Introducing the DBR22: celebrating a decade of exclusivity and a lifetime of thrilling open-cockpit sportscars

Aston Martin DBR22: celebrating a decade of exclusivity and a lifetime of thrilling open-cockpit sportscars

Introducing the DBR22: celebrating a decade of exclusivity and a lifetime of thrilling open-cockpit sportscars

  • Aston Martin unveil DBR22 – a stunning two-seater open cockpit concept at Monterey Car Week
  • Design concept celebrates 10th anniversary of Q by Aston Martin, the ultra-luxury marques’ bespoke division
  • Unique, coach-built design evokes iconic Aston Martin racers such as DBR1 and DB3S
  • All-new carbon fibre bodywork clothes potent V12 Twin-Turbo powertrain
  • Showcase for new production techniques, such as 3D-printed rear subframe
  • Top speed of 198mph, 0-60 in 3.4 seconds
  • DBR22 design concept to become production reality for select Q by Aston Martin customers

15 August 2022, Monterey, California: Aston Martin has chosen the 2022 Monterey Car Week to unveil the spectacular DBR22 for the first time: A V12-engined two-seater coach-built design concept, celebrating the marque’s extraordinary bloodline of open-cockpit sports racers.

Introducing the DBR22: celebrating a decade of exclusivity and a lifetime of thrilling open-cockpit sportscars

Introducing the DBR22: celebrating a decade of exclusivity and a lifetime of thrilling open-cockpit sportscars

The creation of the DBR22 design concept, unveiled in California, is the latest in a long line of extraordinary projects expertly handled by in-house bespoke division, Q by Aston Martin, which this year celebrates a decade of building exclusive cars for the world’s most discerning customers. Iconic one-off commissions such as Aston Martin Victor, and low volume specials such as Vulcan – limited to 24 examples worldwide, and Vantage V600 – limited to just 14, are truly magnificent examples of these collaborations. It seems only fitting then, that the DBR22 design concept should also form the basis of a production reality example for an ultra-exclusive number of Q by Aston Martin customers.

By mating the classic art of coachbuilding with advanced materials and cutting-edge manufacturing technologies, DBR22 is a perfect blend of design purity, engineering precision, heart-pounding performance and true passion. A perfect celebration of Q by Aston Martin and its limitless potential. All underlined by the knowledge it is one of the rarest Aston Martins in the marque’s rich 109-year history

Introducing the DBR22: celebrating a decade of exclusivity and a lifetime of thrilling open-cockpit sportscars

Introducing the DBR22: celebrating a decade of exclusivity and a lifetime of thrilling open-cockpit sportscars

With classic proportions and immaculate, muscular curves, DBR22 unashamedly speaks of tradition – specifically Aston Martin’s lifelong lineage of world-beating two-seater open-cockpit sportscars such as the DBR1 and DB3S – but expresses it with a dynamic new take on this compelling theme.

DB3S represents an important piece of Aston Martin’s competition history. Introduced in 1953, Frank Feeley’s alloy DB3S body became known for its curves and aerodynamic efficiency, establishing Aston Martin as a serious Le Mans contender and scoring some impressive results along the way. DBR1, known as the ultimate Aston Martin sportscar, took Feeleys design language a stage further and became one of the most important, influential Aston Martins of all time – winning a number of notable races, the most famous of course being Le Mans in 1959, driven by Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori, and taking the Aston Martin team onto the ultimate victory: winning the World Sports Car Championship in the same year (‘59.)

The DBR22 design concept showcases a completely new body from the designers at Aston Martin. Its exceptional coach-built form is created from a minimal number of body panels to create a more sculpted, muscular presence.  The result: a smooth and effortless blend of exceptional drama and elegance, with several unique design features to compliment.

Introducing the DBR22: celebrating a decade of exclusivity and a lifetime of thrilling open-cockpit sportscars

Introducing the DBR22: celebrating a decade of exclusivity and a lifetime of thrilling open-cockpit sportscars

A particularly noteworthy feature is the entirely new front grille which incorporates a unique carbon fibre design in place of the usual veins seen on series production Aston Martins. This design takes inspiration directly from the DBR1 and DB3S, giving a unique identity; one which clearly draws from Aston Martin’s heritage but uses this inspiration to create a truly contemporary design.

The bonnet features a dramatic horseshoe vent, recessed to aid airflow from the 5.2-litre V12 Twin-Turbo engine that sits beneath it. This long, unbroken bonnet line draws your eye back towards the cockpit, over the lowline wind deflector and delicate mirrors, which are mounted to the tops of the doors on slender, wind-cheating carbon fibre arms.

Sitting perfectly within the wheel arches is a set of all-new 21in alloy wheels. Featuring a unique 14-spoke design created especially for the DBR22, these lightweight wheels feature a motorsport-derived centre-lock hub, which is also available to spec from an extensive colour pallet.

The DBR22 design concept also showcases an entirely bespoke paint colour, developed specifically for the occasion using ‘Paint to Sample’ – an exclusive option available through Q by Aston Martin, demonstrating again the vast design possibilities attainable through the marques bespoke service.

The DBR22’s cockpit continues the fusion of classic and contemporary approaches with many unique components and an extensive use of both leather and exposed carbon fibre. With architecture defined by the all-new dashboard and sleek infotainment displays, it sets the tone for a clean, uncluttered environment. Though taking inspiration from Aston Martin’s world-beating competition cars, the DBR22 is no bare-bones racer inside. Supple aromatic hides swathe the contemporary dashboard, the carbon fibre performance seats and extend over the tops of the doors to create an inviting hint of the interior.

Rising from behind the seats are twin nacelles which smooth the airflow behind the driver and passenger’s heads.  At the rear, DBR22 design concept has an unmistakable horizontal light graphic courtesy of the slim, full-width light bar made specially for this application. Beneath it sits a perforated panel to allow hot air to exit the tail. This beautifully sculptural piece is yet another unique highlight of the DBR22 intriguing design. Together with the smoothly integrated diffuser and pair of large diameter exhaust tailpipes, the DBR22 has incredible road presence, perfectly capturing the raw emotion of the driving experience.

Introducing the DBR22: celebrating a decade of exclusivity and a lifetime of thrilling open-cockpit sportscars

Introducing the DBR22: celebrating a decade of exclusivity and a lifetime of thrilling open-cockpit sportscars

With an extensive options palette available through the celebrated bespoke service, Q by Aston Martin offers customers of all Aston Martin models the chance to create something completely unique. As well as paint colours and finishes, bespoke graphics through to tinted carbons and bespoke materials on both the interior and exterior, every Q by Aston Martin car can push the limits of design and desire and is completely tailored to the customer.

Thanks to an immensely potent 5.2-litre V12 Twin-Turbo powertrain the DBR22 backs-up its extraordinary looks with truly breath-taking performance; peak outputs of 715PS and 753Nm providing sufficient propulsion to accelerate the DBR22 from a standstill to 60mph in just 3.4sec and on to a top speed of 198mph/319kmh. With nothing but the slipstream between the driver and this epic engine’s unforgettable twelve-cylinder howl, the DBR22 promises to be an intense sensory stimulation.

