Revisiting the Supercars and Exotics
McLaren Senna and 600LT
At most other events, you would be hard pressed to skip past a McLaren 600LT. It was crazy to see how little attention it received at Canadian International Autoshow with an exposed carbon fiber Senna hogging all the spotlight.
McLaren has established the “Longtail” as a very special series of supercars ever since the original F1 GTR in 1997. The LT monkier was reintroduced with the 675LT and has become one of the most desirable supercars like the Ferrari 488 Pista and Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
Going back to the McLaren Senna, this particular spec has half a million dollars in options alone. That is the equivalent of about two 600LT’s!
Lamborghini Aventador Super Veloce Jota
One of the coolest cars I have seen in person was a purple Lamborghini Diablo SV in Tokyo. The way the city lights reflected off of the raging bull’s metallic purple paint at night was absolutely magnificent.
Upon laying my eyes on the purple Lamborghini Aventador SVJ at CIAS 2019, I immediately had a flashback of the Diablo SV in Tokyo. Thank you for the trip down memory lane!
Devel Sixteen – Future Classic Hypercar or Vaporware?
There were about five thousand reasons why the Devel Sixteen was the most polarizing car at CIAS 2019. Even though the car on display should be considered to be a prototype, many showgoers were disappointed with its poor fit and finish.
Perhaps the $2 Million for the top of the line 5,007 hp drag racing version of the Sixteen set unrealistic expectations. Everything about the car seemed outlandish, but engine builder Steve Morris has already proven the quad-turbocharged V16 engine dynos at the advertised power level.
Devel Motors still has work to do to address cooling and drivability with that much power, but I would love to see them prove the doubters wrong.
Lego Bugatti Chiron
As someone who played a lot of Lego in their childhood, one of the coolest things for me at CIAS 2019 was the life sized Bugatti Chiron built almost entirely from Lego!
Only the wheels, tires and hubs on the Lego car are shared with the real Chiron. Other than the electric motor, the rest of the car is made of over a million of Lego Technic pieces. It took over 13,000 hours to assemble without the use of any adhesives!
Special thank you to Jake Jordan for sending in the photos! Check out his Instagram profile @shotzbyjake.