Monterey Car Week is back and kicked off on August 12, 2022 in California. The highly anticipated auto show event is full of interesting activities such as reunions, expositions, auctions and of course a car show. The latest Monterey Car Week saw the unveiling of supercars such as the Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider, Bentley Flying Spur Mulliner, Ford GT ’64 Prototype Heritage Edition, Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 and Pagani Huayra BC Pacchetto Tempesta.
At this year’s Monterey Motor Show, automakers such as Audi, BMW, Hennessey Performance Engineering, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and many others will showcase some of their latest machines. From electric supercars to modernized classics, here are the coolest vehicles to be unveiled at Monterey Car Week 2022.
9 Audi S1 E-Tron Quattro Hoonitron
The new Ken Block Audi S1 E-Tron Quattro Hoonitron is inspired by the 1985 Sport Quattro S1, which propelled Walter Röhrl to victory at the 1987 Pikes Peak Hillclimb, in a record time of 10 minutes and 48 seconds. The S1 E-Tron Quattro Hoonitron features advanced comfort and safety technology, two electric motors and a carbon fiber chassis.
The Hoonitron’s massive fenders at both ends, turbo-style wheels and lower-ground design cannot be ignored by rally car enthusiasts. For now, Audi has not released the powertrain and battery specs, but you can bet they will be nothing short of impressive.
8 Bentley Mulliner Batur
Bentley will unveil the Mulliner Batur at Monterey Car Week 2022, and it is arguably the English luxury automaker’s most powerful Grand Tourer yet. The new Mulliner Batur is hand built and comes with Bentley’s iconic W12 engine.
Bentley has not confirmed whether the special Grand Tourer will be a limited edition car like the Bacalar, but we know it offers endless possibilities for personalization. New features of the Bentley Mulliner Batur include low-carbon leather, natural fiber composites and 3D-printed 18-karat gold.
7 DeLorean Alpha5
DeLorean is back! And this time bigger and better, because he’s ready to jump on the electric cart with the alpha5. The new DeLorean is inspired by the iconic DMC-12, with a swoopy roofline that evokes memories of the Back to the future trilogy. It features massive gull-wing doors that are given a modern look and provide easy access to the rear seats.
Almost all controls are embedded in the touchscreen, which is located on a floating center console. For now, the exact details of the powertrain remain a mystery, but we know that the Alpha5 zooms to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and reaches 250 mph before running out of breath.
6 Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato
The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato concept was first announced in 2019, with rumors of a possible production version. The Sterrato is a rally-oriented off-road supercar based on the 640 hp Huracan Evo AWD.
The Sterrato features roof rails and has generous ground clearance for tackling bumpy terrain. The go-anywhere supercar comes with side air intakes and reinforced suspension. Rally drivers will be impressed by bulging fenders wrapped around gravel-gripping off-road tires.
5 Lucid Air Stealth Edition
The Lucid Air electric sedan gets a new Stealth Look package with a dark finish. It will be unveiled during 2022 Monterey Car Week, but will go on sale in the first quarter of next year, with an additional $6,000 price tag.
The new Stealth package is optional for the Touring, Grand Touring and Grand Touring Performance versions of the Lucid Air. If you want a brighter finish, the Stealth Look pack is also available in Zenith Red, Quantum Grey, Stellar White and Cosmos Silver.
4 SSC Tuatara striker
The SSC Tuatara is one of the fastest production cars in the world, with a top speed of 282.9 mph, and now the track version known as the Striker, first unveiled in May 2021, will be showcased at the Pebble beach. The SSC Tuatara Striker will produce up to 1,750 horsepower from a twin-turbo 5.9-liter V8.
At speeds over 160 mph, the Striker has nearly three times the downforce of the standard SSC Tuatara, thanks in large part to its massive rear wing, front splitter and custom diffuser.
3 Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster
The Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster is one of the coolest cars to grace The Quail at 2022 Monterey Car Week. The American tuning house predicts that the Venom F5 Roadster will hit 1,817 horsepower and reach a top speed of 300 mph.
The roofless Venom F5 Roadster has a monocoque carbon fiber chassis. While Hennessey promises “wind-in-your-hair thrills” with the Venom F5 Roadster, driving at that speed in a homeless hypercar can remove your hair.
2 Meyers Manx 2.0
The Meyers Manx 2.0 is just nostalgia electrified. It is a reinvention of the original 1964-1971 dune buggy made possible by the brand’s new management. It offers a range of up to 300 miles and is perfect for your off-road adventures.
The Meyers Manx 2.0 is the company’s first all-new vehicle in more than five decades, and 50 pre-production samples will be available to beta customers in an effort to get the best production vehicle possible. Meyers Manx promises that the repairs en route and leaking oil pans are a thing of the past.
1 Rolls Royce Phantom Series II
After five years, Rolls-Royce has finally modified the Phantom for the 2023 iteration. The exterior and interior have a few improvements, but the powertrain remains the same for the 2023 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II. The luxury carmaker lights up the Pantheon grille and introduces a new set of 3D stainless steel wheels.
The 2023 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II draws its power from a 6.7-litre V12 twin-turbocharged engine, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. It has a power of 563 horsepower and a torque of 664 lb-ft.