Magnum MK5 set to make first public appearance at the 2014 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance
Canada’s lightweight supercar to be showcased on American soil this February.
- Montreal, Canada, January 30, 2014
Following up from its recent worldwide media debut, the track-focused street-legal Magnum MK5 has been selected to be on display at the 8th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, in Florida, USA. One of the world’s most prestigious exotic car events, it features some of the most exquisite and spectacular supercars. The weekend’s opening Friday evening DuPont Registry Live Hangar Party, to be held at the Boca Raton Executive Airport on February 21st, 2014, will mark the first opportunity for car enthusiasts to see the Magnum MK5’s cutting-edge design and refined fabrication.
“We are extremely proud to have been invited to be part of the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance. This is one of the most renowned automotive events in the world; it will be an honor for Magnum to have the MK5 showcased alongside some of the greatest names in the exotic automotive industry. The interest toward the MK5 has been amazing during our private showings and we are looking forward to its public unveiling.” says Bruno St-Jacques, President and CTO of Magnum.
Magnum MK5 | An Extraordinary Showcase of Art, Speed and Technology
The first creation from Canada to hit the international track-day car market, the Magnum MK5 is refined and exciting. The MK5 is extremely versatile as it can be enjoyed on the roads or at the track, perfectly wedging itself between expensive supercars and track-day cars market segments.
The Magnum MK5’s styling is bold and innovative. The aggressive yet purposeful design blends sleekness with forward thinking. The Magnum MK5’s exterior styling extends into the cockpit where a modern look showcases controls that have been precision CNC machined out of aircraft grade aluminum and race-inspired seats molded in carbon fiber.
The MK5 displays an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 460bhp per tonne that delivers a mind-blowing 0-to-100 km/h acceleration in 3.2 second, while amazing handling conveys confidence and predictability. Extremely easy to drive fast, the Magnum MK5’s high-end refinement and race-level technology deliver a fully immersive experience that is pure and exhilarating.
With the ordering process well underway, the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance will be a great opportunity for car enthusiasts to see and feel the MK5, as well as reserve a position on the order list for those interested.
About Magnum | A History of Success
Created in 1968, Magnum Cars has made a name for itself in the motorsport world building open-wheel formula cars. Magnum racecars have been driven to success by several different drivers, including Formula 1 legend-to-be Gilles Villeneuve.
For more than four decades, Magnum’s expertise has also been applied to developing and fabricating specialized parts for many kinds of vehicles from all levels of racing. With an impeccable reputation for precision work, original founder Jean-Pierre St-Jacques and the Magnum team were highly regarded by many, including Formula 1 teams, working with the likes of Lotus, ATS, Larousse, Williams, and Renault, to name a few, during the Canadian F1 GP weekends over the years.
Today, Magnum is making a statement with its latest project. With well-rounded and successful race car driver Bruno St-Jacques now at the helm, Magnum is entering a new segment of the specialized automotive world with a strong vision and focus: to offer an awesome driving experience and innovate in the lightweight supercar category using the latest technologies, techniques and materials, bold styling and a forward thinking mindset to pioneer a refined and innovative driving platform.