Exciting Canadian cars
Canada’s automotive industry may have shrunken over the years, but you will be surprised to know that Canada was once the 2nd largest automaker in the world. However, this does not mean that there are no local cars currently being produced in the country, listed below are some of the most exciting Canadian cars whose names you may have never heard of:
Exotic car brands:
Conquest Knight XV
The Conquest knight XV is an insane bullet-proof luxury SUV that is built on the platform of the Ford F550. The SUV is hand-built according to each customer's requirements. Powering this beast requires a considerable amount of power which is delivered by its one of a kind 6.8L V10 engine that is available in petrol as well as a diesel variant. The petrol version produces 326hp and 626Nm of torque whereas the diesel version pushes out 300hp and 894Nm of torque.
The sheer size of this SUV, together with the styling inspired by the military vehicles and a black paint scheme truly gives it an intimidating presence. Its huge size and thick armor plating contribute to a weight of 6 tons. The Conquest Knight XV combines the best of both worlds providing excellent security and luxury at the same time. Only 100 units are planned to be produced.
The Felino CB7 is a great canadian car. Felino was started by the Canadian race champion Antoine Bessette in 2010 and they have been making some of the best bespoke track-focused cars for their clients for a long time. Their flagship project CB7 looks stunning, the supercar has the looks and all the features one expects from a modern sports car. The Felino CB7 is powered by a 6.7L lsV8 powerplant mated to either a manual or an automatic transmission.
The car remained in development for a total of seven years before the commencement of its official production in 2016.
Felino CB7 Price: The price for this machine started at around $275,000 and only a limited number of cars were produced. An upgraded model of the CB7 also known as CB7+ will be unveiled to the public in 2021.
Built by the Campagna corporation, the Talisman GV-1 is a cool 2-seater car that virtually matches the Corvette Z06 in power to weight ratio. The car somewhat mimics an F1 car and thrives to provide an exhilarating performance. Its track-focused geometry provides the best driving experience at a relatively affordable cost.
Powering this lightweight machine is a rear-mounted 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 235hp and 290Nm of torque. Only stick shift transmission is available which aims to provide the best feedback to the driver. The car comes with staggered tires meaning the front and rear tires are of different sizes.
GV-1 Price: The GV-1 can be availed at $39,950 with a waiting period of 4-6 months.
The Tomahawk is the Canadian answer to an eco-friendly sports car. Dubuc motors has combined some of the world's most modern features to make the Tomahawk an all-time connected car. The company aims to position this supercar in the mainstream supercars segment by offering an under 4 seconds 0-60mph time, 2+2 seating, all-time connectivity.
Dubuc motors has integrated all the modern technology one can think of into the Tomahawk. The car is essentially an embodiment of the Tomahawk missile as it super-fast speed and a long range of 400 miles. The electric motors produce 800hp and 1355Nm of torque, enough to touch a top speed of 250km/h.
Dubuc Tomahawk price: Dubuc plans to sell the car for approximately $100,000.
Another exciting Canadian track-focused but street-legal supercar is the Magnum MK-5. The company has been manufacturing formula cars since 1968 and has perfected the art of making track-focused performance cars. In addition to providing aggressive looks, the MK5 also combines the best features of all the previous four versions of the MK lineup. The most unique aspect of the MK5 is that it is powered by a Suzuki Hayabusa’s 1340cc engine that revs all the way up to 11,000rpm delivering sheer driving pleasure.
The extensive use of carbon fiber body panels reduces the total weight and enhances the cornering capabilities which adds to the sporty character of the car. The $139,000 stock car provides 210hp, which can be further beefed up to 250hp by paying a little extra premium. The price tag is justified by the fact that the company has paid special attention to the ease of drivability and making it as attractive as possible.
Magnum MK5 price: Starting at $139,000
Elation Freedom Hypercar
Built for speed and an exhilarating driving experience all while remaining luxurious, the Elation Freedom can be expressed with three words: Power, Poise, and Precision.
The Elation Freedom’s high-performance electric drive system was developed in partnership with Cascadia Motion—a company with over 40 years of experience designing electric motor technology. Cascadia Motion has designed electric motors for Formula E and kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) for Formula One.
The Elation Freedom blends a proprietary, ultra-lightweight, carbon fiber monocoque chassis with three liquid-cooled, permanent magnet synchronous e-motors (PMSM) that produce over one megawatt of power as standard—equivalent to a personal jet of comparable weight travelling at 322 miles per hour at full throttle. The driver directs all this power from an elegant, fighter-jet inspired cockpit. Elation customers will have the ability to customize their Freedom with four motors which will produce up to ~1,903 horsepower if desired.
The Elation Freedom’s 100 kilowatt-hour, T-shaped integrated structural battery pack smoothly maximizes power delivery while minimizing heat generation. The battery pack is strategically located to keep an extremely low center of gravity which further enhances the car’s stability. The Elation Freedom offers a 120 kilowatt-hour battery upgrade for customers who require an extended range up to ~400 miles.
The Elation Freedom uses two proprietary Elation Technology gearboxes coupled with a dynamic all-wheel drive torque vectoring system to maximize performance while enhancing safety. The front axle is equipped with a one-speed gearbox and the rear axle is equipped with a two-speed gearbox. This allows the Elation Freedom to offer unencumbered acceleration at all speed ranges.
Spurred on by a design philosophy heavily influenced by racing, the Elation team focused on making the Freedom as lightweight as possible. Through the use of Elation Hypercars’ proprietary gearbox and All-Wheel Drive torque-vectoring system, engineers were able to drastically reduce the vehicle’s overall curb weight by building the standard Elation Freedom with three motors rather than four. In turn, this meticulous attention to weight reduction develops a delicate engineering equilibrium within the car which enhances the vehicle’s proprietary suspension system.
The Elation Freedom’s Formula One-inspired, double-wishbone suspension was designed and produced in-house by the Elation Technology team. For Elation, the primary focus during suspension development was maximizing contact patch grip performance to ensure outstanding traction while providing a smooth, purist driving experience.
The company sets extremely high standards for safety. Elation’s engineering team designed the Freedom’s safety structures with advanced composite materials to ensure that the car exceeds the safety standards of both the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). These structures are subjected to digital load, vibration, and impact absorption studies. The parts are then run through rigorous physical tests, which verify digital findings. This testing system allows the Freedom’s carbon fiber monocoque chassis to achieve an astounding torsion rigidity of over 65,000 nm per degree while weighing in at approximately 180 lbs.
The base price for the Elation Freedom is $2.0 million. Incorporating extensive electric technologies and ultra modern materials, the Elation Freedom is an artistic work of technical ingenuity.
Elation Hypercars has developed a variant of the Elation Freedom known as the Elation Freedom Iconic Collection. This extremely low volume cars collection of the Elation Freedom features a 5.2 Liter V-10 engine with a dual-clutch, seven-speed S-tronic transmission and all-wheel drive configuration. The base price for the Elation Freedom Iconic Collection is $2.3 million.