Dynamically the DBR22 targets true driver connection, with a chassis honed to deliver precision, agility and tactility in equal measure. Unique calibration of the engine and 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission uses torque shaping to give the DBR22 a manner and delivery unlike any other model. A pinned steering column brings greater accuracy but also provides more detailed feedback so the driver can build a more accurate picture of available grip.

Introducing the DBR22: celebrating a decade of exclusivity and a lifetime of thrilling open-cockpit sportscars

Introducing the DBR22: celebrating a decade of exclusivity and a lifetime of thrilling open-cockpit sportscars

Attention has also been paid to the DBR22’s chassis structure. Unique front and rear shear panels further increase tortional rigidity, with a bespoke calibration for the adaptive dampers providing precision and pliancy for a blend of body control and ride refinement that will make the DBR22 an absolute pleasure to drive – on road or racetrack.

The DBR22 also features a 3D printed rear subframe – the first time Aston Martin has introduced such a method. The component is made from multiple 3D printed parts printed from aluminium, which are then bonded to form the finished subframe. The advantages are clear, with a significant weight saving and no reduction in stiffness, plus the ability to make special parts for ultra-low volume models, where required.

Roberto Fedeli, Aston Martin Chief Technical Officer, said “Technology is pivotal in the construction of DBR22, with extensive use of carbon fibre throughout, and the use of 3D printing for the manufacture of a structural component. As such DBR22 showcases Aston Martin’s unique capabilities, with world-class design combined with an agile, intelligent approach to engineering and production. For a car that was designed to celebrate the ultimate bespoke customisation service, the engineering developments mean DBR22 truly has the dynamic theatre to match, ensuring the drive is just as addictive as its looks.”

Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, added: “We set our design systems to “hyper-drive”, pushing the exploration of formalism further and endeavouring to express a future in the here today. Where could we go with the surfaces, proportion and form. Combining this approach with advanced process, technology, and materials, we’ve effectively modernised our racing bloodline and created a new pedigree. DBR22 is a hot-blooded, purebred Aston Martin sports car full of speed, agility and spirit, and a machine that we think will be the basis of many of tomorrow’s icons”.

The DBR22 design concept will be on display at Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st August.

About Aston Martin Lagonda:
Aston Martin’s vision is to be the world’s most desirable, ultra-luxury British brand, creating the most exquisitely addictive performance cars.

Founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, Aston Martin is acknowledged as an iconic global brand synonymous with style, luxury, performance, and exclusivity. Aston Martin fuses the latest technology, time honoured craftsmanship and beautiful styling to produce a range of critically acclaimed luxury models including the Vantage, DB11, DBS, DBX and its first hypercar, the Aston Martin Valkyrie.

Based in Gaydon, England, Aston Martin Lagonda designs, creates and exports cars which are sold in 56 countries around the world. Its sports cars are manufactured in Gaydon with its luxury DBX SUV range proudly manufactured in St Athan, Wales.

Lagonda was founded in 1899 and Aston Martin in 1913. The two brands came together in 1947 when both were purchased by the late Sir David Brown, and the company is now listed on the London Stock Exchange as Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc.

2020 saw Lawrence Stroll become the company’s Executive Chairman, alongside significant new investment, a move that led to Aston Martin’s return to the pinnacle of motorsport with the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team and commenced new era for the iconic British marque.

artworks by Andy Warhol
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“Andy Warhol: Cars” – Mercedes-Benz Art Collection shows Warhol’s masterpieces in Los Angeles

“Andy Warhol: Cars” – Mercedes-Benz Art Collection shows Warhol’s masterpieces in Los Angeles

Stuttgart/Los Angeles
  • July 23, 2022 to January 22, 2023 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles
  • Exhibition presents 40 artworks from Andy Warhol’s important Cars series
  • Works are exhibited together with five of the Mercedes-Benz vehicle models portrayed by Warhol
  • Series is back in the US for the first time in over 30 years

From July 23, 2022 to January 22, 2023, the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection will showcase some of its most top-class and arguably best-known treasures at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles: the exhibition “Andy Warhol: Cars – Works from the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection” presents 27 screen prints on canvas and 13 drawings from Andy Warhol’s world-famous Cars series. In the pictures, the American pop artist uses eight selected Mercedes-Benz models to document the history of the automobile – from the Benz Patent Motor Car of 1886 to the C 111-II research car constructed in 1970. At the Petersen Automotive Museum – one of the largest automotive museums in the world – the works are on display together with five of the eight vehicles portrayed by Warhol – including the Mercedes-Benz Formula One racing car W 196 R with streamlined body, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupé (W 198) and the Mercedes-Benz 750-kilogram formula racing car W 125.

Renate Wiehager, Head of the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection: “Since the highly acclaimed presentation at the Guggenheim Museum New York in 1988, Andy Warhol’s Cars series has been a guest in major museums around the world. We are very pleased that after more than 30 years, it will now be seen again extensively in the US. The name Warhol has a ‘mythical’ attraction in the context of art, as the visitor numbers to his exhibitions show. This is also true of the brand name Mercedes-Benz in its context, which – materialised in the symbol of the star – has a secure field of connotations: beautiful, fast, modern, luxurious, quality.”

Renata Jungo Brüngger, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group for Integrity and Legal Affairs, is also responsible for the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection: “We are delighted to once again make these great pictures accessible to a broad international audience in the Los Angeles exhibition and thus contribute to the promotion of culture and education. Because that is precisely the point of our art collection: with our social commitment to culture and education, we want to create a recognizable benefit for the common good. Andy Warhol’s artworks have inspired people for generations – just like Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Two top brands meet in the Cars series.”

The Cars series: Legendary liaison between Andy Warhol and Mercedes-Benz

The series Cars is one of the last coherent groups of works by Andy Warhol before his death in February 1987. The artist created the series at the turn of the year 1986/87 on behalf of the then Daimler-Benz AG on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the automobile. Originally, 80 pictures of 20 car models from eight different decades were planned, but only 36 screen prints on canvas and 13 drawings could be completed. To date, 30 screen prints and the drawings from the series are part of the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection. The works are accessible at the various Mercedes-Benz Group sites to employees and to public in registered guided tours.

Renate Wiehager: “Warhol saw himself as a partner of commissioning situations whose aim was to transfer a product into another context: into the context of art, into the context of the ‘Warhol aura’. However, such a product transfer succeeds above all when two products meet on the same plane. The commission alliance between Andy Warhol and Mercedes-Benz can be described as a stroke of luck on ‘equal terms’. Two top products have met here, each of which is absolutely ‘top’ in its field.”

