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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.

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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.” 

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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.

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CUPRA lleva su ADN de alto rendimiento al mar con el De Antonio Yachts D28 Formentor

CUPRA lleva su ADN de alto rendimiento al mar con el De Antonio Yachts D28 Formentor

La marca presenta el diseño del showboat en colaboración con el astillero barcelonés

  • El diseño del yate está inspirado en los elementos y los colores icónicos del CUPRA Formentor, el primer modelo 100% de la marca
  • Este showboat es el preludio del lanzamiento de una edición especial limitada del D28 que saldrá a la venta a finales de 2021
  • El De Antonio Yachts D28 Formentor tiene más de ocho metros de eslora y una potencia máxima de 400 CV
  •  Griffiths, tras disfrutar de las primeras millas a bordo: “Este es solo el primer proyecto de muchos: ya estamos estudiando la creación de un yate e-HYBRID para el próximo año”

Barcelona, 05-05-2021 – CUPRA sigue adelante en su objetivo de crear un universo de experiencias alrededor del coche. Tras anunciar su asociación en el evento digital del CUPRA Anniversary del pasado mes de febrero, la marca que desafía lo convencional y De Antonio Yachts presentan al mundo su primera colaboración. Ambas marcas han trabajado conjuntamente en el diseño del De Antonio Yachts D28 Formentor, un yate de alto rendimiento inspirado en el primer modelo diseñado y desarrollado específicamente para la firma automovilística, el CUPRA Formentor. Este showboat es un ejercicio de diseño único que sienta las bases para el lanzamiento de una edición especial limitada del D28 con los colores y acabados icónicos de CUPRA que saldrá a la venta a finales de 2021.


El resultado de la primera colaboración entre CUPRA y el astillero barcelonés es un showboat de 400 CV de potencia, capaz de alcanzar una velocidad máxima de 40 nudos. El diseño exterior se distingue por sus líneas sencillas y su carácter dinámico, el color Petrol Blue y los acabados en color cobre, que aportan elegancia y deportividad. El De Antonio Yachts D28 Formentor se exhibe estos días en el Marina Vela del puerto de Barcelona junto al CUPRA Formentor VZ5, una edición especial limitada del crossover SUV de alto rendimiento con 390 CV y un motor de cinco cilindros, del cual se producirán únicamente 7.000 unidades.


Tras disfrutar de las primeras millas a bordo del De Antonio Yachts D28 Formentor, el Presidente de CUPRA Wayne Griffiths afirmó: “CUPRA es mucho más que una marca de coches, es un estilo de vida. Es vivir experiencias únicas, desafiar el status quo y sentir emociones. Nuestra cooperación con De Antonio Yachts es solo una prueba más de ello, ya que compartimos los mismos valores y ambición: inspirar al mundo desde Barcelona. El De Antonio Yachts D28 Formentor, inspirado en nuestro CUPRA Formentor VZ5, es solo el primer proyecto de muchos. Ambos estamos comprometidos con la movilidad sostenible y ya estamos estudiando la creación de un yate e-HYBRID para el próximo año”.
Griffiths estuvo acompañado de los co-fundadores de De Antonio Yachts, Marc de Antonio y Stan Chmielewski, y del Director de Estrategia, Desarrollo de Negocio y Operaciones de CUPRA, Antonino Labate.

La combinación perfecta entre rendimiento y diseño

El De Antonio Yachts D28 Formentor tiene 7,99 metros de eslora, con posibilidad de añadir una plataforma de popa de medio metro. El diseño exterior se distingue por el color del casco Petrol Blue, numerosos detalles en negro y fibra de carbono junto a elementos distintivos que añaden elegancia y deportividad a la timonera.
El diseño de su casco en forma de V permite alcanzar una velocidad máxima de hasta 40 nudos con la máxima motorización, así como una cómoda navegación a velocidad de crucero. Su generosa distribución de manga y peso proporciona una amplia habitabilidad en cubierta, aportando estabilidad al fondear. La disposición de los volúmenes permite una cómoda circulación periférica siguiendo el concepto de “walk-around”. Este modelo tiene toda la cubierta a un mismo nivel dividida en diferentes áreas de solárium con asientos y mesas tanto en proa como en popa, además de incluir un baño completamente equipado. El alto nivel de uso del espacio ofrece una sensación incomparable, con una capacidad máxima de hasta diez personas.
Marc de Antonio, co-fundador de De Antonio Yachts, declaró “De Antonio Yachts nació de la pasión por el mar y el interés por innovar y construir yates deportivos con un diseño contemporáneo. CUPRA comparte este mismo espíritu; ambos somos de Barcelona y creemos en el potencial de la ciudad como referencia mundial del diseño cosmopolita”.
Stan Chmielewski, co-fundador de De Antonio Yachts, señala: “Tanto en De Antonio Yachts como en CUPRA apostamos por un alto desarrollo tecnológico en nuestros productos, y en esta colaboración trabajaremos para aplicar la innovación en su máximo exponente en el mundo náutico. Estamos muy orgullosos de este primer showboat como el inicio de una prometedora colaboración”.

