Aston Martin reveals first racing simulator: The AMR-C01
Aston Martin has revealed the AMR-C01 Racing Simulator, the ultimate luxury home simulator for drivers who want to compete in the virtual or the real world and the first of its kind to be offered by the British marque.
AMR-C01 is the first product to be borne of a new partnership between Aston Martin and British technology company, Curv Racing Simulators.
Designed by Aston Martin and engineered by Curv, the AMR-C01 has a lightweight carbon fibre monocoque and utilises the latest technology to provide a fully immersive driving experience for the home user. The seating position mirrors that of the Aston Martin Valkyrie, adding a futuristic hypercar feel to the simulator. Hand-assembled by Curv Racing Simulators, using the highest quality components and latest Assetto Corsa software, AMR-C01 is ready to transport its users into the thrilling virtual racing world.
The AMR-C01 will make a stylish addition to any luxury games room. The look of the simulator is unique, thanks to the work of the Aston Martin Design team based at the company’s Gaydon Headquarters. Crafted in carbon fibre, the front of the sim’s bodywork is shaped to invoke the signature Aston Martin Racing grille. AMR-C01 has a powerful-looking stance but at the same time keeps the level of refinement and surface quality and finish that customers expect from any Aston Martin. The all-carbon fibre monocoque provides a rigid structure, the design of which also adds to the sporting look of the simulator.
Limited to just 150 examples, the order book for the British-built Aston Martin AMR-C01 is now open. The simulator comes with a base RRP of £57,500 plus tax. First deliveries are on schedule to take place in Q4 2020.
Peugeot supports Police and Fire authorities with new fleet
PEUGEOT has delivered 611 vehicles to 38 different Police and Fire services across the UK to support their daily operational needs. The latest delivery forms part of an order for over 1,500 new cars and vans by the 38 different authorities. The vehicles ordered include the all-new 208 and e-208, 308, 508, the multi-award winning 3008 SUV and 5008 SUV and Partner, Expert and Boxer vans.
So far this year, PEUGEOT has delivered 611 vehicles to the 38 forces, despite the difficulties imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The vehicles delivered consist of: 308 and 308 SW; Traveller; 3008 SUV and 5008 SUV; Partner, Expert and Boxer vans; as well as the all-new 208 and e-208.
The all-new e-208, launched in January this year, accounted for 81 vehicles within the final total. A growing number of Police and Fire services are considering electric and hybrid vehicles, with 13% of the vehicles ordered from PEUGEOT this year being full electric. These vehicles have been put to operational use, supporting frontline activity across the UK.
Britain's cars are older than ever despite boom in EVS and Hybrids
BRITAIN’s car parc is older than ever before despite the efforts of policymakers and environmentalists to get us behind the wheel of modern, fuel-efficient models and zero-emissions vehicles, according to official figures.
It shows that in 2019 there were 6.086 million cars over 13 years old in the UK, approximately one-in-five of all vehicles on the road. 25 years earlier, in 1994, there were only 1.329 million cars of a similar age.
In 1994, the percentage of cars over 13 years old sat at 6.3 per cent, or just over one in 20 cars. In 2019, that number sat at 19.1%, or just under one in five, despite scrappage schemes and market-led incentives to get people into newer and more environmentally friendly cars.
Meanwhile, the average age of all cars on UK roads has increased from 6.7 years in 1994 to 8.3 years in 2019. There were 21.1 million cars licensed in 1994, rising to 31.8 million in 2019.
But despite the growth in numbers of older vehicles, the news doesn’t necessarily mean that cars are less environmentally friendly as the mileages covered by modern, efficient cars are much higher.
Moke relaunces in the UK
MOKE International Limited announces the return of one of Britain's great automotive icons.
UK customers will be able to order one of 56 limited edition MOKEs, an allocation selected to signify the number of years since the Mini MOKE first appeared in Britain in 1964. Order books also open for MOKEs in standard configuration, confirming the permanent return of the brand.
MOKE International revives a quintessentially British design that has charmed for more than half a century. Brigitte Bardot epitomised Riviera chic in her MOKE. The brand has since been enjoyed and championed by fun-seekers including Kate Moss and DJ Khalid. To date the car has also appeared in four James Bond films.
The original MOKE was designed in the 1960s by Sir Alec Issigonis, the architect of the Austin Mini. It was first specified as a military vehicle engineered to be robust enough for deployment behind enemy lines by aeroplane. The original shared components including suspension and chassis with the Mini.
The MOKE soon became one of the best-loved symbols of the 1960s. Becoming the mode of travel for the inhabitants of the most exclusive coastal resorts in Europe, the Caribbean, US and Asia. To this day it remains the beachhouse-to-waterfront shuttle of choice.
Available to order today at £20,000 excluding local taxes and delivery.
Suzuki introduces the new Swace in Europe
Suzuki has launched the new Swace, a stylish and versatile Estate Car with an athletic design, smooth and stable riding comfort, and advanced hybrid performance.
Its planted stance, condensed upper body proportions and ﬂared bumpers convey on-road stability, while the dynamic rearward flowing lines in the windows and shoulders give an impression of athleticism.
The unique front-face design centres around its bi-beam LED headlamps and large honeycomb-patterned hexagonal grille. The headlamps and upper grille are placed in a single continuous curve for a sporty and wide appearance, while the bumper, lower grille and fog lamp bezel are positioned close to the ground, bringing further emphasis to the car’s planted posture.
Further exterior features include integrated roof rails for simple roof carrier mounting, a sculpted rear door that is constructed of lightweight resin to enhance fuel eﬃciency, and sporty and sophisticated 16-inch alloy wheels.