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New McLaren P1 GTR leads an all-star cast of new cars at this most exclusive of car shows, which takes place this weekend

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, known for showcasing some of the rarest and most expensive cars of the world, takes place this weekend in California.

Autocar will be bringing you all the latest news and pictures from the show, which begins with big-name reveals from the likes of McLaren and Bugatti having been already confirmed.

Here's our round up of what to expect at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2014.

Aston Martin specials

Aston's bespoke Q division will show modified versions of the Vanquish coupé, Vanquish Volante, DB9 Volante and V12 Vantage S. Each model showcases the personalisation options open to customers, including special paintwork and interior treatments.

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S roadster

Joining the bespoke Q models will be Aston's new open-top V12 Vantage S Roadster. The model, revealed last month, features a 565bhp 5.9-litre V12 engine and can crack the 0-60mph sprint in 3.9 seconds.

BMW i8 Concours d'Elegance

This is the first example of BMW's new electric sports car to be sold in the US. It features a unique 'frozen grey' exterior and a tanned leather interior, and is  estimated to go for between £90-120k when it is sold at auction by Gooding and Company.

Bugatti Veyron Legend

The final entry in Bugatti's six-part Legends series pays homage to the company's founder, Ettore Bugatti. Based on the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, three examples of the new model will go on sale for £1.8 million. All six Legends cars will be on display.

Jaguar Lightweight E-types

The first of Jaguar's six 'missing' Lightweight E-types will be revealed at Pebble Beach. The cars are valued at around £1 million, and have been created by Jaguar Heritage, part of JLR's new Special Operations division. Every element, from the E-type's aluminium bodywork to its 3.8-litre straight six engine, has been reproduced from original specifications.

Jaguar F-type Project 7

This weekend marks the first time that Jaguar's homage to the racing D-type, the F-type Project 7, will be seen in the US. Just 250 examples will be offered worldwide and all of the UK allocation has already been sold. The car's 567bhp supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine grants a top speed of 186mph and a 0-60mph sprint time of 3.8 seconds.

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Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo

Lamborghini's racing version of the Huracan, the Super Trofeo, is set to replace the older Gallardo Super Trofeo in the firm's racing series. Expect a more race-focused specification with revised suspension and braking systems. Bodywork tweaks include a new rear-mounted spoiler.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

The 542bhp Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest and most powerful Land Rover ever made. It's claimed to have a top speed of 162mph, and a 0-60mph time of 4.5 seconds, and has been honed at the Nürburgring by JLR's Special Operations division. It costs £93,450 and will go on sale following its Pebble Beach debut.

McLaren P1 GTR

McLaren's new P1-based track special, which pays tribute to the Le Mans-winning F1 GTR, gets even more power from its 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The company states the P1's hybrid powertrain now produces 986bhp, up from 903bhp. Bodywork modifications include a new large fixed rear wing and buyers will join McLaren's GTR track programme. The P1 GTR's price tag is set at £1.98 million.

McLaren 650S Spider and P1 MSO

The McLaren Special Operations division reveals its own tweaked versions of the 650S Spider and P1 hypercar at Pebble Beach. The bespoke P1, commissioned by a customer, includes new paintwork, badges and gold heatshields around the engine bay. The MSO 650S Spider, meanwhile, gets new interior trim and chrome accents outside.

McLaren 650S Sprint

Rounding off McLaren's new model plans for Pebble Beach is the 650S Sprint, a track-only version of the 650S coupé which comes with new bodywork and a stripped out interior. The 650S' twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 engine is retained, but the Sprint comes with a recalibrated engine and transmission control system, as well as a revised Brake Steer capability. It'll go on sale for £198,000.

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simonali 13 August 2014

Oh no it won't

The V12 Vantage S Roadster won't be making its debut at Pebble Beach because I've already seen it at Wilton house on Sunday!