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All eyes were turned to the fuchsia pink bespoke McLaren 720S MSO at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Sunday. Surely, we can understand why. The one-off supercar, which was commissioned by entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Fux and was created by the British automaker’s bespoke division, wears a very bright, eye catching body paint of pink tone with a hint of purple.
Featuring what is called the “Fux Fuschia” color scheme, the MSO 720S was tailor-made to perfection to meet its owner’s unique taste. Starting from the striking exterior up to its luxurious cabin with custom leather and white stitching, down to its lightweight alloy wheels in platinum. Other highlights consist of the cabin’s carbon fiber elements, the pinstriped steering wheel, the fuchsia pink rear view mirror cover as well as the window surrounds and exhaust pipes in Stealth Gray finish. It also comes with white floor mats to complete the all-white theme interior scheme.
A well-known car enthusiast, Fux has over a hundred luxury cars in his collection and many of those are custom made with some unusual colors. There’s one McLaren P1 in green, a McLaren 12C Spider in purple and a McLaren 12C in orange and now comes the new Fuchsia Fux pink McLaren MSO 720S. Fux’s list of car collection doesn’t end there yet. The self-made businessman from Cuba also owns several Rolls-Royces, Aston Martins, Porsches and Ferraris. Being a famous philanthropist, Fux is known to often put his precious cars on display on charitable events while raising money for a good cause.Read the entire article Bespoke McLaren 720S by MSO revealed at 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Famous designer of certain Ferrari vehicles like the Enzo Ferrari and the P4/5, Ken Okuyama has revealed another one of his designs at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours over the weekend. You might have remembered the Kode57 Enji that was previewed last year, this one is a Kode 0 that is somewhat similar to the former.
Having said that, by looking at the Kode 0, you will see several design cues that were taken from Lamborghini. Particularly, these are designs by Marcello Gandini. The guy is best known for designing certain models including the Lamborghini Countach, Lambo Miura, and also the Lancia Stratos Zero, and many others.
The Kode 0 has a base like the Lamborghini Aventador, with its "one motion" design. It had been given a set of 20- and 21-inch wheels wearing Pirelli P-Zero tires, plus a more aggressive front splitter and LED headlights up front, while the rear end of the car is a triangular shaped exhaust complemented by a large rear diffuser.Read the entire article Ken Okuyama unveils his custom Kode 0 Supercar at Pebble Beach
Earlier in August, Acura gave us teasers of the ARX-05 Daytona Prototype race car. And last Thursday night in Monterey, they have decided to finally reveal it to the public.
What the company has confirmed so far is that the Acura ARX-05 will be competing at next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The race car is going to have the same chassis as the ORECA 07 while featuring a typical Acura specific bodywork. It will also be getting a pair of Jewel Eye headlights.
The ARX-05 race car is going to be powered by a twin-turbo AR35TT engine according to the company. This engine is similar to that of the 3.5 liter V6 from models like the MDX, TLX, and RLX.Read the entire article Acura introduces fifth-generation race car prototype, the ARX-05
A few months ago, Mercedes-Benz promised that they will be treating everyone to a “big surprise” during the Monterey Car Week. And true enough, many of us were stunned as they unveiled the all electric Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet convertible version of the hardtop model that made its debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last year.
Just like an art piece, this model is no doubt a head turner just like its predecessor. The Vision 6 Cabriolet stretches out to nineteen feet in length, and it sits on 24-inch wheels. Its hood appears extra long, while the tail tapers uniquely to a certain point. The front fascia gets a huge grille finished in chrome, which contrasts with the slim headlights. Mercedes actually refers to the rear end as a “boat tail”, complementing the Nautical Blue Metallic name for the exterior finish.
The Vision 6 Cabriolet’s interior completely stands out from the exterior. The two-seater cabin is finished in a clean white interior with silver accents - from the seats, the dashboard, to the steering wheel. The center console gets a wing-like “flowing” design that is given an ambient blue lighting around the elements, as well as the door panels. The illuminated dots around the seats all have tiny backlit Mercedes logos.Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz surprises us with Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet
This weekend at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the BMW Z4 Concept will make its first public appearance. The good news is that we will finally have a real idea of what the upcoming roadster will look like.
Senior Vice President of BMW Group Design, Adrian van Hooydonk, said that the BMW Z4 Concept is a representation of the company’s new design language from all perspectives. This ranges from the dynamic design of the fascia to the striking flanks, all the way to the rear end. The lines and the exchange that occurs between surfaces give it a sense of power.