In his Cars series, Andy Warhol devoted himself for the first time to an industrial product of European origin. After the “Coca-Cola Bottles”, the “Campbell’s Soup Cans” or the dollar bills that made the American famous in the 1960s, a brand legend of German automotive history is now the focus of his art. With the eight vehicle models portrayed, Warhol simultaneously shows the changeability and the historical character of a product. For Warhol’s earlier series with motifs from Campbell’s, Heinz or Del Monte, it was of central importance that the American products were deliverable everywhere and endlessly available. In Warhol’s paintings of the 1980s, this “now-temporality” transforms into an attitude that also allows for the past and development.

artworks by Andy Warhol

artworks by Andy Warhol

The Mercedes-Benz Art Collection

The Mercedes-Benz Art Collection was founded in 1977 and is today one of the most important European corporate collections with an international reputation. The collection includes around 3,000 works by more than 650 artists. The early interest, initially related to pictorial works, was directed at artists from Southern Germany. These included teachers and students of the Stuttgart Academy such as Adolf Hölzel, Oskar Schlemmer, Willi Baumeister, Hans Arp and Max Bill. In the meantime, the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection also includes international art and has a clear art-science-based profile. This is based on the systematic structure of the collection with a concentrated content focus on abstract-constructive, conceptual and minimalist art as well as contemporary photography and media art.

Exhibitions of the works in the company, at the Mercedes-Benz Contemporary at Potsdamer Platz Berlin and in international museums (New York, Detroit, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Singapore, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires), enable the art-interested public to engage with the collection on a broad scale. In addition, the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection awards sponsorship prizes for young art and offers an accompanying educational programme for schoolchildren. The corporate collection places great emphasis on sustainable processes: for example, it shows thematic exhibitions at different locations and uses materials and technology for exhibition concepts in a multifunctional way. At the same time, it plans packaging and transport efficiently and for long-term use, and reduces travel distances where possible.

Further information on the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection is available on the internet: mercedes-benz.art/

Tickets for the exhibition and more information about the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles are available at www.Petersen.org.

The Andy Warhol Foundation draws attention to the fact that permission to reproduce the images is granted solely for use in conjunction with media reportage about the exhibition “Andy Warhol: Cars – Works from the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection” at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles from July 23, 2022 to January 22, 2023. All reproductions of the images must be accompanied by the following caption© 2022 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.. Any digital reproductions of the images may only be published with a resolution no greater than 72 dpi and a size of max. 4 inches (W x H). The images may not be offered for download.

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BENTLEY MOTORS APPOINTS SIMON+SIMON TO HEAD GLOBAL LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS

BENTLEY MOTORS APPOINTS SIMON+SIMON TO HEAD GLOBAL LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS

(Crewe, August, 2022) Bentley Motors today announced the appointment of SIMON+SIMON as its new global lifestyle communications agency. It is part of a wider marketing agency refresh as the iconic brand prepares for full electrification across its product range by 2030 and diversifies its offering to be one of the world’s leading luxury lifestyle brands.

SIMON+SIMON will be working with Bentley’s communications team to deliver strategic and creative relationships with non-automotive media, influencers and affluent communities. Its solid expertise in the luxury sector will support Bentley’s increased emphasis on reaching new audiences through earned media.

At SIMON+SIMON, the account will be headed by Jakob Huth supported by a team and will report directly to Wayne Bruce, Director of Communications at Bentley Motors. SIMON+SIMON has handled the UK lifestyle PR for Bentley Fragrances licensing partner Lalique Group since 2014.

Bentley Motors announced its Beyond100 strategy in 2020 – a reinvention of every aspect of its business, to become an end-to-end carbon neutral organisation.

Wayne Bruce, Director of Communications at Bentley Motors, commented: “Having worked with Cécile in a couple of former lives, we are delighted to now welcome SIMON+SIMON into our team at such an exciting time for Bentley. Our financial growth forms the platform for Bentley’s Beyond100 objectives, reinforcing our aim to be global leaders in sustainable luxury mobility.”

Cécile Simon, MD of SIMON+SIMON added: “We feel honoured to support Bentley with their global lifestyle communications and the objective of the Beyond100 strategy. A very exciting time to join an essential luxury brand, after it started 2022 with its best-ever half year!” 

The agency replaces Keko London, with special thanks to Nina Eadie, who has successfully supported Bentley on its journey in the last four years.

For further information: Jakob@simonplussimon.com
IG: @simonplussimon
Web: Simonplussimon.com

Past winners to return for Concours of Elegance’s spectacular 10th anniversary show
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Los ganadores anteriores regresarán para el espectacular espectáculo del décimo aniversario de Concours of Elegance

Los ganadores anteriores regresarán para el espectacular espectáculo del décimo aniversario de Concours of Elegance

  • El principal Concours of Elegance del Reino Unido dará la bienvenida a fabulosos ex ganadores para el espectáculo del décimo  aniversario
  • Haga cola para incluir algunos de los autos más espectaculares jamás producidos, incluido el Hispano-Suiza Dubonnet Xenia de 1938
  • La pantalla también presentará el Bentley Speed ​​6 ‘Blue Train’ de 1930 y el Porsche 917 KH de 1970 ganador de Le Mans
  • En total, se exhibirán casi 1,000 vehículos durante el fin de semana a medida que se revelen más funciones en las próximas semanas#
  • El Concours of Elegance sigue siendo el principal concurso de elegancia del Reino Unido y se encuentra entre los tres mejores del mundo.
  • Las entradas se pueden comprar ahora en  www.concoursofelegance.co.uk/tickets

Los ganadores anteriores regresarán para el espectacular espectáculo del décimo aniversario de Concours of Elegance

Los ganadores anteriores regresarán para el espectacular espectáculo del décimo aniversario de Concours of Elegance

Londres, Reino Unido (11 de agosto de 2022):  The Concours of Elegance, presentado por A. Lange & Söhne. se complace en anunciar que su próximo espectáculo del décimo aniversario dará la bienvenida de nuevo a algunos de los asombrosos ganadores anteriores de la codiciada corona de ‘mejor del espectáculo’. Los fabulosos automóviles mejorarán aún más una selección de maquinaria ya excepcional, uniéndose a un campo que presenta más de 75 de los automóviles más raros y espectaculares del mundo, todos extraídos de las principales colecciones privadas por el panel de expertos reconocidos internacionalmente del comité del concurso. El principal concurso de elegancia del Reino Unido regresa al Palacio de Hampton Court del 2 al 4 de septiembre.

