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Más allá de la fiesta: la Ibiza más exclusiva se vive desde el mar

Más allá de la fiesta: la Ibiza más exclusiva se vive desde el mar

Ibiza JoySail reúne superyates, cenas exclusivas e impresionantes travesías entre las Baleares

La regata se celebró el pasado fin de semana con sedes en SPT Palma y Marina Ibiza

SAILING ENERGY
Tras cuatro días de adrenalina en el mar y divertidos eventos en tierra, la nueva y exclusiva Ibiza JoySail finalizaba el pasado domingo en Marina Ibiza. En esta segunda edición de la cita, se ha triplicado el número de barcos participantes, sin duda atraídos por un evento tan exclusivo como familiar, ya que muchos de los tripulantes eran amigos o familiares de los armadores.


Marina Ibiza ha ofrecido el mejor escenario para cuatro veladas en las que los propietarios y tripulaciones de los once superyates que este año han participado en la competición, disfruten de la gastronomía y el ambiente que dan fama a la isla acompañados de las mejores vistas a Dalt Vila. Un acogedor y espectacular hospitality en el dique exterior de Marina Ibiza, atendido por el equipo del restaurante Roto, fue el punto de encuentro de los participantes.

Además el famoso restaurante Roto, local de moda en Ibiza, y Filin, en la terraza situada en la plaza central de la marina junto a todas las tiendas de moda de lujo, fueron los escenarios de las cenas inolvidables que ha dejado esta regata.

Lo que hace de esta competición algo realmente único, dentro del entorno náutico y fuera de él, es la perfecta combinación de pruebas en el mar entre las islas de Mallorca, Ibiza y Formentera, y los eventos sociales en tierra, exclusivos y relajados. Una forma muy atractiva de competir a bordo de los magníficos superyates mientras se disfruta de un entorno privilegiado y sin la masificación del verano.


Puedes acceder a la galería de la regata en www.ibizajoysail.com.

Consulta aquí los resultados completos.

IBIZA JOYSAIL
Fundada en 2021 por STP y Marina Ibiza, organizadores de la cita anual de superyates, IbizaJoy Sail cuenta con el apoyo de una gran familia de patrocinadores, y proveedores oficiales que incluyen: los patrocinadores STP Shipyard Palma y Marina Ibiza; los colaboradores oficinales RCNP (Real Club Náutico de Palma) y CNI (Club Náutico de Ibiza); el apoyo de SYRA (SuperYacht Racing Association), ORC (Offshore Racing Congress) y el apoyo institucional de Consell de Ibiza y el Ayuntamiento de Ibiza.


MARINA IBIZA. C/Juan Carlos I, 20, 07800 Ibiza, España

Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini: the perfect synthesis of Italian sporting style
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Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini: la síntesis perfecta del estilo deportivo italiano

Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini: la síntesis perfecta del estilo deportivo italiano

Presentada en el San Marino MotoGP, la motocicleta Ducati de edición limitada de 630 unidades está inspirada en el Lamborghini Huracán STO

Misano Adriatico/Sant’Agata Bolognese, 2 de septiembre de 2022  – La nueva Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini, inspirada en el superdeportivo Huracán STO, se presentó al público en el Gran Premio de San Marino en el Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. La moto es el resultado del segundo proyecto de colaboración entre las dos marcas, embajadoras del Made in Italy, que en 2020 dio a luz a la Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini, inspirada en la Sián.

La Ducati Streetfighter V4 más impresionante producida es una motocicleta que encarna a la perfección los valores de estilo, deportividad y exclusividad compartidos por Ducati y Lamborghini, las dos marcas de excelencia que han ayudado a escribir la historia del “Motor Valley” de Italia y que han renovado y amplió su colaboración con este proyecto de lujo . El resultado es una combinación de tecnología, rendimiento y belleza para inspirar profundamente a los entusiastas desde el primer vistazo.

Aplicando la conocida “Fórmula de la Lucha” a la base técnica de la Panigale V4 S 2023 e integrando elementos y rasgos estilísticos que son inconfundiblemente Lamborghini, Ducati ha creado un modelo totalmente nuevo y exclusivo dentro de su gama. La moto se produce en una serie limitada numerada de 630 unidades y reinterpreta en clave Ducati los conceptos que llevaron a la creación del Lamborghini Huracán STO, integrando elementos técnicos y estilísticos típicos del ADN de Lamborghini, incluida la librea exclusiva en verde y naranja.

El Ducati Style Center, en colaboración con el Centro Stile de Lamborghini, rediseñó las superestructuras de esta moto especial, inspirándose en la Huracán STO. Cuenta con ruedas forjadas especialmente hechas mejoradas por la tuerca de sujeción de titanio en la parte trasera; el diseño del guardabarros delantero está inspirado en los conductos de aire integrados en el “cofango” del Huracán STO; la puntera, la tapa del radiador, las aletas, la tapa del tanque y la cola están hechos de fibra de carbono, la misma que se usa para los superdeportivos de Sant’Agata Bolognese.

La librea presenta el logotipo de STO y el número 63, que hace referencia al año en que se fundó Lamborghini. Este número, multiplicado por diez, da las 630 unidades que producirá Ducati, cada una acompañada de un certificado de autenticidad. Los colores de lujo utilizados para la moto son exactamente los mismos que los utilizados para la Huracán STO, con base en “Verde Citrea” (verde) y partes de contraste en “Arancio Dac” (naranja). El nombre del modelo y el número progresivo se muestran en una placa de metal insertada en la tapa del tanque central y una inserción de aluminio en la llave de encendido.

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También hay extractores de rejilla y tomas de aire en la cubierta del tanque, la puntera y la cola que recuerdan explícitamente los conductos de enfriamiento de los frenos traseros del Huracán STO; las rejillas de ventilación de los guardabarros delanteros del coche; y los respiraderos de extracción de la campana. El asiento de la moto también está inspirado en el acabado del asiento del Huracán STO con detalles a juego con la superestructura. En el corazón de la Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini se encuentra el motor Desmosedici Stradale de 1103 cc con una potencia de 208 CV con embrague seco, como en los modelos Ducati MotoGP™ y Superbike.

Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini: la síntesis perfecta del estilo deportivo italiano

Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini: la síntesis perfecta del estilo deportivo italiano

Además de los 630 ejemplares de Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini , Ducati ofrecerá una serie aún más exclusiva dedicada a 63 clientes de Lamborghini que, gracias al Ducati Style Center, podrán crear ejemplares únicos personalizando su Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini con decoración y llantas del mismo color que su coche, completando la moto a través del programa Speciale Clienti de Ducati. Entonces será posible elegir los colores de las pinzas de freno y los detalles de los asientos entre los incluidos en las paletas del Huracán STO: amarillo, rojo, negro y naranja California, además del esquema de colores estándar.

Finalmente, los propietarios de la Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini podrán completar su look con un casco, una chaqueta y cueros de moto de edición limitada, en combinaciones de colores que reflejan las especificaciones de su moto Ducati .