This concept gets its design and inspiration from the older roadsters of BMW, except this one does not look retro at all. If you notice, this concept actually veers from the company’s traditional styling cues - starting from the headlights that are more vertically oriented. This is different from past BMW models that have a horizontally oriented head lights. Another element added to the Z4 is the new mesh grille, instead of its typical bar set-up.Read the entire article BMW Z4 Concept unveiled ahead of 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The BMW M1 will be one of the most exclusive cars that will be showcased at the upcoming 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, alongside many other extravagant models. Firstly, there are only 40 units of this model that was ever built, but what makes this one unique is that it is the only road-legal BMW M1 Procar. Thanks to the Thermal Club, this example will be heading to Monterey this weekend, and it will be displayed by a virtual reality track experience. The Thermal Club is a private motorsports club that will also offer a virtual tour of their 344-acre facility for Pebble Beach guests.
The BMW M1 Procar Championship was made in accordance with the Federation Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA) standards. In 1971, the said model was produced by the company in a limited one-year run. And just after two years, it had already been dismantled.
What makes it the one and only street-legal model? Well, the first owner of this race-ready M1 Procar had its racing parts removed before selling it to as a second hand car. After the M1 had been produced, there was no series to race the cars in so BMW was left with the 40 track-focused examples. Each was a stripped out version of the road model where they were based. Luckily for number 31 of 40, it was the only M1 Procar that had been converted into a street legal model. The M1 came with a 3.5 liter straight-six engine that produced as much as 470 horsepower (350 kilowatts). It was capable of going from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 4.3 seconds, before it continues to a top speed of 190 mph (305 kmh).Read the entire article The only street-legal BMW M1 Procar goes to Pebble Beach
Infiniti revealed its retro Prototype 9 race car before its slated debut at 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance next week. In a recent press release, the company not only disclosed further details about the history of its prototype vintage racing machine, but also released more photos of the new concept car prior to the upcoming event.
While the brand only came into existence in the late nineteen eighties, Alfonso Albaisa, Senior VP for Global Design at Nissan’s luxury division found inspiration from the vintage race cars of the 1930s and combined the brand’s past and current design language into the Prototype 9.
Creating the Japanese Grand Prix inspiration into a real concept actually involves several designers and engineers out to prove their expertise both in car design and manufacturing highly advanced powertrains. What began as a “simple thought” gave way to an undertaking no one else had ever quite expected. The team consists of Nissan’s Autech division, the designers from Japan’s Atsugio studio and the heads of the factory in Oppama with each one of them volunteering their own time for the project.Read the entire article Infiniti Prototype 9 stirs excitement ahead of 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
On August 17, BMW is set to reveal something that so many of us have been anticipating. So better save the date if you want to be one of the first ones to witness their surprise. And just a few weeks before they unveil it, they released a teaser of the car’s silhouette, showing only the shape of the convertible’s upper half - and it is already looking pretty sexy.
“The road will never be the same” is what captions the beautiful image. After the company posted this, the biggest question in mind is, what is it? There were a number of comments that came out after, some were saying that it is a convertible 8 Series. It could be, but the shape and size do not seem to fit. However, others suggest that it could be a Targa-top i8. Since we do not know the right answer to this question yet, we can do our own investigation to guess what this could be, or we could just wait until August 17.
August 17 is happening a few days before the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and it is quite common for automakers to unveil their new models days before events like these. Furthermore, BMW Designworks is just a couple of hours away from Pebble Beach, so we might actually see the actual car in the event. Remember that last year, the company brought out the fully restored 1957 507 that was once owned by Elvis Presley to the 2016 Pebble Beach event.Read the entire article BMW teases us with what might be a Z4 Targa top silhouette
One event that die-hard Ferrari fans should not miss is the Monterey Car Week that will run through the whole week of August 18. This is because the company will be bringing in a total of 70 iconic models, to celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary. All in all, these cars have a net value of half a billion dollars - or around $7.14 million dollars per car on average.
These models range from cars from the 1950s to the latest models out today. Along with the seventy cars that will be on display, there will be four special classes at 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. These include: Ferrari Major Race Winners, Ferrari One-Off Spéciales, Ferrari Grand Touring, and Ferrari Competition. And before I forget to mention, there will also be a LaFerrari Aperta that will be showcased too.
To make the event even more exciting, Ferrari will auction some cars over Monterey Car Week. RM Sotheby’s plans to put 13 cars on the line, with an estimate price of $18 million. Meanwhile, Gooding and Company will be auctioning a 1966 275 GTB/C, expecting it to sell for $12 to $16 million, as well as a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet at $5 to $7 million, among other models.Read the entire article Ferrari marks 70th anniversary at 2017 Pebble Beach with 70-car display worth half a billion dollars
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.Read the entire article BMW Z4 (G29) Concept, a joint project with Toyota, will be unveiled at 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Earlier this year, Aston Martin wowed the world with a stunning concept car – the Vanquish Zagato. The concept made its first appearance in May during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy. It is another one of Aston Martin’s collaboration projects with Zagato that is seen to be at par with the beauty that was the 1960 DB4 GT. It is distinctly Zagato but it comes with certain flourishes that make it even more remarkable.
