For the kids, and the kid in all of us, head down to the 700 level of the South MTCC, to see this ultimate LEGO® creation for yourself.
By Nauman Farooq
The 2019 Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) has just kicked off, and is packed with more exciting vehicles and displays than ever. Here are just five of our favorite things at this years auto show:
1- Devel Sixteen: The United Arab Emirates is known for a lot of things – e.g. great buildings, shopping, gold, etc. – and while this wealthy region is no stranger to supercars prowling its streets, it has never built any of them; until now!
Meet the Devel Sixteen, and not only is it the first supercar built in Dubai, it also aims to be the fastest production car ever made!
To accomplish this feat, the Devel Sixteen will be powered by a quad-turbo, V16 motor, that is said to be good for 5007 horsepower. How fast will it go? That no one knows just yet, but the ‘mid-level’ 3000 horsepower variant is said to surpass 500 km/h, so one can only imagine what the Devel can achieve with the full 5007 horsepower variant.
For the time being, the Devel Sixteen is still in development, but those interested in this $3-million supercar can contact the manufacturer and put their name down for one.
If you like video games, in particular, racing games, than you’ll have the opportunity to compete in a National championship.
2- LEGO® TECHNIC Bugatti Chiron: Many kids grow up playing with LEGO®, and at the 2019 CIAS, you’ll find the ultimate in LEGO® creations; a life sized Bugatti Chiron.
This creation is built with more than one million LEGO® TECHNIC elements and powered exclusively using motors from the LEGO® Power Function platform, the model is a fully equipped true replica of the Bugatti Chiron, including rear spoiler, speedometer, front and back-lights, detachable steering wheel and a brake pedal, all fully functional. Weighing in at 1,500 kilograms, the LEGO® TECHNIC Bugatti Chiron took more than 13,000 hours to design and build, and not a drop of glue was used in the construction.
So, for the kids, and the kid in all of us, head down to the 700 level of the South MTCC, to see this ultimate LEGO® creation for yourself.
3- The Barrett-Jackson Exhibit: In the world of collector car auctions, the name Barrett-Jackson is one of the most renowned and respected. For the first time ever at CIAS, there will be a Barrett-Jackson display, featuring 10 vehicles (6 from Canadian car collectors who bought from Barrett-Jackson, and 4 cars from Craig Jackson’s own private collection).
So, if you are a fan of classic and collector cars, this is the display for you!
4- World Gaming Championship: If you like video games, in particular, racing games, than you’ll have the opportunity to compete in a National championship.
The Pfaff Automotive Group is hosting a Forza Motorsport 7 event, sponsored by Castrol, to find the fastest gamer in the country. Every Canadian over the age of 14 with access to an Xbox One is eligible to compete in the tournament.
There are two ways to join: open online qualifiers that will be staged throughout January and February on Worldgaming.com, and a live event at the Canadian International AutoShow. At the live qualifiers, attendees will be able to use VRX racing pods designed to give gamers a state-of-the-art racing experience. The Grand Finals will be staged February 24, 2019, live at the AutoShow at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. So, if gaming is life, than this will be the section of most interest to you.
5- EV Test Drive: Curious about electric vehicles, but never driven one?
The 2019 CIAS would make that experience possible for you!
This real test drive experience will allow you to try a variety of electric vehicles, thanks to support from BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Hyundai, Nissan, Volkswagen, Tesla, Chevrolet, Jaguar, Kia, Volvo, and Honda.So, the 2019 CIAS is more than just a static display show, it is very interactive.
The 2019 Canadian International Auto Show will run from February 15 to 24.