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ASTON MARTIN AWARDED ROYAL WARRANT BY APPOINTMENT TO HIS MAJESTY THE KING

18 May 2024
  • What is the relationship between the Royal Family and Aston Martin?

Aston Martin has been awarded a new Royal Warranty, by Appointment to His Majesty The King. It is the first time in the marque’s rich 111-year history that Aston Martin has been appointed by the sovereign. This follows Aston Martin’s royal recognition for innovation, having proudly received the King’s Award for Enterprise last week.

Lawrence Stroll, Executive Chairman of Aston Martin said: “Continuing Aston Martin’s long and privileged association with the Royal Family, our appointment by His Majesty is an immensely proud and historic moment for the Aston Martin brand. The Royal Warrant also represents a recognition of our employees’ commitment to British design, craft and engineering excellence which His Majesty has long championed.”

As pictured attached, in 2020, as Prince of Wales, The King opened Aston Martin’s new state-of-the-art DBX SUV manufacturing facility in St Athan, South Wales – marking the first Welsh-built car in the Principality for more than 50 years.

About the Royal Family’s relationship with Aston Martin

About the Royal Family’s relationship with Aston Martin

• A passionate advocate for British design, innovation, and engineering excellence, His Majesty King Charles III has driven an Aston Martin since October 1970 when he became the proud owner of a DB6 MKII Vantage Volante specified in Seychelles Blue.

• A present to mark his 21st birthday, the future King learnt to drive the car to its full potential on Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire, under the expert tuition of two-time Formula 1® world champion Graham Hill.

• Between 1987 and 1995 The King also owned a 5.3 litre V8 Vantage Volante, a gift from the Emir of Bahrain. Carefully curated bespoke elements included a cup holder to accommodate a jar of sugar cubes for polo ponies and removal of the then standard ashtray to create an elegant sunglasses case. Becoming informally known as the ‘Prince of Wales specification’ Aston Martin subsequently built more than 20 identical Vantage Volantes for its most distinguished of customers.

• His Majesty leased a third Aston Martin, a Virage Volante, from 1994 to 2007. He visited Aston Martin’s Gaydon Headquarters in 2004 and in 2020 officially opened Aston Martin’s new SUV manufacturing facility in St Athan, South Wales.

• The King’s beloved DB6 Volante took centre stage of the wedding of the current Prince and Princess of Wales in 2011, with the sight of the Royal Couple departing down The Mall in an Aston Martin thrilling thousands of cheering onlookers.

• Aston Martin Lagonda has enjoyed an eight-decade long relationship with the Royal Family, dating back to 1954, when Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, took delivery of a three-litre Lagonda. The following year, Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin, the Duke of Kent, acquired a DB2/4 from the Aston Martin team that had won the 1955 Monte Carlo rally.

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NEW MORGAN PLUS FOUR MAKES ITS MIDDLE EAST GRAND PREMIERE ONBOARD THE ICONIC QE2 CRUISE SHIP IN DUBAI

17 Jun 2024
NEW MORGAN PLUS FOUR MAKES ITS MIDDLE EAST GRAND PREMIERE  ONBOARD THE ICONIC QE2 CRUISE SHIP IN DUBAI

Adamas Motor Group, the exclusive Retail Partner of Morgan Motor Company in the UAE and Bahrain, proudly announces a significant milestone in its expansion in the Middle East region with the Grand Premiere of the long-anticipated Morgan Plus Four sportscar held aboard the iconic Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship in Dubai, UAE.

The highly exclusive event marked the official arrival of the Morgan brand in the region with Adamas Motor Group officially appointed to support the wider GCC network with providing a suite of Managed Services, in addition to their continued efforts as exclusive Retail Partner in the UAE and Bahrain.

The event was graced by the presence of prominent guests from Morgan Motor Company including CEO, Massimo Fumarola and Chief Design Officer, Jonathan Wells, as well as His Majesty’s Consul General to Dubai and Northern Emirates, Oliver Christian. 

SBX CARS BREAKS WORLD RECORD FOR THE MOST VALUABLE CAR SOLD ONLINE

17 Jun 2024
SBX CARS BREAKS WORLD RECORD FOR THE  MOST VALUABLE CAR SOLD ONLINE

The Dubai-based 2015 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster featured on SBX Cars has become the most valuable car ever transacted via an online-only auction platform, selling for US$6,000,000 last week. The sale surpasses a 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, which previously sold for US$5,360,000 in 2022. This marks not only a new online auction record, but also an impressive milestone for the newly-founded SBX Cars platform.

The rare Veneno Roadster, only one of nine worldwide, had previously appeared at a well-known in-person auction house in 2020, with an estimated sale price of between €4,500,000 and €5,500,000, however, failed to sell.

Previously owned by a member of the House of Saud, the royal family of Saudi Arabia, the coveted road-legal 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 Veneno Roadster has a maximum output of 750 PS / 552 kW / 740 HP and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 355 km/h.

Finished in a matt black over an interior trimmed in lime green and black leather, the super sports car also boasts lime-green pinstriping on the exterior, adding a touch of contrast and personality to its fighter-jet-like bodywork.

In the two months since launching, SBX Cars has registered thousands of global bidders from over 40 countries, and has sold cars into the US, Mexico, Dubai, Kuwait, Germany and Hong Kong. The platform is the world's first global premium auction site, selling the the most coveted and collectible vehicles to buyers all over the world.

SBX Cars also announced the exclusive rights to auction the highly-anticipated Lotus Black&Gold Collection - the world’s largest collection of Lotus historic cars and rare collectible assets from the famous John Player Special Formula One era.

The New MINI Cooper 5 Door

17 Jun 2024
The New MINI Cooper 5 Door

A few months after the launch of the new MINI Cooper 3 Door, the five-door Cooper is now joining the new MINI family. The MINI Cooper 5 Door is characterised by the brand's typical driving fun, extended space, and distinctive functionality. These make the five-seater an exceptional phenomenon in its segment, together with its unique design - a combination of tradition and modern, purist styling - and innovative assistance systems.

The body dimensions are almost identical to those of its predecessor and underline the basic idea behind every MINI: To create as much space as possible on a small footprint. In the case of the MINI Cooper 5 Door, this means an interior that offers enough space for five passengers. All of which benefits the occupants in terms of comfort and space. Short overhangs, clear surfaces and expressive accents also give the new MINI Cooper 5 Door its unmistakable charisma. Inside, digital innovations and an immersive user experience take the MINI DNA to a new level.

The larger body version of the purist MINI Cooper also delivers the brand's hallmark driving fun and agile handling. There is a choice of two efficient petrol engines which, combined with the modern chassis and precise steering, deliver the hallmark MINI go-kart feeling.

The three-cylinder petrol engine of the MINI Cooper 5 Door C generates 156 hp. The MINI Cooper 5 Door S is powered by a four-cylinder petrol engine with 204 hp. Hallmark MINI steering and powerful brakes ensure a high level of driving fun, safety, and comfort. Compact dimensions, short overhangs, and a small turning circle make the MINI Cooper 5 Door a versatile model for the city.

The new MINI Cooper is characterised by "Charismatic Simplicity". The design language of the current MINI family presents the traditional values of the brand with a striking clarity. The authentic design language of the new models combines advanced technology with elementary principles of vehicle design and brand origins.