The Black Box
In a mysterious mix of sounds and lights, The last Edition of the Auto Show presented The Black Box in collaboration with OB Prestige Auto. This ephemeral exhibit and never seen in the history of the show, treated attendees to three spectacular vehicles in one edition. Visitors were able to see two of the world’s three fastest cars and the Made in Quebec Felino!
Making its first appearance in Quebec at the Montreal International Auto Show, the Bugatti Chiron boasts a mid-mounted 8.0-liter, 16-cylinder engine that breathes through four turbochargers. With an output rated at 1500 horsepower and 1180 pound-feet of torque, the car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 420 km/h. Only 500 units of the Chiron will be produced, each one retailing for almost $5 million.
Just as spectacular, the Koenigsegg Agera RS currently holds the top speed world record for a production car, reaching a velocity of 457.94 km/h in November 2017 in the state of Nevada. The Agera RS is equipped with a twin-turbo, 5.0-liter V8 that develops 1160 horsepower and 944 pound-feet of torque. The car can also benefit from a power increase to 1 megawatt, which is the equivalent of 1341 horsepower! With a price estimated at $2.5 million, only 25 units of this supercar were built, and they’re already all sold.
Last but not least, don’t go thinking the FELINO cB7R doesn’t fit alongside these two other powerhouses. Designed and built right here in Quebec by race-car driver Antoine Bessette’s company, the cB7R relies on a 7.0-liter V8 that can produce as much as 700 horsepower, but thanks to its low weight of only 1135 kilograms, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in as little as 2.9 seconds! Felino Cars will build only 10 units of the cB7R, so it will remain an extremely exclusive supercar.