Main car beauty contest
The largest event for automobile gourmet Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011 held at the Monterey Peninsula in California. In the resort area collectors about five hundred machines were brought from all over the world.
In recent years, in addition to the traditional demonstration Autoclassic with indispensable auctions, one of the main Pebble Beach event was the world premiere of new concepts and production cars. Initially, we will focus on them, and then look at the Oldtimer.
Five Prime Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011
Ship convertible hybrid powerplant
Over this five-meter monumental appearance of the car worked in the California design studio General Motors. Ciel in French means the sky, and the increased size of the machine especially emphasize the link with the classic Cadillac Elvis era.
The new crossover Infiniti
New car borrowed from the concept car Infiniti Essence brand grille that stands out unnatural "grimace". The designers have also given sharper headlights "look." Inside the cabin was replaced, perhaps the only light - instead of red it became a lunar-white.
Aston Martin V12 Zagato
Sports car from Aston Martin designed by Zagato
2012 Lexus GS 350
The new generation of the popular business sedan The design of the machine immediately striking trapezoidal grille, which seems to be a hallmark of the company's subsequent cars. The updated Lexus GS in bet on the improved road performance and handling, aggressive styling and a "smart" multimedia system with internet access.
A sports car with a claim to the most powerful and fastest production car in the world
The housing project Shelby Supercars almost entirely made of carbon fiber, except for the steel, aluminum power elements of the body. Heart Tutara this eight-cylinder engine with two turbines, whose power is approximately 1350 horsepower and redline of 9000 rpm.
The Shelby did not hide the fact that claimed at least place in the top three hypercar. However, in the mind, they certainly hold the pole position and Oscar the appropriate discipline: acceleration to 96 km 2, 8 seconds and declared maximum speed of 440 kilometers per hour is more than strong arguments. Currently, the fastest car title for public roads keeps Bugatti Veyron Super Sport with the index 431 kilometer per hour. "So far," - added myself Shelby engineers.
This year, the main title of Pebble Beach Best in Show went to a French limousine 1934 Avions Voisin C-25 Aerodyne. List of selected members of the jury looks
1934 Voisin C-25 Aerodyne
Nomination: Best in Show
Owner: Richard Stephens
1937 Talbot-Lago T150-SS Figoni & Falaschi Coupe
Nomination: Most Elegant Closed Car
Owner: J.W. Marriott
1912 Hispano-Suiza 15/45 HP Alfonso XIII Jaquot Torpedo
Nomination: Alec Ulmann Trophy
Owner: Sam & Emily Mann
Models sold at auction
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
Car for 16, $ 4 million
The main star of this Pebble Beach was the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, sold for a record $ 16, $ 4 million. This is an absolute record of public auctions for the sale of such vehicles. The model was produced from 1957 to 1958, a total of 22 copies Testa Rossa was collected.
1921 Bentley 3 Litre
The oldest of the surviving copies of Bentley
All items are unique machines are perfectly preserved. Ancestor Bentley Continental has a massive aluminum body, an open top and an engine capacity of as much as 70 horsepower. Against the background of Ferrari, he left almost nothing: the buyer paid for the car about 970 000 dollars.