El universo lifestyle de CUPRA

CUPRA tiene como objetivo colaborar con marcas que hablen su mismo idioma de diseño y compartan su forma de crear experiencias. En su apuesta por crear colecciones de productos exclusivos y limitados que representen el estilo de vida de la marca, CUPRA también ha colaborado con la empresa de iluminación Marset para crear Chispa by Marset for CUPRA, una lámpara de diseño portátil, recargable y sin cables, que ya se encuentra disponible en el mercado.

CUPRA también lanzó una colección exclusiva de sneakers junto a la marca internacional de moda Mikakus. La cápsula Mikakus x CUPRA también está inspirada en el diseño del CUPRA Formentor. Además, la marca ha desarrollado colecciones exclusivas de bolsos, accesorios y gafas de sol con las marcas TRAKATAN y L.G.R.
CUPRA es una marca desafiante y alejada de lo convencional, basada en un estilo estimulante y en el rendimiento contemporáneo, que inspira al mundo desde Barcelona con vehículos y experiencias vanguardistas. Lanzada en 2018 como una marca independiente, CUPRA cuenta con su propia sede corporativa y con un taller de coches de competición en las instalaciones de Martorell (Barcelona), además de contar con una red de puntos de venta especializados alrededor del mundo.

En 2020, la marca mantuvo su tendencia positiva con un crecimiento del 11% y 27.400 vehículos vendidos, gracias al buen rendimiento del CUPRA Ateca y del CUPRA León y de la entrada en el mercado del CUPRA Formentor, el primer modelo específicamente diseñado y desarrollado para la marca. Para 2021, CUPRA quiere demostrar que la electrificación y la deportividad son una perfecta combinación con el lanzamiento de las versiones híbridas enchufables del CUPRA Formentor y de su primer modelo 100% eléctrico, el CUPRA Born. El CUPRA Tavascan será el segundo modelo eléctrico de la marca y llegará al mercado en 2024.

Cristina Vall-Llosada
Responsable de Comunicación Corporativa
M/ +34 646 295 296
cristina.vall-llosada@seat.es
http://seat-mediacenter.com
Sergio Ripollés
Comunicaciones de CUPRA
M/ +34 683 121 236
sergio.ripolles@seat.

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Canoo’s New Pickup Is All Electric, All American – Ready For Work & The Weekend

Canoo’s New Pickup Is All Electric, All American – Ready For Work & The Weekend

Purpose-built pickup truck features powered workbenches, tool storage, a modular expandable bed and more

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 10, 2021)Canoo Inc. (Nasdaq: GOEV), a company developing breakthrough purpose-built electric vehicles (EVs) with a proprietary and highly versatile platform architecture, debuted today its fully-electric pickup truck during the Motor Press Guild’s Virtual Media Day (VMD) in partnership with Automobility LA. The production version of the pickup truck will open for preorders in Q2 2021, with deliveries beginning as early as 2023.

“We are so passionate about building vehicles that can change people’s lives,” said Tony Aquila, Executive Chairman, Canoo. “Our pickup truck is as strong as the toughest trucks out there and is designed to be exponentially more productive. This truck works for you. We made accessories for people who use trucks – on the job, weekends, adventure. You name it, we did it because it’s your platform and she’s bad to the bone.”

Canoo’s pickup truck was built with several unique features to help customers do more with their vehicles¹:

Pull-out Bed Extension:

The pickup truck bed is six feet long and can extend to a fully enclosed eight feet, allowing big items such as a 4 by 8 ft sheet of plywood to easily fit inside. The pull-handle bed extension also helps with loading and unloading the truck. The extension also serves as a license plate holder. When the bed is extended, a second layer of tailgate doors can be swiveled out. The bed-extension also houses a secondary lamp, containing all tail lamp functions, so the truck can be driven while the bed space is maximized.

Fold Down Worktable + Cargo Storage:

To offer the greatest customer utility, the pickup features a front cargo storage area that can hold tools or gear, also includes a fold down worktable with electrical outlets. The workstation table is extendable to allow customers to have maximized work surface on the go, in addition to providing an area to put on gear before heading out exploring.

Flip-Down Side Tables

Both sides of the vehicle house a flip down table in two expandable depths. Built into the side panel of the truck bed, the flip-down side table becomes a workbench with multi-functional power sources in close proximity.

Side Step + Storage:

On the side of the vehicle there is a hidden step to allow quick and easy access to the truck bed. Underneath the step is a flexible storage area for items including: a first-aid kit, cooler for snacks and drinks, lockable laptop storage and more. This space efficient feature is only possible due to Canoo’s ultra-flat platform.

Modular Bed with Space Dividers:

The truck bed is modular with the use of Canoo’s space divider system designed to keep items separate and secure. The bed wall also incorporates modular wheel chocks to secure bikes and configurable tie downs for ladders, large equipment and other materials.

Multi-Accessory Charge Port:

The pickup truck can double as a powerplant with exportable power accessible on all sides of the vehicle. Power can last all day for tools and devices, with as little as 10% impact on vehicle range.

Integrated Overhead + Bed Perimeter Lighting:

The third brake light doubles as an overhead light to see inside the cargo bed at night. The vehicle is also equipped with perimeter lighting on all sides of the bed wall for added visibility.

