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Felino cB7R Canadian supercar to be unveiled at Toronto auto show

Just 10 units will be produced in Montreal to customers’ specs for $360,000

Published: February 11, 2020, 10:30 PM
Updated: February 22, 2020, 3:12 AM

Felino cB7R

The Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto will have a Canadian world debut when the Montreal-developed Felino cB7R is unveiled.

Felino cB7R

The brainchild of Canadian racing champion Antoine Bessette, the cB7R is a track car adapted to the street, and part of a Canadian high-performance prestige supercar family that will also include the racetrack worthy cB7+.

“I’ve always been fueled by cutting-edge technologies,” says 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.”

Felino cB7R

The cB7R features a 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V-8 pumping out 525 hp and 488 lb-ft of peak torque. It can be optioned up to a 7.0-litre V-8 (700 hp/580 lb-ft) that helps it hit the 100 km/h mark just 2.9 seconds after launch, and a top speed of 345 km/h. Both come standard with a 6-speed manual and optionally with 6-speed sequential shift automatic.

Everything about the scissor-doored car is derived from the track, from the tubular frame and composite carbon body, to the performance-tuned suspension and 14-inch 4-wheel disc brakes (optionally carbon), to the racing steering wheel and carbon fibre seats (that have the option of being moulded to the driver’s body).

Felino cB7+

The vehicle was originally conceived in 2010 and introduced in prototype form at the 2014 Salon International de Montreal. A couple CB7s were built in 2017, leading up to the 10 production units of the cB7R that will be hand-crafted in Montreal to customers’ specifications, at a cost of $360,000 Canadian. Felino is currently working on the cB7+, which the company says is the pinnacle of performance for the model and expected to be introduced by the end of 2020.