Bored in Chicago? Go to Toronto to see the latest supercars

It’s been less than two months since we passed into a new year and we already had two auto shows here in the U.S. But, while Detroit brought many important debuts, Chicago was rather disappointing aside from a few Toyota models and a Mopar-made Dodge Challenger. Meanwhile, the Canadian International Auto Show kicked off in Toronto and a quick look through the showroom revealed a lot of supercar action. More than we usually get from this type of event and definitely a lot more excitement compared to Chicago and, to some extent, Detroit too.

Specifically, visitors are able to take a closer look at some of the hottest supercars available in 2017. There the Aventador S, which debuted recently with new looks and more power, and the Bugatti Chiron, which is likely to become the world’s fastest production vehicle really soon. There’s also a bespoke Pagani Huayra on display. Granted, it’s the Roadster model that just broke cover last week, but the coupe is nothing to sneeze at either given that it’s already sold out.

More importantly, Toronto hosted the global debut of the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar. Built in cooperation with Red Bull Racing, the AM-RB 001 promises to revolutionize the supercar market through it state-of-the-art, F1-based technology and 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. Sure, the unit on display is still some sort of prototype and the drivetrain is likely missing, but it’s almost shocking that Aston Martin chose to introduce it in Canada. It goes to show that car events can be full of surprises. And, while Chicago was of the unfortunate variety due to its large number of near standard cars dubbed as special edition, Toronto is a show worth traveling for.

Photo Credit: Andrew Clement

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