When most people think of Pebble Beach they think of hitting a little while ball with a club next to the most beautiful scenery in the United States. We don’t think of those sort of things though. We think of the automotive festivities that take place on the coast.
This year, we had many cars that were shown. There were new cars like the new Ford Mustang Boss 302, and there were old cars like the Ferrari F40 birthday collection. In total, 2010 was a spectacular year at the beach for petrol heads.
With all the new car introductions and high-end auctions, automotive lovers of any age will love the extravaganza that was the Pebble Beach Week in California.
We have compiled a list of every new car that was shown in Cali, and some of them are truly amazing. There is even a F1 looking car.
Hit the jump to read on.
Ford Mustang Boss 302
The newest member of the Mustang family was unveiled in California and my, is it a gorgeous machine.
The Boss 302 is a hardcore and race-inspired Mustang that will give real drivers a thrill. The clutch has been upgraded, there is a short-throw shifter, an adjustable suspension, improved brakes, a more powerful 5.0-liter V8 with 440 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque, a new intake, and more aggressive camshafts. Reportedly, Ford has reportedly built their car after the BMW M3.
The exterior of the car gets either a black or a white roof panel, C-strip, closed fog lamp openings, and a more aggressive front splitter and rear spoiler. The 302 will be available in many different colors.
The Morgan Motor Company is truly an odd one. They make cars that belong in a different time period, but we love them. The new EvaGT is stunning in person, despite the fact that it looks like the older models minus the wood.
It will use a BMW 3.0-liter straight six with 306 horsepower, connected to a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. The car will weight 2,755 pounds and should be able to get 40 miles per gallon. That impressive fuel economy is even more impressive when you take into account that the EvaGT can hit 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds and on to 170 mph.
Bentley Continental GTC Speed 80-11 Edition
This might be the last hurrah for the current Bentley Continental design, as there is a new model coming very soon. These models, the GTC and GTC Speed 80-11 Editions were created for the North American market. There will only be 80 examples made, hence the 80 in the cars’ name.
These new models are basically expensive trim packages, with 20-inch wheels and red brake calibers. There is a new color called Midnight that will be available for the first time on both models.
It might be hard to notice, but there is a little Union Jack badge on the front fenders. Pretty neat. The GTC boasts a twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine, producing 552hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The GTC’s top speed is 195mph (190mph with the top down) and its 0-60mph-sprint time is just 4.8 seconds. The Speed model uses a twin-turbocharged W12 with 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Bugatti has finally created a Veyron offspring with more power. No more of that designer stuff, as this machine is speed built with a 1,200 horsepower motor and a top speed of 268 miles per hour.
There are two examples of the car, an orange and black version and a blue carbon fiber paint version. The latter version looks a bit sexier than the orange one does, but they both look rather good.
Jaguar and Aston Martin have long been thought to be brothers. This is fine for Aston, but Jaguar seems to have little brother syndrome, always trying to be better than the bigger brother.
The new XKR175 is Jaguar’s attempt to create something wonderful and maybe, something better than the V8 Vantage. Under the hood is a 510 horsepower supercharged V8. There is a bigger aero kit, bigger wheels, and super-sized brakes.
Only 175 models will be made with a price tag of $104,500. If you live in Canada, 15 will be heading your way.
The G25 is Nissan’s luxury marque’s first attempt at an entry-level model. It will have less power and a more reasonable price tag than its big brother.
The G25 looks to be the standard G-Series sedan, but under the hood things get a bit different. There is a 2.5-liter V6 that has been available in Japan since 2008. That motor is also the same size as in the base Lexus IS. The motor will put out 218 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque, while being connected to a seven-speed automatic.
The base G25, the G25 Journey, or the G25x will come with leather, power adjustable seats, automatic climate control, six-speaker audio, 17-inch wheels, HID Xenon headlights, and some tech stuff. If you opt for the Journey model, you can get dual-zone temperature control, heated front seats, and outside mirrors.
A fully loaded G25 will cost you about the same as a base G37, so the new model should be a good seller. The base price will be $30,950.
Lotus Evora Cup
This new Evora will be used in a new racing series, similar to the Porsche Cup. The car is also eligible to race with the Audi R8 LMS and the Porsche 911. The motor, a 4.0-liter V6, has been given 400 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That motor isn’t all that impressive, but Lotus hopes that the car’s light weight will give it an advantage.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3
Like the Lotus Exos, the new SLS is a track only race car. You can get your own if you’re a racing driver with $436,500.
Under the hood is a 6.3-liter V8 with 600+ horsepower, an upgrade over the normal 571 horsepower output in the SLS. The interior of the GT3 will lose all of the toys and technology to save weight.
This should be a seriously fast machine and will compete in the FIA GT3 European Championship, or the ADAC GT-Masters.
Lotus Exos Type 125
This new machine is a single-seat racecar that drew a huge crowd at the event. Is it a Formula One car? No, but it can be bought by people who have huge checkbooks.
Under the hood of this machine is a 650 horsepower Cosworth engine that can rev up to 10,300 rpm. That might not be as high as an F1 car, but it should help the car last longer than a few trips around the track.
Only 25 will be made and the price should be around $1 million.
There is a new performance machine making its way across the Atlantic to our shores. Look out Mercedes and look out Ferrari, McLaren is on the march. This isn’t some high-tech secret machine like the F1 was; this new model is production passenger car.
McLaren Automotive has already picked out 35 cities that will be getting dealerships and rumors are telling us that a new F1-type machine will be ready by 2012.
Under the hood of the MP4-12C is a massive 3.8-liter V8 with 600 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. We are looking forward to seeing this thing on the road.
Infiniti IPL G-Coupe
Welcome to the first creation by the Infiniti Performance Line, the IPL G-Coupe. Similar to the F-Division of Lexus, the new in-house tuning company will put more emphasis on style, performance, and an OEM-level of fit and finish.
The new G has a updated front and rear fascias, side sills, rear spoiler, and 19-inch seven-spoke wheels. Inside, there are new seats with thicker side bolsters, manual thigh extenders, torso and thigh support adjustments, and red stiching.
Under the hood is a new high-flow exhaust and a recalibrated ECU that will help the motor pump out 348 horsepower and 276 pound-feet of torque. That motor will be attached to a short-throw six-speed manual, or a seven-speed automatic.
No pricing information has been released at this time.
The car that many haven’t even heard of is a true work of art. The Z-One’s styling resembles a European GT car, similar to the Alfa Romeo 8C. There is a Corvette motor under the hood with 440 horsepower.
This machine will cost around $100,000.
We can’t wait till next year when more fantastic machines are unveiled on the coast of California.