Monterey Car Week 2018: Most Awesome Cars

Monterey Car Week is one of the best and biggest car shows on the planet. Although it is usually geared towards high-end luxury cars, many manufacturers like to exploit the attention the show receives and sneak in a new addition to their fleet or even a preview of a new model.

9. Audi PB18 e-tron Concept

All-electric supercars have been around for a while, and the latest Audi concept PB18 e-tron doesn’t bring anything revolutionary to the table in that regard. Even we know that fact, we can still say that this car is amazing! Powered by three electric motors, it can develop a whopping 764 hp. German company claims that it reaches 0 to 60 in just two seconds and we would love to test that claim.

8. Infiniti Prototype 10 Concept

Infinity also used Monterey to reveal a concept car. Prototype 10 is just a design study and will probably never see production, but many of the solutions displayed here will find their way to other new Infinity models.

7. BMW Z4

Finally, the wait is over, and the new BMW Z4 is here. The new, handsome, yet aggressive look suits it well. The powerplant hasn’t been revealed yet, but it is expected to deliver between 340 and 380 hp. The details are still fuzzy on the transmission as well, and it is unclear whether BMW will offer a manual transmission.

6. Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

The latest Aventador was one of the biggest and most awaited reveals in Monterey. Lamborghini was developing SVJ for quite some time, and skeptics were starting to doubt that it will ever go to the production, but final, it is here. Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is probably the last Aventador model, and if that is true, it will go out with a bang. Behind the Nurburgring lap of 6:44.97 are new V12 with 770 hp and plenty of aerodynamic witchcraft aimed at keeping the mighty car glued to the surface.

5. SSC Tuatara

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is impressive as supercars go and it would take a hypercar to eclipse it. Fortunately, we just happen to have one lying around. SSC Tuatara comes with a twin-turbo 5.9-liter V8 churning out 1,350 hp (or 1,750 on E85), and only 100 cars will be ever made. It would seem that the hiatus SSC took after they released the Ultimate Aero, their last hypercar, was well spent.

4. Ferrari 488 Pista Spider

Ferrari introduced the latest Spider, this time based on the lightweight version of a coupe. The convertible Pista Spider is powered by the same engine, a 3.9-liter V8 producing 720 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque, and is probably already sold out, just like the coupe. That means that its price is already higher than the one Ferrari charged for it, so be prepared to dig deep into your piggy bank if you are planning on buying one.

3. Jaguar E-Type Zero

This year’s Monterey Car Week hosted one of the legends of the car industry. The star of Pebble Beach Concoursd’Elegance was Jaguar E-Type Zero, a car Enzo Ferrari once called the prettiest in the world. The one thing every owner of the E-Type always complained about was the car’s reliability, and Jaguar bypassed that with the new electric drivetrain. The price hasn’t been revealed, but it will cause a few nosebleeds.

2. Porsche 911 Turbo Project Gold

Porsche was also represented in Monterey by a blast from the past, with a concept based on the automaker’s rich history. The company’s restoration division, called Porsche Classic, got their hands on a 993 original body and was allowed to go nuts with it. Judging by the results, they should do that more often. Dubbed Project Gold, the new car is a combination of the classic Porsche look filled to the brim with modern gizmos. It is powered by 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine producing 450 hp. The car will be auctioned off next month at RM Sotheby’s Porsche 70th Anniversary Sale in Atlanta and will most likely go for seven figures. All we can say is that we envy the new owner.

1. Bugatti Divo

Powered by the same engine found in Chiron, 8.0-liter W16 engine developing 1,479 hp, Bugatti Divo is designed for cutting corners on a race track and thus comes with all the modern aerodynamic gizmos available. Only 40 of these will be made and, at $5.8 million a pop, it is easy to see why Bugatti doesn’t want to make more of these.

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