El Concurso de Elegancia 2021

Entre los vencedores que regresan al Concours estará el Bentley Speed ​​6 ‘Blue Train’ Coupe de 1930 que se llevó a casa el premio al mejor de la exhibición en la edición de la exhibición de 2013. La imponente máquina británica lucía una carrocería cupé inclinada, que fue diseñada y construida por los carroceros Gurney Nutting. El desempeño coincidió con las miradas imponentes y dominantes; el Speed ​​6 estaba propulsado por un motor de 6 ½ litros con especificaciones de Le Mans, que generaba 180 CV, suficiente para propulsar la imponente máquina a casi 120 mph. El automóvil saltó a la fama y ganó su apodo después de que el playboy propietario de Bentley, Woolf Barnato, quizás el ‘Bentley Boy’ definitivo y ex presidente de la compañía, compitió en el famoso Tren Azul hacia el norte de Francia. Mientras bebía en una fiesta, Barnato afirmó que podía ganarle al tren en una carrera desde Cannes en la glamorosa Costa Azul hasta Calais. A pesar de la ausencia de autopistas, Barnato venció al tren de manera convincente; de ​​hecho, ganó por tal margen que cruzó el canal en un vapor y llegó a Londres antes de que el tren se detuviera en la estación de Calais. En total, había recorrido alrededor de 700 millas, todo a un ritmo notablemente rápido, con un promedio de 43 mph en las carreteras polvorientas y desiguales de Francia. Si bien existe un debate sobre el automóvil exacto que completó el viaje, fue el cupé Gurney Nutting el que se asoció con las hazañas de Barnato y, como resultado, se lo conoció como el ‘Tren Azul’. Un automóvil maravilloso de un período encantador e intrépido en la historia automotriz británica. En total, había recorrido alrededor de 700 millas, todo a un ritmo notablemente rápido, con un promedio de 43 mph en las carreteras polvorientas y desiguales de Francia. Si bien existe un debate sobre el automóvil exacto que completó el viaje, fue el cupé Gurney Nutting el que se asoció con las hazañas de Barnato y, como resultado, se lo conoció como el ‘Tren Azul’. Un automóvil maravilloso de un período encantador e intrépido en la historia automotriz británica. En total, había recorrido alrededor de 700 millas, todo a un ritmo notablemente rápido, con un promedio de 43 mph en las carreteras polvorientas y desiguales de Francia. Si bien existe un debate sobre el automóvil exacto que completó el viaje, fue el cupé Gurney Nutting el que se asoció con las hazañas de Barnato y, como resultado, se lo conoció como el ‘Tren Azul’. Un automóvil maravilloso de un período encantador e intrépido en la historia automotriz británica.

También regresará el glamuroso ganador de 2016, un increíble y único Hispano-Suiza Dubonnet Xenia de 1938. Este espectacular automóvil art déco, con su carrocería de inspiración aerodinámica, fue desarrollado por André Dubonnet, inventor, piloto de carreras y piloto de combate de la Primera Guerra Mundial. Dubonnet eligió un motor H6 Hispano-Suiza para su creación y encargó a Jean Andreau que diseñara la increíble carrocería aerodinámica. Jacques Saoutchik luego le dio vida al diseño, con vidrio curvo, puertas corredizas y un parabrisas panorámico. Este escandaloso automóvil cautivó a la multitud en 2016 en el Castillo de Windsor, y está listo para cautivar a los invitados nuevamente en Hampton Court dentro de unas pocas semanas.

Otro automóvil que regresará triunfalmente será el ganador del Best in Show de 2020, un Porsche 917 KH de 1969. El Porsche de carreras de resistencia fue uno de los favoritos de la multitud durante ese evento hace dos años, con su diseño imponente y su increíble historia de fondo. En 1970, Hans Herrmann y Richard Attwood condujeron este mismo 917 KH (cola corta) con el mundialmente famoso diseño rojo y blanco de Salzburgo hasta la primera victoria absoluta de Porsche en las famosas 24 Horas de Le Mans. El 917 marcó la primera vez que Porsche compitió en la liga de autos de carreras inmensamente poderosos y de gran capacidad. Su motor de 12 cilindros, 4,5 litros y 580 CV estableció nuevos estándares y sigue siendo legendario en la actualidad.

Estos magníficos ex ganadores se unirán a la exhibición de más de 70 raros y espectaculares Concours Cars en el glamuroso evento de septiembre. Se anunciarán más coches estrella en las próximas semanas. Fuera de la exhibición principal de vehículos, el Concours of Elegance reunirá alrededor de 1,000 autos más en una serie de funciones y exhibiciones especiales, así como una subasta de autos de colección en vivo a cargo de Gooding & Co.

James Brooks-Ward, CEO de Concours of Elegance, dijo: “A medida que se acerca rápidamente nuestro evento del décimo aniversario en el Palacio de Hampton Court, estamos encantados de anunciar el regreso de estos antiguos ganadores de ‘Best in Show’. Cada uno de estos automóviles excepcionales se ha destacado en campos consistentemente excepcionales, por lo que tenerlos a todos juntos en los terrenos del Palacio a principios de septiembre será realmente muy especial. Es la forma perfecta de celebrar nuestra década de éxito. Estamos ansiosos por dar la bienvenida a los invitados a nuestro evento, ahora solo dentro de tres semanas, que será el más espectacular hasta el momento”.

Lejos de las exhibiciones automotrices, Concours of Elegance volverá a ser una ocasión de puro lujo , con champán proporcionado por Charles Heidsieck, picnics de Fortnum & Mason y una colección de exhibiciones de arte, joyería y moda. El socio presentador A. Lange & Söhne exhibirá una vez más algunos de sus relojes más complejos.

Las entradas para el Concours of Elegance 2022 están disponibles ahora desde solo £ 35 para la entrada de medio día, con paquetes completos de hospitalidad de tres platos desde £ 320. Las entradas se pueden comprar en  concoursofelegance.co.uk/tickets

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Acerca del Concours of Elegance anual:
Establecido en 2012, el Concurso de Elegancia inaugural se llevó a cabo en el Castillo de Windsor para conmemorar el jubileo de diamantes del reinado de Su Majestad la Reina. Organizado por Thorough Events, el primer Concurso de Elegancia estableció un nuevo punto de referencia mundial para un concurso de autos clásicos; ganar prestigiosos premios en el proceso; inaudito para un evento de ‘start-up’ en su primer año. El segundo Concurso de Elegancia se llevó a cabo en 2013 con bombos y platillos en el histórico Palacio Real de St James en Londres, con el aclamado tercer Concurso en los impresionantes terrenos del Palacio de Hampton Court en septiembre de 2014, antes de dirigirse al Palacio de Holyroodhouse en 2015. Solo los autos del más alto calibre son invitados al Concours of Elegance, de todo el mundo, minuciosamente seleccionados por el Comité Directivo del Concours; un equipo respetado de expertos autorizados en autos históricos.

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Historic Royal Palaces El Palacio
de Hampton Court está a cargo de Historic Royal Palaces, la organización benéfica independiente que también se ocupa de la Torre de Londres, Banqueting House, el Palacio de Kensington, el Palacio de Kew y el Castillo de Hillsborough en Irlanda del Norte. Ayudamos a todos a explorar la historia de cómo los monarcas y las personas han dado forma a la sociedad, en algunos de los mejores palacios jamás construidos. Recaudamos todos nuestros propios fondos y dependemos del apoyo de nuestros visitantes, miembros, donantes, patrocinadores y voluntarios. Con la excepción del Castillo de Hillsborough, estos palacios son propiedad de la Reina en nombre de la nación, y los administramos para la Secretaría de Estado de Cultura, Medios y Deportes. Número de organización benéfica registrada 1068852. Para obtener más información,  visite www.hrp.org.uk.

Bizzarrini entrega el primer 5300 GT Corsa Revival

Bizzarrini entrega el primer 5300 GT Corsa Revival

5 de  agosto de 2022 :  tras la presentación del Bizzarrini 5300 GT Corsa Revival a principios de este año, el primero de los 24 coches de producción ha salido hoy de las instalaciones exclusivas de Bizzarrini en el Reino Unido. Este primer automóvil de cliente se entregó a su nuevo propietario y se completaron y enviaron más ejemplos hasta que la producción limitada se entregue por completo en 2023.

