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Aston Martin DBS 59

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Friday 2 November

Aston Martin’s Q division doesn’t seem to be able to take a rest. The bespoke division has given various Aston Martin’s a special treatment to be built in limited numbers. The 1 of 12 Vanquish S Volante Tom Brady Signature Edition, 1 of 175 Vanquish S Ultimate and more recently the 1 of 14 V12 Vantage V600 are some we have featured before.
This time they’ve got their hands on the new DBS Superleggera. Aston’s most powerful road car yet has only been released recently and it already has a special variant. The Aston Martin DBS 59, only 24 of these will be made and it celebrates the DBR1’s ’59 24h of Le Mans win.
All 24 cars will be painted in Aston Martin Racing Green which will be accentuated by extensive use of gloss carbon fiber for the roof, roof strake and ducktail spoiler. On the inside we find a combination of Obsidian Black / Chestnut Tan leather and other details like the exterior color featuring on certain elements, ‘1959 – 2019 60th anniversary’ inscription on the dash and a DBR1 inscription on the inside of the sun visors. On the images we can also see a special mural-like image on the roof lining but Aston Martin hasn’t confirmed this in the press release. Furthermore bronze detailing is used all around the car for items like the Aston Martin, Superleggera and Q emblems, shift paddles and wheels.
Q will also provide bespoke accessories like Saddle Leather Helmet Pods in the rear compartment to hold special ‘DBS 59’ crash helmets, period blue race suits and gloves modeled on those worn by 1959 Le Mans-winning driver Caroll Shelby. Interesting fact for users of the website that are interested in collecting these cars, the production number of each car can be found on the side below the side-strakes and Q badge inside a small painted white roundel. The bespoke car cover in Aston Martin Racing Green that’s available as an option will also feature white roundels with the specific edition number.
The DBS 59 limited edition was a special commission by Aston Martin Cambridge and is therefore only available to order from them. Orders can still be placed at the time of writing.
Delivery dates and prices haven’t been released yet but we’ve already added the DBS 59 to the website along with the Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf.
Images: Aston Martin

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

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Friday 24 August

The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is finally here. The final Aventador model was introduced at Car Week in Monterey.
It has 770 horsepower (like the Centenario) and 720nm of torque. It is essentially an evolved Aventador SV, with added tech that we know from the Huracán Performante called ALA (Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva) Lamborghini’s Active Aero, which you can clearly see by the very aggressive shapes guiding the air around the car. Seeing that the SVJ currently holds the Nürburgring lap record this aero must do its work properly.
Lamborghini will make 900 units of the Aventador SVJ Coupe, there is no roadster announced yet but we could assume that this version will follow in due course. Another version that was already announced though is the SVJ 63. With 63 as in 1963, the year Lamborghini was founded and also the number of units that will be made of this limited edition SVJ. As far as we can see this version only has a few cosmetic differences, with the 63 stickers being the most obvious, meaning it is not really that different from the ‘standard’ SVJ.
The first cars should be delivered from the beginning of 2019 onwards at a starting price of 349.000 euros (excluding taxes).
The various Aventador SVJ versions will be added to Exclusive Car Registry with the next car update, ready for users to collect these cars once they arrive in a few months’ time.

Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600

News   6
Saturday 16 June

Aston Martin brings out yet another limited-run model. The production of the new Vantage is well underway but they’ve decided to put out some more Vantages of the old body shape, with some design elements from the new model however.
Q will make 14 of the V12 Vantage V600, 7 of which are coupes and 7 roadsters. As the name suggests the 5.9l V12 that’s under the hood will produce 600hp, all of them with a manual 7-speed gearbox. The body looks quite like a GT12 without a wing but even wider and meaner with the bigger grille and diffuser, unique hood vents and quad exhaust tips, making this the ultimate Vantage of the old shape.
With only 14 cars you’d think they would all be sold but apparently there’s still some cars left, maybe that’s because of the massive price tag of 1.2 million pounds.
The V12 Vantage V600 will be added to the website once cars start being delivered this fall.
Images: Chris Harris & Aston Martin

570S Spider Canada Commission

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Sunday 22 April

Just like McLaren Newport Beach ordered their custom 570S, Pfaff Automotive has done the same for their dealerships through Canada. This bespoke project isn’t race-focused like the MSO X is, but instead takes a more subtle approach through unique modifications by McLaren’s Special Operations.
The 570S Spider Canada Commission, as the name suggests, is Canadian themed with the Silica White paintwork and red tinted carbon fiber representing the colors of the Canadian flag. White accent stripes are found on the lower carbon fiber parts (splitter, side skirts & diffuser) and to let you know this isn’t just any 570S with a special MSO treatment, Canadian flags are placed on the side skirts (instead of the 570S script) and a maple leaf on the rear deck. A custom plaque on the inside will also point out that this is the 1 of 5 Canada Commission. Continuing on the inside, the black leather and alcantara is accented by a red alcantara roof liner and steering wheel.
McLaren has a history in Canada with Bruce McLaren winning three races in a row in the Canadian Sportscar Championship behind the wheel of the McLaren M1B in 1966; Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme finishing first and second at the Canadian Grand Prix in 1968; and the 1-2-3 podium finish at the opening round of the Can-Am Challenge in 1969 by Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme and John Surtees in McLaren M8B and M12 racecars[LC1]. This car was commissioned to celebrate that history.
Five of these will be made, with 3 being delivered through McLaren Toronto and the other two at McLaren Montréal and McLaren Vancouver for a price-tag of around $280,000.
We’ve added the Canada Commission to the website ready to collect the 5 cars as soon as deliveries start.
Info & pictures via PFAFF Automotive.

McLaren MSO X

News   1
Wednesday 28 March

The ‘entry level’ McLaren recently received a special treatment by MSO, in form of the MSO X. The name translates exactly to what the car is, McLaren Special Operations Ten, a special order limited to 10 examples.
The car is not a regular off the line model by McLaren, instead it’s a custom order by some important customers commissioned by McLaren Newport Beach. That means you could only get the car if you were in on it and only through the dealer in Newport Beach.
The MSO X could be seen as a street legal 570S GT4 race car, because it essentially is just that. A lot of parts are similar if not the same as seen on the GT4, for example the intakes that start at the front bumper and exit out of the hood and the big rear spoiler. But there’s also a roof scoop, a feature that the GT4 doesn’t have. That’s basically as far as the modifications go, since they are only cosmetical, meaning there’s no change to the power output.
To tie in with the racecar theme the cars are all finished in a color scheme inspired by F1 GTR racecars, the liveries are not painted but applied in form of a vinyl wrap by Protective Film Soloutions.
We’ve recently added this car to our website and almost instantly had all 10. Thanks go out to the users who uploaded them. We are currently still looking for better pictures and accurate locations for most cars so if you have extra information feel free to let us know through the edit functionality.
Image by McLaren Newport Beach

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