow up to the 1001 hp Veyron – a car that pushed the boundaries of the automotive world over a decade ago.
The Chiron is equipped with the same 8.0L quad-turbo W16 engine as the Veyron, but output has been bumped up to a staggering 1,479 hp.
Bugatti will be updating the Chiron throughout its life cycle. The French automaker just introduced the Chiron Sport at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Even though power output remains the same, the chassis has been lightened and tuned for sharper handling.
Lamborghini Huracán LP640-4 Performante
Before the 991 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Lamborghini held the Nurburgring production car lap record with their track focused Huracán LP640-4 Performante.
In the era of turbochargers, it’s refreshing to see Lamborghini compete with a naturally aspirated V10. Unlike the GT2 RS, The Huracán retains its AWD system for optimal traction. Makes one wonder if a lighter RWD version of the supercar would produce an even faster lap time.
Pagani Huayra Roadster
“A Timeless Interpretation of the Automotive Art.” After Pfaff Automotive showcased the stunning Pagani Huayra coupe at last year’s show, they decided to top it with the drop dead gorgeous Huayra Roadster.
The Huayra Roadster joins the Aston Martin DB11 Volante, Lamborghini Aventador Roadster and Mercedes-Benz AMG S65 Cabriolet as the only V12 powered convertible you can purchase new today.
McLaren Formula One and 720S Velocity MSO
The Pfaff McLaren booth never disappoints, and this year is no exception. The main attraction was the 2004 McLaren MP4-19B driven by Kimi Räikkönen. It is a honourable tribute to the ear-tingling V10 era of Formula One.
Pfaff also brought out a fleet of McLaren street cars, including a beautiful 720S Velocity by MSO. McLaren Special Operations (MSO) might sound like an elite squad of go-fast commandos, but it’s actually the bespoke division for the manufacturer.
The 720S Velocity is a special edition from MSO featuring an unique two-tone Volcano Red and Nerello Red paint with metallic bronze wheels.
The Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) Mono is a single seater that would put many supercars to shame at track days.
It is a featherweight at just 580 kg (1,279 lbs). The Mono only makes 285 hp out of its 2.3L Cosworth Ford Duratec motor, but its high power-to-weight ratio means it can sprint from 0-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds! If you’re looking for a giant slayer at track days, look no further than the BAC Mono.
Lotus of Ontario brought out a pair of Evora sportscars. The yellow car is an Evora 400 with 2+2 seat configuration. The black and gold 2-seater is the 410 John Player Special, finished in the iconic racing livery found on Lotus F1 cars from the 70s and 80s.
Callaway SC757 Corvette AeroWagen
One of the coolest custom cars at the show was the Callaway AeroWagen SC757. It’s a shooting brake conversion they developed for the C7 generation Corvette Coupe.
The kit can also be combined with other Callaway upgrade package. This particular example is built on the Callaway Corvette Z06 SC757. The upgrade is rated at 757 hp, over 100 hp more than the factory Z06!
As one of the finest Canadian automotive publications, Autostrada Forum brought highly unique cars to the Toronto auto show. My personal favourites here are the Martini Racing Ford GT and Gulf Racing McLaren P1.
Other cars at the booth are a 1956 Pontiac Club de Mer, 1973 Ferrari Dino, 1977 Maserati Khamsin and a 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO.
Classic car collector dealer Legendary Motorcar brought out a small fleet of vintage cars. Highlights here include the original Ford GT40 and a pair of Shelby Cobra factory competition cars.
Photo Credits for the 2018 CIAS Toronto Auto Show
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