Cada uno de los 24 modelos de continuación está acabado en Bizzarrini Rosso Corsa, con círculos numerados blancos: cada cliente puede elegir su propio número único para aplicarlo a mano en su automóvil. Esta librea y, de hecho, el número total de autos que se están construyendo es un homenaje al 5300 GT Corsa chasis #0222, que alcanzó el estatus de leyenda en las 24 Horas de Le Mans de 1965, cuando los pilotos de carreras franceses Regis Fraissinet y Jean de Mortemart condujeron el 5300. para terminar primero en su clase. El chasis n.° 0222 no solo corrió la carrera a una velocidad promedio de 169 km/h, sino que el propio Giotto Bizzarrini condujo el automóvil de regreso a casa en el norte de Italia inmediatamente después de la carrera.

Cada automóvil de la serie Revival representa la interpretación más auténtica del 5300 GT Corsa disponible. Construido usando los planos originales, utilizando componentes de proveedores originales, con el aporte de expertos involucrados originalmente en el proyecto 5300 GT, es lo más representativo posible del original, mientras cumple con los estándares de seguridad modernos. Para asegurarse de que el automóvil se vea exactamente como se vería en la línea de salida de Le Mans en 1965, el equipo de Bizzarrini se convirtió en arqueólogo automotriz rastreando a los responsables de la restauración del chasis #0222 donde las capas de pintura habían sido minuciosamente quitadas una y otra vez para revelar el Pintura roja racing original. Luego, este tono se combinó con el color del Revival para crear Rosso Corsa Bizzarrini 222.

Los vehículos construidos a mano utilizan una carrocería compuesta de una sola pieza liviana, sobre un marco de acero que proporciona un peso total en la región de 1230 kg. En el interior, los dos asientos están protegidos por una jaula antivuelco de seis puntos más completa y una celda de combustible de seguridad, que cumple con las normas de carreras históricas del Apéndice K de la FIA. La suspensión trasera independiente según la especificación Corsa de Giotto y los frenos de disco integrales se combinan con un motor V8 de 5300 centímetros cúbicos específico para la época con carburadores Weber 45 DCOE (Doppio Corpo Orizzontale E) que desarrollan más de 400  caballos de fuerza para brindar una relación potencia-peso comparable con un motor moderno . -día superdeportivo.

Simon Busby, CMO de Bizzarrini, dijo:  “El equipo está increíblemente orgulloso de ver el primer 5300GT Corsa Revival salir de la fábrica camino a su nuevo propietario. Relanzamos Bizzarrini a principios de este año como el comienzo de una visión a largo plazo, esta primera entrega al cliente es un paso importante en el camino hacia la realización total de esa visión. A medida que continuamos produciendo el resto de esta serie de vehículos, continuaremos construyendo sobre la pasión y los valores del fundador con la próxima etapa del desarrollo continuo de nuestro superdeportivo moderno”.  

Bizzarrini mostrará un modelo de especificación de producción completa de la serie revival en el Concours of Excellence en Hampton Court del 2 al 4 de septiembre de 2022  .

ACERCA DE BIZZARRINI
Bizzarrini es la marca italiana de automovilismo fundada en 1964 por el legendario ingeniero Giotto Bizzarrini, un nombre icónico en la historia automotriz italiana. La marca renació en 2020 bajo una nueva propiedad para reunir la mejor excelencia en diseño, artesanía e ingeniería para una nueva generación de coleccionistas y entusiastas. La compañía opera en Londres, Ginebra, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi y Dubai. www.Bizzarrini.com  Instagram:  @BizzarriniDesign    Facebook  @BizzarriniDesign |   LinkedIn: Bizzarrini Wikipedia : Bizzarrini     

Porsche celebrates National Ice Cream Day with limited edition ice cream pops inspired by custom paint colors Brand teams up with Chicago-based Pretty Cool Ice Cream to launch five unforgettable flavors Porsche celebrates National Ice Cream Day with limited edition ice cream pops inspired by custom paint colors Atlanta/Chicago. Individualization is at the core of Porsche sports cars. Ranging from more than 160 Paint to Sample colors to the Paint to Sample Plus custom colors, along with the traditional color options, the German automaker aspires to fulfill every customer’s wish for their dream Porsche. In honor of National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 17, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. today announced the launch of limited-edition ice cream pops inspired by Porsche paint colors that coincidentally could double as ice cream flavors. In collaboration with Pretty Cool Ice Cream, a small-batch creamery based in Chicago, the following five ice cream pops were created with eye-catching packaging to match: Mint Green: a green mint cookies and cream ice cream with a mint green white chocolate shell. Strawberry Red: cream Cheese ice cream dipped in a strawberry red shell. Made with real freeze-dried strawberries. Macadamia Metallic: roasted macadamia ice cream in a sparkling macadamia metallic colored chocolate shell. Frozen Berry Metallic: black raspberry ice cream in a sparkling frozen berry colored Ruby chocolate shell. Lime Gold Metallic: key lime pie ice cream in a sparkling lime gold colored caramel shell. “This has been a fun project and one we hope will evoke a smile, just like the customizable colors available on all of our cars. We genuinely thought there weren’t many things cooler than one of our special colors for your dream Porsche, but this ice cream might just have that beat,” said Ayesha Coker, Vice President of Marketing of Porsche Cars North America. “Pretty Cool Ice Cream has been as meticulous and passionate as we are about getting the color just right – and on top of that they’ve come up with delicious flavors to match. We hope Porsche fans and enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy the ice cream as much as we’ve loved creating it!” “My uncle, 'Targa Dan,' has always had a passion for restoring Porsche cars and has brought over 200 cars back to life over the last 50 years, so I grew up very close to the brand. When Porsche reached out to me to make some custom ice cream inspired by the paint colors, I was thrilled,” said Dana Salls Cree, Owner of Pretty Cool Ice Cream. "Similar to all Porsche sports cars, the ice cream pops are truly a passion project that I couldn’t be more excited to share.” The Pretty Cool Lincoln Park (709 West Belden) location in Chicago will offer the ice cream pops on National Ice Cream Day on July 17. The custom ice cream pops will also be available at select Porsche events later this year. About Pretty Cool Ice Cream Pretty Cool Ice Cream is a small handmade ice cream company in Chicago Illinois by award-winning pastry chef Dana Cree, author of Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream, and celebrated hospitality hero Michael Ciapciak, founder of Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits. Launched in 2018 in the Logan Square neighborhood, Pretty Cool Ice Cream specializes in frozen novelties, like your favorite treats from the ice cream truck, all hand dipped and decorated by our talented team of skilled artisans with the best ingredients we can find. Each item is individually packaged, and we work with local artists to create the art and design for each flavor to achieve an overall look that is as diverse as our windy city. You’ll find our shops filled with ice cream bars, vegan pops, ice pops, and ice cream sandwiches, all hand-dipped and decorated in classic and contemporary flavors. Since 2018, Pretty Cool Ice cream has continued to grow throughout the city of Chicago, opening additional ice cream shops and partnering with restaurants, boutique grocery stores, and events across Chicago. Pretty Cool is available year-round, because Chicago is an all-weather ice cream city! Jade A. Logan
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Porsche celebrates National Ice Cream Day with limited edition ice cream pops inspired by custom paint colors

