Held every year during August, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance attracts both pre-war and post-war collector cars from around the world. Started in 1950, this event is considered as one of the prestigious event of its kind and getting bigger and bigger every passing year. The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the finale of Monterey Car Week where both pre-war and post-war cars are judged for authenticity, function, style and history. Classes are commonly arranged by type, manufacturer, coach-builder, country of origin and time-period and Judges select “Best of the Show” award for one car from these classes. This year a 1924 Isotta Franchini Tipo 8A won 2015 ‘Best of the Show’ award and no doubt that this car is an extraordinary piece of class and elegance.
This event also features new upcoming future concept cars on the backdrop of the picturesque scenery of Pebble Beach. Here is the list of Concept cars featured this year:
Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept: This concept gives insight into potential future model line up of Bentley Motors with contemporary design, highly skilled hand-crafting, advanced materials and high performance engineering. This new concept offers driver-oriented performance with trademark Bentley luxury features fused with the latest technology and techniques. There are speculations that Bentley may use either 4.0 – litre twin turbo V8 or 6.0 – litre twin turbo W12 engine layouts to maintain the model’s reputation of effortless performance.
BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R: Almost identical to concept unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in May, this new version features BMW’s racing colour theme and described as one – off recreation of the classic 3.0 CSL from the early 1970s. This rear wheel drive concept is equipped with a 3.0 litre straight – six petrol engine in combination with an ‘e-boost’ electric motor to boost acceleration. The body panels are made of high strength carbon fiber reinforced plastic material. No other technical details are unveiled.
BMW M4 GTS Concept: The BMW M4 GTS Concept showcases some new technologies like an innovative water injection system to boost overall power output of its turbocharged 3.0L engine and rear lights with OLED (organic light emitting diode) technology for an unmistakable appearance. This street legal car design is highly inspired by BMW M4 Coupe sport car and comes with track ready features and twin turbo 3.0L engine equipped with a water injection system.
Galpin Fisker Rocket Speedster: Galpin Auto Sports and Henrik Fisker unveiled topless Fisker rocket mustang termed as ‘Galpin Rocket Speedster’. The 2 –seat Speedster features a custom carbon fiber cover which replaces the soft top roof of the mustang. Under the hood car carries supercharged 5.0 litre V8 punching 725 HP. Other features include independent, fully adjustable suspension, 21-inch custom wheels with Pirelli P-Zero tires and Brembo brake discs.
Hyundai HCD – 16 Vision G Coupe: Hyundai unveiled the pillar – less full size Vision G Coupe, which is based on the second generation Genesis sedan platform. This concept gives insight into Hyundai’s future premium product line up promising luxury, performance and style. The concept looks dynamic and has the capability to take forward Hyundai in this segment after the relative success of the both Genesis sedan and the Equus. The concept carries 5.0 litre V-8 propelling 420 HP and 383 pound – feet of torque, the same engine found in the current Equus and Genesis sedan.
Lamborghini Asterion: Lamborghini presented the Asterion LPI 910-4 hybrid concept car. This is the first hybrid Lamborghini in the history of the company. An Huracán-spec 602-hp 5.2-liter V-10 and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with an integrated motor/generator is at the back end, while two electric motors power the front wheels. The combined output of this mean machine is 897 HP.