The first Vanquish Centenary edition was revealed yesterday at the top of the 1000-foot-tall Burj Al Arab hotel. How did it get there? By Helicopter!! The $300K special edition and first of a series of 100 Aston Martin Centenary, flew attached to a helicopter and landed on the helipad of the famous hotel. This one of a kind event was attended by UAE dignitaries and Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez. Dubai is made for these types of crazy and extravagant events. Where else in the world would you see a $300K Aston Martin attached to a helicopter flying 1000 foot above the ground?! You can check the previous post about the Centenary anniversary of Aston Martin by clicking here.
Aston Martin has revealed this video as a tribute for it’s 100 years of existence since it has been founded by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin. It features some of the most iconic models and celebrities that contributed to the built of the brand’s long history, transforming it into the acclaimed make that it is today. Celebrating it’s 100th anniversary, Aston started by revealing the Centenary Edition Vanquish. It is a customized version of the already astonishing and gorgeous Vanquish. The engine power delivery is gonna be very similar to the regular Vanquish, 565 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. The modifications are gonna be mainly aesthetic. The Centenary edition is gonna feature a special paint job like the one shown in the picture above and special leather seats with silver stitches, details that were reserved to the One-77 hypercar. Aston Martin is gonna produce 100 Centenary edition of the Vanquish, V8 Vantage, DB9 and Rapide. So I don’t really think we will be seeing any of these special edition models on the streets but damn they are gonna be gorgeous!!
People who have booked for Centenary Edition will receive a free gift package, yes “free”, that includes two glass keys, two bespoke key pouches made from the same interior leather, solid silver cufflinks featuring the Aston Martin logo, solid silver Rollerball pen and high quality Bang & Olufsen headphones. Happy birthday Aston!!
“It is a machine so unlikely ever to be real, it may be a unicorn” – Richard Hammond Top Gear. Ending this years category of Christmas commercials is this nice, soft, powerful and simple ad by Pagani for there majestic Huayra. This is not an ad in the proper meaning of the word. It is more of a tribute, a tribute to Modena Italy, the city were this new breed was born, a tribute to its creator the famous, 5 diamond engineering award winner, Horacio Pagani. This chill tribute drive to the Concerto cafe in Modena was achieved by a 700hp 6.0 liters twin-turbocharged AMG V12 hypercar. Yes for me it is the Ultimate hypercar, the ultimate dream machine. It is the combination of the work of the worlds finest, exhaust and body designers and engine and brake manufacturers.
This year, Motortrend is back with a new World’s Greatest Drag Race. Following the request of the fans, this race includes 9 new contestants. Even last years winner the Nissan GTR has a couple of more horses now. You would probably be wondering why the BRZ was invited to the event. Actually for a drag race there is not much that the BRZ can do with it’s 200hp. I am sure that if it was a circuit race the BRZ would have had some impressive results compared to its contestants thanks to its very low center of gravity that allows a lot of stability in the corners.
NB: Check last years World’s Greatest Drag Race by clicking here!
For this year, Motortrend is back to pick the Best Driver’s Car 2012. Watch Carlos Lago, Jonny Lieberman and famed race car driver Randy Pobst as they test nine of the most exotic, high-performance vehicles in the world. The tests start first with a road test in Central California’s Highway 198 then move to the track where Randy takes these nine amazing cars for a spin around the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The amount of work and gas spent in order to produce this video is just enormous. The end result is a perfect evaluation of these nine contestants. Prepare a bowl of pop corn, a comfortable couch and Enjoy!!