Roof Rack:

The pickup truck has optional roof racks in variable sizes for added cargo storage. The roof rack is easily accessible from the flatbed or via the sidestep.

Camper Shell:

The pickup truck has been designed to accommodate a variety of camper shells to fit as many use cases as possible.

The pickup truck is the third vehicle that will be based on the company’s proprietary multi-purpose platform architecture, enabling the accelerated development timeline. Canoo’s EV platform functionally integrates all the critical components of an electric powertrain to be as flat and efficient as possible. Traditional EV platforms have power units, shock towers and mechanical steering columns that protrude into the vehicle and take up space. By incorporating steer-by-wire and other space-saving technologies, Canoo’s thin platform, with no need for an engine compartment, allows the company to offer a flatbed size comparable to America’s best-selling pickup truck on a smaller footprint. This makes the vehicle easier to maneuver and more convenient to drive and park in any terrain.

Vehicle specifications for the Canoo pickup truck include²:

· Dual or rear motor configurations

· Up to 600 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque with dual motors

· Vehicle payload capacity of 1800lbs

· 200+ miles of battery range

· Steer-by-wire and brake-by-wire technology

· Tow hitch receiver

· Wheelbase: 112.2 inches/ 2850 mm

· Overall length: 184 inches/ 4677 mm (with bed extension: 213 inches/ 5400 mm)

· Width: 78 inches/ 1980 mm (with mirrors: 87 inches/ 2209 mm)

· Height: 76 inches/ 1920 mm (with roof rack: 82 inches/ 2085 mm)

· Bed W,L: 64 inches/ 1627 mm x 72 inches/ 1817 mm (with extension: 64 inches/ 1627 mm x 102 inches/ 2600 mm)

· Bed depth: 21 inches/ 522 mm

· Roof rack W,L: 48 inches/ 1230 mm x 54 inches/ 1360 mm (as shown)

· Tires: 265 60r18 (as shown)

Canoo designed its pickup truck to be the most cab-forward and space efficient on the market, with massive cargo capacity on the smallest footprint possible. Thanks to the flexible platform and steer-by-wire, the passenger compartment was able to be shifted forward to maximize driver visibility. Canoo’s designers gave the pickup added stance and durability with increased wheel spats to support larger wheels, which provides improved stability and gives it a rugged profile. Advanced lighting technology provides adaptive safety, and the company’s iconic signature headlights and taillights serve as core brand identifiers without the need for a logo. Beyond just storage, the front surface of the vehicle has been extended to better protect the headlights and windscreen.

The bumpers are designed for maximum functionality and durability with integrated tow hooks and metal skid plates on both the front and rear. The vehicle’s fog lamps are also integrated seamlessly into the bumper design to offer the driver additional visibility and safety. Lined with trim and materials selected for durability, the extended cab vehicle has two seats in the front with a customizable rear compartment that can accommodate two additional seats or support additional purpose-built use-case configurability.

Full specifications will be revealed closer to production. With its thoughtful added features, utilitarian design, and compact maneuverability, this vehicle reinforces Canoo’s mission of creating electric vehicles for everyone on the road or dirt road. Canoo’s line of battery electric vehicles is purposefully designed to help everyday people be more productive and enjoy a return on capital from their vehicle, putting money back into the pockets of its consumers.

About Canoo

Canoo is a Los Angeles-based company that has developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with bold innovations in design, pioneering technologies, and a unique business model that defies traditional ownership to put customers first. Distinguished by its experienced team – totaling over 350 employees from leading technology and automotive companies – Canoo has designed a modular electric platform purpose-built to deliver maximum vehicle interior space and adaptable to support a wide range of vehicle applications for consumers and businesses.

For more information, please visit www.canoo.com.

For Canoo press materials, including photos, please visit press.canoo.com.

For investors, please visit investors.canoo.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

The information in this press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” “intend,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “seek,” “target” or other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding  expectations and timing related to commercial product launches and market entries, expectations regarding vehicle specifications and features, and the ability of Canoo to execute on its business model, including the potential success of its go-to-market strategy and market acceptance of its planned products and services. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this press release, and on the current expectations of Canoo’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of Canoo. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including changes in domestic and foreign business, market, financial, political and legal conditions; risks relating to the uncertainty of projected financial information; risks related to the rollout of Canoo’s business and the timing of expected business milestones and commercial launch; risks related to future market adoption of Canoo’s offerings; risks related to Canoo’s go-to-market strategy and subscription business model; the effects of competition on Canoo’s future business; the ability of Canoo to issue equity or equity-linked securities in connection in the future, and those factors discussed in Canoo’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2020, June 30, 2020 and September 30, 2020 and the registration statement on Form S-1 filed on January 13, 2021, and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus contained therein, in each case, under the heading “Risk Factors,” and other documents of Canoo filed, or to be filed, with the SEC. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that Canoo does not presently know or that Canoo currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect Canoo’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this press release. Canoo anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Canoo’s assessments to change. However, while Canoo may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Canoo specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Canoo’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.

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Virgin – World’s first hyperloop passenger test.

