22 Aug What happens in Pebble Beach… doesn’t stay at Pebble Beach !
Last week and weekend were days like those that happen only once a year, reuniting some of the finest cars ever to be made. It’s in California, not far from LA that one of the most renowned motoring events took place, like every other year, at the Pebble Beach. The Concours d’Elegance is famous for being the ultimate place to unveil the most extreme cars, the fiercest concepts and host the most intense auctions. People gather there to attend to very exclusive manufacturers’ unveiling, such as the McLaren P1 GTR or the Lamborghini Huracàn Super Trofeo to not mention them all. Other carmaker like to present one offs, like Aston Martin did with 4 bespoke models, Lamborghini with their “ad personam” program, a new way to make your Lambo even more special… Then there are the auctions, where many world records of price were beaten over and over. For starters, a Ferrari 250 GTO was sold for a mind blowing 38 Millions dollars. Yes, you read it right, $38,115,000 to be precise. Far from the 64 millions first expected, though. Then we have BMW who presented then auctioned a one-off i8 for more than 6 times the retail price, that to say 825,000$. Is an i8 with a frozen grey paint and an exclusive interior really worth almost a million ? To someone at least, that’s a yes.
In other news, Jaguar is finishing a limited-run of lightweight E-type, with only 12 built out of the 18 planned, meaning the 6 units left to be built will be 51 years late. Talk about a delay !
Saleen will be the first automaker to tune the Tesla Model S, renaming it the Foursixteen. The car gets multiple exterior upgrades, as well as a performance upgrade, which is a first for this electric car.