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Europe’s leading entertainment company Sky has signed an agreement with Aston Martin Lagonda and its motorsport division - Aston Martin Racing - to become the British marque’s official UK media partner. The announcement comes ahead of this weekend’s showpiece endurance race, the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans.
As Aston Martin returns to Le Mans to defend its 2017 victory at the iconic 24-hour race, so the latest car in the exciting new AMR stable has been unveiled. Following hot on the heels of the DB11 AMR, Aston Martin has revealed the limited edition Rapide AMR. This production version of the concept shown at Geneva last year is limited to just 210 cars.
Aston Martin Racing returns to the scene of its famous 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours triumph with the all-new Aston Martin Vantage GTE, which makes its first competitive appearance on the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe this weekend (16-17 June).
Aston Martin President and CEO Dr Andy Palmer has been presented with a prestigious L.E.A.D.E.R. award at the Automotive News Europe Congress dinner.
Aston Martin Holdings (UK) Ltd., the producer of highly desirable luxury handcrafted sports cars, today reported a 3% rise in first-quarter adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortisation (EBITDA) to £43.7 million, representing an EBITDA margin of 24% on revenues of £185.4 million.
Jose Mourinho surprised a group of schoolchildren with a special lesson before departing for the World Cup. Mourinho was a secondary school PE teacher for five years before embarking on his record-breaking football management career. He arrived at Bishop Gilpin Church of England Primary School in a Jaguar XF Sportbrake full of new football equipment, which he donated to the children as part of an inspiring afternoon in class.
The record-breaking Jaguar E-PACE is now even more connected and comfortable. New updates for the sporty compact SUV include ‘self-learning’ Smart Settings technology, an Adaptive Dynamics suspension set-up and a cost-effective and efficient 200PS petrol engine
Two-time Wimbledon Champion, Andy Murray, has fulfilled the promise he made during WWF’s World Earth Hour to ‘go electric’ and become one of the first Jaguar I-PACE customers on World Environment Day.
Performance car fans can now hail the ultimate taxi rides around one of the world’s most renowned race circuits. The Jaguar Race Taxi experience gives thrill-seekers a full-throttle hot lap in the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and XJR575, around the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit
Jaguar has announced a series of improvements to its award-winning F-PACE performance SUV. The best-selling Jaguar delivers interior enhancements, the latest safety technology and additional consumer convenience features
Popular UK rental company Supercar Hire has recently added a Lamborghini Huracan Spyder to its car selection. It will be joining an already impressive fleet featuring esteemed brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jaguar and Porsche. 'Since the start of our journey, the Supercar Hire mission was to make the absolute best supercars in the market easily accessible to a greater number of people," said company spokesperson Aaron Girling. "The Huracan Spyder is the epitome of thrilling, cutting-edge supercar design, a modern motoring masterpiece." While this recent acquisition marks yet another milestone for the East Midlands based company, Girling also hinted that clients can look forward to more exciting additions in the coming months.
The revolutionary all-electric Jaguar I-PACE will be making one of its first UK public appearances at the Fully Charged Live event, taking place at Silverstone from 9th-10th June. The C-X75 supercar inspired performance SUV has already received critical acclaim, being named a 'Game Changer' at the 2018 Autocar Awards and collecting the What Car? 2018 Reader Award, securing it the title of the most anticipated new car of 2018. Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK MD, said: "The reaction to the Jaguar I-PACE has been absolutely staggering, from both the public and media. Everyone at Jaguar Land Rover UK is extremely proud of what we've achieved with the I-PACE, so we're delighted to be able to show it off at Silverstone for the inaugural Fully Charged Live show this weekend." Fully Charged Live is the electric vehicle and renewable energy event of the year, with dozens of visitor attractions, sixteen live sessions and lots of exciting exhibitors. Full information on the event can be found at www.fullychargedshow.co.uk/fully-charged-live-more-info.
This weekend's 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix marks the beginning of Aston Martin's most ambitious global motorsport programme in more than half a century. For the first time since 1959, the Aston Martin name will appear in both the Formula 1 and Le Mans 24 Hours entry lists. "Racing forms part of the original DNA of the company and this reinforces the message," said Aston Martin's President and Chief Executive Officer, Andy Palmer. "It's in the name, Lionel Martin built and raced his car up Aston Hill, so it's always been part of what we are." Aston Martin Racing will be entering an exciting new challenger - the Vantage GTE - in the GTE Pro category of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season. In total, the world-famous racing marque will be significantly invested in 44 races around the world in 2018.
Luxury British brand Aston Martin have announced that the Swiss luxury watch company TAG Heuer will become its official watch partner. The two brands will develop a collection of watches encompassing all aspects of motor racing including the World Endurance Championship series. Aston Martin President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer, said that "this is an exciting partnership for Aston Martin. Both brands have teams of brilliant designers and when two talented teams of designers collaborate like this, incredible things are created." Jean-Claude Biver, Chief Executive Officer of TAG Heuer and President of LVMH Group Watches Division, echoed Palmer's excitement about the new partnership: "Aston Martin has the same genetic make-up as TAG Heuer: luxury, quality, beautiful products, innovation, history, emotion and performance. We are therefore delighted to be able to work with such a prestigious brand that shares our passion for cars."
Aston Martin knows what it takes to build a new race car alongside a new road car and now fans can follow this process is a specially-commissioned film. The nine-minute film documents the birth of the Vantage GTE, Aston Martin Racing's brand-new challenger, from initial concept to launch. Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer said: "We decided to replace the current Vantage road car and - since it's really necessary to take race technology from the track to the road and from the road to the track - it's really important that we design both simultaneously. It's always important that you have a champion and Vantage is our champion." The film covers the 18 months it took to turn a concept into a thoroughbred race car, a car that will take on the might of Ferrari, Porsche, Ford, Corvette and BMW at Le Mans next summer. After completing a successful shakedown in August, the Vantage GTE has so far completed over 14,000kms of testing, in the UK, Spain and at Sebring in the U.S. For the Vantage GTE, the race to be champion has just begun.
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