Hurricane STO – Consumo combinado de combustible: 13,9 l/100 km; Emisiones combinadas de CO  : 331 g/km (WLTP)

E1 powerboats
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RaceBird flies for the first time with successful test on River Po

RaceBird flies for the first time with successful test on River Po

E1’s innovative electric foiling raceboat took flight for the first time on the River Po close to San Nazzaro in northern Italy, with the RaceBird prototype successfully completing a series of tests and performance runs with ex-powerboat champion Luca Ferrari behind the wheel.

The RaceBird engineers conducted a number of technical tests and systems checks to assess the overall performance and reliability of the boat and the various electrical components.

E1 powerboats

E1 powerboats

The testing schedule, which will continue for several weeks, will consist of straight-line tests, qualifying runs, and race simulations, with the focus on set-up and performance analysis and gathering data on the foiling and handling characteristics in different racing conditions.

The single pilot RaceBird vessel is the brainchild of Norwegian designer Sophi Horne and was co-created together with Brunello Acampora and the expert engineers at Victory Marine and SeaBird Technologies. The RaceBird is powered by a 150 kW Kreisel battery and an outboard motor produced by Mercury Racing, with the boat quickly lifting onto its foils with the benefit of instant torque and acceleration.

E1 organisers also used the opportunity during the test to evaluate different elements of the racing format, including trialling autonomous buoys and cornering profiles, as well as testing the positioning of onboard cameras to be used in the world feed broadcast.

The UIM E1 World Championship was founded by Alejandro Agag and Rodi Basso with a mission to build a new and exciting racing platform on the water, based on future electric technologies to protect and restore our urban waters and coastal areas.

The debut season of the E1 World Championship is scheduled to get underway in Spring 2023. However, fans won’t have to wait long to see the RaceBird flying on the water, with the first public display set to be announced soon.

Alejandro AgagCo-Founder & Chairman of E1, said: “Putting the RaceBird on the water for the first time is a pivotal moment for the E1 World Championship. We’re now one step closer to making electric racing on the water a reality. I remember very well the same scenarios we encountered during the early stages at both Formula E and Extreme E, and just like on those occasions this is a major breakthrough on E1’s journey. Seeing the RaceBird fly proves to me that we can use this exciting, new sporting platform to drive technological innovation in the marine industry and create something spectacular for fans in the cities we visit.”

Rodi BassoCo-Founder & CEO of E1, added: “Seeing the RaceBird flying on the water for the first time was an emotional moment for myself and many others who have been working on this project over the past few months. It’s been a huge team effort to get to this point and it wouldn’t have been possible without the help and support of our partners at Victory Marine and SeaBird Technologies. Special mentions should also go to Kreisel and Mercury Racing for their work on preparing the battery and outboard.

“So far, the RaceBird has exceeded expectations especially with the performance, agility and cornering capabilities. The current performance levels are exactly where we wanted them to be, helping to promote exciting foil-to-foil racing close to the shoreline. In the coming weeks, we’ll continue to run further tests and gather the necessary data. I’m really looking forward to showing it in public for the first time, which we’ll be announcing more on shortly. This test marks the first page of a new chapter in the electrification of the marine industry, focusing on accelerating future technologies for the benefit of our waters.”

Sophi HorneRaceBird designer & Founder of SeaBird Technologies, said: “I’ve been waiting for this moment for almost three years! To finally get to this point is a huge sigh of relief but I’m also very proud of what we’ve managed to achieve with the combined efforts of SeaBird and Victory Marine. Watching the boat being lowered into the water and drive off… that will stay with me for a long time.

“It’s been so amazing to watch my design develop into a fully operational raceboat. We still have some work to do, but for the first round of tests, we really couldn’t have asked for more. With the RaceBird, I wanted to create something unique that stood out from the crowd and got heads turning from an aesthetic standpoint. Seeing it now in motion gliding on the water, I think we’ve managed to achieve that.”

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Presentamos nuestro Nuro de próxima generación

Presentamos nuestro Nuro de próxima generación

Siempre hemos sabido que resolver la entrega de última milla a través de la robótica mejoraría la vida cotidiana de millones de personas. Diseñar el vehículo autónomo adecuado para hacer eso, y adoptar un enfoque de cero ocupantes para ese diseño, ha sido una tarea monumental que involucró años de trabajo e iteraciones basadas en el aprendizaje del mundo real.

Queríamos hacerlo bien. Necesitábamos hacerlo seguro, completamente eléctrico y fácil de operar. Y necesitábamos escalar rápidamente para que pudiera ponerse a trabajar. Encontrar el equilibrio adecuado entre algo que queríamos en nuestros propios vecindarios y algo que pudiera producirse a escala no fue tarea fácil. Pero valió la pena.

Ahora, nos complace anunciar el vehículo de reparto autónomo de tercera generación de Nuro. Este nuevo vehículo mejora nuestro diseño anterior y está listo para ser producido a escala. Cada detalle es intencional y ahora estamos listos para compartir algunas de las innovaciones más impactantes de nuestro nuevo modelo.

Seguridad

Tamaño

Nuestro nuevo vehículo es aproximadamente un 20 % más pequeño en ancho que los automóviles de pasajeros promedio. Esa huella significativamente más pequeña les da a los ciclistas y peatones más espacio para maniobrar junto al bot.

Airbag

Una bolsa de aire para peatones externa personalizada en la parte delantera del bot está optimizada para reducir la fuerza del impacto y la cantidad de lesiones en caso de colisión.

Clima

Nuestro vehículo de próxima generación está diseñado para operar de manera segura en el mismo entorno que todos los vehículos motorizados. Eso nos permite atender una amplia variedad de geografías que experimentan diversas condiciones climáticas durante todo el año.

Experiencia

Compartimentos

Sacar a la gente de nuestros vehículos significa que tenemos más espacio para las cosas buenas. Nuestros compartimentos de 27 ft3 combinados pueden acomodar alrededor de 24 bolsas de comestibles y manejar casi 500 lbs. Las inserciones modulares que encajan dentro de los compartimentos permiten calentar y enfriar, con un rango de temperatura de 22 ºF o caliente a 116 ºF, lo que significa que la pizza se mantiene caliente y la gaseosa se mantiene fría.

Velocidad

Nuestro nuevo modelo podrá alcanzar una velocidad operativa máxima de 45 mph, lo que permitirá que el vehículo llegue a más clientes y sirva a más empresas en una variedad más amplia de caminos.

Emissions

Nuestros vehículos ya son completamente eléctricos a batería y libres de emisiones, pero hemos decidido llevar nuestro compromiso con la sustentabilidad aún más lejos: en este nuevo vehículo, estamos usando electricidad 100% renovable de parques eólicos en Texas para impulsar nuestra flota y para reducir nuestra huella de carbono general. Y todos los materiales se adhieren a estrictos estándares de abastecimiento y cadena de suministro destinados a proteger el medio ambiente natural.

Sensores

Además de poder sentir todo, desde la diferencia entre un montón de hojas y una mascota hasta cuántos peatones hay parados en un cruce de peatones en medio de una densa niebla, el nuevo modelo también tiene la capacidad de limpiar sus propios sensores. Esta autolimpieza es importante para mantener las operaciones y conservar la sensibilidad durante todo el día.