The Vanquish Zagato comes with a trademark double-bubble roof and a very imposing front grille that adds to its unique Zagato styling. It also comes with quad exhausts that help us hear the roar of its 5.9-liter V12 engine better. The Vanquish Zagato can make up to 600 horsepower, making it 27 horsepower more awesome than the regular Vanquish. To make the car even more special, it comes with supportive leather seats embellished with a unique “Z” quilting pattern.
Not long after the British luxury car manufacturer introduced the hardtop Vanquish Zagato, the automaker has once again made an appearance at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with another showstopper. Aston Martin once again wowed the crowd with an even more stunning masterpiece, the Vanquish Zagato Volante – a convertible version of the hardtop Vanquish Zagato.Read the entire article Aston Martin launches stunning Vanquish Zagato Volante at Pebble Beach
Lamborghini has always been known to be the home to exotic supercars. The Italian automaker’s production facilities have hosted uniquely designed and powerful show-stopping supercars. It all started with the Lamborghini Miura which was unveiled at the 1966 Geneva Motor show and since then, many more have been created to stun the world.
Although there have been a few misses in the past, Lamborghini was still able to show that they can still dominate the exotic and supercar market. This year, they released yet again another one of their limited edition supercars and this time, they built an ode to their founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini. It is the best tribute to its founder’s 100th birthday embodying a world-class legendary quality.
The Centenario is as monstrous as a Lamborghini can be. At the heart of this beast is a V12 engine that gives the car a maximum power of 770 horsepower, making it another valuable member of the supercar family. It comes with aggressive detailing featuring some outrageous diffuser strakes, the most outrageous ones that have been fitted on a road car.Read the entire article Lamborghini introduces Centenario Roadster on Monterey Car Week
When the BMW 2002 Hommage Concept was first revealed to the public, not everyone was amused. It was designed to celebrate the 02 Series’ 50th anniversary yet people still needed to see that “oomph” on the car itself; hey, that’s just how you properly pay homage to the first series-produced car in Europe with turbo technology, right?
Now it looks like BMW went all the way back to the paint shop to redo the Hommage concept’s paint job. The German automaker has cooked up something even more enticing for the 2002 Hommage Concept – a classic livery that will make every jaw drop and head turn, making fans swoon over like hungry zombies.
The revamped version of the Hommage concept is now a more eye-catching burnt orange and black ensemble. It’s as beautiful as it can be and if you’re driving this baby ‘round town and still isn’t the talk of the town, then people should better yet get themselves a pair of glasses because this car is THE bomb. The cherry on top of this ensemble are the 20-inch gold alloy wheels completing the transformation of what was once a polarizing concept into a dazzling creation.Read the entire article BMW 2002 Hommage Concept gets the head-turning Jagermeister livery
Cadillac has this thing where they debut their concept cars at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In 2011, the very impressive Ciel concept was unveiled at the said event and two years later, the stunning Elmirai concept took its stage. Now just before this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Cadillac introduced the world to its newest concept car – the Cadillac Escala concept.
The Escala concept is named after the Spanish word for “scale” and even though it sounds like the Cadillac Escalade, there is nothing in common between the two. The former is actually a contrast to the latter – the Escalade is an imposing SUV while the Escala is a low, sleek styled four-door coupe.
The Escala shares the same platform as that of the CT6 but is expected to outperform the latter. It has a wheelbase stretched from 12 cm to up to 3.2mm compared to the CT6 and is longer and larger by half a foot, a total of 210.5 inches long. It was made of the same mixed-materials that have been used in the CT6 and also comes in rear wheel drive.Read the entire article Cadillac’s newest Escala Concept is the epitome of grace and power
After years of sitting in a barn waiting for the last few strands of life to fade, Elvis Presley’s 1957 BMW 507 Roadster came back two years ago to the hands of its creator. And now, BMW Classic Group has finally finished its restoration thanks to BMW. The project took quite some time to finish due to the extent of work that had to be done on this precious memorabilia but finally, we will get a glimpse of it on the 21st of August at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Just in time for the German automaker’s centennial celebration, Elvis Presley’s 1957 BMW 507 Roadster will return alongside other vintage BMWs.
The said car is a limited edition model and is one of the 254 units that were produced by BMW in 1956. Most of these cars were sold to royalties and celebrities, one of them the King of Rock n’ Roll. Elvis Presley bought the car when he was serving the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He first saw it rolling in the race track, driven by Hans Stuck. The same model was also displayed at the Frankfurt Motor Show and was used as a press car. Elvis bought the second-hand car for $3,750 in December of 1958, already fitted with a new engine. The car was originally white in color but because female fans kept writing their phone numbers on its body using red lipstick, Elvis decided to repaint it in a Porsche Red color.
