Choose the Perfect Model for You with McLaren’s Online Configurator

Supercar buyers and enthusiasts worldwide can now view and explore the new McLaren 720S, which made its public debut last week at the 87thGeneva International Motor Show, in full detail online on a new micro-site dedicated to McLaren’s second-generation Super Series. Through this website, you can choose the perfect model for you. The website also features a new digital configurator that allows users to design a car to a specification of their choice.

McLaren’s Online Configurator

The standard 720S specification and the Performance and Luxury levels above are detailed in the new 2D online configurator, which showcases interior color choices and a palette of 34 exterior paint colors, as well as option packs and individual options. This is the starting point for customers interested in the new McLaren 720S, ahead of visiting a McLaren retailer to place an order or deciding instead to commission McLaren Special Operations to create a truly bespoke car.

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Amr – Taking Aston Martin to New Extremes

Aston Martin has chosen the 2017 Geneva Motor Show to launch AMR – an exciting new brand that brings a new dimension of race inspired dynamism and performance.

Reflecting Aston Martin’s racing pedigree, AMR takes technology and inspiration from motorsport to amplify the sporting prowess present across the model range. With enhanced performance, sharper dynamics and more powerful design language, AMR takes Aston Martin’s road cars to new and exciting extremes.

The AMR brand follows in the wheel-tracks of successive iconic Aston Martin road cars which boasted top-level racing pedigree. In the mid-1930s the success of Aston Martin’s Team Cars in the Ulster TT road race led the marque to build further examples of the lightweight two-seater for sale to the public. In 1951, Sir David Brown introduced uprated and highly desirable ‘Vantage’ specification models, and steered the marque to an historic outright win at Le Mans with the iconic DBR1 in 1959.

Since the formation of Aston Martin Racing (AMR) in 2004 Aston Martin has enjoyed success in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), winning the 2016 FIA WEC GT Drivers Championship, while also securing three class victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans over this period. Similarly, Aston Martin Racing’s GT3 and GT4 racers have secured countless victories and championship titles around the world.

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Aston Martin To Showcase Its All-New DB11 At The Dubai International Boat Show

Aston Martin is present at the 2017 edition of the Dubai International Boat Show with the all-new DB11 – the first product launched under the company’s ‘Second Century’ plan and the bold new figurehead of the illustrious ‘DB’ bloodline.

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Aston Martin marks the 87th Geneva international Motor Show with a significant trio of major debuts

In addition to being the global motor show debut of the acclaimed new Vanquish S – the most powerful and dynamic iteration of Aston Martin’s Super GT – the British luxury brand is  also proud to announce the European show debut of the AM-RB 001. This ongoing collaboration between Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the AM-RB 001 is a thrilling demonstration of technological innovation and design sophistication, resulting in a truly contemporary hypercar.

Finally, Aston Martin will be showcasing the marque’s enhanced Q by Aston Martin bespoke service with the unveiling of ‘Q by Aston Martin – Collection’ at Geneva. Aston Martin is pleased to announce a new era of tailor-made sports cars with the expansion of its personalization service. Q by Aston Martin has evolved into a multi-tiered offering, giving customers almost limitless opportunities to create their own unique Aston Martin through enhanced levels of design and customer interaction.

Q by Aston Martin has grown substantially since it was established in 2012. ‘We set strong foundations for the service and we’ve had continued success,’ says Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, ‘now we have the opportunity to work with our customers and take personalization to a different level.’

Q by Aston Martin – Collection

The Q by Aston Martin – Collection brings an array of distinctive design touches to your Aston Martin. This selection of exclusive trim and enhancements can be added to your Aston Martin at the point of specification and installed and hand-finished at the luxury marque’s Gaydon headquarters. Going above and beyond the standard options list, Collection includes exclusive paint and upholstery colors, material finishes and craft elements. These range from a unique leather quilt upholstery pattern to tinted wheel finishes that incorporate body-colored blades to the diamond turned spokes, as well as the use of new wood and leather interior elements.

DB11 Q by Aston Martin

The range and breadth of the new Q by Aston Martin – Collection is demonstrated by the exclusive DB11 showcased at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show. DB11   Q by Aston Martin is finished with exclusive Zaffre Blue paint, paired with gloss, satin twill and forged carbon fiber details including – front splitter, side sills, rear diffuser side strakes, bonnet strakes and door mirrors. Inside, the upper and lower cabin environments are cloaked in swathes of Obsidian Black Semi-Aniline leather, with the Q by Aston Martin Logo embossed on the headrest. While carbon fiber wheel centers and engine cover add subtle touches. The color matched four-piece luggage set is also available through Collection.

