Posted Feb 12th 2013 3:30PM
Toronto-based dealership group Pfaff Automotive Partners has recently announced plans for a significant performance and supercar showcase at this year's Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS). Pfaff is one of Ontario's leading Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen dealers and the proprietor of Canada's only McLaren dealership, which we covered the grand opening of last spring. Pair this with their extensive Pfaff Tuning division and you can bet on some real gems to appear at the Toronto Auto Show for 2013.
Pfaff Tuning is definitely leveraging their tuning projects to draw some attention at CIAS. The company has prepped a McLaren 12C, an '09 Aston Martin DBS and a 2013 Porsche 991 with suspension upgrades and ADV1 wheels, which will sit alongside a healthy dose of their 2013 Porsche lineup. With all of these cars pushing in excess of 400 hp from the factory; 616 hp from a mere 3.8L V8 in the case of the McLaren, it's not surprising the focus in building these projects was on handling rather than power.
There will also be a dedicated McLaren booth on hand for some required drooling over the MP4-12C both the coupe and the Spider that we saw unveiled at the Ritz Carlton. If you haven't been able to get a look at the coupe yet there should be a bit more breathing room at the booth this year. Of course this isn't quite as exciting as the prospect of seeing the highly anticipated McLaren P1 at this year's Geneva Auto Show but we'll take what we can get here at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
One surprise coming from the Pfaff group is an appearance of their upcoming 2013 GT3 Cup car. The Pfaff Castrol Motorsports wrapped up the 2012 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada season on a high note taking 1st place in both Platinum and Gold Classes, and is expected to to be equally competitive with the new 991.
Click here for a gallery of Pfaff's tuning projects, and click past the jump for the press release from Pfaff Automotive Partners.
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Pfaff Automotive Partners to Showcase Luxury Vehicles at Canadian International Autoshow, featuring the newest models from McLaren, Pfaff Porsche and Pfaff Tuning ready for display
TORONTO, February 7, 2013 – In celebration of the 40th annual Canadian International Autoshow, Pfaff Automotive Partners today announced an expanded presence at this year's show with more than 2,000 square feet of luxury automotive excellence. Pfaff Automotive Partners has selected the newest and most exciting models from McLaren, Pfaff Tuning and Pfaff Porsche to be featured at this year's AutoShow.
This year's Pfaff Tuning booth will feature:
- Newly tuned Porsche 991 with ADV1 wheels, Vorstenier Aero kit and colour coded body parts;
- Exclusive 2009 Aston Martin DBS with performance suspension and ADV1 wheels
- McLaren 12C complete with factory lowered suspension and ADV1 wheels
- The 2013 Porsche GT3 cup car as well as a tuned Audi A5 track car.
Pfaff Porsche will also showcase some hero models from the 2013 Porsche line up including the Porsche Cayenne, 991 and Boxster. McLaren will be featuring the 12C and all new 12C Spider.
McLaren Booth – 100 Level Auto Exotica
12C Coupe and the 12C Spider
Main Pfaff Booth – 800 Level South Building (Hallway Exhibit)
Tuned 2009 Aston Martin DBS 2013 Porsche Boxster
Tuned 2013 Porsche 991 2013 Porsche Cayenne
Tuned McLaren 12C 2013 Porsche 991
Pfaff Hallway Booth (100 Level – just outside of the Auto Exotica)
Porsche GT3 Cup Car
Tuned Audi A5 with Forgeline wheels
Pfaff Automotive Partners, a leading Ontario automotive retailer, was founded in 1964 by H.J. Pfaff as a premium Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen dealership. The company has experienced considerable growth over the years, adding McLaren and Toyota to its select brand offering and today is one of the largest dealer groups in the Canadian automotive market. The company also operates Pfaff Tuning, Pfaff Leasing, and Pfaff Autoworks to provide a comprehensive service portfolio to its customers. For more information, please visit www.pfaffauto.com.