Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the 2018 edition of one of the most flamboyant car event in the world, was held on Sunday at California in the USA. Considered the most prestigious event of its kind, it saw many car collectors showing off their incredible vintage cars along with exorbitantly priced new cars. In addition, the charitable show also witnessed some of the carmakers revealing their new models.
2018 edition of Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance was truly a motoring fiesta for enthusiasts. Among the many cars displayed, we have picked top 7 models that grabbed the attention the most.
Porsche Project Gold
Porsche revealed Project Gold on the occasion of celebrating its 70 years of car making. Painted in Golden Yellow Metallic, the 993-generation 911 Turbo is based on an original bodyshell. Developing 450 horsepower from a brand new 3.6-litre turbocharged flat six engine, the collector's item reportedly took 18 months to create. Project Gold will be auctioned at RM Sotheby's Porsche 70th Anniversary Sale on October 27.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
Lamborghini claimed that the Aventador SVJ creates pure driving perfection, taking the concept of a super sports car to a whole new dimension. Limited to 900 units, Aventador SVJ is powered by a naturally-aspirated V12 engine with 770 hp output. The car gets the four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering for technical supremacy. The Aventador SVJ will zoom past 100kmph in 2.8 seconds and can accelerate over 350kmph.
New BMW Z4
BMW has redefined its roadster model -- the Z4. Vertically aligned headlights, signature kidney grille sporting a mesh design, the bonnet stretching sports car-like over the wheels, large air breathers on the front wheel arches and the distinctive spoiler integrated into the rear lid are the main attractions of the new Z4.
BMW Z4 M40i First Edition will draw power from 340 hp, straight six-cylinder engine. The BMW M Performance automobile takes a mere 4.6 seconds to sprint from a standstill to 100 kmph.
Bugatti Divo is a vastly improved Chiron and is only limited to 40 units. Priced at Rs 40 crore each, Bugatti Divo is the modern interpretation of the company's coachbuilding tradition. Aggressive weight reduction measures have made the Divo eight seconds faster on the Nardò handling circuit than Chiron. The new hypercar is powered by the same W16 8.0-litre engine with four turbochargers that develops 1,479bhp.
Audi PB18 e-tron concept
Audi revealed an all-electric PB18 e-tron concept as a radical vision for the high-performance sports car of the future. The low-slung sports car has been designed at the new Audi design studio in Malibu.
Audi PB18 e-tron package follows the traditional architecture of a mid-engine sports car with a cab that is positioned at the front. The concept uses three electric motors – one up front and two in the rear. They deliver power output of up to 150 kW to the front axle and 350 kW to the rear.
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider
Ferrari has taken the wraps off the convertible version of the 488 Pista. Suffixed with Spyder, the new convertible sports car is Ferrari's 50th convertible ever and features a metal folding roof. Ferrari 488 Pista Spyder uses the same 3.9-litre V8 engine in the coupe version. The mill develops 720 bhp of peak power and 770 Nm of peak torque which is good enough to sprint from 0-100kmph in just 2.85 seconds.
2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition
2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1968 and 1969 Le Mans-winning GT40 with limited-edition Gulf Oil tribute racing livery. The livery is considered as auto racing's most famous paint scheme and even garnered a lot of attention at the show.
The interior of the new 2019 Ford GT features exclusive colours and materials including a seat pattern reminiscent of the 1968 GT40 Le Mans winner model. The Heritage Edition will have two-year run, with an optional exposed carbon fibre accents featuring No. 9 graphics for 2019 and No. 6 graphics for 2020.