Q by Aston Martin – Commission

The second stage of Aston Martin’s enhanced offering is ‘Q by Aston Martin – Commission’, a step into the world of the truly bespoke, individual sports car. Commission is exactly that, a process that starts with a conversation and ends with a car, a journey that involves a personal collaboration with Aston Martin’s design team. ‘It’s a commissioning process,’ says Dr Matthew Bennett, General Manager for the Q by Aston Martin service ‘the customer is working much more closely with us here at Gaydon. The only limit is your imagination – every new commission starts with a blank sheet of paper.’ Aston Martin’s global dealership network is also working closely with Commission to create ultra-limited run series with features and design elements that are distinct to their regions and customers.

Q by Aston Martin – Commission can also go further. The ultimate commission is, of course, an entirely unique car. Aston Martin has a long and storied history of building individual cars, working alongside true enthusiasts who wish to see their vision translated into something never seen before. Q by Aston Martin is perfectly placed to realize these dreams. ‘You’re talking about the fundamentals of how a car comes together,’ Dr Bennett says, ‘there is as much reward in the interaction with Aston Martin as there is in the final car. It is a journey.’

Marek Reichman describes Commission as ‘fulfilling a creative need – we’re experts providing a consultation, like a Savile Row tailor or a yacht builder.’ The collaboration with Q by Aston Martin can begin at the company’s headquarters, your dealership or at Aston Martin’s dedicated brand center, No. 8 Dover Street, where the Q by Aston Martin options will be on display. ‘In terms of material choices we now have so much,’ says Reichman, ‘we now have materials that show patina as customers want that sense of age and history. For us, that’s beautiful.’

Examples of previous commissions by Q by Aston Martin include the CC-100 Speedster Concept created for the company’s centenary in 2013 and the Vantage GT12 Roadster, a one-off open-top version of the extreme 600PS race-bred Vantage GT12 Coupe. Only Q by Aston Martin – Commission has the experience, expertise and skill to translate such innovative forms into beautiful reality.

‘The Vantage GT12 Roadster was a hugely exciting project,’ says Aston Martin’s President and CEO Dr Andy Palmer, ‘it was a vivid demonstration of Q by Aston Martin’s capabilities. We have a truly formidable creative team, from engineering to design. With Commission our customers have the potential to create some of the most iconic and legendary Aston Martins of the future.’

An Aston Martin should be a reflection of the things you hold closest to your heart. Customization and innovation come together through Q by Aston Martin, providing the opportunity to create a truly tailor-made automobile.

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The 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman PDK Automatic breaks away from standards

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As many of you may know the Boxster and Cayman have recently received completely retuned chassis, upgraded brakes, and even a newly shared numerical designation—718—to help clarify that they’re simply two variants of the same model. But the most consequential changes by far were the replacement of the sonorous, naturally aspirated 2.7- and 3.4-liter flat-six engines with turbocharged 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter flat-fours in the standard and S models.

If you’re like us, you worried about how Porsche would maintain these cars’ ebullient characters, so much of which resided in those legendary, mid-mounted flat-sixes, with their peaky but delightfully linear power (above roughly 3700 rpm) and richly mechanized thrum emanating from just behind one’s ears.

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Here’s Your First Look at the Brand New Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

The AMG GT Roadster, comes with 469 horsepower (a modest jump from the 456 hp made by the base AMG GT coupe) and 465 lb-ft of torque from a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 — that’s enough to get the car from 0–60 mph in 3.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 188 mph.

For those who want something a little bit more “turned-up-to-eleven,” Merc also has the AMG GT C Roadster, which gets more output and torque (550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft) as well as a wider rear end that makes room for larger wheels and an active rear axle steering system brought over from the AMG GT R that lets the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction to the front. According to the Mercedes press release, it gives “significantly higher agility and increased driving pleasure with less steering input” — though the more usable benefit is a reduced turning circle.

Both convertibles have a fabric roof (available in black, beige, and a gorgeous red) that can open or close in around 11 seconds and it can do it while the car is going 30 miles per hour. Unnecessary and ridiculous? Probably. Awesome nonetheless? Abso-fricking-lutely. Also awesome? The Burmester sound system has a “special aperture in the right wheel arch” that holds a subwoofer and transmits the low notes throughout the entire car.

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The Audi R8 Spyder: Audi at its Most Extreme

540-hp mid-mounted engine, quattro drive with variable torque distribution, lightweight body of carbon fiber and aluminum, new performance mode – the Audi R8 Spyder offers the finest in high-tech, and its cloth top provides for first-class open-top driving enjoyment.

The Audi R8 Spyder: Audi at its Most Extreme The Audi R8 Spyder: Audi at its Most Extreme

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