As we reported earlier, BMW is celebrating the launch of the new i8 hybrid sports cars in America at Pebble Beach. On this occasion they introduced a special Concours d’Elegance edition one-off which was auctioned off at the event by Gooding & Co for a record price.
The one of a kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition went for $825,000, which is astonishing considering the standard version costs just $135,700. This i8 is, of course, no ordinary car as it comes with a couple of commemorative plaques signifying its uniqueness and importance.
Besides the plaques, BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition also features a unique Individual Frozen Grey Metallic exterior paint and a Dalbergia Brown leather upholstery, which is tanned using dye derived from plant extracts and accented with stitching in BMW i Blue. None of these are offered for the standard models.
The proceeds of the auction, which was attended by Jay Leno, will go to the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, which raises funds for Monterey County youth and distributes grants spanning the arts, athletics, environmental sciences, educational organizations and community programs.