Securidad

Ese compromiso con la seguridad se extiende a los datos de nuestros clientes, a los que damos prioridad incluso por encima de nuestras propias protecciones de datos intelectuales. Nuestra política de privacidad dicta todo, desde cómo recopilamos datos hasta cómo los salvaguardamos, para que nuestros clientes tengan total transparencia en el manejo de sus datos privados.

Fabricación

Trabajos

BYD podrá aprovechar la capacidad de fabricación de su planta de Lancaster para apoyar a Nuro y generar más empleos en California. Y traeremos más empleos al sur de Nevada. De hecho, se espera que nuestras instalaciones del sur de Nevada creen 250 oportunidades profesionales iniciales altamente calificadas con potencial de crecimiento a largo plazo en la industria de vehículos autónomos.

por qué importa

Nuestro vehículo de tercera generación fue diseñado a propósito para convertirse en un querido miembro de la comunidad, de todas las comunidades. Cuando nos propusimos transformar la vida cotidiana a través de la robótica, pusimos un gran énfasis en la equidad: no queríamos atender solo a vecindarios específicos o a ciertos grupos demográficos. Queríamos desbloquear el acceso a bienes y servicios para millones de personas en todo el mundo. Es una visión en la que creemos.

Este es el vehículo que produciremos a escala para mejorar la vida cotidiana de millones, y no podemos esperar a que esté en la carretera justo frente a su puerta. Porque, además de entregar casi cualquier cosa de las tiendas locales, también brinda mayor equidad, comunidades más seguras, menos contaminación.

Nuro coches autonomos

BMW M Motorsport MBEDDED
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‘MBEDDED’ #3: ‘EMBEDDED’ #3: El nuevo episodio del video documental brinda información exclusiva detrás de escena del BMW Team RLL y el proyecto LMDh.

‘MBEDDED’ #3:’EMBEDDED’ #3: El nuevo episodio del video documental brinda información exclusiva detrás de escena del BMW Team RLL y el proyecto LMDh.

Cuando se puso en marcha el proyecto LMDh, BMW M Motorsport lanzó un nuevo video documental en tiempo real que brinda información exclusiva detrás de escena, sigue de cerca a los responsables y brinda a los espectadores perspectivas totalmente nuevas de los principales procesos de toma de decisiones: ‘MBEDDED’. El tercer episodio cubre Petit Le Mans en Road Atlanta (EE. UU.).

Munich. Cuando se puso en marcha el proyecto LMDh, BMW M Motorsport lanzó un nuevo video documental en tiempo real que brinda información exclusiva detrás de escena, sigue de cerca a los responsables y brinda a los espectadores perspectivas totalmente nuevas de los principales procesos de toma de decisiones: ‘MBEDDED’.

El tercer episodio cubre Petit Le Mans en Road Atlanta (EE. UU.). Muestra al BMW Team RLL y a los conductores mirando imágenes del BMW M LMDh por primera vez y captura sus reacciones. El video también ofrece un perfil del director del equipo, Bobby Rahal. Está disponible en el canal de YouTube de BMW M Motorsport

“Sexy, agresivo, hermoso, una declaración poderosa” son las palabras que vinieron a la mente de los miembros del BMW Team RLL y los conductores de BMW M Works al ver las primeras imágenes del nuevo BMW M LMDh, que se les permitió tomar un mira a puerta cerrada en Petit Le Mans.

A ellos se unió un equipo de cámara, que documentó toda la acción en torno al anuncio de BMW Team RLL como el equipo LMDh de cerca y en persona para el tercer episodio de ‘MBEDDED’. El video sigue a los jugadores clave en el proyecto LMDh en BMW M Motorsport, Mike Krack y Maurizio Leschiutta, en sus reuniones ultrasecretas durante el transcurso del fin de semana.

‘MBEDDED’ también brinda perfiles del director del equipo, Bobby Rahal, y su tripulación, quienes están listos para luchar por las victorias generales en la serie IMSA para BMW M Motorsport a partir de 2023. “No puedo encontrar las palabras para describir lo emocionado y orgulloso que estoy que se nos está dando esta oportunidad de competir con este auto para BMW M Motorsport”, dijo Rahal durante una entrevista en su autocaravana. “Es un gran cumplido para nosotros. Y la razón principal por la que es tan emocionante es que podremos luchar por las victorias generales”.

NORTON MOTORCYCLES - The V4CR is a prototype
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NORTON MOTORCYCLES – The V4CR is a prototype

NORTON MOTORCYCLES – The V4CR is a prototype

The V4 Café Racer is the rebellious younger brother to the V4SV, sharing the same superbike DNA but differing in attitude and emotion. It’s stripped-back fairing reveals Norton’s technical artistry and craftsmanship, naked with nothing to hide. And while the V4CR embraces nostalgic design cues and Norton character, it’s all about the present moment. A modern incarnation of the past.
NORTON MOTORCYCLES - The V4CR is a prototype

NORTON MOTORCYCLES – The V4CR is a prototype

Disclaimer: The V4CR is a prototype and therefore some details may change. The specification will be included in this page when finalised.
For the rider that craves adrenaline, the V4CR stands up to the mark. One of the most powerful British café racers out there wielding 185bhp, it shares the same engineered advancements of the V4SV. Our relationship to the TT is evident in both speed and power, and exposed elements reveal the uncompromising quality beneath.
The V4CR bears its shoulders in a firm stance with distinguished air intakes at the front of the bike – visually creating a front-heavy illusion, facing the road in defiance. All structural lines, from the sculpted swingarm to the compact tail unit, fly into the distance. Defining a raw energy that’s wrapped up in a rush. So tactile it transcends the separation between bike and rider, connecting the two as one ready to take on the horizon. All about presence, this super café racer shows up with confidence to the moment. Just like its rider taking life by the reins and seizing every opportunity. The V4SV was born at the TT, but the V4CR follows whatever road it wants.
There’s something about a superbike café racer that defies categorisation and attracts renegades. With the V4CR, we’ve developed a motorcycle that amplifies those emotions in its riders – willing them to dare to be more.

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ENGINEERING

THE RE-ENGINEERED V4

With the same engine as our re-engineered V4SV, this café racer is in a league of its own. There’s a level of sophistication that matches its performance, every detail naked on display revealing Norton’s renowned artistry. Not only do the front air intakes give the V4CR an aggressive attitude, but they interact with the bike’s engineering, controlling the air around it, amplifying its dynamics.

HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS

Carbon fibre fuel tank and body panels

DEVELOPED INHOUSE

V4 1200cc, 72-degree, liquid cooled engine

STRONG COMPONENTS

Polished billet aluminium swingarm and frame

DESIGN

THE MODERN INCARNATION

UNAPPROACHABLE DESIGN

Shorter aluminium rear frame and compact tail unit contribute towards the V4CR’s aggressive and dominant stance

TRADITION LIVES ON

The road shines bright with a traditionally large and round headlamp fitted with a modern LED unit

POLISHED & REFINED

Visible framework and distinguished welds showcase an attention to detail that can only be Norton

The V4CR is an expression of raw energy refined. Stripped-back, every detail that’s visible is the epitome of sophistication. Sharp, lower fairing and upper air intakes square off the front of the bike creating an indomitable effect. But the Norton design DNA, with its compact framework and café racer simplicity, tone that aggression down into a controlled and elegant poise. Available in two colour schemes, the only question is whether you want to own the night in Carbon, or blaze like Summer days in Manx Silver.
Disclaimer: The V4CR is a prototype and therefore some details may change. The specification will be included in this page when finalised.
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Goodwood Announces 2022 Motorsport Event Dates

Goodwood Announces 2022 Motorsport Event Dates

  • The 79th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport will be held on 9-10 April.
  • The Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard will be held on 23-26 June.
  • The Goodwood Revival will be held on 16-18 September.
  • Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday 8 November at 9am.
  • Customers can get early access from 1 November by joining the GRRC Fellowship.

Goodwood Revival 2021

Goodwood is pleased to announce the dates for its 2022 motorsport and automotive events. Kicking off the season will be the 79th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport on 9-10 April, followed by the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard on 23-26 June and finishing with Goodwood Revival on 16-18 September.

2021 saw Goodwood make an incredible return to the motorsport and motoring calendar, with all three events taking place over the summer and autumn, welcoming back our passionate fans after more than 18 months away. Looking ahead to next year, the events will not only revert to the usual order – starting with the Members’ Meeting in April – but they will run at full capacity and bring back many popular aspects as well as new celebrations, moments, car launches and interactive customer experiences.

Members’ Meeting will remain the playground for Members and Fellows of the Goodwood Road Racing Club (GRRC), with a weekend of exceptional racing, high-speed demonstrations, off-track festivities and fireworks, and of course the unique school ‘house’ rivalry.

Festival of Speed 2021

The Festival of Speed will return as the destination for innovation, technology and future mobility, as well as hosting perennial favourites including Formula 1, drift, contemporary teams, champion drivers and riders of past, present and future, and more than a century of motorsport history. The awe-inspiring Future Lab will wow event-goers, as will the latest supercars in action on the Hill, and the world’s leading manufacturers launching their latest cars. Electric Avenue – the ultimate place for consumers to immerse themselves in the world of electric mobility – will be back after its debut in 2021.

Revival will once again host the world’s greatest weekend of historic racing, accompanied by fabulous vintage fashion and glamour, set within the iconic Goodwood Motor Circuit. Popular new initiatives for 2021, including the Make Do & Mend corner and Revival Car Boot Sale, will make a welcome – and enhanced – return, as Goodwood continues to celebrate and showcase sustainability and second-hand lifestyle, encouraging attendees to embrace the event’s Revive and Thrive ethos.

Goodwood Revival 2021

Further details and announcements on what will feature at this year’s events will be announced in the months ahead.

Commenting on next year’s events, The Duke of Richmond said: “I am thrilled that our much-loved, sell-out motorsport events will be making a spectacular return in 2022. Thank you to everyone who attended and partnered with the Festival of Speed, Revival and Members’ Meeting this year. Your loyalty and support after a challenging 18 months made them more special than ever, and we can’t wait to see you back at Goodwood again next year. It really will be a season not to miss.”

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets for the 79th Members’ Meeting, Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival will be on sale at goodwood.com on the following dates:

  • Saturday 30 October 2021 – GRRC Members
  • Monday 1 November 2021 – GRRC Fellowship
  • Monday 8 November 2021 – Public

As in previous years, children aged 12 and under go free and a Young Person ticket will also be available for those aged between 13 and 21 years of age.

Members of the public can get early access to tickets and buy from 1 November by joining the GRRC Fellowship. For just £43 a year, the Fellowship not only provides a special ticket window, but is the only entry route to join the GRRC, offering a range of benefits including access to the members-only Members’ Meeting, exclusive video content, competitions, offers and much more.

Goodwood’s unrivalled hospitality packages are available to book now for the 2022 Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival by emailing hospitality@goodwood.com or calling 01243 755054. Whether customers are looking for a great day out with friends, entertaining clients or celebrating something special, Goodwood’s hospitality provides the ultimate setting to enjoy the events.

Also launching at Goodwood in 2022, will be Goodwoof (28-29 May) and Eroica Britannia (6-7 August). The two new events will bring ‘all things dog’ and vintage cycling to the estate’s impressive and popular events portfolio. Tickets to Goodwoof are on sale now at goodwood.com, with Eroica Britannia to follow at the end of the year.

2022 Event Charities

The Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival will also partner with two new charities in 2022. Race Against Dementia, a charity set up by Sir Jackie Stewart OBE will be supported by the Festival of Speed and local charity Aldingbourne Trust will be supported by the Revival.

Race Against Dementia is a global charity established to fund pioneering research to find a prevention or treatment for dementia. The Race Against Dementia (RAD) Fellowship Programme draws from the most promising early career scientific talent around the world. Collaboration with forward-thinking teams in Formula One and other innovative organisations brings the dynamic attitude, dedication and agility of Grand Prix teamwork to drive results in dementia research. The programme not only accelerates the Fellows’ personal research agendas but also aspires to catalyse a change in dementia research culture globally.

The Aldingbourne Trust provides real skills, care and jobs in a 21st Century way. Through strong partnerships and social enterprise, they enable adults with learning disabilities to have real choices and to lead more independent lives. The trust provides much-valued support in all aspects of their lives including accommodation, training, employment, advice and having fun!

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Goodwood Revival 2021

Tickets for the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival go on sale to the public on Monday 8 November at 9am at goodwood.com, with priority booking available for GRRC Members and Fellows. Customers can join the Fellowship at any time to receive priority booking for the 2022 events.

2022 Event Dates:

  • 79th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport, Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 April 2022
  • Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 June 2022
  • Goodwood Revival, Friday 16 – Sunday 18 September 2022

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Tickets
Tickets can be purchased via goodwood.com or by calling the Ticket Office on 01243 755055.

Members of the public can get early access to tickets and buy from 1 November by joining the GRRC Fellowship. For just £43 a year, the Fellowship not only provides a special ticket window, but is the only entry route to join the GRRC, offering a range of benefits including access to the members-only Members’ Meeting, access to video archives, competitions, offers and much more.

For an extra special day out, hospitality is also available across the event and can be organised by emailing hospitality@goodwood.com or calling 01243 755054.

Goodwood wants customers to be able to book with confidence and if it is deemed that Goodwood events cannot take place on advice from the UK Government due to the ever-changing pandemic, the ‘Ticket Guarantee’ means customers can transfer their ticket to the following year or receive a full refund.

Covid-19
Goodwood’s number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved, whether working behind-the-scenes, at the wheel, or attending the spectacle. Goodwood continues to work closely with Public Health England and UK Government advisory groups and all events will be run strictly in accordance with the Government’s Covid-19 guidelines

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About the Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport
The Goodwood Members’ Meeting is an epic weekend of motor racing founded by the Duke of Richmond, which aims to recreate the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC Members’ Meetings held at Goodwood throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

As well as a full programme of racing, the Members’ Meeting features all kinds of cars from classic tin-tops and GTs, to motorcycles and open wheeled Formula 3 and F1 machines, offering visitors a friendly and intimate atmosphere with no crowds, thanks to being exclusively available to GRRC Members and Fellowship. A winning formula of spectacular cars, high-speed track demonstrations, fun-packed festivities and great entertainment; along with the very best food and drink. Joining the GRRC Fellowship is the only way to become a full GRRC Member.

