TORONTO, Ont. — There has never been a Canadian International AutoShow with a higher total value of luxury and supercars cars being showcased than the 2020 Canadian International AutoShow.
It is fitting for Toronto, the fifth-largest market for luxury super cars in the world, that there is a cumulative value of more than $120 million worth of high-end vehicles at this year’s show, including iconic marques like Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari and Bugatti.
Among the most expensive to be seen:
Valued at more than $10 million
- 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K — Representing the apex of art deco styling in cars, this Mercedes-Benz boasts beautiful Feloni et Falaschi bodywork. (Cobble Beach Classics, South Building, 700 Level)
- 1959 Corvette Stingray Concept — This beauty from the GM Museum, the concept that inspired the iconic Stingray and GM styling in general, is the most valuable car in this year’s show. (Cobble Beach Classics, South Building, 700 Level).
- 2019 Bugatti La Voiture Noire — A truly unique vehicle — the only one that has been made. A simple name (quite literally, The Black Car) for one of the most elegant vehicles at this year’s Show. This model sold last year for more than $16 million CDN, making it the most expensive new car of all time. (Grand Touring Automobiles display, South Building, 800 Level)
Valued between $5 million and $10 million
- 1938 Delahaye 135M Coupe — The star of the Paris Auto Show back in its day, the original owner of this car built a wall around it to hide it from invading Nazi armies in World War II. It remained sealed in that wall for 27 years. (Cobble Beach Classics, South Building, 700 Level)
- 1969 Ford GT40 Competition Car — When Ferrari was dominating the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in the 1960s, Ford responded with the GT40. This 1969 model has the same specs as the car that won the 1968 Le Mans. (Legendary Motorcar Company, Auto Exotica, North Building, 100 Level)
- 1974 McLaren M23 — The car driven by Emerson Fittipaldi on the Grand Prix circuit in the ’74 season. It is widely regarded as one of the best Formula 1 machines of the 1970s. (McLaren Tribute Room, North Building, 100 Level)
Valued between $1 million and $5 million
- 1934 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante — One of only 17 Atalante Type 57s ever made, but unique in that it has a single windscreen and lacks the distinctive “fin” running down its middle. (Cobble Beach Classics, South Building, 700 Level)
- 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 — A legend. Considered by many to be the best American sports car ever built. (Cobble Beach Classics, South Building, 700 Level)
- 1966 Shelby 427 Competition — Star of the 1966 Elvis Presley film Spinout, this car was later raced — and crashed — by Mexican Formula 1 driver Moises Solana. The wreck was purchased in 1979 and painstakingly restored over two years. (Autostrada, Auto Exotica, North Building, 100 Level)
- 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 — Ferrari Classiche certified, there were only 330 of these cars built before Ferrari transitioned to the GTB/4 Daytona. (Autostrada, Auto Exotica, North Building, 100 Level)
- 1969 McLaren M6/B — The car that started the McLaren marque’s dominance in the Can-AM Challenge Series, this car was driven by racing legend Mario Andretti. (McLaren Exhibit, North Building, 100 Level)
- 1969 Lamborghini Miura S — Legend has it Ferrucio Lamborghini — who built tractors — was having problems with the clutch on his Ferrari. When he offered his help to Enzo Ferrari to correct the fault, he was rejected. To exact his revenge, he created his own car company and within a few years created the Miura, renowned as the world’s first mid-engine supercar. At the time of its introduction, the Miura was the fastest production car on the road. (Cobble Beach Classics, South Building, 700 Level)
- 1970 Lamborghini P400S Miura — Only 140 P400s were built, with a transverse mid-mounted V12 engine that reached a top speed of 280 kilometres per hour. (Autostrada, Auto Exotica, North Building, 100 Level)
- 1972 McLaren M8E/F — Renowned as the “ultimate development” of McLaren’s Can-Am Challenge Series cars. (McLaren Exhibit, North Building, 100 Level)
- 1972 McLaren M16B — The first McLaren Racing car to win the Indianapolis 500, driven by Mark Donohue. (McLaren Exhibit, North Building, 100 Level)
- 1975 McLaren M16E — Driven by Johnny Rutherford, it was the first year the McLaren Racing team sported the colours of its new sponsor, Gatorade. (McLaren Exhibit, North Building, 100 Level)
