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Aston Martin collaborates with David Adjaye on 5 residences, exclusive DBX Special Edition

The 130 William development is located in New York City.

Photo courtesy of Aston Martin Lagonda

Aston Martin customarily crafts some of the most elegant precision-focused vehicles on the market today. Its DBX SUV is no exception to that rule. The company has teamed up with Sir David Adjaye, a renowned architect responsible for the design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., and Lightstone, one of the largest privately held real estate companies in the United States, to create five homes available for purchase at the 130 William development in New York City.

The owners of these homes will have a Adjaye-designed 130 William Adjaye Special Edition Aston Martin DBX included with their purchase.

130 William residences by Aston Martin The residences each feature a living room, dining room, and kitchen.Photo courtesy of Aston Martin Lagonda

Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman and