2018 Canadian Grand Prix and the Cars We’d Like to See
When summer comes around, car enthusiasts can’t wait to take their precious ride out of hibernation—whether stored in the garage or under a cover. Actually, most of these cars start to appear in May. Others are rarer specimens that wait until the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal to show their colours. We’re talking about extremely desirable machines, here.
In 2018, the GP festivities will take place from June 8-10. Let’s take a look at some of the cars we’d like to see hitting the streets during that time…
McLaren 720S The McLaren 720S has been spotted around Montreal for a while now, but it still is an incredibly rare sight. The opening of a McLaren dealership in nearby Laval means we could see a few of them take part in the GP fun. The 720S is pretty easy to recognize both with the eyes and ears.
Kia Stinger GT What are you laughing at? Seriously, this new Kia deserves your attention. Remember how the Subaru BRZ heated up the Grand Prix weekend when it debuted in 2013? You can’t judge a car only by its price.
Porsche 911 GT3 The Porsche 911 GT3 definitely warrants a second look—or third or fourth—with unique race-inspired styling. It can also reach 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds. This beast of a sports car is perfect for the track!
Rolls-Royce Phantom While this world-class luxury car doesn’t belong on a race track, seeing one in person always makes a lasting impression.
Pagani Huayra BC A select few people around the world can brag about having this fabulous exotic car in their garage. In 2017, a man from Laval drove down the streets of Montreal in his gorgeous Pagani. Maybe we’ll get to see it again this year.
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon More muscle car than exotic car, this 840-horsepower monster runs on race fuel and you’d be a fool not to care when it happens to pass by.
Koenigsegg Agera RS Last week, the OB Prestige dealership in Gatineau, Quebec, received its brand new Koenigsegg Agera RS and owner Olivier Benloulou wasted no time parading in the streets of Montreal. It’s safe to assume he’ll be back behind the wheel during the Grand Prix weekend.
Bentley Continental The Continental from British luxury automaker Bentley arguably stands in a class of its own. You may not hear it as much as a Ferrari, but it has the same kind of presence.
Audi R8 Since the R8 first appeared in Canada, a number of models have joined the lineup including the latest V10 plus edition producing 610 horsepower. What more could you ask for?
Ford GT With the rebirth of the Ford GT in Canada, chances are we’ll run across one at some point during the GP festivities in Montreal. Motivated by a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that cranks out 647 horsepower, the GT has already stunned crowds at auto shows around the globe.