The Toronto AutoShow is Filled With Classics, Exotics, and Fun Displays Too

Exotics, race cars, and the extremely rare is all on display at 2023 Toronto Auto Show.

By Evan Williams Wheels.ca

Feb 17, 2023 3 min. read

Article was updated 7 months ago

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The 2023 Canadian International Auto Show is filled with not just all of the latest new cars, trucks, and SUVs, but a whole load of classics and exotics. Some of the coolest hardware in Ontario has been brought together in multiple displays that should have something for everyone.

Start by heading down to the 800 level of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. On the way down, you'll see a display from Toronto Motorsports Park. The race track in Cayuga has loads of race cars on display, including an open-wheel racer and even a fast Tesla.

Then hit up the Autoexotica display. This show highlight is filled with cars from Canadian collectors and even dealers including Grand Touring Automobiles, Caravaggio Corvettes, and Pfaff Auto.

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Cars owned by collectors are in the Autostrada part of the boot. You can't miss the 1990 Lamborghini LM002, better known as the Rambo Lambo, as you walk in. Other cool rides include a one of 149 McLaren Elva, a Bugatti Veyron, and a Dodge Viper ACR Extreme.

Want more Lamborghini? Head back up to the Lego booth for the life-sized Sian FKP 37. The car is made from more than 400,000 Lego Technic pieces and is an incredible copy of the original.

To see how close Lego's designers have come, just take a few more steps to see the real thing. Sitting in the metal and making us all drool.

Along with the classics are two cars from Caravaggio Corvettes. The GTA-based Corvette shop is known for building faster and more luxurious Tailor Made cars. A ZR1 and a C8 sit in the booth.

Other exotics that grabbed our attention include an Aston Martin DBX707 and a Lamborghini Urus Performante. But then there was the one that made even our jaded eyes pop out:

A Koenigsegg Regera. The 1,500-horse plug-in hybrid from Sweden. One of only 84 built, the car has a claimed top speed of 404 km/h.

If you're still not satisfied, head to the Cobble Beach Classics room on the 700 level. Inside this room, you'll see loads of stunning Porsches.

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From a 1952 Porsche 356 to the 2022 Taycan GTS Sport Turismo, there are some real highlights of the company's entire legacy. Our favourites have to include the 1987 Porsche 959, the 1996 911 Twin Turbo, and the beautifully restored 1969 Porsche 917 Long Tail.

Head to the REVZone for even more stellar cars. The Canadian motorsports channel has brought in plenty of drift and road-race cars. Even road-legal rally cars that have competed in events like the Targa Newfoundland.

The booth will have sim racing and a live interview stage. There will also be an audition studio where you can take your best shot at our jobs and record your own car review.

Admission to all of these is included with admission to the AutShow. The Canadian International Auto Show runs February 17-26 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.




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