Monterey Car Week is more than just a series of events; it’s a celebration of automotive excellence where the crème de la crème of the car world congregates. Every year, this coastal Californian city transforms into a mecca for car enthusiasts, manufacturers, and collectors. The week-long festivities are packed with fuel-driven events that serve as the stage for the world’s leading automotive manufacturers to unveil their latest supercars and hypercars. On scene throughout the week, we at duPont REGISTRY were lucky enough to get an up-close glimpse at the most anticipated automotive offerings of the year.
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, one of the week’s flagship events, showcases an unrivaled collection of historically significant automobiles. It’s not only a competition for vintage cars but a platform where brands such as Ferrari, Bugatti, and McLaren release their newest masterpieces. The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering is another highlight of the week, providing an exclusive setting for car enthusiasts to witness the latest innovations in the automotive industry. Whether it’s the revving of a brand-new supercar or the gentle hum of a restored classic, the sounds of Monterey Car Week are music to the ears of auto aficionados. In this special feature, we have carefully curated a list of the best automotive reveals from Monterey Car Week 2023. Discover and learn more about this year’s most incredible unveilings by clicking the links below.
Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has left a mark on the automotive scene at Monterey Car Week 2023 with the grand unveiling of its new Mono supercar. The Mono is a breathtaking single-seater, high-performance vehicle designed to fulfill the global demand for an on-road and on-track experience. This latest creation is set to become the core product of BAC as the company continues to thrive and expand worldwide.
Bentley Bentayga EWB Mulliner
Within Bentley’s lineup, “Mulliner” represents the most luxurious version of a given model. Previously, the carmaker introduced the Flying Spur Mulliner, Continental GT Mulliner, and Continental GTC Mulliner. Today it completes the set with the Bentayga EWB Mulliner, which, as its name suggests, is based on the extended wheelbase variant of the SUV.
Czinger 21C Blackbird Edition
The Czinger 21C Blackbird Edition, unveiled at The Quail during the prestigious Monterey Car Week. The all-black spec in custom JET black paint of the Blackbird Edition reflects the same sleek and purposeful design of the reconnaissance aircraft, and complements exposed carbon fiber elements. Power is increased compared to the standard 21C by 100 horsepower, going from 1,250 horsepower to 1,350 horsepower, with a custom exhaust inspired by the aircraft’s afterburners.
Ford Mustang GTD
Unveiled to the world during Monterey Car Week when the world’s greatest and most exclusive performance and luxury cars come to the forefront among enthusiasts and collectors, the Mustang GTD stands as a technological marvel, inspired by the Mustang GT3 that’s set to grace the track at Le Mans next year. Every element of the GTD screams performance, from the predominantly carbon fiber body to the rear wing that looms as a testament to its capabilities.
Hennessey Venom F5 Revolution Roadster
Hennessey Special Vehicles, the innovative Texas-based hypercar manufacturer, is driving the automotive industry into the future with the global debut of the new Venom F5 Revolution Roadster hypercar. Completely crafted in lightweight exposed carbon fiber, the Revolution Roadster marks a milestone, building upon last year’s premiere of the roofless Venom F5 Roadster and this year’s launch of the track-ready Venom F5 Revolution Coupe.
The Lamborghini Lanzador envisions a high-riding two-door four-seater with styling elements borrowed from multiple of its current production cars. As its form factor suggests, the Lanzador aims to capitalize on the added ride height of an Urus while maintaining a sportier driving experience. As such, it will position itself as a fourth product line for the carmaker, aiming to fill the GT-sized gap left between its supercars and SUV.
Unveiled at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering on the Monterey Peninsula, the MCXtrema is ready to roar with a powerful 730 horsepower, wrapped in a design that oozes harmony and audacity. Limited to only 62 units, this Italian-made super sports car caters to a highly discerning clientele, offering an extreme driving experience complemented by remarkable design and the touch of luxury that Maserati is renowned for.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
The 2024 AMG GT Coupe comes equipped with innovative technology like active roll stabilization, rear-axle steering, and active aerodynamics for precise handling. For the first time, it’s fitted with fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive. Powering this beast is the handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 Biturbo engine, offering a robust performance that true enthusiasts will appreciate.
The Pininfarina B95 is an open-top hypercar, inheriting the Battista’s quad electric motor setup, delivering an outrageous 1,877-horsepower output, but incorporating a vastly different aesthetic. Unlike the Battista, however, the Italian carmaker isn’t planning to build many B95s. Instead, it’ll produce just 10 of them, starting at around $4.8 million.
Rimac Nevera Time Attack
As a tribute to this remarkable year, Rimac Automobili will produce only 12 Nevera Time Attack edition cars, all of which are already sold out. The Time Attack edition is more than just a celebration; it’s a masterpiece of automotive design, with each hand-built and tailored to the preferences of the owner. The first owner, Californian Jeff Miller, received his car during its global debut at the iconic Monterey Car Week in California, finished with a perfect blend of Squadron Black and Lightning Green highlights.
Rolls-Royce La Rise Noire Droptail
Rolls-Royce plans to build four Droptails in total, with the first being “La Rose Noire,” shown in the photos above. At 17.4 feet long and 6.7 feet wide, its dimensions mirror those of the Ghosts, whereas the other one-offs are Phantom-based and even larger than their production counterparts. The Droptail may still feature two massive doors, but it only offers seating for two inside, making it a proper roadster.
Intended to pay homage to the iconic air-cooled 911 that made its first appearance 60 years ago, the Tribute embodies the essence of innovation and technology while celebrating classic Porsche design. Powering the RUF Tribute is an all-new 3.6-liter six-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine, meticulously designed by Alois Ruf. With a robust 550 horsepower, the powerplant carries the air-cooled charm and soul into the modern age.
RUF CTR3 Evo
A new chapter has opened, and that is of the new RUF CTR3 Evo, which features a changed design as well as revolutionized performance. The new CTR3 Evo features a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six engine that produces an incredible 800 horsepower, representing a 34-horsepower increase over the already game-changing Clubsport model. That power figure makes it the most powerful Ruf yet.
RUF Spyder R
Unveiled at the start of the fuel-driven festivities on the sunny gold coast, the all-new RUF R Spyder takes shape as the brand’s take on a classic sports car design. The RUF R Spyder began life as a 992 generation Porsche 911 GT3 and is meticulously crafted into a radical study that surrounds the driver and passenger in their own cocoons.
The Aurora is launched with two distinct derivatives – Agil and Tur. Named after the Danish words for ‘Agile’ and ‘Touring,’ both models are inspired by the famous ‘form follows function’ design language. Chief Designer Christian Brandt has brilliantly translated Danish design and ingenuity into the hypercar market for the first time.