Well it has been a long time since I have done a review of something not gun related but I think the 2019 Toronto Autoshow is worth it.
I did have one major gripe with the show though, and that was the poor lighting. I don’t know why it was so much darker than previous years and it made taking pics very challenging. I don’t think I did full justice to some of the truly spectacular cars.
Speaking of, let’s start with Toronto rapper Drake’s new Devel! It is just as over the top in real life and the super short front overhang with the long rear (supposedly housing 5,000HP) reminds me of the Batmobile. It certainly made everything else look ordinary.
Next the incredible carbon fiber bodied McLaren Senna
Note the gold exhaust
Some interior shots
That door though
Lucas Scarfone is like Canada’s Shmee150 or Chris Harris lol…he started out as a photographer and recently launched AutoStrada magazine, which can now be found in bookstores alongside Road&Track and other big publications! He had a booth again this year with some great cars from his customers, including a Ferrari F50 and the actual Jaguar XJ220 that Angelina Jolie drove in Gone in 60 Seconds.
Other cars at his booth included a Maserati MC12, Bugatti Veyron, Porsche Carrera GT, McLaren SLR, and Lexus LFA
Other exotics on display included some old and new Aston Martins
And the ginormous new Rolls Royce SUV
On my way back to the main show floor I ran into John Wick’s car, a 69 Mustang..seems like I was wearing the right shirt.
I have to say that I am not an especially big fan of the Acura NSX but the GT3 version is one of the nicest cars I have ever seen! Once again, my pics don’t do its carbon fiber skin justice.
I love racecars in general and the Audi lemans cars were also among my favourites of the show.
Sadly no GT2, RSR or racer at Porsche this year but they did have a GT3RS and GT4
Elsewhere in the show, Steve McQueen’s Porsche
Thankfully BMW had my favourite of their lineup, the M5 Competition on display in a beautiful matte blue
In keeping with blue super sedans, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has a Ferrari designed engine that puts out 505HP from a 2.9L V6!
Still more blue super sedans…Lexus GS IS
Subari WRX STI
Not a sedan but equally blue and equally super, the Dodge Hellcat Redeye, replacing the limited run Demon
However 700-800HP American cars are not so rare these days…Corvette ZR1
The new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Closeups of its engine and transmission
And if you really wonder what a Mustang looks like underneath, here is one on its side
Compared to the GT500, the milder Bullitt
My friend had an older generation Supra and I remember it being a bigger car than the new one, or at least this was a lot smaller than I expected….closer to the FRS I guess.
It is interesting that they had a display of military vehicles at the show, including a Sherman Tank!
and the military version of the G-wagen
Meanwhile at the Mercedes booth, no crazy G-wagen this year, just a black G63
2 and 4 door AMG GTs
I will close off with perhaps the most spectacular car of them all, or perhaps non-car, the Lego Bugatti Chiron! I cannot imagine the time it took to put this together…and I believe it runs too! The detail was mind-boggling.