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Monterey Car Week: All the concept cars and hypercars at a glance

Infiniti's Concept 10 roadster at Monterey: a bit of an eye-popper
Infiniti's Concept 10 roadster at Monterey: a bit of an eye-popper
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The Genovation GXE: take one Corvette C7, gut it and replace the entire powertrain with an 800-hp, 700 lb-ft electric system.
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The Genovation GXE: take one Corvette C7, gut it and replace the entire powertrain with an 800-hp, 700 lb-ft electric system.
As we wrote in much greater detail last week when the car's specifications and studio images were first released, the Audi PB 18 e-tron concept car was shown at Pebble Beach for the first time. 
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As we wrote in much greater detail last week when the car's specifications and studio images were first released, the Audi PB 18 e-tron concept car was shown at Pebble Beach for the first time. 
The Audi PB 18 e-tron combines three electric motors for a total output of 570 kW (764 hp), and was conceived at Audi's Malibu (California) design studios, 
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The Audi PB 18 e-tron combines three electric motors for a total output of 570 kW (764 hp), and was conceived at Audi's Malibu (California) design studios, 
The Audi PB 18 e-tron's futuristic dash design. The "PB" in the name is for Pebble Beach and the 18 from the R18 e-tron that competed so successfully in the World Endurance Championships until the end of 2016.
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The Audi PB 18 e-tron's futuristic dash design. The "PB" in the name is for Pebble Beach and the 18 from the R18 e-tron that competed so successfully in the World Endurance Championships until the end of 2016.
Audi PB 18 e-tron: the driver information systems are designed around Audi's racing experiences where the most critical information is readily available at all times.
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Audi PB 18 e-tron: the driver information systems are designed around Audi's racing experiences where the most critical information is readily available at all times.
Seen at 'the Quail' was th is 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Coupe Atlantic that won the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best award in Paris in February, 2018. Fast becoming regarded as the defacto world championship for concours cars, the Best of the Best Award pits the winning cars from each of the eight most important concours events around the world each year, and has them judged by a panel of experts, creating an annual champion of champions.
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Seen at 'the Quail' was th is 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Coupe Atlantic that won the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best award in Paris in February, 2018. Fast becoming regarded as the defacto world championship for concours cars, the Best of the Best Award pits the winning cars from each of the eight most important concours events around the world each year, and has them judged by a panel of experts, creating an annual champion of champions.
This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Coupe Atlantic earned a spot in the final of the the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best award when it was named "Best of Show Concours d'Etat" at the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille, then went on to win the judging in Paris. Our story on the car's win was preceded by an overview story of the eight concours winners which were nominated for the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best.
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This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Coupe Atlantic earned a spot in the final of the the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best award when it was named "Best of Show Concours d'Etat" at the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille, then went on to win the judging in Paris. Our story on the car's win was preceded by an overview story of the eight concours winners which were nominated for the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best.
Brabham's ultra-light BT62, a 5.4-liter V8 developing 700 bhp
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Brabham's ultra-light BT62, a 5.4-liter V8 developing 700 bhp
Hennessey's insane Venom F5
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Hennessey's insane Venom F5
Volkswagen's Pikes Peak-destroying I.D. R electric race car
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Volkswagen's Pikes Peak-destroying I.D. R electric race car
The Polestar 1, a 600-hp electric performance hybrid grand tourer
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The Polestar 1, a 600-hp electric performance hybrid grand tourer
Infiniti's eye-catching Concept 10 speedster
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Infiniti's eye-catching Concept 10 speedster
The Fenyr SuperSport, from W Motors
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The Fenyr SuperSport, from W Motors
2019 SSC Tuatara, a 1,750-hp, 5.9-liter all-American hypercar
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2019 SSC Tuatara, a 1,750-hp, 5.9-liter all-American hypercar
The 2019 SSC Tuatara: a study in low-drag, high-speed American hypercar craziness
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The 2019 SSC Tuatara: a study in low-drag, high-speed American hypercar craziness
Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV
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Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Limited Edition: "the most exclusive Lamborghini ever"
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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Limited Edition: "the most exclusive Lamborghini ever"
The Fenyr SuperSport, from W Motors, part of a new breed of arab-built exotica
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The Fenyr SuperSport, from W Motors, part of a new breed of arab-built exotica
The Polestar 1 GT car
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The Polestar 1 GT car
A preview of Lincoln's upcoming Aviator rear-wheel drive SUV
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A preview of Lincoln's upcoming Aviator rear-wheel drive SUV
The Byton K-Byte concept
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The Byton K-Byte concept
2019 SSC Tuatara
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2019 SSC Tuatara
2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition
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2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition
Genesis Essentia concept: an all-electric GT car
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Genesis Essentia concept: an all-electric GT car
Bespoke McLaren 600LT in stealth grey, by McLaren Special Operations
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Bespoke McLaren 600LT in stealth grey, by McLaren Special Operations
Mercedes Vision EQ "Silver Arrow" concept is one of the most striking designs on display
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Mercedes Vision EQ "Silver Arrow" concept is one of the most striking designs on display
Hennessey's crazy Venom F5
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Hennessey's crazy Venom F5
Genesis Essential concept
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Genesis Essential concept
BMW's Concept M8 Gran Coupe
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BMW's Concept M8 Gran Coupe
Porsche's Mission E concept is a preview of the upcoming all-electric Taycan sports car
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Porsche's Mission E concept is a preview of the upcoming all-electric Taycan sports car
Porsche Mission E concept: to be produced as the Taycan
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Porsche Mission E concept: to be produced as the Taycan
2019 Bugatti Divo: twice the price of a Chiron
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2019 Bugatti Divo: twice the price of a Chiron
2019 Bugatti Divo: a Chiron with an elaborate body kit
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2019 Bugatti Divo: a Chiron with an elaborate body kit
2019 Bugatti Divo: the coolest tail-light design we've ever seen
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2019 Bugatti Divo: the coolest tail-light design we've ever seen
Genesis Essentia Concept: super smooth
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Genesis Essentia Concept: super smooth
Genesis Essentia Concept
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Genesis Essentia Concept
Genesis Essentia Concept
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Genesis Essentia Concept
Infiniti's Concept 10 roadster at Monterey: a bit of an eye-popper
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Infiniti's Concept 10 roadster at Monterey: a bit of an eye-popper
Infiniti's Concept 10 roadster: rear view is stunning
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Infiniti's Concept 10 roadster: rear view is stunning
Infiniti's Q Inspiration: points the way forward for Infiniti design
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Infiniti's Q Inspiration: points the way forward for Infiniti design
Infiniti's Q Inspiration concept
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Infiniti's Q Inspiration concept
Infiniti's Q Inspiration concept
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Infiniti's Q Inspiration concept
A fully electric E-type Jaguar
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A fully electric E-type Jaguar
Electric E-type Jaguar
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Electric E-type Jaguar
Electric E-type Jaguar
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Electric E-type Jaguar
The Karma Revero, complete with moustache
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The Karma Revero, complete with moustache
