Monterey Car Week

  • 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by John Cena - Image via Russo and Steele

    The mockery of Ford's attempts to block flippers from profiting from early sales of the GT supercar continues with news that the 2017 example originally ordered by actor and pro-wrestler John Cena has been sold for the second time. The car went under the hammer at Russo and Steele's auction held over the weekend in Monterey, California and saw a final bid of $1,540,000. This is the car that Ford sued Cena over late last year after the automaker determined that he flipped it for an undisclosed figure shortly after taking delivery last September. The two parties settled in June, and it looks...

  • Teaser for Pininfarina Battista debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show
    Pininfarina reveals first photo of PF0 electric hypercar

    Italian design house Pininfarina is launching a new car company under its own brand, one focused on high-performance, ultra-luxurious electric mobility. The first model will be an electric rival to the Bugatti Chiron. It's code-named the PF0 and is due for a world debut at the 2019 Geneva auto show...

  • Gunther Werks carbon-fiber Porsche 993 911 body
    Californian firm offers carbon fiber Porsche 911 bodies

    Enthusiasts and fans herald the 993-generation Porsche 911, but California-based Gunther Werks seeks to perfect what is widely viewed as the zenith of the 911 range. The company unveiled its carbon-fiber 993 body at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering on Saturday during the 2018 Monterey Car Week...

  • Pagani Huayra Roadster Gyrfalcon
    Pagani Huayra Roadster Gyrfalcon takes flight at Pebble Beach

    Pebble Beach played host to oodles of new-car and concept-car reveals, and Pagani was among them. The Italian supercar maker used The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering on Saturday to celebrate the opening of its new showroom in Beverly Hill and to unveil the latest of its Huayra Roadster line: the...

  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO bearing chassis No. 3413 - Image via RM Sotheby's
    Meet the top 10 most expensive cars sold during 2018 Monterey Car Week

    The 2018 Monterey Car Week saw thousands of cars cross the block at various auctions, but a handful of vehicles rose to the top with eye-watering prices. What cars did the seven- and eight-figure (!) sale prices buy? Below are the top 10 most expensive cars sold at auction leading up to Sunday's...

  • Crashed 1987 Porsche 959 heads to auction
    Crashed 1987 Porsche 959 sold for $467,500 in Monterey

    A Porsche 959 is worth more than a million dollars in today's classic car market. How much is someone willing to pay for one that's been in an accident? The answer is $467,500 as a banged-up example crossed the Mecum auction block during Monterey Car Week over the weekend. The auction house...

  • 1935 Duesenberg SSJ - Image via Gooding & Company

    Classic cars from European marques selling in the tens of millions will barely get an eyelid to bat these days, and soon that may be true of American cars, too, judging by the auction activity in Monterey, California over the weekend. A 1935 Duesenberg SSJ sold at a Gooding & Company auction on Saturday for $22 million. That makes it the most expensive American car ever sold at auction, smashing the previous record of $13.75 million bid in 2016 for the CSX 2000, the first Shelby Cobra built by Carroll Shelby. However, unlike the Cobra, which had British roots, the Duesenberg is...

  • 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta
    1937 Alfa Romeo 8C voted “Best of Show” at 2018 Pebble Beach Concours

    An Italian beauty with a body crafted by Touring and a twin-supercharged inline-8 sitting under its long hood took home the Best of Show honors on Sunday at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The car is the 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta owned by David and Ginny Sydorick of...

  • Salaff C2 - Image via Kimball Studios
    Salaff C2 coach-built supercar debuts in Monterey

    From the man who brought us 2007's stunning Mazda Furai concept comes a coach-built supercar called the Salaff C2. It made its debut Friday in Monterey, California and later presented on the concept lawn during Sunday's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Salaff was founded by American automotive...

  • Infiniti Prototype 10 concept - Image via Kimball Studios
    Radical speedster concept hints at future design, powertrains for Infiniti

    Infiniti will start switching over to an electrified lineup around 2021 when the first models based on a new modular platform are introduced. That date's a few years off but in the interim Infiniti is providing a glimpse into its future with concept cars. The Q Inspiration unveiled in January gave...

  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO bearing chassis No. 3413 - Image via RM Sotheby's
    Ex-Phil Hill Ferrari 250 GTO sets record for highest price paid for car at auction

    The Ferrari GTO stands as one of the most beautiful and exclusive cars of all time, and it boasts a racing record to back up its unparalleled collectibility. This, however, has seen prices soar to insane levels in recent times, and things don't appear to be cooling down one bit. Case in point is a...

  • Ferrari 488 Pista Spider - Image via Kimball Studios
    Ferrari 488 Pista drops its top at Pebble Beach Concours

    Ferrari surprised visitors to Sunday's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with the unveiling of the 488 Pista Spider. The car is the 50th convertible from the Prancing Horse, and one of the most powerful on the market today. It shares its mechanical package with the 488 Pista coupe unveiled in March...