Porsche celebrates National Ice Cream Day with limited edition ice cream pops inspired by custom paint colors

Brand teams up with Chicago-based Pretty Cool Ice Cream to launch five unforgettable flavors

Porsche celebrates National Ice Cream Day with limited edition ice cream pops inspired by custom paint colors Brand teams up with Chicago-based Pretty Cool Ice Cream to launch five unforgettable flavors Porsche celebrates National Ice Cream Day with limited edition ice cream pops inspired by custom paint colors Atlanta/Chicago. Individualization is at the core of Porsche sports cars. Ranging from more than 160 Paint to Sample colors to the Paint to Sample Plus custom colors, along with the traditional color options, the German automaker aspires to fulfill every customer’s wish for their dream Porsche. In honor of National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 17, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. today announced the launch of limited-edition ice cream pops inspired by Porsche paint colors that coincidentally could double as ice cream flavors. In collaboration with Pretty Cool Ice Cream, a small-batch creamery based in Chicago, the following five ice cream pops were created with eye-catching packaging to match: Mint Green: a green mint cookies and cream ice cream with a mint green white chocolate shell. Strawberry Red: cream Cheese ice cream dipped in a strawberry red shell. Made with real freeze-dried strawberries. Macadamia Metallic: roasted macadamia ice cream in a sparkling macadamia metallic colored chocolate shell. Frozen Berry Metallic: black raspberry ice cream in a sparkling frozen berry colored Ruby chocolate shell. Lime Gold Metallic: key lime pie ice cream in a sparkling lime gold colored caramel shell. “This has been a fun project and one we hope will evoke a smile, just like the customizable colors available on all of our cars. We genuinely thought there weren’t many things cooler than one of our special colors for your dream Porsche, but this ice cream might just have that beat,” said Ayesha Coker, Vice President of Marketing of Porsche Cars North America. “Pretty Cool Ice Cream has been as meticulous and passionate as we are about getting the color just right – and on top of that they’ve come up with delicious flavors to match. We hope Porsche fans and enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy the ice cream as much as we’ve loved creating it!” “My uncle, 'Targa Dan,' has always had a passion for restoring Porsche cars and has brought over 200 cars back to life over the last 50 years, so I grew up very close to the brand. When Porsche reached out to me to make some custom ice cream inspired by the paint colors, I was thrilled,” said Dana Salls Cree, Owner of Pretty Cool Ice Cream. "Similar to all Porsche sports cars, the ice cream pops are truly a passion project that I couldn’t be more excited to share.” The Pretty Cool Lincoln Park (709 West Belden) location in Chicago will offer the ice cream pops on National Ice Cream Day on July 17. The custom ice cream pops will also be available at select Porsche events later this year. About Pretty Cool Ice Cream Pretty Cool Ice Cream is a small handmade ice cream company in Chicago Illinois by award-winning pastry chef Dana Cree, author of Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream, and celebrated hospitality hero Michael Ciapciak, founder of Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits. Launched in 2018 in the Logan Square neighborhood, Pretty Cool Ice Cream specializes in frozen novelties, like your favorite treats from the ice cream truck, all hand dipped and decorated by our talented team of skilled artisans with the best ingredients we can find. Each item is individually packaged, and we work with local artists to create the art and design for each flavor to achieve an overall look that is as diverse as our windy city. You’ll find our shops filled with ice cream bars, vegan pops, ice pops, and ice cream sandwiches, all hand-dipped and decorated in classic and contemporary flavors. Since 2018, Pretty Cool Ice cream has continued to grow throughout the city of Chicago, opening additional ice cream shops and partnering with restaurants, boutique grocery stores, and events across Chicago. Pretty Cool is available year-round, because Chicago is an all-weather ice cream city! Jade A. Logan

Porsche celebrates National Ice Cream Day with limited edition ice cream pops inspired by custom paint colors

Porsche celebrates National Ice Cream Day with limited edition ice cream pops inspired by custom paint colors

Atlanta/Chicago. Individualization is at the core of Porsche sports cars. Ranging from more than 160 Paint to Sample colors to the Paint to Sample Plus custom colors, along with the traditional color options, the German automaker aspires to fulfill every customer’s wish for their dream Porsche. In honor of National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 17, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. today announced the launch of limited-edition ice cream pops inspired by Porsche paint colors that coincidentally could double as ice cream flavors. In collaboration with Pretty Cool Ice Cream, a small-batch creamery based in Chicago, the following five ice cream pops were created with eye-catching packaging to match:

    • Mint Green: a green mint cookies and cream ice cream with a mint green white chocolate shell.
    • Strawberry Red: cream Cheese ice cream dipped in a strawberry red shell. Made with real freeze-dried strawberries.
    • Macadamia Metallic: roasted macadamia ice cream in a sparkling macadamia metallic colored chocolate shell.
    • Frozen Berry Metallic: black raspberry ice cream in a sparkling frozen berry colored Ruby chocolate shell.
  • Lime Gold Metallic: key lime pie ice cream in a sparkling lime gold colored caramel shell.

“This has been a fun project and one we hope will evoke a smile, just like the customizable colors available on all of our cars. We genuinely thought there weren’t many things cooler than one of our special colors for your dream Porsche, but this ice cream might just have that beat,” said Ayesha Coker, Vice President of Marketing of Porsche Cars North America. “Pretty Cool Ice Cream has been as meticulous and passionate as we are about getting the color just right – and on top of that they’ve come up with delicious flavors to match. We hope Porsche fans and enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy the ice cream as much as we’ve loved creating it!”

“My uncle, ‘Targa Dan,’ has always had a passion for restoring Porsche cars and has brought over 200 cars back to life over the last 50 years, so I grew up very close to the brand. When Porsche reached out to me to make some custom ice cream inspired by the paint colors, I was thrilled,” said Dana Salls Cree, Owner of Pretty Cool Ice Cream. “Similar to all Porsche sports cars, the ice cream pops are truly a passion project that I couldn’t be more excited to share.”

The Pretty Cool Lincoln Park (709 West Belden) location in Chicago will offer the ice cream pops on National Ice Cream Day on July 17. The custom ice cream pops will also be available at select Porsche events later this year.

About Pretty Cool Ice Cream
Pretty Cool Ice Cream is a small handmade ice cream company in Chicago Illinois by award-winning pastry chef Dana Cree, author of Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream, and celebrated hospitality hero Michael Ciapciak, founder of Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits.

Launched in 2018 in the Logan Square neighborhood, Pretty Cool Ice Cream specializes in frozen novelties, like your favorite treats from the ice cream truck, all hand dipped and decorated by our talented team of skilled artisans with the best ingredients we can find. Each item is individually packaged, and we work with local artists to create the art and design for each flavor to achieve an overall look that is as diverse as our windy city.