McLaren Senna GTR Concept
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McLaren Senna GTR Concept
McLaren Senna
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McLaren Senna
Pagani Huayra, by Prestige Imports
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Pagani Huayra, by Prestige Imports
Rimac's California Edition C_Two Hypercar
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Rimac's California Edition C_Two Hypercar
Rimac's California Edition C_Two Hypercar
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Rimac's California Edition C_Two Hypercar
Rimac's California Edition C_Two Hypercar
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Rimac's California Edition C_Two Hypercar
If it weren't for the paint job, this could almost be a sleeper: the RUF CTR Yellow Bird
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If it weren't for the paint job, this could almost be a sleeper: the RUF CTR Yellow Bird
The US$2 million Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003CS: the first road registered version to be shown
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The US$2 million Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003CS: the first road registered version to be shown
The newest 488 Pista Spider joins the line-up as the 50th drop-top model from the Prancing Horse and yesterday’s world premiere in the US was a natural choice given that, ever since the 1950s, North American clients have always been keen connoisseurs of high-performance convertibles. Fittingly, 50 examples of past drop-top models, all Ferrari Classiche certified, are presented on the lawn as a show of the exceptional lineage of the newest model. Among them a 212 Export, 250 Monza, 335 S, 250 Testa Rossa, 412 S, no less than four 275 GTS4 NART Spiders, 250 California, F50, F60America, LaFerrari Aperta, to name a few.
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The newest 488 Pista Spider joins the line-up as the 50th drop-top model from the Prancing Horse and yesterday’s world premiere in the US was a natural choice given that, ever since the 1950s, North American clients have always been keen connoisseurs of high-performance convertibles. Fittingly, 50 examples of past drop-top models, all Ferrari Classiche certified, are presented on the lawn as a show of the exceptional lineage of the newest model. Among them a 212 Export, 250 Monza, 335 S, 250 Testa Rossa, 412 S, no less than four 275 GTS4 NART Spiders, 250 California, F50, F60America, LaFerrari Aperta, to name a few.
The new car sets a new benchmark for Ferrari for spider performance with an unprecedented weight-power ratio of 1.92 kg/cv. A result made possible by the adoption of the most powerful Ferrari V8 engine ever, which was recently named Best Engine in the world for the third consecutive year at the 2018 International Engine of the Year Awards.  The 3902cc twin-turbo V8 unleashes 720 cv and combines that power with increasing torque at all engine speeds for continuous and unending acceleration all the way to the red line.
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The new car sets a new benchmark for Ferrari for spider performance with an unprecedented weight-power ratio of 1.92 kg/cv. A result made possible by the adoption of the most powerful Ferrari V8 engine ever, which was recently named Best Engine in the world for the third consecutive year at the 2018 International Engine of the Year Awards.  The 3902cc twin-turbo V8 unleashes 720 cv and combines that power with increasing torque at all engine speeds for continuous and unending acceleration all the way to the red line.
Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV
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Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV
Ford GT40 Heritage Edition
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Ford GT40 Heritage Edition
Ferrari brought one of every single spider model it has ever produced to Pebble Beach - all 50 of them, all in concours condition. Time warp stuff.
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Ferrari brought one of every single spider model it has ever produced to Pebble Beach - all 50 of them, all in concours condition. Time warp stuff.
2019 Acura NSX: After two years on the market (25 if you count the original), the mid-engine hybrid all-wheel-drive Acura NSX has had a significant refresh for 2019, which the company claims will make the 573 hp day-to-day supercar even more pleasurable to live with and more exciting to drive on the race track. The changes include upgrades to the chassis, new tyre specs, retuning of the hybrid power unit and ann exterior design refresh. Prices have gone up $1500 for 2019, starting at $157,800. Read more about the Acura NSX
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2019 Acura NSX: After two years on the market (25 if you count the original), the mid-engine hybrid all-wheel-drive Acura NSX has had a significant refresh for 2019, which the company claims will make the 573 hp day-to-day supercar even more pleasurable to live with and more exciting to drive on the race track. The changes include upgrades to the chassis, new tyre specs, retuning of the hybrid power unit and ann exterior design refresh. Prices have gone up $1500 for 2019, starting at $157,800. Read more about the Acura NSX
2019 Acura NSX GT3: If you fancy spending four times (and then some) that amount on an NSX, you can buy an Acura NSX GT3 race car, but your $650,000 outlay includes a $100,000 spare parts pack and a competitive package capable of getting you to the pointy end of most fields. Read more about the Acura NSX GT3
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2019 Acura NSX GT3: If you fancy spending four times (and then some) that amount on an NSX, you can buy an Acura NSX GT3 race car, but your $650,000 outlay includes a $100,000 spare parts pack and a competitive package capable of getting you to the pointy end of most fields. Read more about the Acura NSX GT3
BMW Concept Gran Coupe
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BMW Concept Gran Coupe
BMW Z4
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BMW Z4
Byton K-Byte concept
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Byton K-Byte concept
Curtiss Zeus 
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Curtiss Zeus 
Jaguar E-Type Zero
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Jaguar E-Type Zero
Karma Revero
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Karma Revero
Lamborghini Huracan Performante
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Lamborghini Huracan Performante
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
The Levante GTS sports a 550 hp V8 engine and the Levante Trofeo is the top-of-the-range Maserati SUV
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The Levante GTS sports a 550 hp V8 engine and the Levante Trofeo is the top-of-the-range Maserati SUV
McLaren 600 LT
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McLaren 600 LT
McLaren P1 LM
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McLaren P1 LM
McLaren 600 LT
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McLaren 600 LT
Polestar
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Polestar
Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer 
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Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer 
Rimac unveiled a special California edition of its C_Two hypercar in Pebble Beach
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Rimac unveiled a special California edition of its C_Two hypercar in Pebble Beach
Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV
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Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV
Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV
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Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV
Salaff C2
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Salaff C2
SSC Tuatara
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SSC Tuatara
VW Atlas
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VW Atlas
W Motors Fenyr packs 900 hp and 885 lb-ft (1,200 Nm) of torque from its 4.0-liter flat six-cylinder hooked up to twin turbochargers
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W Motors Fenyr packs 900 hp and 885 lb-ft (1,200 Nm) of torque from its 4.0-liter flat six-cylinder hooked up to twin turbochargers
The GT-R50 was designed by Nissan and engineered and built by Italdesign
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The GT-R50 was designed by Nissan and engineered and built by Italdesign
Pagani Huayra Gyrfalcon - the ultimate bespoke Huayra
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Pagani Huayra Gyrfalcon - the ultimate bespoke Huayra
McLaren Senna GTR Concept
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McLaren Senna GTR Concept
McLaren Senna
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McLaren Senna
The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance display included a special edition Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63, paying homage to the company's founding in 1963
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The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance display included a special edition Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63, paying homage to the company's founding in 1963
Automobili Pininfarina PF0 Design Prototype
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Automobili Pininfarina PF0 Design Prototype
Little green men? This restoration of the famous Pininfarina Modulo Concept car appeared in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
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Little green men? This restoration of the famous Pininfarina Modulo Concept car appeared in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The finest and most formidable automobiles on the planet come together for Monterey Car Week
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The finest and most formidable automobiles on the planet come together for Monterey Car Week

