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Aston Martin Holdings (UK) Ltd, the producer of luxury handcrafted sports cars, today reported record nine-month results on revenues up 84% to £567 million for the period ending September 30.
The new Aston Martin Vantage has made its global debut with a unique portfolio of imagery and film by Rankin, one of the most influential photographers of our generation.
Earlier today Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage: a dynamic successor to the biggest-selling road car in the British marque’s history. This evening, in an unprecedented synchronised launch, Aston Martin Racing revealed the new Vantage GTE: the spectacular new FIA World Endurance Championship challenger poised to replace the team’s most successful competition car of all-time, the multiple Le Mans-winning V8 Vantage GTE.
José Mourinho made a surprise visit to Jaguar Land Rover’s factory in Solihull, to watch employees build his new car, the 100,000th F-PACE
Former British Olympic Skier Graham Bell has smashed the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the ‘fastest towed speed on skis’, powered by the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake
Inspired by the car’s playful character, digital artist Chris Labrooy puts the Jaguar E-PACE into a series of 'warped reality' pictures to celebrate its North American launch
Jaguar Land Rover Classic enjoyed a double victory at the 2017 Octane Awards, held in London this week. The 'Legends Continued' Jaguar XKSS continuation was crowned 2017 Car of the Year and Jaguar Land Rover Classic also received the Manufacturer Heritage Collection of the Year accolade. "It is a huge honour to receive such a prestigious award for the XKSS," said Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director, John Edwards. "It's 12 months to the day since the continuation Car Zero made its global debut in Los Angeles, and since then we have launched Range Rover and Jaguar Reborn restoration programmes and shown the inventive fully-electric Jaguar E-type Zero too." The Jaguar Classic team's meticulous attention to detail, for a fiendishly complicated project, saw the XKSS secure the most votes from Octane's magazine readers and website visitors.
The Aston Martin DB11 has won the Golden Steering Wheel award having been voted the "Most Beautiful Car 2017". Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, received the award from Marion Horn, Editor in Chief BILD am Sonntag and Tom Drechsler, Editor in Chief AUTO BILD at the awards ceremony held at the Axel Springer SE headquarters in Berlin. An esteemed jury of designers, engineers, racers, celebrities and journalists from across Europe selected the DB11 from a choice of 20 cars that came to market in 2017. After the ceremony, Palmer, said: "We aspire to make the most beautiful cars in the world and are incredibly proud of the Aston Martin DB11, a car that spearheads our Second Century plan." He added that the award is a "testament to the skill and dedication of the designers and employees of Aston Martin who work tirelessly to combine exceptional design with the latest technology."
The shear pulling power of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery has been demonstrated in the Australian Outback, with the sight of a 110-tonne road train being towed by the renowned SUV. Land Rover took on the ultimate towing test by pulling the massive road train across a closed section of the Lasseter Highway in the remote Northern Territory, Australia. With 600Nm of torque, the Discovery Td6 is well suited to pulling heavy loads. The 258PS 3.0-litre single-turbo engine features low-pressure exhaust recirculation and a two-stage oil pump for improved responses, refinement and efficiency. As a result, the diesel model delivers CO2 emissions of 189g/km and fuel economy of 39.2mpg (7.2l/100 km).
A 1954 Jaguar XK120 that features unique bodywork by famed Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina was seen at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California, USA over the weekend. It could be the rarest Jaguar ever. The full nut and bolt restoration took 6,725 hours by world-class specialists Classic Motor Cars. In 2015, CMC purchased the car from a German gentleman who had owned it since 1978 but without ever restoring it. CMC took on the challenge and have restored every nut and bolt of the vehicle. David Barzilay, Chairman of CMC's operating board, said: "Some of the original parts were impossible to find so we had to remake items such as the bumpers and chrome work by hand from photographs." The full body restoration included a complete new front end, new rear quarter panels, inner arch panels, boot floor, sills and door skins as well as a full chassis repair and repaint. Part that were remade included the front and rear bumpers, 80% of the original chrome work, rear screen and screen surround, along with a full interior re-trim. There's a video featuring this rare Jaguar at: https://youtu.be/mGR6J9we3yQ
Aston Martin has announced the appointment of Joerg Ross as Chief Engineer, Powertrain. He joins Aston Martin from Maserati where he served as Head of Advanced Powertrain. On his appointment, Joerg Ross said: "I'm delighted to be joining Aston Martin at what is an exciting time for the brand. The company is at a significant point in its history, with the recent announcement of its first all-electric car the RapidE. I'm excited to play a part in developing Aston Martin's future vehicle strategy." Ross has spent more than 25 years in the automotive industry and held senior management positions at IAV, Scuderia Ferrari F1 and Ford as well as his most recent position at Maserati. He will now be responsible for the development of Aston Martin's engines, transmissions and electrification, and will be based at the company's headquarters at Gaydon, Warwickshire.
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