About Audrain Motorsport
Audrain Motorsport is all about the chance to share extraordinary experiences centred around the way you want to engage with cars and motorcycles. No matter where your passion connects, on a tour, rally or back country drive; exploring the limits of your car and your talent against the clock on a track; as an insider at the world’s leading Concours d’Elegance and historic races; or sharing conversation with the movers, shakers and legends of the motoring world in an intimate setting, we are here to make it possible.

Audrain Motorsport promises “curated immersive automotive experiences” for all its members who are looking to take their passion to the next level, and to operate at the top of the automotive lifestyle chain. For more information please visit, www.AudrainMotorsport.com and stay up-to-date with all news and information by following us on our YouTube Channel and social media platforms.

About the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard
First staged in 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is the world’s largest automotive garden party; set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motorsport take part along with legendary figures from the automotive world. Highlights include Future Lab presented by bp, Electric Avenue, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 paddock, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance, Aviation Exhibition and Bonhams Auction.

About the Goodwood Revival
The Goodwood Revival is the world’s greatest historic motor race meeting, and the only sporting event of its kind to be staged entirely in a period theme. More than just an unrivalled weekend of historic racing, it is a whimsical step back in time; an immersive celebration of a less disposable world, where “make do and mend” was a way of life rather than a casual slogan.

The Revival is, at its heart, a celebration of craftsmanship and sustainability, from an age when possessions were made to last and be cherished. It promotes a thoroughly modern ethos – to “reduce, reuse, repair, restore and recycle” – in the most authentic way possible. All the cars are original, having been lovingly maintained since new, many of the outfits have been handed down through generations, and even the retailers specialise in pre-owned artefacts – everything from clothes and accessories to automobilia and books.

It is, proudly, the world’s biggest and most glamorous second-hand event, encouraging attendees to embrace its Revive and Thrive ethos.

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Drive2Extremes: the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo between ice and desert

Drive2Extremes: the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo between ice and desert

In the clip “Drive2Extremes. Taycan Cross Turismo x Johnny FPV”, the CUV demonstrates its typically Porsche sportiness on unpaved roads in the desert and on ice. The precision of the drone pilot Johnny FPV transports the viewer from one world to the other in seamless motion.

A hot-air balloon glides over seemingly endless forests of pine. A sports car is drifting in the snow. Between the two, a drone slices through the air, before it swoops down dramatically and captures the car at breakneck speed. A winter landscape? The eye can scarcely apprehend how the flight manuever suddenly transitions to a desert. The music underscores the dynamic acts of cinematography and driving like a symphony of contrasts. The locations provide the extremes in this action film: snow in Finland, desert sands in the United Arab Emirates. The protagonist is the Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo.

“It’s important to fly in a unique way, to establish a trademark style.”Johnny FPV

The second hero is somewhat in the background. Johnny FPV has both feet on the frozen ground, about 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle, as he works his magic from the bird’s-eye view above. One of the best drone pilots in the world, he is wearing black video glasses and holding a controller. Gloves protect his hands from the icy air – the filmmaker’s biggest challenge today, as he films against the stunning backdrop of the Porsche Driving Area – a closed course with prepared ice tracks.

The long view: with the camera eye of his drone, Johnny FPV tracks the Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo on two identical course layouts on two continents.

Born Johnny Schaer, the three initials in his professional handle stand for “first-person view” – the camera perspective of the films that have turned his passion into a career. Thanks to instantaneous transmission speeds, the drone pilot sees the world through the eye of his camera. Later, the viewer experiences the spectacular flights with sensory directness. The 25-year-old from Chicago loves speed, cars and flying, and is known for exceptionally dexterous maneuvers. Few can match his skill in making the viewer a part of the action. He opens up new horizons, offering surprising dimensions in technical perfection. Watching him and his drone at work, one senses how the virtual and real worlds meld into one.

Two-tone: the striking red and blue foiling symbolises heat and cold. The script adds further extremes.
Dancing on ice: there is a spirit of adventure in every detail of the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo. The snow mutes almost every sound coming from the tyres. A silent drift is all but unimaginable, yet possible.
Dancing on ice: there is a spirit of adventure in every detail of the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo. The snow mutes almost every sound coming from the tyres. A silent drift is all but unimaginable, yet possible.

The film – Drive2Extremes. Taycan Cross Turismo x Johnny FPV – is set in the Lapland town of Levi and the Liwa Oasis on the northern edge of the Rub al Khali desert. More than 3,100 miles as the crow flies and roughly 1400 degrees Fahrenheit separate the two filming locations but in both places the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo, the first all-electric Cross Utility Vehicle (CUV) from Porsche, conquers identically set courses. The aerial precision of the drone pilot is what allows the gripping splicing of the shots between ice and desert. The film was directed by Los Angeles-based Nicholas Schrunk, who won an Emmy for the documentary Blood Road. He’s a master of the craft of accentuating emotional stories with spectacular stunts.

Teamwork: director Nicholas Schrunk, racing car driver Jukka Honkavuori, and drone pilot Johnny FPV (from left) collaborated on the video spot.

Schaer bought his first drone at the age of 15, followed days later by a second, and shortly thereafter by a third. He practiced relentlessly. He got good. And then he became a pro. “Hand-eye coordination is crucial to being a good pilot. Otherwise it’s just a mix of hard work, good ideas and talent,” he says. In Drive2Extremes, the shots are dynamic in multiple ways. The car moves forward – the drone in all directions. Schaer has developed his own style and it is one that captivates the viewer. “It’s important to fly in a unique way, to establish a trademark style. My videos bear my signature. They’re not jerky, they’re precise and they’re very fluid.”

In just seven years, he’s ascended into the upper echelons of FPV pilots. “It’s indescribable to see and feel how strongly the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo performs on different surfaces. I knew that electric cars accelerate very quickly, but the fact that the power can be called up like that on ice and sand is something I find incredible.” For him, electric cars are the future. “I’m quite sure I’ll own one too,” says Schaer. With his film, one ‘wow’ moment follows another, punctuated by breathtakingly beautiful slow-motion sequences. The Cross Turismo and its filmmaker – two masters in two different worlds.

ROLLS-ROYCE ‘BOAT TAIL’. A COUNTERPOINT TO INDUSTRIALISED LUXURY.

ROLLS-ROYCE ‘BOAT TAIL’. A COUNTERPOINT TO INDUSTRIALISED LUXURY.

Today marks a seminal moment for the House of Rolls-Royce. We are proud to unveil Rolls-Royce Boat Tail to the world, and with it, the confirmation of coachbuilding as a permanent fixture within our future portfolio.