Virgin – World’s first hyperloop passenger test.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 27, 2020 – Just months after their first passenger testing, Virgin Hyperloop today unveiled its vision for the future hyperloop experience. The newly-released concept video takes the viewer step-by-step through a hyperloop journey, from arriving at the portal to boarding the pod.

“Designing a new mode of transportation from scratch is both an opportunity and a responsibility,” said Sara Luchian, Virgin Hyperloop’s Director of Passenger Experience and one of the first people to ride the hyperloop in November. “Hyperloop technology – and what it enables – is paradigm-shifting. It follows that the passenger experience should be nothing short of extraordinary.”

Virgin Hyperloop worked with world-class partners across disparate industries – including Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) for the portal designs, Teague for the pod designs, SeeThree for the video and animation, and Man Made Music for the score and sonic identity – to design a comprehensive, multi-sensory passenger experience that surpasses that of any other form of mass transit.

“Virgin Hyperloop can accelerate the future of mobility on land. The new mode of travel at supersonic speed rethinks transportation and the perception of space, landscape, time, and distance,” said Bjarke Ingels, Founder & Creative Director, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group. “In this day and age, Virgin Hyperloop taking off from our portals provides holistic, intelligent transportation for a globalized community to travel across vast distances in a safer, cleaner, easier, and faster way than airlines.”

Far from a dystopian future where dark colors, stark lighting, and screens abound, Virgin Hyperloop’s counter narrative is a more optimistic view of the future: a greener, smoother, safer, and more pleasant mass transit experience.

“We leveraged decades of experience designing how people and things move across various modalities – taking some of the best aspects from aviation, rail, automotive, and even hospitality to create a new and better passenger experience that is distinct to Virgin Hyperloop,” said John Barratt, CEO & President, Teague. “Recessed seat wells provide a greater sense of space, while the raised aisle is a touch of the unexpected and unique. Bands of greenery and wood textures subvert the aesthetic of typical mass transit materials with something optimistic and fresh. All lighting in the pod—including the unassuming information displays—are dynamic and adjust based on traveler activity and journey milestones.”

Beyond the typical touchpoints in transportation, Virgin Hyperloop also researched and incorporated findings from more non-traditional interactions, such as sound.

“Through proprietary research and a design thinking approach to creating sound and sonic solutions for Virgin Hyperloop, Man Made Music was able to address a myriad of potential challenges for this new mode of transportation, from how to evoke a sense of privacy and space to an enhanced sense of safety and calm,” said Joel Beckerman, Founder and Lead Composer at Man Made Music. “We respond to sound quicker than any other sense, so sound actually drives the multi-sensory experiences. The sonic cues of the Virgin Hyperloop identity system serves as a guide for passengers throughout their experience while instilling confidence, safety, and clarity – you ‘feel’ it rather than ‘hear’ it. Just like a great movie score, it tells you the story. We know when we’ve got it right when you don’t notice the sound at all: the interface is humanized in ways that are both fresh and familiar.”

A key pillar of Virgin Hyperloop’s passenger experience is accessibility, ensuring that this new form of transportation will expand opportunities for the masses. While ticket prices will vary depending on the exact route, a recent study in Ohio found that hyperloop fares would be more akin to the cost of driving, rather than flying.

“It’s simple. If it’s not affordable, people won’t use it,” said Jay Walder, CEO of Virgin Hyperloop. “Daily high-speed transport is currently not feasible for most people, but we want to change that notion. Imagine being able to commute between cities that are currently hours apart in minutes – and the endless possibilities that opens up.”

On demand and direct to destination, the hyperloop system would be able to transport thousands of passengers per hour, despite the fact that each vehicle carries up to 28 passengers. This high throughput is achieved by convoying, where vehicles are able to travel behind one another in the tube within milliseconds, controlled by Virgin Hyperloop’s machine intelligence software.

Following their successful passenger testing, Virgin Hyperloop is currently paving the way for the regulation and certification of hyperloop systems around the world. The company aims to achieve safety certification by 2025, with commercial operations – such as those depicted in this video – beginning in 2030.

XP-2 Test Vehicle

Our two-seater Experimental-Pod-2 (XP-2) was built to demonstrate critical safety subsystems, allowing passengers to safely travel in a hyperloop environment. Our production vehicle, however, will look radically different and seat up to 28 passengers.

Statistics

Crew

The team to ride the first hyperloop

4 passengers

Speed

Velocity of first passenger test

48 m/s

Environment

Air pressure within the tube

100 Pascal

Safety & Technology

You won’t need a space suit to go in our vacuum. Virgin Hyperloop is developing the necessary subsystems required to ensure traveling with hyperloop is as safe as riding an elevator. Independently validated by an Independent Safety Assessor, Certifer, our XP-2 vehicle and the DevLoop infrastructure demonstrate many of the safety-critical systems that will be found on a commercial hyperloop system, and are equipped with a state-of-the-art control system that can detect off-nominal states and rapidly trigger appropriate emergency responses.

Pod Safety Controller

The Pod Safety Controller continuously monitors all onboard sensors and computer systems to ensure passenger safety. The data is wirelessly communicated to the wayside through a certified safety protocol.

