Toronto, Ontario — January 31, 2020 — Collision repairers eager to get insights into future of automobiles may want to check out the Canadian International Auto Show in Montreal.
The event, which runs from February 14 to 23, 2020, will host the unveiling of a Canadian-made supercar, the cB7R from Felino, an independent manufacturer of high-end sports cars.
“I’ve always been fueled by cutting-edge technologies,” stated Felino’s founder, former racecar driver Antoine Bessette. “Several years of research and development were required in order to create a vehicle this powerful for road use. We had to re-think each individual component to be able to provide both the features and the experience one expects of a premium high-performance sports car.”
With a starting price of CA$360,000, only 10 units of the limited edition FELINO cB7R, it may be difficult to justify the trip as work-related research for tax purposes, but high-priced super cars have–in the past–provided some insights into the direction broader auto design trends.
Featuring a V8 engine pushing 700 horsepower, this unbridled beast can reach speeds of up to 345 km/h and go from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 2.9 seconds and comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission and optional sequential gearbox, available for both road and track use. Its aerodynamic design, technological engineering and fully customizable features are just a few examples of what sets the cB7R apart.
The inclusion of non-flat windshield glass–first used in fighter planes–was seen in some high priced race cars before becoming normal for even low-priced vehicles.
Automatic transmissions only entered general use after being included in military prototypes and luxury brands. In fact, their inclusion in some Lincoln models during the 1950s coincided with some of the brand’s best performing years.
To find out more about the Montreal Auto Show, visit its website.