MARTIN DBS SUPERLEGGERA ‘ARABESQUE’
Aston Martin MENA has commissioned a unique specification called DBS Superleggera ‘Arabesque’, which has been exclusively created for the Middle East region to pay tribute to Arabian art and design. Showcasing new Arabic details and featuring lavish personalisation via Aston Martin’s bespoke service ‘Q by Aston Martin’, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Arabesque proudly incorporates traditional Middle Eastern elements within its signature design codes. The specification features a carefully judged selection of interior and exterior design and trim modifications, and bespoke materials such as camel hair and silk, as well as unique inlaid Arabesque patterned carbon fibre throughout.
The exterior is finished in rich Royal Indigo, setting a stunning contrast to any typical Middle Eastern vista. The patterned carbon fibre roof, front splitter, diffuser and rear spoiler unite to seamlessly enhance the DBS Superleggera’s refined lines. The Aston Martin wings are crafted in black enamel, each crafted by hand during a twenty-hour process. The duotone interior in Indigo and Coral Sand Bridge of Weir leather™ delivers an exquisite finish, and the Arabesque pattern carries throughout with the quilt pattern on the roof headlining, the seats and head rests, which also feature embroidered Aston Martin wings. This, of course, is supported by the supreme performance of the DBS Superleggera – the brand’s 5.2-litre twin- turbo V12-engined Super GT flagship boasting 725 PS, 900 Nm of torque, a top speed of 338kph and blistering acceleration that dispatches 0-100 kph in just 3.4 seconds.
The striking Arabesque specification will be introduced to more Aston Martin models in the future – including the new DBX SUV.✤
EBRAHIM K. KANOO LAUNCHES HYBRID-ELECTRIC TOYOTA C-HR
Ebrahim K. Kanoo, the exclusive distributor of Toyota vehicles in Bahrain, launched the all-new 2020 Toyota C-HR at the Toyota Showroom in Sitra. The latest in Toyota’s line-up of innovative vehicles, the C-HR, changes the crossover game with its adventurous design, responsive drive and class-leading eco-friendly technology.
Designed to stand out, the new C-HR embodies company President Akio Toyoda’s commitment to promoting stylistic freedom and engineering creativity. Toyota Motor Corporation Chief Representative of Middle East & Central Asia Representative Office, Kei Fujita, commented, “We are excited to launch the all-new Toyota C-HR in Bahrain, a completely new breed of car that will change people’s perceptions of what a crossover should be like to drive and to look at. Designed to reflect the aspirations of adventurous young motorists, the vehicle represents the next step in the segment’s evolution”. C-HR is built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, which ensures a more rewarding driving experience. A low center of gravity and double-wishbone rear suspension contribute to outstanding stability and handling with exceptional ride comfort. Available with a 1.8-litre VVT-i full-hybrid powertrain and automatic CVT transmission, the vehicle meets all the requirements of daily commutes and weekend leisure journeys while offering peace of mind through its comprehensive array of safety features. ✤
HYUNDAI REVEALS ITS LATEST CONCEPT EV “PROPHECY”
Hyundai Motor recently revealed its latest concept EV “Prophecy”, the latest model to embody the company’s Sensuous Sportiness design identity. Like the company’s recent concept cars, its design offers clues about how future Hyundai models may look. In sharp contrast to its predecessor 45, Prophecy features smooth curves and flowing lines, with virtually no sharp angles or hard edges to break the flow. Its neo-classic shape gives a nod to the luxury cars of the 1920s and 30s, while at the same time, unique features such as pixelated lighting and aerodynamic wheels make it seem like something from the future. Its name, “Prophecy”, is a clear hint that this car is a teaser of things to come. With its intuitive driver interface, zero-emissions powertrain, and unique air filtration system, Prophecy offers its passengers a pleasant, relaxing experience while at the same time protecting the environment. This can be summed up in the guiding design concept “Optimistic Futurism”. ✤