  • Rolls-Royce introduces utterly unique coachbuilt ‘Boat Tail’ commission
  • Rolls-Royce Coachbuild to become a permanent fixture in future portfolio
  • Based on a true commission model, ‘Boat Tail’ represents a collaborative exploration of luxury, design and culture between the marque and commissioning clients
  • Coachbuild empowers clients to create potent evocative expressions of personal taste
  • Rolls-Royce Coachbuild is contemporary patronage in its truest form
  • Rolls-Royce prompted the contemporary coachbuilding movement in 2017 with the introduction of ‘Sweptail’


“Today marks a seminal moment for the House of Rolls-Royce. We are proud to unveil Rolls-Royce Boat Tail to the world, and with it, the confirmation of coachbuilding as a permanent fixture within our future portfolio.

“Historically, coachbuilding had been an integral part of the Rolls-Royce story.  In the contemporary Rolls-Royce narrative, it has informed our guiding philosophy of Bespoke. But it is so much more. Rolls-Royce Coachbuild is a return to the very roots of our brand. It represents an opportunity for the select few to participate in the creation of utterly unique and truly personal commissions of future historical significance.

“Rolls-Royce has carefully listened to its closest clients, each of whom has expressed a desire to deepen their relationship with the brand by creating ambitious, personal statements of true luxury. Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is not a concept created to be retrospectively sold.

“Quite the contrary. Rolls-Royce believes in complete authenticity and Boat Tail is the culmination of a four-year collaboration with three of our most special clients.

“Rolls-Royce Coachbuild clients are intimately and personally involved at each step of the creative and engineering process. We work in harmony with the client to gain complete fluency in the nuances of their character and personality. We carefully translate these qualities into the elements with which they wish to imbue their commission.

“Only the House of Rolls-Royce can offer its Coachbuild clients the inimitable opportunity to commission a product of future historical significance, that is as fundamentally unique as they are – and then participate in every detail of its creation.

“This is authentic luxury. This is contemporary patronage in its truest form. This is Rolls-Royce Coachbuild.”

 


Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce 


“Rolls-Royce Boat Tail challenges the notion of what a motor car is and creates a new definition of what a motor car means. Boat Tail exists far beyond a mere means of transport. It is not just the method to reach a destination, but the destination itself. It is an ambition realised with a remarkable cohort of women and men who empowered the marque to create a concept of extraordinary scope.

“Coachbuild provides freedom to move beyond the usual constraints. Normally, there is a natural ceiling to Rolls-Royce Bespoke by way of the canvas. At Rolls-Royce Coachbuild we break through that ceiling, embracing the freedom of expression afforded by coachbuilding to shape a concept directly with our commissioning patrons.

“With Boat Tail we have achieved this. We have created a trio of exceptional cars which, although they share a common body style, are each imbued with the unique, highly personal imprint of the commissioning patron, thereby telling differing stories. Boat Tail is unprecedented. Boat Tail is a distinct counterpoint to industrialised luxury.” 

Alex Innes, Head of Rolls-Royce Coachbuild Design, Rolls-Royce


As a House of Luxury, Rolls-Royce imbues its products with meaning. A Rolls-Royce serves as a canvas onto which clients reflect their personal tastes, express ambitions and often, define legacies. The Bespoke treatment of a Rolls-Royce elegantly reflects its status as ‘the best car in the world’ while stylishly expressing the personality of its commissioning client.

Ever increasingly, clients appreciate and enjoy the marque’s Bespoke capabilities and Rolls-Royce is called upon, by its clients, to integrate itself into their lives in meaningful ways. The brand and its clients have become progressively closer and the designers, engineers and craftspeople at the Home of Rolls-Royce, a Global Centre of Luxury Manufacturing Excellence, have developed a unique fluency in interpreting the lifestyles of these remarkable women and men. This evolution of mutual confidence has resulted in ever more ambitious commissions, reaching well beyond the scope of Bespoke competencies and capacity, into the rarefied realm of coachbuilding. To fulfil these extraordinary client commissions Rolls-Royce has reached a decision to return to one of the historical roots of the marque and to initiate a distinct department within the company, Rolls-Royce Coachbuild.

Coachbuilding is a highly distilled expression of Rolls-Royce Bespoke and is reserved for those who look to move beyond existing constraints. It is based on a true commission model and represents a collaborative exploration of meaningful luxury, design and culture between the marque and its commissioning client. The results become pivotal moments in time that create a future historical legacy, advancing designs which in turn define an era, extending influence far beyond the original intended purpose of a mere means of transportation.

Rolls-Royce Coachbuild is contemporary patronage in its truest form.

The discipline inherent in Rolls-Royce’s approach to coachbuilding requires elite artistic skills that do not exist elsewhere in the automotive industry. Commissioning clients demand an object that is truly transformative; an object that makes a permanent statement and sets itself apart from anything that has gone before.

In response, the marque must interrogate and deeply understand two worlds. The first is the intimately personal context of the client – their individual life-space, how they celebrate, what and who they surround themselves with, and the experiences that have defined the very best moments in these exceptional people’s lives. The second is the broader cultural context in which a Coachbuild car will exist. Here the marque explores the cultural nuances of the client, movements in architecture, couture, colour palettes, artistic tastes – even hospitality.


THE DAWN OF A MOVEMENT

In 2017, the celebrated Rolls-Royce Sweptail defined the dawn of the contemporary coachbuilding movement. It created a definitive moment that raised the awareness of a new watermark in luxury and automotive possibility, illustrating a new realm of exploitation owing to its hand-built nature. This remarkable product, which was instantly proclaimed as one of the finest intercontinental tourers in history, represented a major recalibration of possibility, and confirmed that the legacy of Rolls-Royce will be defined in collaboration with its clients.

Sweptail set a new waterline of potential and ignited a fascination among a rarefied cohort: collectors, patrons of the arts and commissioning clients of now-iconic architecture. A number of these women and men approached Rolls-Royce to discover if they too could collaborate on a unique commission, one that was even more profound – one that provided an elevated sense of curation. The marque agreed, signalling the genesis of a permanent contemporary Coachbuild department at the Home of Rolls-Royce.

Within this group, it emerged that three potential patrons shared a deep appreciation of contemporary nautical design. J-Class yachts were often referenced as points of inspiration, both for their purity of form and their requirement for hand craftsmanship at the highest level to will them into existence.

This client-led creative expression coincided with a long-held ambition of the design team at Rolls-Royce to create a contemporary expression of the Boat Tail typology, where coachbuilders would graft the hull forms of sailing boats onto the rolling chassis of a Rolls-Royce. When the idea of this design direction was proposed, the three patrons were unequivocal in their approval. And all three shared a single demand: “Show me something that I have never seen before.”

In consultation with the clients concerned, an agreement was reached whereby three cars would share a common body, but each would then be individually, highly personalised, reflecting the confluence between vision, capability and ambition of the marque and each of the individual commissioning patrons.

Rolls-Royce Boat Tail was conceived.