Monterey Car Week might be wrapped around the world's most important celebration of automotive heritage, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, but over the last decade it has grown to become far more important to the world's elite hypercar industry than any other single event. It's a unique opportunity to see the world's most advanced, exotic and expensive cars together in the one place – and many for the first time.

The following is a synopsis of the most important new models that were shown on the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Concept Lawn, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival, and The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.

We've included links to our articles on each of these cars, or other key sources.

2019 Acura NSX

2019 Acura NSX: After two years on the market (25 if you count the original), the mid-engine hybrid all-wheel-drive Acura NSX has had a significant refresh for 2019, which the company claims will make the 573 hp day-to-day supercar even more pleasurable to live with and more exciting to drive on the race track. The changes include upgrades to the chassis, new tyre specs, retuning of the hybrid power unit and ann exterior design refresh. Prices have gone up $1500 for 2019, starting at $157,800. Read more about the Acura NSX
2019 Acura NSX: After two years on the market (25 if you count the original), the mid-engine hybrid all-wheel-drive Acura NSX has had a significant refresh for 2019, which the company claims will make the 573 hp day-to-day supercar even more pleasurable to live with and more exciting to drive on the race track. The changes include upgrades to the chassis, new tyre specs, retuning of the hybrid power unit and ann exterior design refresh. Prices have gone up $1500 for 2019, starting at $157,800. Read more about the Acura NSX

After two years on the market (25 if you count the original), the mid-engine hybrid all-wheel-drive Acura NSX has had a significant refresh for 2019, which the company claims will make the 573 hp day-to-day supercar even more pleasurable to live with and more exciting to drive on the race track. The changes include upgrades to the chassis, new tire specs, retuning of the hybrid power unit and an updated exterior design. Prices have gone up US$1,500 for 2019, starting at $157,800.

