TORONTO, Ont. (February 10, 2017) — They’re some of the most jaw-dropping cars on the planet, but spotting them on the road is a rarity.
That’s what makes getting up close to the stable of exclusive exotics on display at the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow such a riveting experience for car buffs. Auto Exotica, presented by Castrol and the Globe and Mail, is a perennial favourite attraction at the show, allowing visitors to appreciate the beauty, style and artistry of dozens of the world’s most impressive cars all in one space.
“Year after year, the Canadian International AutoShow has shown its commitment to assembling a showcase of the greatest exotic cars on the market,” says Jason Campbell, General Manager of the AutoShow. “Visitors are going to see all of the Exotic Marques available across the county and a special showcase of rare exotics owned by Canada’s most passionate collectors.”
Car enthusiasts will be able to get up close to an incredible lineup that boasts Aston Martin, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Karma, McLaren, Singer, Pagani, Lotus and a six-car vintage Ferrari display presented by Ferrari of Ontario.
New additions to the Auto Exotica showcase this year include 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.
Among the cars to be showcased by Autostrada will be:
Another new entry to this popular Show feature and the Canadian market is Ariel Atom – a sleek two-seat sports car looking to gain a foothold with track-based enthusiasts.
Car racing fans will be able to get up close to a 1985 Can-Am Polesitter Mark2 that ran in the Under 2 Litre class. This car ran in six races in Canada and the United States before being retired. Its top finish was a sixth place at Mosport in 1986. It has been restored by its owner and was driven at the Varac Mosport Event last June, the first time it had turned a wheel in 30 years. Mario Andretti saw the car in 2015 and signed it “Bella Macchina.”
Prostate Cancer Canada will also be showcasing a specially modified 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT (valued at more than $113,000 and donated by TADA). The amazing set of wheels is being raffled off in the Rock the Road Raffle by Prostate Cancer Canada in Auto Exotica on Friday, February 24th, with 100% of the proceeds going towards prostate cancer research.
In addition to these cars, the lineup for Auto Exotica this year also includes:
Lotus Evora S
Lotus Series 1 Elise
Lotus Caterham 7
Type 49 Lotus Formula Atlantic
Rolls Royce Dawn
Aston Martin DB11
|Ferrari of Ontario
458 GT Race car
365 GTB4 Daytona
Dino 246 GTS
Auto Exotica can be found on the 100 level of the North Building at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
The Canadian International AutoShow will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre between February 17th and 26th. Please visit autoshow.ca for more information. Follow us on Instagram @cdnintlautoshow, Like us on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter @autoshowcanada with the hashtags #AutoShowOhCanada and #CIAS2017.
Media interested in attending the AutoShow are asked to register at autoshow.ca/media-registration.
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, the 2017 AutoShow is helping celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by showcasing Canadian collectors in each feature of the show. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit www.autoshow.ca.
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Auto Exotica, presented by Castrol and the Globe and Mail, will showcase nearly three dozen of the world’s most exclusive and extraordinary cars.
1971 Lamborghini Espada
1959 Sport Speciale Spyder
1966 Aston Martin DB6
Rolls Royce Dawn
Aston Martin DB11
1985 Can-Am Polesitter Mark2
1964 Ferrari 250LM
Ferrari Dino 246