How Elvis’ 507 Roadster ended up abandoned in an old barn is a mystery yet to be solved. Some believe that the car was shipped by the army to the United States when Elvis completed his service. After that it had been passed on from one owner to another until it was found spending the rest of its life in a warehouse in California until it was found by Jackie Jouret of Bimmer magazine in 1968. The car was then displayed at the BMW Museum in Munich in 2014 and was then subjected to restoration.Read the entire article BMW Restores Elvis Presley's 1957 507 Roadster Back To Its Former Glory
The high-performance BMW Concept M4 GTS has recently been introduced. It was a year ago that the BMW M Division launched the BMW M4 Coupe. This initial preview demonstrates the roots of BMW M Division as it performs outstandingly either on the road or on the race track. Founded in 1972, this BMW offshoot was first known as BMW Motorsport GmbH.
It attracted a ton of attention because of its legendary BMW M1 racing car and also when it built the first turbocharged engine to be named the Formula One World Champion. It is also credited for creating the Group A BMW M3, which has been recognized for so long as the most successful racing touring car in the world.
The new BMW Concept M4 GTS comes after a line of BMW M3 special models that include the BMW M3 Evolution (1988), BMW M3 Sport Evolution (1990), BMW M3 GT (1995), BMW M3 CSL (2003), BMW M3 GTS (2010) and BMW M3 CRT (2011). These models offer unparalleled performance combined with a driving experience that’s breath-taking and highly exclusive.Read the entire article BMW Concept M4 GTS introduced at Pebble Beach
The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R just had its world premiere at the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach. With this car, the BMW Group commemorates the 40th anniversary of BMW in North America as well as the racing triumph of the BMW 3.0 CSL in 1975. BMW of North America, the group’s first official sales company outside Europe, was founded in 1975.
This year also marks the debut of BMW Motorsport in motor racing stateside – in the IMSA series – with a specially built BMW 3.0 CSL.
BMW then had its first win at the 12 Hours of Sebring only a few weeks later. It then met several more victories, which include its triumph at Laguna Seca located only 15 miles away from Pebble Beach. Before the year ended, it saw its white BMW 3.0 CSL, which was in BMW Motorsport livery, getting the manufacturers’ championship on its first try.Read the entire article BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R Concept unveiled at Pebble Beach
The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster was introduced in California during the Monterey Car week held recently. Automobili Lamborghini presented the Roadster during the event dubbed as 'The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering'. This Roadster will be offered worldwide in a limited series of only 500 units.
It is the first series- produced, open-top Lamborghini to carry the Superveloce name. At a press conference at The Quail, Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, described the Superveloce as the “purest, most sports-oriented and fastest series production Lamborghini ever.”
He also said that it stands for how committed the brand is to meeting its customers’ need to have “immensely emotional driving dynamics combined with an extraordinary open air experience.' The car’s performance is outstanding with additional power of 50hp to now deliver 750 hp.Read the entire article Lamborghini presents $530K Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster
4WheelsNews was the first and only website to report about Ferrari’s new 458 Speciale Spider in June, while in August we revealed you the fact that the Italian manufacturer will show the new vehicle during a private event, held at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Eager to find out more about Ferrari’s new hardcore convertible, we contacted one of our friends who had the pleasure to see the vehicle.
Due to the renderings available on the Web with a spider version of the 458 Speciale it’s not hard to imagine how the new vehicle will look like but let’s take care of the details. First of all, we don’t expect the vehicle to be called 458 Speciale Spider but because we don’t have a clue regarding the name we’ll just continue to use it.
So, what new? Well, the 458 Speciale Spider comes with new stripes which are quite different from the ones found on the coupe version, but also with two new wheel designs.Read the entire article Exclusive: Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider unveiled at Pebble Beach, only 458 units will be built
Last weekend was a crazy one for Ferrari as the Italian manufacturer unveiled its 458 Speciale Spider at 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, while a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO was sold for a staggering $38 million. And the good news continued as a 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti took the “Best In Show” honor.
This is for the first time in the 64-year history of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance when a Ferrari wins this award. The model is powered by a 4.5-liter V12 engine that generates 328 bhp and it is owned by Jon Shirley of Medina, Washington, a well-known car collector.
As expected, the vehicle has quite a history as it was first ordered by film director Roberto Rosselini, a very important Ferrari customer who also owned models such as the 166, 212, 250 Mille Miglia. Moreover, Rosselini owned not one, but two 375 MMs.Read the entire article 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti takes “Best In Show” honor at Pebble Beach
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