Monterey Car Week might only be a few days away, but there’s already enough buzz in the air with all the updates this week. For starters, there’s a brand new EV manufacturer on the block — from China, no less — which has big dreams in reshaping the future of technology in cars. Then there’s Pagani, a motoring powerhouse which has taken it upon itself to make its Huayra even more of a dream machine with a brand new limited-run roadster.

Meanwhile, Land Rover makes its classic off-roaders great again by offering spiffy upgrades to the older generations of Defenders, proving that age shouldn’t be an obstacle when it comes to automotive greatness. 

Here, all the car news in August to get acquainted with.