Read more about the Acura NSX

2019 Acura NSX GT3

2019 Acura NSX GT3: If you fancy spending four times (and then some) that amount on an NSX, you can buy an Acura NSX GT3 race car, but your $650,000 outlay includes a $100,000 spare parts pack and a competitive package capable of getting you to the pointy end of most fields. Read more about the Acura NSX GT3
2019 Acura NSX GT3: If you fancy spending four times (and then some) that amount on an NSX, you can buy an Acura NSX GT3 race car, but your $650,000 outlay includes a $100,000 spare parts pack and a competitive package capable of getting you to the pointy end of most fields. Read more about the Acura NSX GT3

If you fancy spending four times (and then some) that amount on an NSX, you can buy an Acura NSX GT3 race car, but your $650,000 outlay includes a $100,000 spare parts pack and a competitive package capable of getting you to the pointy end of most fields.

Read more about the Acura NSX GT3

Audi PB 18 e-tron

As we wrote in much greater detail last week when the car's specifications and studio images were first released, the Audi PB 18 e-tron concept car was shown at Pebble Beach for the first time. 
As we wrote in much greater detail last week when the car's specifications and studio images were first released, the Audi PB 18 e-tron concept car was shown at Pebble Beach for the first time. 

Audi set things off nicely with a new, 764-hp high-performance electric streetcar concept.

The design for the Audi PB 18 e-tron was inspired by the Aicon concept of 2017, but wind tunnel conceptualizing and other driver-focused elements set it apart from the earlier concept that was meant to be a fully automated. As a driver-focused vehicle, the PB 18 e-tron borrows a lot of ideas and technology from the R18 e-tron World Endurance Championship Racer.

Indeed, the interior elements of the PB 18 e-tron are unusual in that the driver's cockpit is a one piece monocoque. It can slide from the left to center and back again in order to accommodate more cargo, a more traditional driving position, or a passenger. When the doors are closed, the monocoque "locks" into position to prevent movement while driving.

Read more about the Audi PB 18 e-tron

Automobili Pininfarina PF0 Design Prototype

Automobili Pininfarina PF0 Design Prototype
Automobili Pininfarina PF0 Design Prototype

The 2,000-hp PF0 is one of the most exciting new cars from an exciting new brand, spun out of the best known automotive design company in the world – Pininfarina. The PF0 was shown behind closed doors in Monterey, but we did get one image, and we recently documented the entire story so far.

Read more about the Automobili Pininfarina PF0

Bentley Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner

Bentley was founded on January 18, 1919, which means it is now in its 100th year. Centenaries don't come around that often, so the Mulliner bespoke division is creating a 100-only limited edition: the Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner pays tribute to Bentley's founder, and remarkably contains part of his very own car. They've taken the original crankshaft from the original car and cut it into 100 bits, with each one mounted in a display inside the car.

Read more about the Bentley Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner

BMW Concept Gran Coupe

BMW Concept Gran Coupe
BMW Concept Gran Coupe

This seemingly production-ready concept vehicle was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018, and BMW heralded its styling for upcoming generations of automobiles. The German automaker revealed the M8 Gran Coupe as a four-door fastback with a next-generation style for the brand. The BMW M8 Gran Coupe follows the 8 Series coupe unveiled last year.

Read more about the BMW Concept Gran Coupe

BMW Z4

BMW Z4
BMW Z4

Pebble Beach was the world premiere of the new open-top two-seater BMW Z4 M40i First Edition just as it served as the stage for the presentation of the BMW Concept Z4 last year. BMW has designed the Z4 with a perfect 50:50 front-rear weight distribution, a wide track, compact wheelbase, and specifically, "for intense driving pleasure." The M40i First Edition produces 340 horsepower (250 kW) through its straight-six engine. Electronically-controlled dampers and an M Sport braking system and differential control the Z4's stability and road control. The M Performance model sprints from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.6 seconds.

Read more about the BMW Z4

Brabham BT62

Brabham's ultra-light BT62, a 5.4-liter V8 developing 700 bhp
Brabham's ultra-light BT62, a 5.4-liter V8 developing 700 bhp

Monterey was our first chance to see the Brabham BT62 track-only in the flesh, and what a sight it is. Weighing just 972 kg (2,143 lb) dry and packing a 700-hp (522 kW), 667 Nm (492 lb-ft), 5.4-liter V8 engine, the BT62 has an otherworldly power-to-weight ratio (730 ps per tonne) to go with huge downforce from its advanced aerodynamics. Brabham is now in its 70th year, and the BT62 livery at Pebble Beach was in the original green and gold of the car in which Dan Gurney became the first ever driver to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix in a Brabham racing car, at the French Grand Prix of 1964.

Read more about the Brabham BT62

Bugatti Divo

2019 Bugatti Divo: a Chiron with an elaborate body kit
2019 Bugatti Divo: a Chiron with an elaborate body kit

A new Bugatti is always something to write home about, and although the Divo is, in essence, a re-skinned Chiron with a focus on fast cornering rather than top speed, its insanely sexy looks (including the coolest tail light design we've ever seen) and US$5.8-million price tag make it a must-see event.