You’ll find our shops filled with ice cream bars, vegan pops, ice pops, and ice cream sandwiches, all hand-dipped and decorated in classic and contemporary flavors. Since 2018, Pretty Cool Ice cream has continued to grow throughout the city of Chicago, opening additional ice cream shops and partnering with restaurants, boutique grocery stores, and events across Chicago. Pretty Cool is available year-round, because Chicago is an all-weather ice cream city!

Cadillac revela el auto de exhibición CELESTIQ

Cadillac revela el auto de exhibición CELESTIQ

Una visión inspirada del diseño, la tecnología y la artesanía a la medida anticipa el sedán insignia

Hoy, Cadillac presentó el show car CELESTIQ , una visión de innovación y propósito que anticipa el futuro sedán insignia artesanal y completamente eléctrico de la marca.

Concebido para liderar el futuro eléctrico de Cadillac e inspirado en la herencia de 120 años de la marca, sirve como piedra de toque para los equipos de diseño e ingeniería de Cadillac, quienes continúan desarrollando CELESTIQ a medida que se acerca a la producción.

“El auto de exhibición CELESTIQ es la expresión más pura de Cadillac ”, dijo Magalie Debellis, gerente de Diseño Avanzado de Cadillac. “Da vida a las expresiones más integradas de diseño e innovación en la historia de la marca, fusionándose en una declaración definitoria de un verdadero buque insignia de Cadillac”.

Al desarrollar el auto de exhibición, los equipos de diseño e ingeniería se sumergieron en la artesanía y la personalización que definieron los primeros sedanes Cadillac, como los autocares con motor V-16 hechos a medida de la era anterior a la guerra y el Eldorado Brougham de 1957 construido a mano. El CELESTIQ es la culminación de ese legado, que cobra vida con métodos de producción innovadores y nuevas tecnologías.

“Esos vehículos representaron el pináculo del lujo en sus respectivas épocas y ayudaron a hacer de Cadillac el estándar del mundo”, dijo Tony Roma, ingeniero jefe. “El auto de exhibición CELESTIQ, también un sedán, porque la configuración ofrece la mejor experiencia de lujo, se basa en ese pedigrí y captura el espíritu de llegada que expresaron”.

Los diseñadores se inspiraron aún más en la arquitectura clásica, como las obras maestras de mediados de siglo del arquitecto Eero Saarinen, junto con otros diseños estadounidenses icónicos, que hicieron declaraciones que definieron una era cuando se presentaron y perduraron con una atemporalidad distintiva.

Darse cuenta e infundir esas influencias dentro de una arquitectura EV basada en Ultium dio como resultado una expresión clara para el auto de exhibición CELESTIQ que considera la totalidad del viaje como una experiencia curada, una destinada a evocar una respuesta emocional. El resultado es un vehículo que causa una primera impresión magnética y cultiva una conexión personal permanente.

“Hemos combinado la belleza de la función con la belleza de la forma”, dijo Laetitia Lopez, diseñadora creativa de Cadillac Color and Trim. “Tuvimos que reconsiderar todos los aspectos para sumergir al cliente, todos sus sentidos, y crear una conexión con el vehículo a través de los mejores materiales genuinos, detalles excepcionales y tecnología avanzada”.

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El auto de exhibición muestra algunos de los materiales, las tecnologías innovadoras y la atención artesanal a los detalles aprovechados para expresar la visión de Cadillac para el futuro. Los puntos destacados incluyen cinco pantallas LED interactivas avanzadas de alta definición, incluida una pantalla LED avanzada de 55 pulgadas en diagonal, junto con novedades esperadas en la industria, como un techo de vidrio inteligente de transmisión variable y Ultra Cruise 1 , la próxima evolución de manos disponibles de General Motors. -tecnología gratuita de asistencia al conductor que Cadillac planea ofrecer en CELESTIQ.

El techo de vidrio inteligente cuenta con tecnología de dispositivo de partículas suspendidas (SPD) que permite cuatro zonas de iluminación variable, lo que permite a los pasajeros ajustar su experiencia de cabina para una comodidad y visibilidad completamente personalizadas. Además, la pantalla LED avanzada de 55 pulgadas en diagonal presenta una pantalla para el pasajero con persianas digitales electrónicas, una tecnología de privacidad activa, que está diseñada para permitir que los pasajeros disfruten del contenido de video mientras lo bloquean de la vista del conductor.

Si bien se muestran en el auto de exhibición, estas tecnologías y más convertirán al CELESTIQ en el vehículo más avanzado de Cadillac. La disponibilidad de la versión de producción de CELESTIQ se anunciará en una fecha posterior.

GM está invirtiendo $81 millones para respaldar su montaje en el Centro Técnico Global de GM, el campus emblemático diseñado originalmente por Eero Saarinen y el corazón de los esfuerzos de ingeniería y diseño de la compañía. El CELESTIQ será el primer vehículo de producción construido allí  desde la inauguración del centro en mayo de 1956.

Más adelante este año se anunciarán detalles adicionales sobre el modelo de producción CELESTIQ.

Visite  www.cadillac.com  para obtener más información.

Cadillac Reveals Project GTP Hypercar
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Cadillac Reveals Project GTP Hypercar

Cadillac Reveals Project GTP Hypercar

Project GTP Hypercar previews design of 2023 IMSA and WEC race car

Cadillac today revealed the Project GTP Hypercar that previews the third-generation prototype race car from the American luxury brand. In 2023, Cadillac will contest the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Cadillac Reveals Project GTP Hypercar

Cadillac Reveals Project GTP Hypercar
Project GTP Hypercar previews design of 2023 IMSA and WEC race car

“Cadillac will be competing again on the world racing stage, and we are all thrilled to return to Le Mans after 20 years,” said Global Cadillac Vice President Rory Harvey. “By competing in both the 2023 IMSA and WEC championships, Cadillac Racing has the opportunity to demonstrate its capability, craftsmanship and technology.”

Codeveloped by Cadillac Design, Cadillac Racing and Dallara, the Project GTP Hypercar incorporates key brand design characteristics. Elements of the brand’s heritage such as vertical lighting and floating blades are present throughout and connect the Project GTP Hypercar to the future of Cadillac.

Cadillac Reveals Project GTP Hypercar

Cadillac Reveals Project GTP Hypercar

“The Project GTP Hypercar is a unique convergence of form and function and showcases Cadillac’s future performance aesthetic,” said Chris Mikalauskas, lead exterior creative designer, Cadillac. “We have plenty more to come, from the upcoming race car to amazing production vehicles.”

Since 2017, Cadillac has been competing at the forefront of American sports car racing in the IMSA manufacturers championship achieving numerous wins, podiums and championships in the Cadillac DPi-V.R.

Cadillac Reveals Project GTP Hypercar

Cadillac Reveals Project GTP Hypercar

“Competing for the overall win at Le Mans with an iconic American brand like Cadillac is an honor,” said Laura Wontrop Klauser, GM sports car racing program manager. “The entire team is excited to continue building Cadillac’s racing legacy by competing against the very best internationally and in the world’s toughest race.”

Cadillac Reveals Project GTP Hypercar

Cadillac Reveals Project GTP Hypercar

The new race car will be powered by an all-new 5.5L DOHC V-8 that will be paired to the LMDh common hybrid system.

