Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins / Photos by Uthman Ray
Welcome to the illustrious Concept Lawn at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2023 where automakers take their most innovative design and engineering philosophies to heightened levels. Attended by visitors across the globe, Monterey Car Week concludes at Pebble Beach for the grand finale on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links.
But before you enter the pearly gates and head to your hospitality suites, VIP guests, media, car collectors, and celebrities first witness some of the newest vehicles coming to market as well as pompous concepts on the practice putting green near the front entrance of The Lodge at Pebble Beach. This year’s presentation included the following models.
The immaculate Pura Vision by Italian car design firm and coachbuilder Automobili Pininfarina needs no further introduction. It’s daring, bold, and exquisite.
INFINITI’s QX Monograph Concept correlates to exterior design study. Bigger than the QX80 which it should eventually replace, designers said the QX Monograph’s full size is not indicative of its fluid efficiency since the SUV features wind tunnels and surfaces that deflect air force. Moreover, the bamboo-inspired inner grille mesh pattern is embedded within the front fenders, delivering a distinctive visual accent.
Every new Lamborghini concept unveiled lately has sent the internet stir crazy including the Lanzador all-electric crossover concept car which was also prominently displayed at The Quail. The Italian styling is edgy, exotic, and mesmeric.
The Mercedes-AMG GT featured in Hyper Blue Magno with standard 4MATIC AWD might have been the most compelling vehicle on display. It captivated everyone’s attention with a radiating matte paint scheme.
Despite the long name, the Hennessey Special Vehicles Venom F5 Revolution Roadster is seamless in presentation. The bespoke mid-engine hypercar is engineered to exceed 300 mph while delivering unparalleled performance. Just 12 copies of the Venom F5 will be built to owner specifics.
Straight out of an episode of Speed Racer comes the hand-built Ken Okuyama Design Birdcage kode61 concept. The basic structure and design theme of the limited production Japanese road car is interpreted by its delicate steel pipe frame and lightweight CRFP body panels.
Ford released a beast in the 800-horsepower plus 2025 Mustang GTD. If Detroit super muscle is your jam, expect to put out $300,000. It’s a race car made into a street car. Performance is enhanced by advanced features like a carbon fiber body; suspension that adjusts spring rate and ride height settings; active aerodynamics; 8-speed dual-clutch rear transaxle and carbon fiber driveshaft; and magnesium wheels.
Bentley added to its elite lineup with the Bentayga Extended Wheelbase for wealthy owners looking to increase the opulent amenities of their luxury tourer. Elongated by 7 inches, performance manifests from a 4-liter twin-turbo V8 pushing 543-horsepower that allows the British flagship to reach a top speed of 180 mph.
Acura’s all-electric 2024 ZDX will hit the scene next year with styling cues from the Precision EV Concept and will feature Acura’s first integration of Google built-in and a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system.
This unique 993 Remastered by Tedson Motors in Silver and Black was quite the crowd-pleaser. The premium coachbuilder offers restoration services to owners of air-cooled 911s. Codenamed “Daydream R,” this is the world’s first air-cooled hybrid and one of the fasted air-cooled resto-mods built to date.
Nearly 10” longer than the 2-row European version that launched in 2022, the VW ID. Buzz offers three interior design packages and eight vibrant exterior hues like Pomelo Yellow, Mahi Green, Energetic Orange, and Cabana Blue with the optional white top.
The cute pod-styled NWTN MUSE is futuristic, efficient, and small. What else can we say?
Begun in 1950 and now considered the world’s premier celebration of the automobile, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the ultimate event for every type and style of car enthusiast.