Read more about the Bugatti Divo

Byton K-Byte concept

Byton K-Byte concept
Byton K-Byte concept

California-based Byton, a self-described "intelligent electric vehicle maker," showed its new K-Byte during 2018 Monterey Car Week. The self-driving sedan with integrated, retractable sensors had already been shown at CES Asia in mid-June. Byton has partnered with autonomous driving technology company, Aurora, and claims the K-Byte will be able to drive itself Level 4 autonomy, which is the last step towards a fully autonomous vehicle that can operate without humans at all. This is considered to be "near-term" achievable in today's automotive market and Byton hopes to capitalize on that, with a fleet of prototype vehicles on the road by the end of 2020. The Byton K-Byte follows on the Byton Concept (now called the M-Byte), shown in January of this year. The two concepts share a common chassis and engineering design, with the K-Byte being a sedan and the M-Byte being a crossover.

Read more about the Byton K-Byte concept

Curtiss Zeus

Curtiss Zeus 
Curtiss Zeus 

This pair of Curtiss Zeus prototypes turned up in several locations in Monterey and are apparently a pretty good representation of what to expect when the twin electric motor piece of industrial art becomes available in 2020. If you haven't heard of Curtiss, it is the zero emissions reinvention of the company formerly known as Confederate, the Salvador Dali of motorcycle manufacturers. Watch this space, because the word "exciting" just really doesn't cover the future prospects for this company.

Read more about the Curtiss Zeus

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider

Ferrari stormed Pebble Beach with a virtual concours comprised just of Ferrari Spiders on the First Fairway. The newest 488 Pista Spider joined the line-up as the 50th drop-top model from the Prancing Horse and examples were shown of all past drop-top models including the 212 Export, 250 Monza, 335 S, 250 Testa Rossa, 412 S, 275 GTS4 NART Spider, 250 California, F50, F60 America and LaFerrari Aperta.

The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider contains the most powerful Ferrari V8 engine ever built, and has been named best engine in the world for the third consecutive year at the 2018 International Engine of the Year Awards. The 3902cc twin-turbo V8 peaks at 720 hp and combines that power with increasing torque at all engine speeds for continuous and unending acceleration all the way to the red line. Listening to a rampantly accelerating V8 engine sound is a primal experience that is significantly enhanced when you are in the car, and the car in question has an open-top configuration.

Read more about the Ferrari 488 Pista

Ford GT40 Heritage Edition

In 2016, Ford celebrated its breakthrough 1-2-3 1966 Le Mans win by launching the GT '66 Heritage Edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of that win. Students of automotive history will be aware that Ford had a purple patch in endurance racing in the latter half of the swinging sixties, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans race four consecutive times. Hence in 2017, Ford celebrated the second of those wins with the fiery '67 Heritage Edition and for 2018 and 2019, the Ford GT40 Heritage Edition will be presented in Gulf Oil tribute racing livery.

Read more about the Ford GT40 Heritage Edition

Genesis Essentia Concept

Genesis Essentia Concept
Genesis Essentia Concept

Genesis was spun off as Hyundai's luxury marque in 2015, and has kept up Hyundai's tradition of excellent concept machines. These days however, most marques have pretty awesome concept cars, and having a fledgling brand name without much recognition makes it hard to make an impression. As C.C. Weiss observed when this concept car first surfaced in New York though, the electrified Essentia Concept GT might well be the missing piece of the Genesis puzzle. All-electric, with scissor doors and some of the smoothest bodywork in Christendom, the Essentia's carbon curves look like they're shaped out of molten metal.

Read more about the Genesis Essentia

Genovation GXE

The Genovation GXE: take one Corvette C7, gut it and replace the entire powertrain with an 800-hp, 700 lb-ft electric system.
The Genovation GXE: take one Corvette C7, gut it and replace the entire powertrain with an 800-hp, 700 lb-ft electric system.

The Genovation GXE is basically a Corvette C7, with the internal combustion engine replaced with an entirely new 800-hp, 700 lb-ft electric powertrain. The result? 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds and a top speed over 220 mph. It has a transmission too, unusually for an electric: either a 7-speed manual or an 8-speed auto. We've previously written about this car, and at a price of $750,000, you'll still need to be quick because only 75 production units are planned.

Read more about the Genovation GXE

Hennessy Venom F5

Hennessey's insane Venom F5
Hennessey's insane Venom F5

It was a long time coming, but Hennessey's Venom F5 finally arrived at SEMA in Las Vegas last November. Hence this is the first Pebble Beach the 300 mph, 1,600-hp Venom F5 has attended. The twin-turbo V8 is claimed to put out more than 1,600 bhp through a seven-speed paddle shift transmission, with the drag coefficient listed as 0.33, a decent dip from the Venom GT's 0.44. A newly-designed chassis and carbon fiber body make for a curb weight of 2,950 lb (1,338 kg).

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Infiniti Concept 10 Speedster

Infiniti's Concept 10 roadster: rear view is stunning
Infiniti's Concept 10 roadster: rear view is stunning

The Infiniti Concept 10 Speedster was given its world debut at Pebble Beach, following the old-school racer style of the Concept 9 from 2017 – another electric single-seater in the shape of a vintage Grand Prix car. It is intended to serve as inspiration for future all-electric vehicles and e-POWER vehicles, which employ a gasoline engine to charge the car's battery.

