McLaren Automotive was working on a new hypercar to replace the P1. The big surprise was that it gave the new model not another alphanumeric badge, but a name: Senna. It seems a fitting tribute to one of the greatest race drivers in history.
For twenty years, Bonhams has been partnering with The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering to offer Monterey Car Week an elegant car buying experience. Bonhams is celebrating this momentous milestone with a docket built specially for the peninsula’s distinguishing guests.
The McLaren 570S Spider has the same powertrain as in the 570S coupe, which of course also means a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. McLaren says the Spider will scoot from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and reach a top track speed of 204 mph.
Of the three dozen or so driver’s who will take part in the first Drive Toward a Cure California Adventure, Dick Cupp might be especially enthusiastic. He’s entered his 1960 Porsche 356 Super 90 in the inaugural April 28-30 event.
The Atlanta Concours d’ Elegance was held at the beautiful Chateau Elan Winery and Resort which is owned by Dr. Donald Panoz. Dr. Panoz started manufacturing hand-crafted sports cars bearing his name in the 1990’s and several Panoz street cars and race cars were part of the Concours display.
The third annual Carmel Mission Classic is Monterey’s only source for physical, spiritual, and automotive sustenance. It’s a laid-back car show set around the timeless architecture of Carmel Mission Basilica. Proceeds benefit local charities as well as the restoration of the Basilica, a national landmark that has occupied the Monterey peninsula for almost two and a half centuries.
Bonhams’ Monterey auction is partnered with The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, and upholds the latter’s reputation for the displaying some of the finest vehicles extant. Out of their docket of over 100 vintage and exotic automobiles, at least 12 have a low estimate exceeding one million dollars.
McLaren becomes the latest sports car marque to offer an “everyday supercar” with its new 570GT. Although McLaren does not use the term “supercar” for models in its Sports Series, which now includes the 570GT, it does claim “supercar performance.”