The new Brabham Automotive is a spinoff of the Brabham race team, which boasts four Drivers’ and two Constructors’ championships, and its first product is the BT62, a track-only supercar limited to just 70 examples.
The BT62 made its world debut in London in May and will grace American soil for the first time in Monterey, California, during Monterey Car Week. It will appear throughout the event, which runs from from Aug. 18-26 and concludes with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Fernando Alonso will leave McLaren and “move on” from Formula 1 at the end of the season "after 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport" and has promised to finish the championship with "more commitment and passion than ever."
The 37-year-old former world champion said: "It’s time for me to make a change. I have enjoyed every single minute of those incredible seasons and I cannot thank enough the people who have contributed to make them all so special. I want to thank everyone at McLaren. My heart is with the team forever. I know they will come back stronger and better in the future."
Luxury carmakers are increasingly using Pebble Beach as an opportunity to show new cars on the backs of those glamorous old ones. This year, Bugatti will debut a supercar called the Divo. Audi will unveil its PB 18 e-tron electric concept. Mercedes-Benz, Genesis and Infiniti, among others, will show futuristic concepts. Porsche will display a special 993 911 Turbo called “Project Gold,” said to be a one-off car in partnership with the Porsche Classic Center and Porsche Exclusive.
The Rodeo Drive Concours 2018 was held June 17 on the famed thoroughfare in Beverly Hills, California. This year marked the 25th year of this annual Father’s Day tradition, which features a superb selection of rare and contemporary automobiles within a three block area between Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards.
Of the "big three" auction houses holding sales during Monterey Car Week later this month, RM Sotheby’s is clearly intending to steal the headlines with its Ferrari 250 GTO, the most valuable car ever offered at auction, estimated at $45-60 million. Here’s a look at the rest of the catalog.