Cadillac’s commitment to performance is embodied in the V-Series portfolio. Its recent expansion includes the CT4-V and CT5-V sport sedans, Escalade-V as well as the track-capable CT4-V Blackwin1 and CT5-V Blackwing.

Cadillac Reveals Project GTP Hypercar

The race car will begin on-track testing this summer and first race at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2023.

Cadillac Reveals Project GTP Hypercar

Cadillac Reveals Project GTP Hypercar

Recent Cadillac Racing achievements include:

  • Winning the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship three times: 2021, 2018 and 2017
  • Winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona four times in a row: 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017
  • Winning the Michelin North American Endurance Cup four times: 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017
  • Prior to competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Cadillac competed in the Pirelli World Challenge Championship, earning five Manufacturer’s Championships (2014, 2013, 2012, 2007, 2005), and five Driver’s Championships (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2005).

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Petersen Automotive Museum | ANDY WARHOL – Cars Works From The Mercedes Benz Art Collection

Petersen Automotive Museum | ANDY WARHOL – Cars Works From The Mercedes Benz Art Collection

OPENING JULY 23
IN THE ARMAND HAMMER FOUNDATION GALLERY

Supported by:

// EXHIBITION INCLUDED WITH THE PURCHASE OF A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET OR WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP | VEHICLES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE //

EXHIBITION ABSTRACT

Andy Warhol: Cars
Works from the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection

Commissioned on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the motor car, Andy Warhol’s uncompleted 1986/87 Cars series was to include 80 pictures intended to record the history of the motor car from the Daimler Motor Coach and Benz Patent Motor Car, both dating from 1886, to the present day. The last series of pictures to be undertaken in his lifetime, only 36 silk-screen paintings and 13 drawings representing eight different Mercedes-Benz models were completed. Much like his previous work involving the iconography of branded consumer products and celebrities, Warhol managed to bring together the image of the automobile, and more specifically the Mercedes-Benz brand, within the context of high art.

Having started his career in advertising before becoming an artist, and eventually developing into what he called a “business artist,” Warhol’s commissions represent an acknowledgment of the commercial reality of artistic production often concealed by modern notions of the autonomous artist. Falling just outside of Warhol’s specific “iconography of the everyday,” these vintage automobiles, like many exclusive luxury products, are desired by many but scarcely available to the masses. Thus, as objects of general longing and icons of automotive history, the abstracted images associated with these consumer products occupy a prominent space within cultural memory. In this exhibition, these highly allusive automobiles and their images appear within the context of two celebrated brands, Mercedes-Benz and the one that Andy Warhol constructed for himself.

Co-Curated by Dr. Renate Wiehager
Head of the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection, Stuttgart, Berlin

© 2022 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Andy Warhol
Mercedes-Benz W 125 Grand Prix Car, 1937
1986
Silkscreen, acrylic on canvas

1937 MERCEDES-BENZ

W 125 GRAND PRIX CAR

1954 MERCEDES-BENZ

W 196 R FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX CAR

1970 MERCEDES-BENZ

TYPE C 111-II EXPERIMENTAL VEHICLE

BMW M Hybrid V8

Se desvela el BMW M Hybrid V8, el nuevo vehículo de competición en resistencia que debutará en 2023.

Se desvela el BMW M Hybrid V8, el nuevo vehículo de competición en resistencia que debutará en 2023.

Antes de la fase de pruebas del prototipo LMDh para la temporada 2023 en el Campeonato IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar, BMW M Motorsport anuncia el nombre, el diseño y una espectacular decoración para el coche. El BMW M Hybrid V8 con los colores de BMW M, y marca un hito de BMW M Motorsport en Norteamérica al tiempo que define un futuro híbrido en competición.

Antes de la fase de pruebas del prototipo LMDh para la temporada 2023 en el Campeonato IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar, BMW M Motorsport anuncia el nombre, el diseño y una espectacular decoración para el coche. El BMW M Hybrid V8 con los colores de BMW M, y marca un hito de BMW M Motorsport en Norteamérica al tiempo que define un futuro híbrido en competición.

BMW M Hybrid V8

BMW M Hybrid V8

Franciscus van Meel, director general de BMW M GmbH, se hace eco de este mensaje: “La tarea más crítica y el mayor reto para el equipo de diseño del programa LMDh era que el prototipo debía ser claramente reconocible como un coche de BMW M Motorsport. Y puedo decir esto a todos los aficionados, sólo una mirada es suficiente para confirmar que el BMW M Hybrid V8 es un BMW. Lleva claramente los genes de BMW M. También me encanta la pintura de camuflaje con sus referencias a la gran historia de la marca en Norteamérica. Enhorabuena a los departamentos de diseño y aerodinámica de BMW M Motorsport y Dallara por su gran trabajo. Estoy deseando ver pronto el BMW M Hybrid V8 en la pista”.

El sello distintivo del diseño del BMW M Hybrid V8 es el riñón ancho. Además, cuenta con elementos de diseño típicos de BMW M, como el logotipo del 50º aniversario anidado en el capó, las luces gemelas con el icono de BMW, el lateral dinámico de la carrocería, el gráfico de la ventanilla Hofmeister, los retrovisores con forma de “gancho” M y los faros traseros. La decoración de camuflaje con la que el BMW M Hybrid V8 completará sus pruebas, contiene muchos elementos de cinco décadas de historia del automovilismo en Norteamérica.

BMW M Hybrid V8

BMW M Hybrid V8

Las imágenes de coches de carreras icónicos – el BMW 3.0 CSL de 1976, el BMW M1/C de 1981, el BMW 320i Turbo de 1978, el BMW GTP de 1986, el BMW M3 E36 GTS-2, el BMW Z4 GTLM y el BMW M8 GTE – crean un mosaico gráfico que oculta la forma del BMW M Hybrid V8 para mantener la propiedad intelectual competitiva durante las pruebas de desarrollo.

“El trabajo de mi equipo era hacer que el BMW M Hybrid V8 pareciera un BMW, y aprovechar todas las oportunidades para hacer que también funcionara como uno en la pista de carreras”, declaró el Director Global de Automoción del Grupo BMW Designworks, Michael Scully. “El diseño está arraigado en el ADN de BMW de rendimiento eficiente y decidido, y el carácter audaz y decidido del exterior invoca la potencia turbo de BMW, ahora unida a un tren motriz eléctrico híbrido optimizado. La decoración de camuflaje celebra los 50 años de M conmemorando los grandes coches de la historia de BMW en las carreras de IMSA, a la vez que oculta de forma única la geometría exterior y las tecnologías del BMW M Hybrid V8 de cara al futuro durante la crítica fase de desarrollo en pista del proyecto.

BMW M Hybrid V8

Si se mira con atención, se descubrirán múltiples ganadores de las 24 Horas de Daytona, así como el primer coche IMSA GTP de 1981, el BMW M1/C. Seguiremos este camuflaje con una decoración de trabajo que ejemplifica el dinamismo y la emoción de la competición con motores eléctricos híbridos”.