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2019 BMW Z4 Roadster makes its debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

The new 2019 BMW Z4 Roadster has now been unveiled to the global public at the world renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the same place where BMW first revealed the BMZ Concept Z4 in 2017. The latest generation of the Roadster was unveiled in all glory in the form of the all-new 2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition.

The sporty yet elegant proportions of the all-new BMW Z4 quickly betray its dynamic and sporting potential as achieved through a central sitting position for the driver, a perfect 50:50 axle load distribution, compact wheelbase, wide tracks and low center of gravity. It looks is defined by the BMW kidney grille with a mesh design and flanked by vertically stacked headlights. The looks of the latest BMW Roadster is also defined by long clamshell hood extending over the front wheels, large air breathers on the front wheel arches as well as by a characteristic spoiler integrated into the rear lid.

All of these visual elements are present in the new BMW Z4 M40i First Edition, which is also laden with a number of specific design and equipment features. Featuring a Frozen Orange Metallic body paintwork, the new Z4 M40i First Edition comes with an electrically operated textile soft top in anthracite with silver effect. These details are complemented by the BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line and black exterior mirror caps, as well as a set of two-tone, double-spoke 19-inch light alloy wheels. The First Edition also makes use of Adaptive LED headlights.

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BMW Z4 (G29) Concept, a joint project with Toyota, will be unveiled at 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

If you thought that last year was the year for the BMW fanboys, then you might want to reconsider this year's offer. 2017 is upping the game after the 8 Series Concept was spotted at the Villa d'Este recently this week. At Pebble Beach is where the BMW followers’ dreams will come true, in a sense. According to sources, the upcoming BMW Z4 from the German automaker can finally be previewed after having been clouded in secrecy. We will be expecting this year to be a BMW fest, and we can't wait.

BMW axed the Z4 around August 2016 and probably, in the latter part of this year, the automobile will be given a second lease with the same label. To the surprise of everybody, a concept will be shown at 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance that is scheduled on August 16-20, and we are counting down the months before we can see how the roadster will transform into what will be known as the 3rd gen.

Produced under the "G29" moniker, the new roadster is conceived under the collective work between BMW and Toyota, with the Japanese automaker set to unveil its own version of the car, likely resurrecting the legendary "Supra" codename and released as a coupe. Prototypes of the said vehicles have been spotted various times, albeit in camouflage, so it’s very hard to decipher. However, the recent batch of spy photos did provide us some preliminary tech details of the revived Z4.

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Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse “1 of 1” debuts at 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

At the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Bugatti brought the last model from “Les Legendes of Bugatti” edition that celebrated Ettore Bugatti, the founder of the company. And yet, Bugatti wanted to surprise everyone and revealed another special vehicle, called the Grand Sport Vitesse “1 of 1”.

Commissioned by a wealthy owner in Singapore, the Grand Sport Vitesse “1 of 1” is truly one of a kind and comes with several features that were developed by the company especially for this car. As you can see, the vehicle’s carbon-fiber body features black and yellow colours, just like the legendary Bugatti vehicles such as the Type 41 Royale, Type 55 and Type 44. The Grand Sport Vitesse “1 of 1” was presented next to a Type 44 provided by the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, USA.

In addition, the rims fitted on the vehicles are also painted black and yellow. The front grille was also changed and for the first time the company replaced the traditional expanded mesh grille with a new one that features customer’s initials, “PL”.

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BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition fetches a staggering $825,000 at auction

As we told you, BMW sold the one-of-a-kind i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition during the Goodwing & Company’s Annual Pebble Beach Auctions. It appears that the vehicle made quite a buzz among the people present there as it was sold for a staggering $825,000. This is a record price for a BMW i8 as the vehicle fetched approximately six times the MSRP of $135,700.

Still, the i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition is no ordinary vehicle as it comes with a BMW Individual Frozen Grey Metallic exterior paint and with a special interior wrapped in Dalbergia Brown leather upholstery, which was tanned using dye derived from plant extracts.

In addition, the interior features BMW i Blue stitching, trim accents in BMW I Blue, including the seat belts, as well as the “BMW i8” embossed into the front headrests. There is also a special plaque on the rear parcel shelf that features the signatures of senior BMW executives who had key roles in the development of the vehicle: Ian Robertson (BMW Group Board Member – BMW Sales and Marketing), Herbert Diess (BMW Group Board Member - Development), Adrian von Hooydonk (Head of Design – BMW Group), Ulrich Kranz (Head of BMW i) and Carsten Breitfeld (Project Manager – BMW i8).

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As expected, McLaren officially introduced at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance the design concept of the P1 GTR. The new vehicle will be the successor of the iconic McLaren F1 GTR, which began testing 20 years ago in order to get ready for the 1995 GT season. Produced by McLaren Special Operations, the P1 GTR is a track-only vehicle and doesn’t need to meet the legislations in order to become road legal.

As a result, McLaren’s P1 GTR will be fitted with slick tires, a fixed ride height, a fixed rear wing as well as an ERS-style push-to-pass system. As you can see from the photos, the new vehicle is based on the McLaren P1 road car but suffered big changes such as an increased front track (+80 mm), a more aggressive GT-style front splitter, reprofiled low temperature radiator ducts and active aerodynamic flaps.