Rapid Tube Repressurization

Using distributed venting valves along the tube’s length, we can safely re-pressurize faster than an airplane can descend.

Automated Fire Suppression

Along with redundant smoke detectors, the vehicle has most onboard electronic systems enclosed with automated fire suppression.

Air Scrubbing & Filtering

Air-conditioned and scrubbed of CO2 and airborne contaminants, the air inside the vehicle is crisp, clean, and continuously monitored by the Pod Safety Controller.

Emergency Egress

Our DevLoop tube contains emergency egresses every 75m in the event passengers need to exit the vehicle.

AirLock

Our system uses airlocks to gradually and safely bring the vehicle in and out of the near-vacuum environment without needing to repressurize the entire system.

About Virgin Hyperloop

Virgin Hyperloop is the only company in the world that has successfully tested hyperloop technology with passengers, launching the first new mode of mass transportation in over 100 years. The company successfully operated an occupied hyperloop vehicle using electric propulsion and electromagnetic levitation under near-vacuum conditions, realizing a fundamentally new form of transportation that is faster, safer, cheaper, and more sustainable than existing modes. The company is now working with governments, partners, and investors around the world to make hyperloop a reality in years, not decades. Learn more about Virgin Hyperloop’s technology, vision, and ongoing projects here.

NARKE TheElectrojet - Driving the electric watersports revolution
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NARKE TheElectrojet – Driving the electric watersports revolution

THE WORLD’S MOST ELEGANT PERSONAL WATERCRAFT IS BORN.

Narke The Electrojet reaches way above industry standards. Designed with luxury features, it is a high-spec water toy powered by 100% electricity. With its revolutionary and unique design it belongs to a new generation.

WHAT MAKES THE NARKE UNIQUE

With its impressive, majestic appearance, the Electrojet has above average dimensions in its class. It offers a range of up to 2 hours with a charging time of 1,5 hours.

The Electrojet is registered as a small pleasure boat, is rated for both fresh and sea water use and is practically maintenance free.

THE PERFECT YACHT TOY

With Narke The Electrojet there is no need to carry petrol on board. Leave time consuming maintenance in the past and rest assured that the required hotel load level is met thanks to the yacht friendly charging options.

With no noise and no smell, the zero emission water toy allows guests to truly enjoy the most exclusive destinations in style.

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Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV | The Ultimate All-Electric Gaming Endurance Racer

LLEGA EL JAGUAR VISION GRAN TURISMO SV:
EL MEJOR BÓLIDO TOTALMENTE ELÉCTRICO PARA CARRERAS VIRTUALES DE RESISTENCIA

  • Vision Gran Turismo SV: Un bólido totalmente eléctrico para carreras virtuales de resistencia que ha diseñado Jaguar y desarrollado Jaguar SV para los juegos Gran Turismo.
  • Emocionante evolución: Se basa en el Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupé actual para ofrecer niveles extremos de rendimiento, tracción y estabilidad a gran velocidad.
  • Modelo idéntico en el mundo real: Jaguar Design ha fabricado un modelo a escala completa para mostrar la interpretación más innovadora de un bólido totalmente eléctrico de Jaguar.
  • Ingeniería virtual: El Vision Gran Turismo SV se ha desarrollado íntegramente para el mundo virtual con aerodinámica optimizada y probada gracias a las herramientas de simulación más avanzadas.
  • Tecnología de Jaguar para la Fórmula E: Los cuatro motores eléctricos que ha diseñado Jaguar Racing generan 1.903 CV (1.400 kW) para pasar de 0 a 60 mph en tan solo 1,65 segundos y alcanzar una velocidad máxima de 255 mph.
  • Homenaje al legado automovilístico de Jaguar: El Jaguar Vision GT SV combina emblemáticas referencias de diseño de los modelos C-Type, D-Type, XJR-9 y del vanguardista XJR-14 con innovadora tecnología futurista para crear el bólido de Jaguar definitivo para los jugadores.
  • Diseñado para Gran Turismo: El Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV se incluirá en la edición de 2021 del juego Gran Turismo.

Madrid, 16 de diciembre de 2020: Una velocidad máxima de 410 Km/h, un diseño aerodinámico ajustado al milímetro y una tecnología de motor para ganar carreras definen el Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV, el último bólido virtual totalmente eléctrico desarrollado para el juego Gran Turismo y trasladado al mundo real como modelo a escala completa.

El Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupé, presentado en octubre de 2019, fue el primer deportivo totalmente eléctrico de Jaguar creado para la célebre saga Gran Turismo. Ha logrado un éxito rotundo al seducir a los jugadores con su innovador exterior inspirado en los modelos clásicos, su interior diseñado pensando en el conductor y sus excelentes niveles de conducción y maniobrabilidad.

Para los equipos de Jaguar Design, SV y Jaguar Racing, el Vision GT Coupé solo ha sido el punto de partida para el desarrollo del Vision GT SV. Han aprovechado la oportunidad para volver a evaluar cada detalle que pueda mejorarse mientras redefinían el concepto de bólido eléctrico de Jaguar para carreras de resistencia.

