The parade of “trains” and hypercar: the debuts of the contest of elegance at pebble beach

Every August in the town of pebble beach (Monterey County, USA), a competition of elegance in which exquisite and wealthy audience demonstrates luxurious, sporty and just a rare car. In addition, the pebble beach in recent times is a demonstration of the machines of the future: here the brands often bring a strange kind of concepts that hardly ever be put into production. Their goal is somewhat different — with their help, the companies intend to promote the future production model.

For example, the future family of electric vehicles from Mercedes EQ aims to draw attention built specifically for the competition show car EQ Silver Arrow. According to the developers, this single conceptual Speedster, the inspiration for them was the original silver arrow W125 Rekordwagen, 80 years ago, developed on the German autobahn 432,7 km/h maximum speed (the record set on public roads, held out until 2017)!

EQ Silver Arrow
EQ Silver Arrow

Body EQ Silver Arrow with a length of 5.3 m entirely made of carbon fiber and the cockpit even has a touch of luxury — sports chair wrapped in brown leather, there are panels of aluminum and walnut. On steering wheel — touchscreen through which the driver can select one of the operation modes of the driving electronics (Comfort, Sport and Sport+). Powerplant EQ Silver Arrow — electrical: the stated capacity of 750 horsepower, and a single charge of the battery pack capacity of 80 kWh should be enough for 400 km.

EQ Silver Arrow
EQ Silver Arrow

Similar in spirit to the Speedster brought to America Infiniti is Prototype 10 with a clean and seamless surfaces of the body, which became the first independent project of Karim Habib, the former chief stylist BMW, as chief designer of the Japanese brand. “We were attracted by the idea of street pilots, adapting their personal cars for racing. The car turned into roadsters and speedsters — cut roof, there is a small slanted windshield” — shares his impressions of Habib.

Infiniti Prototype 10
Infiniti Prototype 10

With this concept car in Infiniti hinted at the appearance (or rather, some of its features) of future production models, which will appear after 2021 — they are on a new modular “truck”, and each of them will get electrified powertrain. Details about the technique of the show car at Infiniti is not shared. It is known that he moved on electric, although the new modular platform designed for the use of the hybrid drive.

Infiniti Prototype 10
Infiniti Prototype 10

The theme of the car of the future continues to develop and Audi, which brought in pebble beach concept PB18 e-tron, the exterior of which is made in the style of a Shooting Brake.

PB18 Audi e-tron
PB18 Audi e-tron

He conceived as a radical track car and public roads. The body of the show car length 4.53 m made of aluminum, carbon fiber and other composite materials, which allowed to reduce the weight of the electric vehicle to 1550 kg. Powerplant — three electric motors (one on the front axle and two on rear) with a total capacity of 680 horsepower (torque of 830 Nm). Acceleration from standstill to 100 km/h — just over 2 seconds. The battery capacity of 95 kWh, provides a cruising range of more than 500 km (WLTP cycle).The concept is equipped with a system of recharging for 800 volts to fully charge the battery in just 15 minutes.

PB18 Audi e-tron
PB18 Audi e-tron

The driver’s seat in PB18 e-tron (by the way, the automatic motion for him not provided) can be moved from left to right: if the driver is travelling alone, he can install the seat with all the controls right in the center of the cabin.

Controlled by the company from Ingolstadt Lamborghini Italian Prime Minister held the most powerful version of the supercar Aventador, received the prefix SVJ in the designation.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

The impact of atmospheric V12 with a volume of 6.5 liters increased to 770 horsepower and 720 Nm of torque. Paired with a 7-speed “robot”, he accelerates to 100 km/h in the passport 2.8 seconds, maximum speed — 351 km/h. But the main feature of the new Lamborghini, in addition to the “tightened” suspension and revised steering settings, active aerodynamics system with electronically dampers front and rear to increase downforce.Speed capacity Aventador SVJ was enough to coupe set a new record Nurburgring among road cars, driving round the legendary track in 6 minutes of 44.7 seconds is more than 2 seconds better than the previous result belonging to the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

There will be collected 900 SVJ Aventador, which starts from 349 116 euros.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Presented in California hypercar Bugatti Divo is not actually a new model of the legendary brand — a kind already known to all, different light (however, only 35 kg, considering the weight under 2 tons of source code!) design and more effective aerodynamics with increased downforce for improved handling and stability in turns.

Bugatti Divo
Bugatti Divo

Maximum speed at Divo a little less — it is limited at around 380 km/h to 420 km/h at Chiron. The model is named after French racing driver albert Divo, who in the late 20-ies of the last century has twice won the prestigious Targa Florio race, speaking for the factory team Bugatti.

Bugatti Divo
Bugatti Divo

Hung on Divo very biting price tag of 5 million euros, which, however, did not deter affluent customers: on all 40 instances hypercar orders already issued.

Bugatti Divo
Bugatti Divo

At pebble beach debuted a potential competitor of Bugatti and his comrades from company SSC North America formerly known as Shelby SuperCars. It is noteworthy that the status of the concept coupe Tuatara was presented seven years ago, but to prepare the machine serial, the Americans managed only now.

Shelby SuperCars Tuatara
Shelby SuperCars Tuatara

The movement of Tuatara brings a 5.9-liter Biturbo V8 that develops 1350 horsepower (1750 forces on benzopyrones E85 blend). In a couple he’s supposed 7-speed automated manual drive rear-wheel. Weighs “dvuhdverka” total 1247 kg (CFRP Tuatara have produced not only the monocoque and body panels, and 20-inch wheels), and the drag coefficient is equal to 0,279.

Technical characteristics of 4.42-meter hypercar Americans still do not lead, stating that in the nearest plans is to break the world speed record for road cars, which the past retains.

Shelby SuperCars Tuatara
Shelby SuperCars Tuatara

Project Gold is a new project of the factory of the Porsche Classic Department, to the 70th anniversary of the brand. It is, in fact, a real dream car collector — the latest 911 Turbo with the engine air cooling.

Porsche 911 Gold Project
Porsche 911 Gold Project

Production of this model (generation 993) ended 20 years ago, but the Germans decided to revive the legend, using only original spare parts. The creation of a unique sample that received the 3.6-liter boxer turbo engine with 450 HP, manual transmission and all-wheel drive system, took a year and a half — the final Assembly took place in the restoration shop of Porsche in Stuttgart.

Porsche 911 Gold Project
Porsche 911 Gold Project

The coupe is painted in the colors of Golden Yellow Metallic, designed specifically for sports car, the 911 Turbo S Exclusive. In October of this year, the classic 911 Turbo will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s in Atlanta.

 

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