TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian International AutoShow, Canada’s largest consumer show, and the biggest exposition of new cars, trucks, SUVs and concepts, is now open.
Covering every nook and cranny of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the AutoShow brings more than 1,000 vehicles together from all eras, and is packed with special features and exhibits.
Among the things happening at the 2020 AutoShow that must be seen:
- Canadian Premieres — There are 38 vehicles throughout the AutoShow that are being seen in Canada for the first time, and one of them — the new Cadillac Escalade — is making its first-ever appearance at an auto show anywhere in the world. (Main show floors — 300 Level in the North Building and 800 Level in the South Building — and Auto Exotica, North building, 100 Level)
- A Tractor — What? Farm implements are not your typical addition to an auto show, but this is no regular tractor. This is a 1966 Lamborghini Trattori R1, from the company founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1948 — well before he decided to challenge established marques in the sports car world (such as Ferrari) and found his own car company bearing his name. It can be found as part of the Autostrada display in Auto Exotica (North Building, 100 Level)
- FELINO cB7R — Europeans have dominated the supercar market for years, but now there is a Canadian player on the block. The FELINO cB7Ris the only Canadian-made supercar currently in production. Designed to mimic a track experience on the street, this brutally gorgeous vehicle hits a top speed in excess of 345 kilometres per hour. It is the first time the car will be seen in Ontario. Find it in Auto Exotica. (North Building, 100 Level)
- Movie Stars — It’s not often they get top billing on the movie poster, but the vehicles of thebig (and little) screen can gain just as much stardom as the actors. Find ONWARDS (and a bit backwards): The Pixar Vehicle Experience, staring Guinevere, the van from the upcoming film Onward, Lightning McQueen from Cars and the Caboom Stunt-Cycle from Toy Story (South Building, 600 Level). In Castrol Alley (South Building, 700 Level), don’t miss the iconic DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future and KITT from the 1980s TV series Knight Rider in the OBLIVION exhibit. Can you find any other movie or TV cars throughout the show?
- Light Up the Night — Looking at supercars is one thing. Hearing their engines roar to life is another experience entirely. Twice a night every night, two or three supercars in Auto Exotica will be fired up. Light Up the Night is presented by Sirius XM with cars provided by Autostrada and Legendary Motorcar Company. (North Building, 100 Level)
- Militay Experience — Headlined by a Leopard C2 battle tank, this celebration of Canadian military vehicles provides an up-close look at the equipment used by our service men and women in the field. (South Building, 800 Level)
- True Classics — The collection of cars in Cobble Beach Classics are true gems of the automotive industry. All painstakingly restored and maintained, you can trace the history of the automobile through their gentle curves. This year the exhibit celebrates The Disruptors, cars that shook up the industry, including the 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray concept that influenced and defined GM stying for years to come. (South Building, 700 Level)
- Racing History — One of the most well known names in racing history is McLaren. In partnership with the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame, the history of McLaren Racing is celebrated with a nine car dsplay, incuding a 1961 Cooper T55 driven by Bruce McLaren himself and a 1972 McLaren M-16 B driven by Mark Donohue to the team’s first-ever Indianapolis 500 victory. (North Building, 100 Level)
- Video Games — The last qualifiers in the Forza Motorsport 7 WorldGaming Network North American Championship, driven by Pfaff, will be crowned live at the AutoShow, with the final taking place on the last weekend of the show. If modern video games aren’t your thing, check out the retro arcade in OBLIVION, a celebration of the cars and pop culture of the 1980s and ‘90s. (South Building, 700 Level)
- Rare Bugatti — The world’s most exclusive Bugatti, and the most expensive new car ever sold, will be at the AutoShow. La Voiture Noire is a sleek, stunning vehicle that recently sold for more than $16 million CDN. See it in the Grand Touring Automobiles display. (South Building, 800 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.
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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.
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