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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Abu Dhabi Reveals 2017’s Best Bespoke Models

As 2017 draws to a close, Rolls-Royce Abu Dhabi Motors – recognized as the world’s best Bespoke dealership for the past nine years – has revealed the top Bespoke models commissioned this year.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Abu Dhabi

At the requests of customers, as well as designed by the experienced in-house team for the local market, 99% of cars ordered in 2017 were entirely Bespoke, with the content per model costing an additional USD 25,000 on average.

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DB11 Volante: The Latest Evolution of Aston Martin’s Iconic Convertible Sports GT

The most elegant of convertible Aston Martins begins a new chapter with the introduction of the eagerly-awaited DB11 Volante. Joining the DB11 Coupe, which was launched to wide acclaim last year, the new DB11 Volante sets new standards of performance, innovation, engineering and style to create the definitive open-top Sports GT. 

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Powered by a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo 510PS V8 engine, the DB11 Volante is built around the all-new bonded aluminium structure first seen in the DB11 Coupe. Lighter and more rigid than the model it replaces, the DB11 Volante has been engineered to deliver a much broader envelope of abilities. Greater levels of performance and handling accentuate the more sporting side of its character, while increased refinement, comfort and interior space ensure it remains a consummate grand tourer.

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This depth and breadth of ability is made possible by the Volante’s 3-stage powertrain and chassis modes. Working in perfect harmony with the 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, electric power steering and limited-slip differential with dynamic torque vectoring, the driver is able to configure the car’s responses and tailor its behavior in a way that best suits the road, weather conditions or their mood.  Creature comforts such as a heated steering wheel encourage all-season open-air motoring, and rear seat ISOFIX attachment points – a first for a Volante model – bring added versatility.

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1980 Aston Martin V8 Vantage on Display alongside DBR1, DB11 and Vantage AMR

The much-loved Goodwood Revival is just around the corner and Aston Martin will again feature in Lord March’s annual celebration of the glory days of the motor industry.

1980 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

The British luxury carmaker, which recently celebrated record first-half profits, will feature strongly in the Earls Court Motor Show, a unique part of the Revival where manufacturers showcase their classic models alongside their latest offerings.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Aston Martin V8 Vantage

The new V8-powered DB11 and the V8 Vantage AMR will fly the flag for the modern Aston Martin, while two very special delights from the past will represent days gone by for the luxury marque.

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The company President and CEO, Andy Palmer, will be thrilled to see his very own 1980 Aston Martin V8 Vantage on display.  Palmer bought the car in 2015 from the company’s heritage division Aston Martin Works, which still operates at its original site in Newport Pagnell.

Aston Martin Vantage AMR V8-front shot
Aston Martin Vantage AMR V8

“I admired that car throughout my teenage years,” said Palmer. “After going through the pain of realizing it was well out of my reach when I passed my driving test in 1980, to be able to buy it now feels great and it is a rare privilege to be able to take it to the Goodwood Revival to show it off.”

Aston Martin Vantage AMR V8-rear shot

Completing the line up in the Earls Court Motor Show is a glorious example of the  DBR1. The first of the five DBR1s built recently sold at auction at Pebble Beach for US$22.5 million, making it the most expensive British car ever sold at auction.

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Aston Martin people will also be at the Revival, at the heart of the on-track action.  2017 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, Darren Turner, will take part in the RAC TT Celebration race on Sunday in an AC Cobra that he will share with Rory Henderson.  The British racer will also take part in the ultra-competitive St Mary’s Trophy in an MG Magnette and he will race a Ford GT in the Whitsun Trophy on Saturday. Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman will also be on track on Saturday, racing his personal 1960 Cooper T56 in the Chichester Cup.

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The Aston Martin Vanquish S Pearl Edition: A Bold Showcase of the Bespoke Personalization by Aston Martin

The Aston Martin Vanquish S Pearl Edition is a bold showcase of the bespoke personalization service offered by Q by Aston Martin. The Vanquish S Pearl Edition will be limited to just 15 examples, available exclusively in the Middle East which has a long association with the pearl industry.

The Aston Martin Vanquish S Pearl Edition

The fascinating cultural history of this spectacularly rare and elegant natural material has been at the heart of the region’s heritage for thousands of years, capturing the imagination through mythology and legend. The Pearl Edition celebrates this.

