Top 10 Most Important Car Launches at Monterey Car Week Over The Years
Monterey Car Week is not only a celebration of automotive history but also a platform for manufacturers to unveil their latest masterpieces. Here are ten of the most groundbreaking and influential car launches that have graced this event over the years:
Bugatti Divo (2018)
Launched with a price tag of $5.8 million, the Bugatti Divo is a lighter and more agile version of the Chiron, limited to just 40 units.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ (2018)
With enhanced aerodynamics and a powerful V12 engine, the Aventador SVJ set a new Nürburgring lap record before its official debut at Monterey.
McLaren P1 GTR (2014)
A track-only version of the P1 hybrid hypercar, the P1 GTR was a nod to the iconic F1 GTR from the 1990s.
Pagani Huayra Roadster BC (2019)
Limited to just 40 units, this roadster was a lighter and more powerful version of the standard Huayra Roadster.
Koenigsegg Jesko (2019)
Named after the father of the company's founder, the Jesko boasts over 1,600 horsepower and innovative aerodynamics.
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider (2018)
As Ferrari's 50th drop-top model, the 488 Pista Spider combines the performance of the 488 Pista coupe with the joy of open-top driving.
Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato (2019)
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the famed Italian design house Zagato, this car is a modern interpretation of the iconic DB4 GT Zagato.
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow (2018)
This concept car pays homage to the historic Silver Arrow racers while showcasing Mercedes-Benz's vision for electric mobility.
Porsche 918 Spyder (2013)
As one of the "holy trinity" of hybrid hypercars, the 918 Spyder showcased Porsche's technological prowess and commitment to electrified performance.
Rolls-Royce Sweptail (2017)
Custom-made for a specific client, the Sweptail exemplifies luxury, exclusivity, and bespoke craftsmanship that Rolls-Royce is renowned for.
These launches represent a mix of innovation, design evolution, and a testament to the future of automotive engineering. Each year, Monterey Car Week continues to be a pivotal stage for brands to showcase their newest and most exciting creations to the world.