If you’re heading to Monterey Car Week in August, consider Concorso Italiano a must-see event Saturday, August 19 on the fairways of the Bayonet Golf Course in Seaside, California. This unique show displays nearly 700 cars and motorcycles, covering the gamut of 10 different marques. Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and Lamborghini dominate in sheer numbers, while other Italian classics, exotics, and obscure models offer many more compelling treats to see. The atmosphere is casual-festival, with an emphasis on fun.
Lamborghini has entered the electrification era with its first plug-in hybrid, a 1,001-hp hypercar called the Revuelto. Named for a fighting bull that decided to bolt from the ring 143 years ago, the new Lambo shows a rowdy spirit with three electric motors unapologetically teamed with a 6.5-liter, gas-fueled V12 that parties like it’s 1970. Sharpened stealth-jet design could only come from Lamborghini, while new “monofuselage” carbon-fiber construction keeps strength high and weight reasonable. Reports say it’s already sold out for the first two years.
The newly revived Lamborghini Countach takes design inspiration from the original 1971 LP-500 prototype. Just 112 will be made.
Lamborghini and Porsche both released their third-quarter sales. The Macan, Cayenne and Taycan dominated at Porsche. Meanwhile, Lamborghini sold over 738 vehicles worldwide, it’s best September to date.
Premium automotive marques love turning an anniversary into a reason to launch a special model. And so it was no surprise that Lamborghini chose its founder’s 100th birthday (April 28) as cause to offer a very short run of a very special model, the appropriately named Centenario.