The California coastal town will become the centre of the auto universe from 11-20 August as the manicured lawns of Monterey Car Week see world debuts from Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Maserati, and Bugatti.
The British sports car brand will celebrate its 110th anniversary in style with an exclusive clubhouse called the Aston Martin Club 1913, and put the mighty Valour on display for the first time in the USA. The DBX707 and DB12 will be on show, while a “world-first new model” will also be revealed – widely expected to be the convertible version of the DB12.
Bugatti is set to unveil a very special Chiron as “an homage to the era-defining moments in the history of Bugatti.” Bugatti references its Golden Era and the teaser image suggests that the paintwork at least will be precious-metal themed.
Maserati, meanwhile, will showcase its MCXtrema race car. The MC20-based machine is said to offer up 730bhp, with just 62 examples to be built.
It’s Lamborghini, however, which will likely draw the biggest crowds as it takes the wraps off the first prototype EV from Sant’Agata. It’s not slated for production for another five years, but the 2+2 grand tourer sets Lamborghini on a new path. The company claims it won’t be an SUV, suggesting that it could be more of a spiritual successor to the Espada.
Stay tuned over the next few days as we bring more details of each of these exotic unveilings.