There is an additional aerodynamic blade located behind the wheelarch that cleans the air from the front tires. An additional side panel at the rear brings air into the high temperature radiator and improves the aerodynamic performance of the rear floor.

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As you may know already, BMW announced that it will auction a one-off i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition at Pebble Beach, featuring a special BMW Individual Frozen Grey Metallic exterior paint. The 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance also marked the delivery of the first BMW i8 sports cars and among the happy owners we find Roger Penske a.k.a. Chairman of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and Team Penske.

Moreover, Rick Hendrick will also take the delivery of his i8 as well as Tony Fadell, Michale Fux, John Hendricks, Barry Klarberg, Miles Nadal, Sam Nazarian and Patrick Wachsberger. Each vehicle will carry the 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine that generates 231 hp (170 kW) and 320 Nm of torque but also an electric motor developing 131 hp (96 kW).

The petrol engine delivers to power to the rear wheels, while the electric motor powers the front wheels. With a total output of 362 hp (266 kW) and 570 Nm of torque, the BMW i8 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds), while top speed is limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h.

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McLaren already announced that at the 2014 Pebble Beach it will bring the P1 GTR, a track-focused version of its hypercar that is priced at 1.98 million pounds ($3,35 million or 2.48 million euros). For those who don’t know, McLaren will offer the P1 GTR only to customers who already bought the street version.

Still, for the other clients who also want a track-focused McLaren, the British carmaker unveiled today the track-only 650S Sprint. That’s right folks, McLaren has just unveiled its second track-track only vehicle, this time based on the 650S Coupe.

Set to make its world debut next weekend at Pebble Beach next to the P1 GTR, the new McLaren 650S Sprint gains the Brake Steer system, more refined active aerodynamics but also a race set-up for the ProActive Chassis Control (PCC).

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As you may know already, BMW will auction at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance a one-off i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition. When it announced it, BMW released just one photo but today more angles with the vehicle are available.

The new special edition celebrates the US arrival of the brand new plug-in hybrid supercar and will be easily distinguished thanks to the BMW Individual Frozen Grey Metallic exterior paint, while the interior features a Dalbergia Brown leather upholstery, tanned using dye derived from plant extracts.

The interior features BMW i blue stitching and ‘BMW i8’ embossed in the front headrests. What’s more interesting is that the i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition comes with laser headlights, pending government approval, an i8 Display key and the first BMW Charging Station, professional edition.

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Bugatti is back with a new world premiere for the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. If last year it unveiled the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Legend Jean Pierre Wimille, this year Bugatti will unveil the last model from the “Les Legendes de Bugatti” edition. The last edition celebrates the most important man, Ettore Bugatti, the founder of the brand.

The new Bugatti Legend “Ettore Bugatti” is based on the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and the design is inspired by the 1932 Type 41 Roytale carrying the chassis number 41111 and a ‘ying-yang’ color split.

As you may notice from the photo, the front end of the vehicle is made of hand-polished aluminum and finished with a clear coating. Same material is found for the first time on the exterior handles, corners of the bumpers, wings, doors and the regions behind them called “medallions”.

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For the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Lexus prepared The Crafted Line, a new family of vehicles offered in Ultra White and Obsidian exteriors with Red interiors. In addition, the vehicles are offered with a two-piece TUMI duffel bag set that was exclusively designed for these models.

This special edition is available for the LS 460 F Sport, GS 350 F Sport and the IS 250 F Sport in all-weather drive and rear-wheel drive, but also for the RX 350 AWD F Sport and ES 350.

As we said, all Crafted Line vehicles feature an Ultra White exterior with contrasting black door handles, side mirrors and grille. Meanwhile, the interior features eye-catching seats with contrast stitching, headrests and door panels in two-tone Black/Scarlet or Black/Cabernet.

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For this year’s 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, McLaren Special Opeartions (MSO) returns with two bespoke models of the McLaren P1 and the 650S Spider. The special McLaren P1 was already commissioned by a North American customer and features an exclusive Stirling Grey exterior finish, while at the front, silver finishing to the aluminum radiator grilles sit below the gloss carbon fiber bumper.

The hood carries the McLaren Orange speedmark. Seen from the side, we observe the orange black calipers and the ‘P1’ logo which carries the same colour. At the rear, we find 24 carat gold heatshields around the engine bay and Inconel exhaust, as well as the dark paintwork and Satin Nickel-finished Stealth Pack.

The rear wing is finished in the same Stirling Grey colour making a contrast with the upper sections of the wing pistons finished in orange. Inside, the P1 comes with carbon fiber and Alcantara, while the carbon fiber sport buckets are fitted with a four-point harness.

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Earlier today, we revealed you the first official rendering of the track-focused McLaren P1 GTR released by a dealer located in the United States. Now, McLaren officially released the rendering with its upcoming vehicle and announced that it will unveil it next month at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The P1 GTR is a rival to the upcoming LaFerrari XX and was conceived in response to requests from buyers of the road legal McLaren P1 for a track focused version of their car.

Set to go into production in June 2015 when the 375th and final example of the road car has been built and two decades from the 24 Hours of Le Mans win by the iconic McLaren F1 GTR, the new P1 GTR was designed and developed using five decades of race-winning knowledge.

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