- 1987 Porsche 959 — The predecessor of the Carrera GT and 918 Spyder, Porsche only built 292 of the 959s, each with a 2.8L twin turbo flat-6 engine and a top speed of 317 kilometres per hour. (Autostrada, Auto Exotica, North Building, 100 Level)
- 2006 Ford GT — With only 3,565 miles on the odometer, this red beauty is powered by an all-aluminum 5.4L supercharged V8. (Polito Ford, Auto Exotica, North Building, 100 Level)
- 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder — Part of the hybrid hypercar trilogy with LaFerrari and McLaren P1, the 918 Spyder is the successor of the Carrera GT. (Autostrada, Auto Exotica, North Building, 100 Level)
- 2003 Ferrari Enzo — One of only 400 built, the Enzo (named in honour of Ferrari’s founder, Enzo Ferrari) has a V12 that hits 100 kilometres per hour in 3.14 seconds. (Autostrada, Auto Exotica, North Building, 100 Level)
- 2018 Ford GT Competition — The only competition car factory built with air conditioning, this is one of only six custom built Ford GT Competition Cars. (Polito Ford, Auto Exotica, North Building, 100 Level)
- 2019 Pagani Huayra Roadster — Pumping out 764 horsepower from its V12 engine, this hypercar is a marriage of the most advanced automotive technology available and the pure thrill of driving a roadster. (Pfaff Automotive, Auto Exotica, North Building, 100 Level)
- 2019 Pininfarina Battista — The most powerful road-legal car ever designed and built in Italy. All electric, it hits 100 kilometres per hour in less than two seconds and has a 450-kilometre range — with zero emissions. (Pfaff Automotive, Auto Exotica, North Building, 100 Level)
- 2019 Ford GT Competition — Super light and super strong, the modern Ford GT is designed to deliver pure performance. (Legendary Motorcar Company, Auto Exotica, North Building, 100 Level)
- 2020 McLaren Senna CanAm — A car celebrating 1969 when McLaren won all 11 races on the CanAm circuit, this vehicle is a limited edition made for just three Canadian customers. (Pfaff Automotive, South Building, 800 Level)
Happening Thursday, February 20th at the Canadian International AutoShow:
- Heroes Welcome Day — Current and former members of the armed forces and emergency services personnel get discounted tickets.
- Therapy Dogs — The St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dogs will be greeting show goers at the Subaru display from noon to 6 pm. (North Building, 300 Level)
- Tank Talk — Visit the Celebration of Canadian Military Vehicles at 2 pm for a discussion of tanks and a live demonstration, plus a daily chance to win a ride in the Leopard tank. (South Building, 800 Level)
- Light Up the Night — Daily live engine fire ups in Auto Exotica, presented by Sirius XM. Hear the roar and rumble each night at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Save $6 off admission after 6 p.m. (North Building, 100 Level)
- Cars and Jobs — University of Toronto formula racing team will be on the Cars and Jobs stage. (South Building, 800 Level, main showroom)
- Women Driven — A special event created to expose more women to opportunities in the automotive field, it is a night of food and drink, networking, pop up shops and a “fashion” show where “models” will showcase their paths to success in the industry. Every industry professional attending is asked to bring one person from outside the industry. (Register at tada.ca, South Building, 800 Level)
- AutoShow Live — On the Toronto Star Stage, AutoShow President Susan Gubasta will be chatting about women in the automotive industry, the Ontario Regiment Museum will be talking about their collection of military vehicles (including those on display in the South Building, 800 Level), Subaru will showcase the St. John’s Ambulance therapy dog program it supports and Continental Tire will share the benefits of winter tires, and contemplate if they should be mandatory. (North Building, 300 Level)
For more information or to buy tickets, please visit autoshow.ca. Media accreditation to the 2020 AutoShow is now online and can be requested at autoshow.ca/media-registration.
Stay connected with the Canadian International AutoShow on Instagram @cdnintlautoshow, Twitter @autoshowcanada and Facebook /autoshowcanada.
About the Canadian International AutoShow, presented by The Toronto Star and wheels.ca
With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and annual attendance of 360,000, 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. It boasts more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, muscle cars, fully electric and autonomous vehicles each year.
— 30 —
For more information, please contact: