For a good number of the media - especially the Wheels reporters - trudging around the show floor during the autoshow's two media days, the Toronto show can feel a bit like deja vu. Didn't I see that concept car in Detroit a few weeks ago? Wasn't that production car shown in Chicago recently? We are both lucky and spoiled to be so blase about the hundreds of cars packed into the two convention centre halves and the Rogers Centre. For the Toronto Autoshow is, in fact, bigger than Detroit and for showgoers, offers plenty of new metal to see, touch and dream about.
This is particularly true if you're a fan of fast cars like I am. Hot new production models making their debuts here include GM's awesome new Corvette ZR1 and Cadillac CTS-V, both packing supercharged V8 engines; the latest version of Maserati's sporty Quattroporte luxury sedan; Nissan's world-beating GT-R supercar and Porsche's road-biased Cayenne GTS.
But the production cars are, of course, just the start of it. In addition to the concept cars you'll find on almost everybody's show stand, don't forget to check out the 100 level of the Rogers Centre, where performance aftermarket companies will be showcasing their wares, or the area just outside the main South building exhibit halls, where companies like Pfaff tuning will be showing off complete high-performance tuned cars. It'll be a feast for the eyes - and if you're lucky enough to hear one of those big engines fire up, your ears as well.