En este proceso ha sido clave el análisis en profundidad de los comentarios de los jugadores en foros y vídeos online. Estas “pruebas en el mundo virtual” se combinaron con numerosas horas “al volante” para que los equipos de diseño e ingeniería pudieran determinar con exactitud la forma de optimizar el Vision GT SV hasta convertirlo en el bólido eléctrico de carreras de resistencia perfecto.

Julian Thomson, Design Director de Jaguar, declaró: “Los vehículos de Jaguar para competición y carretera comparten el mismo ADN, desde el D-Type y el XKSS hasta el I-PACE y el I-TYPE. Por tanto, cuando los miembros del equipo del Vision GT Coupé recibieron el encargo de diseñar el mejor bólido eléctrico para carreras virtuales de resistencia en Gran Turismo, trabajaron con ingenieros de SV y Jaguar Racing para crear algo muy especial.

“El Vision GT SV es un vehículo sorprendente y llamativo que sirve de ejemplo de todo lo que puede conseguirse si se eliminan los límites tradicionales que gobiernan el diseño de coches en el mundo real. Al darle vida en un modelo real a escala completa, hemos podido mostrar la versión más extrema de un bólido de Jaguar que se inspira en el pasado, pero no tiene miedo al futuro”.

Diseñado para ser el bólido definitivo para carreras virtuales de resistencia, el Jaguar Vision GT SV rinde homenaje a su ilustre linaje no solo con referencias de estilo y apariencia, sino también con colores distintivos de competición que evocan hitos como los debuts en Le Mans del C-Type y el D-Type en 1951 y 1954 respectivamente.

Desarrollado por expertos ingenieros:

La estructura de carrocería compuesta, que resulta muy ligera y aerodinámica, ahora alberga cuatro motores eléctricos que han diseñado los equipos de Jaguar Racing y SV (el Coupé contaba solo con tres). Al combinarse, generan una potencia de 1.903 CV (1.400 kW) y 3.360 Nm de par instantáneo con las ventajas de tracción y dinámica de la tracción total inteligente y el reparto de par. Es capaz de pasar de 0 a 60 mph en tan solo 1,65 segundos y alcanza una velocidad máxima de 255 mph.

El equipo de ingenieros de SV recibió el encargo de aprovechar la potencia del Gran Turismo SV para ofrecer a los jugadores una experiencia de conducción aún más emocionante en la competición.

Jamal Hameedi, Engineering Director de Jaguar SV, declaró: “Nos encomendaron la misión de llevar a un nivel superior todo lo que hace tan especial al Jaguar Vision GT Coupé: su rendimiento, maniobrabilidad y sonido.

“El equipo lo ha conseguido con creces, ya que ha desarrollado un vehículo eléctrico virtual que puede alcanzar el éxito en las extremas competiciones de resistencia de 24 horas. Además, el trabajo que realizaron para el mundo virtual se transformó en realidad con la producción de un impresionante modelo a escala completa que entusiasmará a los jugadores como anticipo de lo que verán en la nueva edición de Gran Turismo”.

La elegante silueta del Vision GT Coupé sigue distinguiéndose claramente en el GT SV, incluidas las aletas curvas inspiradas en el C-Type y el D-Type. La batalla continúa siendo de 2.721 mm a pesar de la incorporación de un motor adicional que impulsa el eje delantero.

El nuevo modelo mide 5.540 mm de extremo a extremo, por lo que es 861 mm más largo para mejorar al máximo la aerodinámica. Novedades como el splitter frontal y el alerón trasero desplegable consiguen incrementar el agarre para mejorar la estabilidad a gran velocidad y aumentar la tracción para tomar las curvas más rápido en el GT SV.

Normalmente es complicado aumentar el agarre y minimizar la resistencia al mismo tiempo, así que el equipo de SV trabajó mano a mano con los diseñadores de Jaguar para desarrollar una completa gama de características que se combinan para optimizar la dinámica, la estabilidad, el rendimiento y la eficiencia.

Además de un splitter más largo y eficaz que genera agarre sobre el eje delantero, las aperturas del faldón delantero canalizan el aire por la zona externa de las ruedas delanteras para reducir las turbulencias y ayudar a que el aire fluya limpiamente hacia la parte trasera del vehículo. El aire que discurre por los pasos de rueda también fluye suavemente hacia atrás gracias a las rejillas de salida de las aletas.

La definida parte inferior está totalmente cerrada, incorpora un elemento detrás del eje delantero para reforzar la estabilidad a gran velocidad y acelera el flujo de aire para reducir su presión y así disminuir la elevación antes de que salga por atrás al producirse el efecto venturi.

La característica aerodinámica más eficaz del GT SV es su alerón trasero desplegable, que se inspira en los bólidos de carreras de resistencia del insigne linaje de Jaguar, donde se incluye el XJR-14. La sección principal fija del alerón, que se ha desarrollado cuidadosamente desde el prototipo hasta llegar al diseño final pasando por numerosas iteraciones, envuelve la zona superior y los laterales de la parte trasera del vehículo con tanta delicadeza que parece fundirse en ella.

El alerón se ha diseñado como un elemento esencial de la definida carrocería, que también puede presumir del rendimiento aerodinámico que requieren las carreras de resistencia: las dos secciones móviles se elevan automáticamente con rapidez para ofrecer un agarre superior cuando sea necesario y vuelven a bajar a su posición nominal para minimizar la resistencia.