  • SSC Tuatara - Image via Kimball Studios

    It's time for the likes of Bugatti and Koenigsegg to step aside, as bespoke hypercar manufacturer SSC North America is ready to reclaim its previously held title of maker of the world's fastest cars with the long-awaited Tuatara. The homegrown hypercar was originally penned by Jason Castriota, a former Pininfarina designer responsible for stunning machines such as the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina and the Maserati Birdcage 75th concept. His penchant for clean aesthetics blessed the original Tuatara concept unveiled seven years ago, with the lines refined and massaged over the years into the...

  • Bugatti Divo
    This Week's Top Photos: The 2018 Monterey Car Week edition

    Monterey Car Week in recent years has morphed into an event rivaling the major auto shows when it comes to new model debuts. This year's event, which concludes Sunday with the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, was no different. We'll start this list with one of the most anticipated reveals: the...

  • Mercedes' EQ Silver Arrow concept
    Mercedes' EQ Silver Arrow concept is an electric streamliner with 738 hp of grunt

    Prior to the onset of World War II, the grand prix racers of Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union (today Audi) were dominating race tracks all over Europe. The cars were referred to as the Silver Arrows, a name Mercedes-Benz still applies spiritually to its current Formula 1 cars, and one of the most...

  • Bugatti Divo
    Bugatti Divo bows with bespoke looks, focus on agility, $5.8M price

    Meet the latest member of the Bugatti family: the Divo. The French luxury and supercar maker unveiled its latest creation on Friday at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Monterey, California. And the Divo isn't just about straight-line speed, but a nimble and track-focused experience. The Divo...

  • Hennessey Venom F5 7.6-liter twin-turbo V-8
    Hennessey Venom F5 breathes 1,600-plus-hp of fire from 7.6-liter twin-turbo V-8

    Almost a year on since Hennessey Performance Engineering first showed us its Venom F5 hypercar, the company has now locked in the first of the car's specs. Using the backdrop of Friday's The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Monterey, California, Hennessey confirmed the Venom F5 will come with a...

  • Teaser for Bugatti Divo debuting on August 24
    Watch Bugatti reveal the Divo hypercar live, here, today

    Update: The Bugatti Divo has made its Monterey Car Week debut. You'll find all the details at this link. Bugatti has a track-focused hypercar coming today. It's called the Divo, and we'll see livestreamed from the The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Monterey, California at 11:20 am PDT. A new...

  • Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

    It's finally here. Lamborghini's Aventador SVJ, the current record holder for production cars at the Nürburgring, was unveiled Thursday night in Monterey, California. The covers came off during The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, where Lamborghini confirmed all of the specs including a starting price of $517,770. The first deliveries are due in early 2019 and just 900 will be made for worldwide sale. The total includes 63 examples known as the SVJ 63 and featuring extra carbon fiber, with the number in the name marking Lamborghini's founding in 1963. The SVJ represents the highest state...

  • 2019 Acura NSX
    2019 Acura NSX: New color, new options, new tire

    It took Acura 15 years to bring back the NSX nameplate in 2017, but the Japanese automaker is giving the hybrid supercar an update after just two years. On Thursday Acura revealed the revised 2019 NSX at Monterey Car Week. It will take a keen eye to discern the 2019 NSX from earlier...

  • Audi PB18 e-tron concept
    Audi PB18 e-tron combines Le Mans prowess with electric future

    Audi dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the better part of a decade with its R18 TDI prototype diesel race car and the German luxury brand is now on the front lines of the race for an electric future. At Monterey Car Week on Thursday, the brand unveiled a concept car that combines the two, the...

  • Jaguar E-Type Zero
    Jaguar's electric E-Type confirmed for production

    Due to popular demand, Jaguar announced Thursday that the electric E-Type Zero it showed as a concept a year ago will enter production. The cars won't be built from scratch but conversions of existing E-Types, with the work to be carried out by Jaguar Land Rover Classic. The announcement came ahead...

  • 2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition
    New 2019 BMW Z4 roadster breaks cover with M40i First Edition

    BMW showed the Z4 concept at Pebble Beach last year and further detailed it a month later at the Frankfurt motor show. This year, we finally see the production version. BMW unveiled the next generation of its two-seat roadster with a special 2019 Z4 M40i First Edition. The lines are now locked in...

  • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
    Rolls-Royce Cullinan makes US debut in Monterey

    Monterey Car Week is the perfect place for truly luxurious vehicles to become acquainted with potential future owners. That's why any automaker worth its exotic luxury salt packs up its finest wares and treks to Northern California once a year. For Rolls-Royce, the surrounds of the Pebble Beach...

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