A 1933 Alfa Romeo coupe which once won its class at Le Mans has scooped the Gran Turismo Award at the 2023 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, earning it the right to be captured for a future appearance in the Gran Turismo series.
Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi has selected a 1969 Ferrari 512 S Berlinetta once driven by Jacky Ickx and John Surtees as the winner of the Gran Turismo Award at the 2021 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
It’s one of the great pre-war classic cars and, thanks to recognition in California, it may be immortalized in a future version of Gran Turismo. This year’s Gran Turismo Trophy winner at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Corto Spider Zagato.
At last year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Infiniti stunned us with the Prototype 9. Now the company is back for this year’s event with a new concept. Aptly named the Prototype 10, it’s equally as stunning.
BMW is set to unveil the latest version of its Z series of two-seat roadsters later today at the opening of the Pebble Beach show. The internet seems to have stolen the Bavarian brand’s thunder however. Again.
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance shows off extremely rare classics every year and there are always some surprises. This year Classic Motor Cars will bring the rarest Jaguar XK120 in existence to showcase at the event.
Every year at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Polyphony Digital award the Gran Turismo Trophy; a token of intent to bring the chosen winner into the Gran Turismo series. The official description of the trophy states the following:
Earlier this week we reported Saudi Prince Badr bin Saud got the jump on other private bidders, purchasing both the one-off Bugatti Vision GT seen above, and pre-production Chiron. Before the prince can take delivery, both cars are currently scheduled to appear side-by-side at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance later this month.
Each year at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – the world’s most famous and prestigious car show – Kazunori Yamauchi selects a car to be awarded the “Gran Turismo Trophy”, after which it will be digitized and immortalized in the Gran Turismo series.
Each year at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Kazunori Yamauchi personally selects a car at the show to be awarded the “Gran Turismo Trophy” and included in a future Gran Turismo title.
At the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance yesterday, Kazunori Yamauchi awarded this year’s Gran Turismo Trophy to a head-turning 1960 Plymouth XNR Ghia Roadster concept car. Created by influential car designer Virgil Exner (hence the concept’s name), it was intended to preview the direction of Chrysler’s designs in the 1960’s. It had enough muscle to back up its dramatic, asymmetrical look, producing 250 horsepower from a Valiant 225 Slant Six (more details on the car are available here).