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Infiniti Q Inspiration

Infiniti's Q Inspiration concept
Infiniti's Q Inspiration concept

Infiniti's Q Inspiration Concept was introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2018, so this was the West Coast debut. Built to showcase the company's design language going forward, the Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept integrates the next-gen Variable Compression-Turbocharged (VC-T) powertrain. The VC-T engine was first shown a couple of years ago, and is capable of varying cylinder compression from 8:1 to 14:1, enabling both muscular turbocharging to give larger-than-displacement power, and for high efficiency to give better-than-size fuel economy.

The four-cylinder engine demonstrating the VC-T displaces only two liters, yet outputs horsepower and torque equivalent to a six-cylinder unit nearly twice the 2.0's size. It achieves almost 30 percent better fuel economy than that same V6 – all in an engine that weighs only about 20 lb (9 kg) more than an equivalent four-cylinder. It's set to appear in the 2019 Infiniti QX50.

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Jaguar E-Type Zero

Jaguar E-Type Zero
Jaguar E-Type Zero

Jaguar Land Rover Classic dropped the biggest bombshell of Monterey Car Week by announcing the production of electric-powered Classic E-Type Jaguars, and the provision of electric power conversion services for existing Jaguar E-Types. The iconic E-Type, famously eulogized by Enzo Ferrari as "the most beautiful car in the world," will begin emerging from Jaguar Land Rover Classic as the most beautiful electric sports cars in the world in 2019.

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Jaguar I-PACE Trophy

In 2016, Jaguar was the first premium car manufacturer to join Formula E, and later this year it will stage the world's first all-electric production-based international race series. The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will be the main support championship to FIA Formula E, run over 20 races in 10 cities utilizing the same race circuits on the same weekends. The good thing about the series is that the cars are prepared and shipped for you, so all you need to do is pay the money and turn up to race. If you or your company wish to be one of the twenty cars involved in the inaugural 2018/2019 season, email Jaguar: general.enquiries@jaguarracing.com. It won't be cheap, but flying into all these cities as one of the stars of the show offers a priceless automotive experience of the first order.

I-PACE First Edition

Jaguar set out to make a mark during Monterey Car Week, taking the the new $70,000 Jaguar I-PACE HSE First Edition to nearby WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and setting a production EV record lap time of 1:48.18 ahead of its display at the 2018 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

2019 Jaguar I-Pace HSE First Edition Laguna Seca Hot Lap

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Karma Revero

Karma Revero
Karma Revero

When the Fisker Karma launched in 2011, it instantly turned heads. Forget about the environmentally friendly construction, just looking at it was enough to get gear heads fired up. Unfortunately, the financial realities of mass production killed the car before it could truly make an impact. Then, thanks to a fresh injection of Chinese cash, Fisker's gorgeous Karma was reincarnated as the Karma Revero.

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Lamborghini Huracan Performante

Lamborghini Huracan Performante
Lamborghini Huracan Performante

The Lamborghini Huracan Performante first made waves with a scalding lap of the Nürburgring in just 6:52.01, setting a production car record in March, 2017, then showing the car at the Geneva Motor Show a few days later.

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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Lamborghini finally showed the Aventador SVJ, whose Jota suffix denotes its track focus. The new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ made its first mark with its dominating run around the Nürburgring, setting a 6:44.97 record around the 20.6-kilometer course. Only 900 units of the SVJ will be made.

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance display included a special edition Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63, paying homage to the company's founding in 1963
The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance display included a special edition Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63, paying homage to the company's founding in 1963

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance display included a special edition SVJ 63, paying homage to the company's founding in 1963.

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Lincoln Aviator SUV

A preview of Lincoln's upcoming Aviator rear-wheel drive SUV
A preview of Lincoln's upcoming Aviator rear-wheel drive SUV

Lincoln dazzled at last year's New York International Auto Show with the all-new Navigator, a much sleeker, more modern interpretation of its full-size SUV. It was back in the SUV driver's seat at this year's show, this time showing a completely new utility vehicle: the midsize Aviator. An impressive vehicle on its own, the Aviator also previews the beginning of an expanded SUV lineup and increased electrification at Lincoln.

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Maserati Levante GTS & Trofeo

The Levante GTS sports a 550 hp V8 engine and the Levante Trofeo is the top-of-the-range Maserati SUV
The Levante GTS sports a 550 hp V8 engine and the Levante Trofeo is the top-of-the-range Maserati SUV

Maserati first showed its new Levante GTS and Trofeo SUVs at the Goodwood Festival of Speed a few weeks back, but Pebble Beach was the American debut of the high-performance V8 versions of the Levante SUV, the first in Maserati's century-plus history. The Levante GTS sports a 550 hp V8 engine and Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. The Levante Trofeo is the top-of-the-range Maserati SUV, with a 590 hp V8 engine, the ability to go from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, a top speed of over 300 km/h and Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.

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McLaren P1 LM

McLaren P1 LM
McLaren P1 LM

In April, 2017, the limited-production, $3.6 million 986-hp McLaren P1 LM became the world's fastest production car around the most demanding circuit in the world, the 20.8 km Nürburgring Nordschleife. The time of 6:43.2 was so extraordinary that it was a significant automotive landmark for McLaren, the Lanzante team that executed the mission, and the car that was used. When they finished, they drove the car home across Europe to England.