THE TRANSFERENCE OF SOUL

The manual techniques of coachbuilding offer new realms of design opportunity. Once the preliminary design proposal is penned by hand, the discovery of the form is enabled with a full-sized sculpture in clay, allowing hand-crafted manipulation of the expansive surfaces to perfect its shape. Throughout this process, the clients were invited to envisage the scope of the collaboration and influence its direction. Cutting-edge engineering technologies within Rolls-Royce are fused with the artistic practice of coachbuilding to exploit new possibilities. The clay sculpture is digitally remastered, from which the buck, is created on to which aluminium sheets are hammer-formed by hand.

Employing age-old individual hand skills and craft, a living canvas is created from metal –honing and optimising the aluminium body, creating a clarity of surface and continuation of line that is unable to be achieved by machine alone.

The process is akin to yacht building, easing the transference of soul into the creation. A process of hand refinement is repeated almost endlessly, without the pressure of time. Slowly, vast sheets of metal transform into the sculptural representation of Boat Tail. A truly pure form is created: uninterrupted by panel breaks, dramatic in its curvature, monolithic in scale and formed from one seemingly endless surface.

A CELEBRATION OF SUCCESS

The first Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, unveiled today, is a curation of exceptional thoughts, concepts and items, which culminate to form the clients’ perfect experience. The commissioning patrons, a globally successful couple who are highly proficient in the appointment of Rolls-Royces, truly personify connoisseurship; their luxury curation is an artform in itself. Their proposition was purposefully self-indulgent. Their desire was to create a response to a life of hard work, success achieved, and celebration required. Their Rolls-Royce Boat Tail should be joyful, a celebratory car to enjoy with their family.

Together, with the marque’s designers, they embarked on an intellectual journey, founded on a long-standing and creative relationship with the brand.  Indeed, the clients’ fascination of the Boat Tail form was furthered by a motor car in their private collection; a 1932 Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, lovingly restored, by them, in time for their modern Boat Tail’s completion.

Rolls-Royce Boat Tail presents a wonderful new aesthetic for the marque, balancing previously unseen levels of sculpture with discrete, sometimes playful functionality. The creation tells the romantic tale of Rolls-Royce’s history, echoing a Boat Tail design but not explicitly mimicking it, fusing an historical body type with a thoroughly contemporary design.

At nearly 5.8m long, its generosity of proportion and clarity of surface present a graceful and relaxed stance. The front profile is centred on a new treatment of Rolls-Royce’s iconic pantheon grille and lights. The grille becomes an integral part of the front end, not an applique; a freedom of design bestowed only upon models within the Coachbuild portfolio. This progressive treatment softens Rolls-Royce’s familiar formality while retaining the marque’s undeniable presence. A strong horizontal graphic with deep-set daytime running lights forms Boat Tail’s intense brow line and frames classical round headlamps, a design feature recalled from the design archives of Rolls-Royce.

In profile, nautical references are very suggestive. The wrap-around windscreen recalls the visor on motor launches, while the gentle rearward lean of the A-pillar, the large, crisp volumes at the front and the tapered rear create a gesture that recalls a motor launch rising out of water under power. A progressive negative sculpture in the lower bodyside creates a lithe impression, while making an historical reference to the running boards of prominent heritage Rolls-Royce designs.

Viewed from dead rear, the body resolves in a gentle sharpening of the form. As with the front, a horizontal emphasis is established at the rear with wide, deep-set lamps – a break from the expected vertical Rolls-Royce lamp iconography.

Indeed, it is at the rear where the nautical references become more apparent. The aft deck, a modern interpretation of the wooden rear decks of historical Boat Tails, incorporates large swathes of wood.  Caleidolegno veneer is applied in a feat of Rolls-Royce engineering; the grey and black material which is typically housed in the interior, has been specially adapted to be used on the exterior, with no compromise to the aesthetic.

The open pore material features a linear wood grain which is visually elongated by brushed stainless steel pinstripe inlays, serving as an optical nod to the typical wooden construction of yachts – both old and new. The honed skills of Rolls-Royce’s wood specialists have manipulated and book-matched the grain so as to contract with the geometry of the car. The veneer treatment extends to the lower transom area resolving the taper and overall volume astern. This bold truncation is a subtle reference to the hull lines of classic Boat Tail bodies.

From the rear, one perceives a strong graphical composition marked by further horizontal emphasis, accentuating Boat Tail’s great width.  Deep-set lamps establish a dramatically low reference point, evoking the dipped stern and proud bow of a motor launch under power and on plane.

An explicit architectural influence is discovered in Boat Tail’s unconventional fixed-canopy roof. Adding to the sculptural form, the sweeping roofline concludes in delicate structural elements that touch down on the rear, redolent of flying buttresses. Of course, if inclement weather is encountered while the roof is removed, a temporary tonneau is stowed for static transitory shelter.

A MUSE IN BLUE

The exterior of Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is swathed in a rich and complex tone of the client’s favourite colour – blue. The hue, with an overt nautical connotation, is subtle when in shadows but in sunlight, embedded metallic and crystal flakes bring a vibrant and energetic aura to the finish. To ensure the smoothest possible application when rendering the exterior, a finger was run over the definitive body line before the paint had fully dried to soften its edges. The wheels are finished in bright blue, highly polished and clear coated to add to Boat Tail’s celebratory character.

A hand-painted, gradated bonnet, a first for Rolls-Royce, rises from a comparatively subdued deeper blue which cascades onto the grille, providing a progressive but informal aesthetic and a solidity of overall volume when viewed from the front.

The interior leather reflects the bonnet’s colour tone transition with the front seats swathed in the darker blue hue, recognising Boat Tail’s driver focused intent, while the rear seats are finished in the lighter tone. A soft metallic sheen is applied to the leather to accentuate its pairing with the painted exterior while detailed stitching and piping is applied in a more intense blue inspired by the hands of the car’s timepieces. A brilliant blue is also found woven at a 55 degree angle into the technical fibre elements to be seen on the lower bodywork, precisely orientated to emulate the spill of a water’s wake.

The fascia is distilled in its appearance, purposefully reduced to provide a modern aesthetic. This minimalist canvas accentuates the jewel like features of the completely unique BOVET 1822 timepieces specifically commissioned by the client for Boat Tail (see below). Collecting pens is another of the clients’ great passions. A particularly cherished Montblanc pen will reside in a discretely placed, hand-crafted, case of aluminium and leather, in Boat Tail’s glove box.

The instrument panel dials are adorned with a decorative technique named Guilloché, more commonly perfected in the workshops of fine jewellers and watchmakers. An elegant, thin rimmed two-tone steering wheel then bears the colours of the commission.

The tactility of the open pore Caleidolegno is brought into the cabin. Anthracite in colour, the veneer brings modern strength and depth to offset the softness of the light blue and metallic sheen. The wood is applied to the lower cabin and floor area, reminiscent of wooden hull forms, again, at 55 degrees, perfectly book matched on centre line providing a uniform appearance when viewed from either side.

A SENSE OF OCCASION

This car should mark a sense of occasion and serve that occasion like nothing else”.

