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Aston Martin DBX - 'Best car design of the year' by Sunday Times
Debut luxury SUV from British carmaker wins prestigious accolade at The Sunday Times Motor Awards.
Shortlisted by News UK judges, the award is decided by reader votes.
04 October 2020, London UK: Aston Martin Lagonda’s first SUV, DBX, has been awarded the ‘Best Designed Car of the Year’ at The Sunday Times Motor Awards. While the shortlist is drawn up by judges at News UK, the winners are chosen by readers votes.
Will Dron, Editor of Driving.co.uk at The Sunday Times said, “A brand traditionally associated with sports cars had a tough job on its hands creating its first SUV, but the fact that Sunday Times readers voted the DBX their favourite design of the year — against some truly stunning competition — is a clear indication that Aston Martin got it the right first time. Congratulations!”.
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McLaren's all-new High-Performance Hybrid supercar enters final stages of testing
‘Next-generation’ High-Performance Hybrid (HPH) supercar will be introduced in the first half of 2021.
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Panerai Submersible GoldtechTM Orocarbo - 44mm
Panerai continues its relentless pursuit of novel applications for materials.
The next frontier is a new and unusual combination in the Submersible family: a professional diving watch with experimental aesthetics.
The rare combination of innovation and tradition defies convention, Panerai expands the dimensions of its collection of diving instruments with an offering that combines two innovative materials for the first time: Panerai GoldtechTM and CarbotechTM. Though seemingly antithetical, the pairing is surprisingly complementary in the Submersible GoldtechTM – 44 mm (PAM01070).
Once again an exponent of the well tested 44 mm size, the new reference makes its distinctive character apparent through a balance between disciplined elegance and bold athleticism. Its personality is enhanced by a case made from Panerai GoldtechTM, a gold alloy with an intense and stable colour made possible by its significant copper content and enrichment with platinum.
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TGSA sits down with design director of McLaren Automotive, Rob Melville
We at TopGear Magazine SA not only relish thrashing the best performance cars all in the interests of automotive journalism, but we also savour chatting to those behind producing such vehicles. Welcome to an exclusive SA interview with McLaren’s Head of Design, Rob Melville, who has designed an array of captivating vehicles from the British sportscar maker. These include the legendary P1 hypercar, the tear-drop shaped Speedtail and, most recently, the limited-edition Elva roofless supercar.
TopGear SA: Rob, thanks for taking the time out to chat with us. Looking at your resume, it looks mightily impressive, please tell us where your infatuation with design begun?
Rob Melville: Hi Lerato, thanks for the opportunity to chat to you and your audience about my journey in car designing. I guess I will have to go back to the very beginning, growing up in the North of London, where from a very young age, I discovered how fascinated I was with art in general and car designing in particular. My parents also saw the keen interest and passion in me, that they enrolled me into the Master Royal College of Art, where I studied Transport Design. And as the saying goes, the rest was history.
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