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McLaren 600 LT

Bespoke McLaren 600LT in stealth grey, by McLaren Special Operations
Bespoke McLaren 600LT in stealth grey, by McLaren Special Operations

Surfacing earlier this year at the top of McLaren's Sport class, the carbon fiber chassis 1,247kg (2,749 lbs) 600LT makes 600 metric horsepower (hence the name) from its mid-mounted 3.8-liter twin turbo, and its twin exhausts point upward behind the engine bay to save weight ... and turn heads.

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McLaren Senna

The McLaren Senna and Senna GTR Concept make their debut appearance at The Quail during Monterey Car Week. The Senna is finished in stunning "Fux Green" tinted full-visual carbon fiber.

McLaren Senna
McLaren Senna

McLaren Automotive unveiled the Senna hypercar as a road-legal track missile in late 2017. Its mid-mounted 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 packs 789 bhp (589 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque driving the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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McLaren Senna GTR Concept

McLaren Senna GTR Concept
McLaren Senna GTR Concept

McLaren followed up at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show with a track-only version of the Senna, the GTR Concept. According to McLaren, "the McLaren Senna GTR Concept produces more power and torque than the road-legal McLaren Senna, and achieves the quickest McLaren lap times outside Formula 1."

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Mercedes Vision EQ "Silver Arrow"

Mercedes Vision EQ "Silver Arrow" concept is one of the most striking designs on display
Mercedes Vision EQ "Silver Arrow" concept is one of the most striking designs on display

If we had to choose one concept to lose our proverbials over this year, here it is. From the front, it looks like a blob of liquid metal. From the rear, you'd almost be convinced it was an open-wheeler with some of the weirdest aerodynamic wheel protection you've ever seen. Then, when the cabin lifts off to reveal the single-seat cockpit, you know you're looking at something truly unique. Extraordinary.

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Nissan GT-R50

The GT-R50 was designed by Nissan and engineered and built by Italdesign
The GT-R50 was designed by Nissan and engineered and built by Italdesign

This thing is a weapon of the first order. The GT-R50 was designed by Nissan and engineered and built by Italdesign to celebrate this year's 50th anniversary of Italdesign and 2019's 50th anniversary of the GT-R. It was first shown in all its tire-shredding dynamic glory at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The stunning piece of 710-hp artwork leaves us asking, Why haven't these guys been working together for the entirety of the past half century?

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Pagani Huayra Gyrfalcon

Pagani Huayra Gyrfalcon - the ultimate bespoke Huayra
Pagani Huayra Gyrfalcon - the ultimate bespoke Huayra

Still one of the world's most desirable supercars, the Pagani Huayra is always an attendee on the concept lawn, though this year the Pagani Huayra Gyrfalcon made an even greater impression than normal. The ultimate bespoke Huayra was facilitated by the world's first Pagani-only dealership, Pagani Newport Beach

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Polestar 1

Polestar
Polestar

Initially launched in October, 2017 and fully revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year, the Polestar 1 grand tourer is wickedly fast. Packing 600 hp (447 kW) and 738 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque, the Polestar 1 will also be able to cover 150 km (93 mi) in electric-only mode, which Volvo claims is the farthest for any hybrid car in the world. The $155,000 price tag isn't the only way to drive the Polestar 1 as it will also be available with a subscription option, where a monthly payment will cover all on-road costs.

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Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer

Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer 
Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer 

The result of the California-based boutique restoration house Singer Vehicle Design's Dynamic and Lightweighting Study (DLS) was shown at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in July and again at Pebble Beach this week.

In 2017, we wrote: The highest-profile 911 restorations have, lately, come from the Singer Vehicle Design team in California. Chris Harris set the internet alight with his deep-dive into the design process behind creating a Singer, before James May paid tribute to the company during a review on Top Gear.Since then, the small team of enthusiasts has been featured in most of the world's biggest car magazines. Perhaps unsurprisingly, all the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive.

Having started with an old 964-generation (1989–1994) car, Singer sets about turning it into a stunning greatest hits album. The regular body panels are reconditioned or, in some cases, replaced with carbon fiber units, while the wheel arches are lovingly flared for a punchier stance. We don't need to tell you the cars look fantastic but, well, they look fantastic.

Power comes from a choice of three air-cooled flat-six engines, ranging in output from 270 to 390 hp (201 to 291 kW). A four-liter flat-six is currently being developed with Williams Advanced Engineering and Hans Mezger, and is expected to produced upwards of 500 hp (373 kW).All this bespoke goodness doesn't come cheap. Along with the cost of a base car, restoring a 911 to Singer Vehicle Design standards costs at least US$390,000.

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Porsche Mission E (Taycan)

Porsche Mission E concept: to be produced as the Taycan
Porsche Mission E concept: to be produced as the Taycan

It was billed on the concept lawn under its long-time working title, which is "Mission E Concept," but it has now been given an official name – the first purely electric Porsche will be known as the Porsche Taycan when it goes into production next year.

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Rimac California Edition C_Two

Rimac unveiled a special California edition of its C_Two hypercar in Pebble Beach
Rimac unveiled a special California edition of its C_Two hypercar in Pebble Beach

Rimac unveiled a special California edition of its C_Two hypercar in Pebble Beach. The C_Two is an all-electric beast capable of 258 mph (415 km/h) and (eventually) Level 4 autonomous driving that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The new California edition adds room for two champagne bottles.

