Lexus chose for the first time to designate a Pebble Beach Edition of the LS 600h L.
Although hybrid technology is typically associated with small, thrifty cars, the LS 600h L is the largest sedan and most expensive vehicle Toyota/Lexus makes. In its Pebble Beach Edition trim, this luxo-barge also packs in the most tech, with standard Advanced Pre-Collision System, the Advanced Parking Guidance System, and roof mounted LCD/DVD player.
To kick off the fourth quarter 2008 launch of the new CC, Volkswagen of America, Inc. debuted a CC Gold Coast edition at the Pebble Beach. The CC is quite a looker, imposing the athletic proportions of a coupe on what is actually a quite large sedan. Unique to the Gold Coast edition are a high-end tri-coat paint and 19 inch propeller style wheels
Also unique to the CC Gold Coast Edition is a latte macchiatto leather interior with sport seats and bronze piping.
Though VW didn't release any official cabin tech specs, it's not a stretch to assume that the Gold Coast Edition CC will be blessed with VW's newest hard-drive based navigation system.
The Gold Coast Edition is motivated by the larger of the CC's two possible engine choices, a 280 horsepower 3.6 liter TFSI engine, which is turbocharged and direct injected. The gears are selected automatically or manually through the six speed DSG gearbox, which VW seems to be putting into all of its vehicles these days.
Stepping up a few tiers on the luxury ladder, Bugatti debuted its mostly-all-new Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport. We say almost, because the Grand Sport is powered by the same 1001 horsepower quad-turbocharged 16-cylinder engine as the standard Veyron 16.4, but features a new lightweight removable hardtop.
Other new features include LED headlights, a new wheel design, a stiffer chassis to compromise for the lack of a fixed roof, a backup camera, a new sound system designed for convertible use.