Marek Reichman, EVP and Chief Creative Officer, who oversees the dedicated Q by Aston Martin team at the company’s HQ in Gaydon, Warwickshire commented: ‘The Vanquish S Pearl Edition is an extremely special car, it is a chance for us to demonstrate our skilled application of exotic materials as well as the Q by Aston Martin team’s attention to detail.’

The Aston Martin Vanquish S Pearl Edition-Interiors

Dr Matthew Bennett, Head of Q by Aston Martin added: ‘The Pearl Edition is a true representation of what Aston Martin stands for – it brings together new materials and skills with what we consider the lifeblood of every Aston Martin, design.’

The Vanquish S Pearl Edition takes the tradition, value and rarity of the pearl, with its long association with the Arabian Gulf, and uses the artistry of the Q by Aston Martin team to create a truly spectacular car. Every Aston Martin is a hand-crafted, high performance sports car, and the new Vanquish S represents the pinnacle of the model’s engineering and design refinement. A sublime driving experience, thrilling dynamics and exceptional refinement are paired with the soft and natural beauty of the Arabian pearl, with its timeless allure and understated character.

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Subtle but striking details abound. Most prominently, the Aston Martin wings on the front and rear of the car are inlaid with iridescent panels of delicate mother of pearl. The same material is also carefully incorporated throughout the car’s sumptuous interior, including down the center of the waterfall-style central console, on the dashboard rotary switches, sill plaque and sterling silver fender badge.

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Third Generation of the All-new Continental GT: the Definitive Luxury Grand Tourer

Bentley Motors is today announcing full details of its all-new Continental GT, the definitive Grand Tourer.

Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain, the new third-generation Bentley Continental GT combines spirited, focused performance with handcrafted luxury and cutting-edge technology, to create the finest Grand Tourer ever produced.

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Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, said: “Bentley has been at the forefront of luxury Grand Touring for nearly one hundred years. The new, third-generation Continental GT is the pinnacle of our design and engineering achievements and marks the next step in Bentley’s journey.

“We are the world leader in luxury mobility and our products and services define new luxury in the automotive world. The new Continental GT encapsulates our desire to innovate as well as celebrate our heritage and take the Bentley ownership experience to the next, unparalleled level.”

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At the heart of the new Continental GT sits an all-new, enhanced version of Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 TSI engine, mated, for the first time, to a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission, for faster, more efficient gear changes.

An Adaptive Chassis

A new, technically advanced, adaptive chassis uses Bentley’s intelligent 48-volt Dynamic Ride System to ensure a responsive ride and exceptional handling and refinement in all road conditions. The new system controls ride comfort and lateral roll, cushioning passengers from excessive movement as well as making the car feel effortlessly precise.

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The muscular exterior design, created using revolutionary technology, results in a lightweight, yet stiff, body. The engine is positioned further back to improve weight distribution, resulting in driver-focused, dynamic performance.

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MINI to Shape the Future of Urban Mobility

MINI is shaping the future of urban mobility by providing driving fun in increasing diversity. At the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the British premium brand gives visitors an impression of how the unmistakable MINI feeling will develop in future to cover a broader range beyond the current model program.

Innovative concepts and technologies provide additional room for individual flair and highly emotional experiences, while continuing to enhance the thrilling agility and exemplary efficiency that are typical of MINI.

The MINI Electric Concept showcased in Frankfurt for the first time embodies a whole new dimension of the brand’s characteristic go-kart feeling, now combining it with locally emission-free mobility. The concept vehicle conveys a message of sustainable urban transportation in MINI style while at the same time previewing a volume production model that will follow soon. The first purely electrically powered MINI to be manufactured in large-scale production will go on the road in 2019 – precisely 60 years after the classic Mini was first launched. It will make electro mobility a highly emotional experience that combines driving fun, style and individual flair – as is characteristic of the MINI brand.

Lots of driving fun on a small surface area – this traditional principle will remain an integral part of MINI in the future, too. It is a fundamental element of its character that is derived from spectacular motor racing success. 50 years ago the classic Mini achieved its third outright victory at the Monte Carlo Rally. The MINI ACV 30 concept study presented 20 years ago, demonstrated just how much the model’s racing career influenced not only the history of the classic Mini but also the development of the modern MINI.

