This is crunchtime for car writers and news junkies alike!
America's Goodwood, aka Pebble Beach, has gone from a concours to an all-out supercar auto show extravaganza. What we learned on a trip to the event in 2014 is that Monterey Car Week is actually a full week of performance joy! The classics and icons are peppered throughout the experience, of course, but mainly take center stage on the oceanfront fairway only on Concours Sunday.
Until then, there are ride/drive events, VIP receptions, press events and media previews galore at the Quail, Concorso Italiano, RM Sotheby's in downtown Monterey.. and more.
What 10 cars will fill this year's Ritz-Carlton Pebble Beach concept green? It is always a thrill to find out.
CRD pal and photographer James Crabtree is headed to Cali on Friday to catch the action. Dying to see the pics and videos he shares!
As a tentative checklist of what is premiering, we've put together a quick cheat sheet. It is incomplete and much unconfirmed, or just pure speculation. Many of these premiere at the Quail and may/may not be at Pebble Beach proper.
Use this as a guide for the action-packed week ahead! Apologies for anything we missed. The confirmed debuts this week are in Bold.
|Acura||NSX-R, NSX GT3||Rumored|
|Acura||RLX Sport Hybrid (Facelift) + ASX-05 Racecar Concept||World Premieres|
|Aston Martin||Vulcan AMR Pro||Rumored|
|Aston Martin||Valkyrie Concept||USA Debut|
|Aston Martin||Vanquish Zagato SPEEDSTER||World Premiere|
|Aston Martin||Vanquish Zagato Volante||World Premiere|
|Bentley||EXP10 6e Roadster||USA Premiere|
|BMW||i8 Spider, Concept 8 series||Rumored|
|BMW||M5 with M xDrive||World Premiere|
|Buick||Enclave Avenir Concept||Rumored|
|Ferrari||LaFerrari Aperta||USA Debut|
|Infiniti||Prototype 9 Concept, 2018 Q50 RS400||World Premiere|
|Jaguar||XE SV||USA Premiere|
|KARMA Automotive||V8 Sedan||Display|
|Lamborghini||Huracan Performante||USA Debut|
|Lamborghini||Centenario Spyder, TBD||USA Debut|
|Lexus||2018 LS500 F Sport||Production-model Debut|
|Lincoln||Navigator Concept / 2018 Navigator||Rumored|
|Maserati||2018 Gran Turismo Facelift||USA Debut|
|McLaren||MSO 570S/570 GTR, P15 Hypercar Possible||Rumored|
|McLaren||570S Spyder||USA Debut|
|Mercedes-AMG||Hypercar Concept (Project ONE) *Pictured in Header Graphic||World Premiere|
|OKUYAMA||Kode 0, Kode 57||World Premiere|
|Pagani||Huayra Roadster||USA Premiere|
|Porsche||911 Turbo Exclusive Series||USA Premiere|
|ZAGATO||Vanquish Speedster||World Premiere|
|ZAGATO||Vanquish Shooting Brake||Possible|