Plenty Of Unveilings At Monterey Last Weekend

McLaren MP4-12C

McLaren MP4-12C

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 The week of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Monterey Historic Races are a time for remembering the past. People get to see long-dead marques on a golf course or witness brave owners blasting their classic exotics around Laguna Seca.

But with all the money flying around the events (these cars aren’t cheap,) the weekend is also a great time for luxury and supercar makers to debut some of their cars to potential clients. Luckily our peers at Motor Authority were on hand to see what the manufacturers were showing off. While there were plenty of luxury cars on display like The Rolls Royce picnic option or the hybrid G25x, Sports Car Monitor will bring some of the performance highlights to the fore-front.

McLaren MP4-12C—this is the hotly anticipated new supercar from the makers of Formula-1 racecars and the still amazing F1 supercar from the ‘90s. While the 3.8L V-8 huffing on twin turbos makes impressive power (600 hp, 440 lb-ft,) the company likes to tout the weight saving technologies that help make this car one of the lightest modern production supercars on the road when it goes on sale.

   Morgan EvaGT —Morgan has a history of sports cars that spans almost a century, so the latest evolution of their cars debuting at Pebble Beach makes plenty of sense.  The new EvaGT uses Morgan’s all new aluminum chassis found in the Aero SuperSports. Power comes via BMW’s twin-turbo 3.0L inline-six which is a proper engine for a British Sports Car. Part of the Morgan charm has always been in its styling, but the EvaGT goes farther away from the tradition than the Aero and will probably turn-off some Morgan fans.

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