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Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV

Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV
Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV

"We've now had our first chance to take an up-close look at Rolls-Royce's most fascinating car in a long time. An ambitious and almost self-contradictory attempt to blend rugged off-road capability with uncompromising luxury, the Cullinan is a muscular, six foot-tall tank, chock full of technology and creature comforts." That was how we summed up our first encounter with the Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV.

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RUF Yellowbird

If it weren't for the paint job, this could almost be a sleeper: the RUF CTR Yellow Bird
If it weren't for the paint job, this could almost be a sleeper: the RUF CTR Yellow Bird

The original RUF CTR achieved global recognition in a comparison test done by Road & Track magazine in 1987. Organized to determine the world's fastest car, the test assembled the fastest cars of the day including a Ferrari Testarossa, a Ferrari 288 GTO, and a Porsche 959, but the Yellow RUF embarrassed them all with quite superior performance.

Now, the legend is back, with a brand-new carbon and furious twin-turbo engine. How does a top speed of 340 km/h (210 mph) sound? Well that was the 1987 version. The new Yellowbird has a curb weight of 1,200 kg (2,640 lb), power peaks at 522 kW (700 hp) and torque tops out at 880 Nm (649 lb-ft) for a 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint of 3.5 seconds and top speed is a suitably ludicrous 360 km/h (225 mph).

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Salaff C2

Salaff C2
Salaff C2

The C2 is the culmination of a life's work in automotive design by Ex-Mazda Designer Carlos Salaff. After internships at Mazda and BMW, Salaff moved to Mazda's North American Design Studio where he worked on production and concept cars such as the Nagare, Furai, Mazda 3 and MX-5 before leaving in 2013 to found Salaff and create his dream of a handmade supercar. The C2 is the first step in that process, and is based around customers supplying a Lamborghini Gallardo V-10 as the base car upon which to build the limited-quantity, entirely bespoke C2, which will be created in either carbon fiber or hand-beaten aluminum.

The C2 is part of what Salaff envisages will become a three car line up, and will include a mid-engined C1 supercar with a three-seat layout similar to the McLaren F1 and rear-wheel-drive, and a C3 front-engine Grand Tourer with hand-beaten aluminum bodywork.

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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 003S

The US$2 million Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003CS: the first road registered version to be shown
The US$2 million Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003CS: the first road registered version to be shown

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) is owned by film producer, financier and rabid automotive enthusiast/entrepreneur James Glickenhaus, whose cars have graced our pages many times. SCG currently produces the SCG 003S, which appeared on the lawns at Pebble Beach (above), but far greater things are expected of the company in the future – we've already written up the next SCG 004S, and the company web site is already showing designs for a hairy-chested production version of the Steve McQueen-Bud Ekins off-road Baja Boot, a sixties-styled Grand Tourer SCG 006, and the SCG 007, which will be a Le Mans LMP1 car for the road. This company is going places ... fast.

Little green men? This restoration of the famous Pininfarina Modulo Concept car appeared in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Little green men? This restoration of the famous Pininfarina Modulo Concept car appeared in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

The SCG 003S has been seen before, so the SCG presence at Pebble Beach was somewhat overshadowed by one of SCG's most recent projects, the restoration and commissioning of the famous Pininfarina Modulo Concept car, which appeared in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

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SSC Tuatara

SSC Tuatara
SSC Tuatara

The Tuatara has been coming to market for a long time. We first wrote it up in 2011, then reported on the completion of the 1700-hp engine testing in 2013, then ... nothing ... for five full years, until on August 25, the company published a press release and showed the car on the concept lawn at Pebble Beach.

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Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak concept pickup

VW Atlas
VW Atlas

The VW Atlas Tanoak Pickup truck concept first surfaced at the New York Auto Show earlier this year.The dual-cab pickup is the first truck to be based on VW's MQB platform and is powered by a 276 hp 3.6-liter V6 driving through an eight-speed automatic transmission and using the 4Motion all-wheel drive system.

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W Motors Fenyr

W Motors Fenyr packs 900 hp and 885 lb-ft (1,200 Nm) of torque from its 4.0-liter flat six-cylinder hooked up to twin turbochargers
W Motors Fenyr packs 900 hp and 885 lb-ft (1,200 Nm) of torque from its 4.0-liter flat six-cylinder hooked up to twin turbochargers

W Motors began in 2012, with the express intention of creating the world's most expensive, luxurious, and exclusive car. The first model was the US$3.4 million Lykan Hypersport, which was powered by a mid-rear positioned, twin turbocharged flat-six engine generating 750 horsepower. The limited-edition Lykan's claimed performance figures included a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 2.8 seconds, and a top speed of 395 km/h (245 mph). Production was indeed limited – just seven were made.

The Fenyr was announced in November, 2015, so it isn't new, but its specs are even more outrageous than the Lykan. It packs 900 hp and 885 lb-ft (1,200 Nm) of torque from its 4.0-liter flat six-cylinder hooked up to twin turbochargers. That gives it a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 2.7 seconds, and W Motors lists the top speed at 400 km/h (248.5 mph). Just 25 will be built.

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There's more – lots more. Jump into our Monterey Car Week photo gallery for all the gasoline- and electric-powered exotica you can eat.

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I see the cover image to this steam of beautiful designs is the ugliest in the Infiniti's front end,,;-(, so its all better after that;-)