Gracias a todo ello, el GT SV tiene una resistencia aerodinámica bastante baja para ser un coche de carreras (0,398 Cd) y genera 483 kg de agarre a 200 mph.

Michael O’Regan, Aerodynamics Senior Engineer de Jaguar SV, comentó: “Todas las características aerodinámicas se han optimizado al milímetro con un vanguardista análisis de dinámica de fluidos computacionales; lo hacemos exactamente igual que en proyectos del mundo real, como los bólidos de Fórmula E Jaguar I-TYPE.

“Estoy especialmente orgulloso de que hayamos convertido el GT SV en un bólido eléctrico verosímil con un rendimiento a la altura de los coches de carreras de resistencia actuales, además de lograrlo en un corto espacio de tiempo”.

Rendimiento electrizante:

Los ingenieros de Jaguar Racing han sido los encargados de desarrollar el extraordinario sistema de propulsión eléctrico de cuatro motores del GT SV. También diseñaron el sistema del primer Jaguar Vision GT aprovechando sus conocimientos y experiencia con el Jaguar I-TYPE durante seis temporadas consecutivas.

El trabajo se repartió en dos fases principales: se incorporó un segundo motor de 407 CV (300 kW) en el eje delantero para lograr el aumento necesario de potencia y par. Después, el sistema de gestión térmica se optimizó para soportar mayores cargas y garantizar que las grandes velocidades constantes y la aceleración extrema se mantengan durante toda la carrera de resistencia.

El sistema de propulsión del GT SV incluye un motor para cada rueda, que generan una potencia combinada de 1.903 CV (1.400 kW) y 3.360 Nm de par. Cada motor tiene su propia transmisión de una única velocidad, que se han diseñado para ofrecer la resistencia y solidez que requieren los altos valores de par, niveles mínimos de masa y fricción que optimizan la eficiencia y una velocidad máxima de 255 mph.

Además de tracción total eléctrica, la configuración de un motor por rueda permite un control infinito de la distribución de par lateral y longitudinal para un cambio gradual en el reparto de par, lo que mejora la tracción, la agilidad y el control.

La potencia procede de una vanguardista batería de iones de litio que se instala en la parte inferior de la estructura de carrocería ligera y rígida del GT SV para conseguir niveles bajos para el centro de gravedad y balanceo, así como una distribución de peso casi perfecta.

James Barclay, Team Director de Jaguar Racing, declaró: “Al trabajar al mismo tiempo en el desarrollo del Jaguar I-TYPE de la Fórmula E y el Vision Gran Turismo SV, los ingenieros de Jaguar Racing tuvieron una oportunidad sin precedentes de aplicar sus conocimientos a dos increíbles bólidos eléctricos: nuestro vehículo de Fórmula E más avanzado hasta la fecha y un vehículo de carreras virtuales de resistencia.

“Ambos se han diseñado y desarrollado con vanguardistas herramientas de simulación para llevar al límite el motor totalmente eléctrico y la tecnología de software. Estamos deseando verlos competir en la séptima temporada de la Fórmula E y en la nueva edición de Gran Turismo”.

El sistema de gestión térmica se optimiza con un circuito adicional de nitrógeno líquido que ofrece una mayor capacidad para que la batería genere la máxima potencia durante más tiempo dentro de su intervalo ideal de temperatura. La refrigeración con nitrógeno también está conectada al botón de propulsión del habitáculo para garantizar que la batería esté siempre por debajo del límite de temperatura incluso en las condiciones más exigentes.

La experiencia de conducción virtual definitiva:

El sonido único del motor, fundamental para la experiencia de conducción instintiva del Jaguar Vision GT Coupé, alcanza cotas aún mejores en la versión GT SV. Gracias al aumento de potencia y par que supone pasar de tres a cuatro motores eléctricos, el GT SV produce un sonido aún más imponente y distintivo, como un auténtico Jaguar del futuro. Mientras va subiendo al punto culminante del máximo de 40.000 rpm, demuestra que lleva el ADN genuino del automovilismo y hace las delicias de los conductores como ningún otro modelo.

La experiencia se completa con un interior diseñado para la competición. Las superficies puras y amplias del habitáculo envuelven al conductor y permiten que los instrumentos y los meditados controles estén en el lugar perfecto. Cada uno de los elementos se ha diseñado artesanalmente con destreza y precisión utilizando materiales ligeros y vanguardistas, como los nuevos tejidos TYPEFIBRE que revisten los dos esculturales asientos compuestos. TYPEFIBRE es un innovador sistema de materiales de alto rendimiento que ha desarrollado Jaguar para ofrecer una alternativa más ligera a la piel con niveles extraordinarios de comodidad y durabilidad. Jaguar Racing probará los tejidos TYPEFIBRE en el I-TYPE 5 a lo largo de la séptima temporada del campeonato mundial ABB FIA Fórmula E.

