duPont REGISTRY. September 2022. The Pebble Beach Issue. No448.
Introducing the September 2022 issue of duPont REGISTRY, #448, starring the new Porsche 911 Sport Classic. Below, you'll find out what to expect in this issue and more. To get your hands on a copy, either buy a single issue or subscribe.
September means only one thing to auto aficionados: recovering from Monterey Car Week. Concours, auctions, and vintage car racing are the backdrop for an industry and its customers to rub elbows while celebrating their collective passion together. This year’s event was no exception, so in this issue, we’re riding the high and examining a few of the features that make this coastal stretch of Northern California so great.
On page 36, we recap the history of Monterey Car Week’s acclaimed grand finale event, the Concours d’Elegance, first run in 1950. Then on page 44, we tour Pebble Beach’s famous 17-Mile Drive. This loop around the Monterey Peninsula skims white sand beaches and drives deep into lush forests; we recommend a few pit stops to make along the way.
Perhaps more so than cars, Pebble Beach is known for world-class golf. On page 80, we look at the rise of Pebble Beach Golf Links, the No. 1 course in the country. There’s more overlap with golf and the automotive world than you may think. Formula 1 driver Lando Norris explains on page 94 how golf can be a complimentary training exercise and a much-needed way to decompress mentally between races.
Monterey Car Week has become a de facto show for automakers to launch new cars, as well. Many times, a Pebble Beach event is the first time a new model is shown to the public in person. There are lots of new supercars we expected to see there, including three in this month’s issue.
The first is our cover car, the 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic. This new 911 combines the car’s classic design elements with state-of-the-art mechanics. Available only with a 7-speed manual, the new Sport Classic is based on the 911 Turbo S and features a tweaked 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine producing 543 horsepower. There are so many amazing design details on this car, our favorite being the ducktail spoiler and retro Fuchs wheels. Pour over all the 911 Sport Classic features on page 12.
California’s own supercar, the Czinger 21C, would certainly be a worthy attendee of Monterey Car Week. The 21C has set lap records at Laguna Seca and Circuit of the Americas. With 1,233 horsepower and a 0 to 60 time of just 1.9 seconds, this car is a beast among beasts and perfect for the Pebble Beach crowd to ogle. Check out our overview of Czinger’s masterpiece on page 28.
Another car for the books is Pagani’s Huayra Codalunga (page 32), a long-tail variant of the brand’s supercar developed at the request of a few design-minded customers. Only five will ever be made, creating a level of rarity that ensures it will be an instant collectible.
Also in this issue, we hit the road in the latest Bentley Continental GT Speed (page 24), peek at Ferrari’s new hypercar for endurance racing (page 54), review safety strides in Formula 1 (page 60), sip fine wine (page 86), and dissect three incredible watches that ought to be in your collection (page 100).
Cover Car: Porsche 911 Sport Classic
Porsche heritage meets modern technology in the 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic.
We put Bentley’s final internal-combustion GT Speed to the test.
Designed by Los Angeles–based artisans with AI assistance, Czinger’s first production car aims to redefine the performance vehicle space.
Beneath the sinewy exterior of the sold-out Pagani Huayra Codalunga lies state-of-the art mechanical engineering.
The Pebble Parade
A brief history of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The Scenic Route
We hit the road in Pebble Beach for a tour of 17-Mile Drive.
Ferrari returns to endurance racing as part of the Le Mans Hypercar program.
Close Call: F1's New, Safera Era
Major safety advancements in Formula 1 have proven to truly be lifesaving, as seen at the 2022 British Grand Prix in Silverstone.
Hit The Links
Ask the pros and they’ll tell you: Pebble Beach is one of the most beautiful courses in the world.
Golden State Grapes
Three vintners share what makes their bottles so special ... and hard to get.
McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris is one of the world’s most popular young racers, and he’s also a golf fanatic.
As with curating one’s personal fleet of automobiles, building a fine watch collection is no easy feat.
Canossa Events invites you to cruise through the Italian countryside.
The Caged Bird Sings
Italian automotive history lives on in the scandalous Maserati MC12 Corsa. Learn More.