The Anniversary Concept Vehicle that came out right on time to mark the 30th anniversary of the car’s third triumph at the “Monte” showed how the classic Mini’s characteristic design features – such as the hexagon radiator grille and the large circular headlamps – could be transferred to a modern vehicle concept. The foundation stone was laid for a new era full of driving fun and individual style in a variety of forms.

MINI

Diversity and individual character are also embodied by the other elements of the MINI trade fair showcase in Frankfurt. From 14 to 24 September, the British premium manufacturer presents a broad cross-section of its range, containing elements drawn from the current model program, its rich selection of optional equipment and the latest additions in the area of accessory and lifestyle products. The setting for this display of both current and future items is Hall 11 at the main entrance to the Frankfurt trade fair center, a site that will be shared by the BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad brands.

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Bugatti Certified at a Motorsports Gathering

This year too, Bugatti Automobiles is represented at the exclusive automobile event “The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering”, one of the highlights of the Monterey Car Week currently underway in California.

The French super sports car brand is showing two Bugatti classics, a 1931 Type 51 and a 1,200 PS Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse from 2012, the world’s fastest production roadster, holding the speed record of 408.84 km/h (254.04 mph).

Bugatti

The French company is using its presentation today to provide information on its Bugatti Certified program, which the brand launched several years ago to provide market support for the Veyron fleet.

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Vanquish Zagato Coupe and Volante Joined by Speedster and Shooting Brake

One of the most enduring creative partnerships in the automotive industry reached another milestone today. First with the global debut of the Vanquish Zagato Volante, followed by confirmation that not only will the Vanquish Zagato Speedster enter production, but it will be joined by a spectacular Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake.

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This ‘family’ of four Vanquish Zagato models will yield a total of 325 cars. As the first member of the family, production of the Vanquish Zagato Coupes commenced in late 2016. Next to enter production was the Vanquish Zagato Volante. Once again strictly limited to 99 cars (all of which have been sold), production has commenced and deliveries will be completed through 2018.

Of the two remaining models, the Vanquish Zagato Speedster is the rarest, with a production run of just 28 cars. As you would expect from one of the most collectible and covetable Aston Martins ever, all 28 Vanquish Zagato Speedsters have been sold with deliveries scheduled for 2018. Completing the quartet, the Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake will also enter production in 2018, with a total build run of 99 cars matching those of the Coupe and Volante.

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The New Jaguar F-Type Gains Turbocharged Four-cylinder Petrol Engine

Jaguar is broadening the appeal of the new F-TYPE with the introduction of the state-of-the-art four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine. The award-winning F-TYPE family now spans from the entry-level four-cylinder model to Jaguar’s 200mph all-weather supercar – the F-TYPE SVR.

The pairing of Jaguar’s all-aluminium two-seat sports car with the advanced 300PS 2.0-liter turbocharged powerplant delivers Jaguar sports car DNA with enhanced agility and improved efficiency and affordability. This is a true F-TYPE, with its own unique character.

The new model retains the performance expected from the F-TYPE, and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in only 5.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 250 km/h. The turbocharged engine’s high maximum torque of 400Nm, generated from just 1,500rpm, together with the eight-speed Quickshift transmission, delivers exceptional response throughout the rev range.

The New Jaguar F-Type-01

Not only is the 300PS Ingenium engine the most powerful four-cylinder unit ever offered in a production Jaguar, it also generates the highest specific power output of any engine in the F-TYPE range: 150PS per litre. It also makes this the most efficient F-TYPE in the range, with a 16 per cent improvement in fuel economy over the 340PS V6, together with CO2 emissions of just 163g/km on the European combined cycle.

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Rolls-Royce Supports ‘Read to Succeed’ ‎Campaign

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is delighted to support the ‘Read to Succeed’ campaign, fronted by Nick Gibb, MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton and Minister of State for School Standards. The significant donation by Rolls-Royce concludes the campaign target to provide a book to every year 4 pupil – over 1000 children – in Mr Gibb’s constituency, to enjoy over the summer holidays.

The books in the scheme have been specifically chosen by schools and libraries to appeal to year 4 students (8-9 years old), which is the age that most students start to read independently for the first time. The books selected cover a wide range of abilities and interests so all children can enjoy the magic of reading. Each book also includes a token for the child to take to their local library to sign up for the library’s Summer Reading Challenge, which runs across the country. Participants in the scheme will be having the chance to win exciting prizes for themselves and their classmates.

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