Such was the brief of Rolls-Royce Boat Tail’s commissioning patrons. In response and in reflection of their character, the rear deck inconspicuously houses a highly ambitious concept never seen before in the automotive world. At the press of a button, the deck opens in a sweeping butterfly gesture, to reveal an intricate and generous hosting suite. Its complex movement was inspired by cantilever concepts explored by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.
The hosting suite creates a celebratory focal point for a shared occasion and affords ample opportunity to reveal the individuality of the clients’ tastes and desires. It harbours an abundance of surprises executed to the highest quality. Expressed in a celebratory fashion, subverting the very notion of the motor car, the hosting suite surprises and delights all who come to experience it.

Hinged towards the centre line, the synchronised balletic opening movement reveals a treasure chest of moving parts that offer themselves to the host at a precise angle of 15 degrees. This subtle gesture of presentation reflects a genteel and quintessentially British expression of service.

The chest is appointed with the perfect accoutrements for a true Rolls-Royce al fresco dining experience; one side dedicated to aperitifs, the other, cuisine, complete with cutlery engraved with the name ‘Boat Tail’, made by Christofle in Paris.

A double refrigerator has been developed to house the clients’ favourite vintages of Armand de Brignac champagne. Elegant cradles were created to stow the specific bottle size within the refrigerator, the surrounds are highly polished and colour matched to the bottle.

While champagne is a familiar trope in the luxury world, Boat Tail’s client had a particular affinity with fine wine. The husband of this couple recalled a story from his humble beginnings. A great friend of his was a sommelier in his hometown and educated him in the taste profiles of various Grandes Marques de Champagne. This became a life-long education that turned into one of the most informed collections of rare Grand Cru champagnes in the world. The requirement for this knowledge and passion to be shared through the client’s Boat Tail was paramount – as was the need for this champagne to be rapid-cooled to precisely six degrees – the optimum serving temperature of the preferred vintage.

A classic design element of contemporary Rolls-Royce motor cars is the stowage of Rolls-Royce umbrellas in the doors, in anticipation of possible poor weather. In a delightful twist and to heighten the languid experience of Boat Tail, a unique parasol is housed beneath the rear centre line in anticipation of fine weather. A telescopic movement opens this beautiful and whimsical canopy inversely, ensuring effortless deployment.

Cocktail tables, which elegantly rotate to mimic the offering of an attendant, open on either side of the hosting suite providing access to two highly contemporary minimalist stools, which are discretely stowed below. Designed by Rolls-Royce and created by Italian furniture maker Promemoria, the slim-line interlocking stools are formed from the same technical fibre found on the exterior of the car. The interior blue Rolls-Royce leather provides the stools’ suitably comfortable seating materials.

TIMELESS PASSION – A COLLABORATION WITH BOVET 1822

In a move that further demonstrates the clients’ visionary approach to contemporary patronage, two great luxury Houses with a common pursuit of perfection have been brought together at the clients’ behest. World-class craftspeople from the House of BOVET 1822, which was founded on the philosophy of ingenuity and engineering, were called upon to work hand-in-hand with Rolls-Royce’s own masters in their field.

The mechanically minded clients sought to break new ground in horology. As esteemed and passionate collectors of both the Swiss-based House of BOVET and Rolls-Royce, their vision was to create exquisite, ground-breaking timepieces for their Boat Tail. In an act of tireless endeavour and genuine collaboration, the Houses have come together to re-imagine Rolls-Royce’s iconic centrepiece, the dashboard clock.

The result is an accomplishment never before realised in either industry. Two fine reversable timepieces, one for the lady and one for the gentleman, have been designed to be worn on the wrist, or, placed front and centre within Boat Tail’s fascia as the motor car’s clock.

The two-sided timepieces required Rolls-Royce and BOVET 1822 to work side by side over the course of three years to develop a ground-up remastering of the Amadeo convertible system, the most complex undertaken to date. The result is a true reflection of BOVET’s mastery, allowing for the bespoke tourbillon timepieces’ inclusion in the motor car.

Pascal Raffy, owner, BOVET 1822, commented, “I am so proud of the BOVET 1822 team, who worked in tandem with the elite design team at Rolls-Royce to produce something spectacular. These two pieces, and the mounting system, are completely unique and unlike anything we have ever done before.”

The story behind the creation of these remarkable works of art, and a detailed exploration of their mechanisms, together with information on the precious materials, unique micro-sculptures and the vast complexity of the watch carrier will be shared via a press release on 8 June, 2021 at 1pm BST.

AN ENGINEERING MARVEL

To fulfil the clients’ extraordinary ambitions, significant engineering challenges were overcome in the development of Rolls-Royce Boat Tail. Indeed, 1813 completely new parts were created specifically for the cars. Time, patience, dedication and passion were the project’s hallmarks. To complete the preliminary engineering phase, prior to the commencement of production, a total of over 20 collective years were expended.

While designs were being finalised with the clients, the marque’s body-in-white, with its scalable aluminium spaceframe architecture, was completely reconfigured to support Boat Tail’s generous proportions, a process that took eight months in itself. As ever, the 15-speaker Bespoke Rolls-Royce Audio System was intended from the motor car’s inception, but the spaceframe architecture was exploited differently. Rolls-Royce’s existing product portfolio use a specially designed sill section of the architecture as the resonance chambers for the sound system’s bass speakers. In Boat Tail, the entire floor structure is utilised, creating an exceptional audio experience for the client.

To support the complex requirements of the hosting suite to the rear of Boat Tail, a unique electronic treatment was required. Five electronic control units (ECUs) were created for the rear of the car alone – a process that required a completely redesigned, dedicated wiring harness, which was the product of nine months of intensive research and development. Only then was it possible for the aft deck lids to open to an appropriate 67-degree angle, incorporate a highly secure locking mechanism and integrate a total climate control system to the rear hosting suite to preserve any cuisine stowed on board.

Indeed, the inside temperature of the hosting suite was a specific consideration. Boat Tail was created in anticipation of fair weather, so measures needed to be taken to ensure that heat absorption did not adversely affect the contents of the suite, which could include food, liquids and of course champagne. To that end, two fans are mounted in the lower section of the hosting suite to dissipate heat.  To confirm this and to ensure that Boat Tail’s hosting suite will acquit itself in all climates, it has been rigorously and successfully tested to 80 degrees Celsius and -20 degrees Celsius.

As Boat Tail is a fully homologated, road-legal motor car that was created to be driven, it was only fully released by the marque once it had undergone the same rigorous dynamic testing as all other Rolls-Royces, including high speed analysis to ensure the contents of the rear hosting suite are sufficiently fastened and therefore silent under power. Indeed, each client has stipulated that they wish to drive their Boat Tail immediately upon receipt.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, concluded, “Boat Tail is the culmination of collaboration, ambition, endeavour, and time. It was born from a desire to celebrate success and create a lasting legacy. In its remarkable realisation, Rolls-Royce Boat Tail forges a pivotal moment in our marque’s history and in the contemporary luxury landscape.” 

The Audi e-tron S line black edition

Progressive and sporty into the new model year: The Audi e-tron S line black edition

A progressive, profoundly sporty exterior look with a black Singleframe and black side mirror caps, an interior with orange accents – Audi presents its fully electric SUV models e-tron2 and e-tron Sportback3 in the S line black edition. Presales just started in Germany and other European markets.