Acerca de Jaguar

El legado de Jaguar de diseño elegante e impresionante rendimiento lleva más de 80 años entusiasmando y deleitando al mundo. La familia actual de vehículos Jaguar de talla mundial cuenta con las berlinas XE, XF y XJ, que han obtenido numerosos galardones; el impactante deportivo F-TYPE; el SUV de alto rendimiento F-PACE (el Jaguar que más rápidamente se ha vendido en la historia de la marca), el SUV compacto de alto rendimiento E-PACE y ahora con el I-PACE, un SUV de rendimiento completamente eléctrico que ha obtenido el galardón de World Car of the Year 2019 y que coloca a Jaguar a la vanguardia de la revolución de los vehículos eléctricos.

Acerca de Jaguar SV

Special Vehicle Operations es un equipo especializado de diseñadores, ingenieros y técnicos de Jaguar SV dedicado a aumentar el rendimiento y la sensación de confort de los vehículos de la marca. La gama actual del Jaguar SV incluye el F-PACE SVR y el XE SV Project 8.

Un toque de Dolce Vita en la línea de salida de la ‘1000 Miglia’ 2020
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Un toque de Dolce Vita en la línea de salida de la ‘1000 Miglia’ 2020

Brescia, martes 22 de Octubre 2020 – 32 ediciones como partner histórico y cronómetro oficial de la Carrera. Organizada tradicionalmente en mayo, la Carrera de coches conocida como la más bonita del mundo, ha tenido lugar este año del 22 al 25 de octubre, cumpliendo todas las medidas de seguridad sanitaria. Este trastorno en el calendario no ha enfriado el entusiasmo de los más de 400 equipos que han participado para superar los 1.618 kilómetros de la carrera, bajo la atenta y alentadora mirada de Jacky Ickx, gran amigo de la Casa y que ha presidido las actividades organizadas por Chopard y se ha encargado de desvelar los relojes de la Colección Mille Miglia creados por los Artesanos de la Casa en homenaje a la Carrera.  

La Carrera más bonita del Mundo

Chopard ha sido un socio leal en la celebración del rally de Resistencia Mille Miglia desde 1988, una colaboración nacida de la pasión desde hace mucho tiempo de la familia Scheufele por tener y conducir automóviles históricos en los que también compiten.

Un toque de Dolce Vita en la línea de salida de la ‘1000 Miglia’ 2020

Un toque de Dolce Vita en la línea de salida de la ‘1000 Miglia’ 2020

Fundada en 1927, la Mille Miglia es una de las carreras de coches históricos más famosa en el mundo. Cuando comenzó a correrse, los 1,618km (equivalente a 1,005 millas) era una Carrera al aire libre que comenzaba y terminaba en Brescia, teniendo a Roma como el punto de retorno.

En 1955, el famoso conductor de carreras británico Sir Stirling Moss ganó la Carrera en un tiempo récord que todavía hoy perdura, completando la Carrera en diez horas, siete minutos y 48 segundos con una velocidad de97.96 millas por hora.

Después de dejar de existir en su formato original en 1957, la Mille Miglia revivió en 1977 como una competición de tiempo y fiabilidad de coches construidos entre 1927 y 1957 cubriendo 1,000 millas siguiendo casi la misma ruta original en el corazón de Italia desde Brescia a Roma y vuelta.

Dolce Vita italiana

El jueves 22 de octubre empezó la Carrera en la Famosa Viale Venezia en Brescia hacia el fin de la primera etapa en Cervia Milano Maritima, pasando por Lake Garda y las ciudades de Sirmione, Mantua, Ferrara y Ravenna.

El Segundo día los participantes condujeron por la ciudad medieval de Urbino, Macerata y Amatrice, hasta Roma. La salida desde la Ciudad Eterna se realizó la temprano en la Mañana del día siguiente, siendo este el día más largo de la Carrera. Y pasando por la Piazza del Campo de Siena y la ciudad de Lucca.

Nuevas piezas para la Colección Mille Miglia

Siguiendo la tradición anual, Chopard ha presentado una nueva serie de relojes para conmemorar esta nueva edición de la Mille Miglia. El Mille Miglia 2020 Race Edition chronograph disponible en una edición limitada de 250 piezas, con una caja de 42 mm de diámetro en acero inoxidable granallado con tratamiento DLC y oro ético rosa, con dial y correa de piel negros; y 1000 piezas en acero inoxidable granallado con tratamiento DLC, ambos equipados por un movimiento mecánico de carga automática con certificado de cronometría.

La Colección está compuesta por otras dos piezas de acero inoxidable vestidas de azul el Mille Miglia GTS Azzurro Power Control (una edición de 500 piezas con 43 mm de diámetro) y el Mille Miglia GTS Azzurro Chrono (una edición de 750 piezas con un diámetro de 44 mm) también equipados por un movimiento mecánico de carga automática con certificado de cronometría.

Y por último, Chopard ha presentado un cronómetro automático de tourbillon en una edición limitada de 20 piezas, el Mille Miglia Lab One, un concept watch ultraligero, integra una caja muy contemporánea en forma de cojín, titanio ennegrecido, una ergonomía y tecnicidad excepcionales, un movimiento tourbillon (Chopard 04.03-M) equipado con un mecanismo de parada patentado inédito y una corona invisible que también es objeto de una patente.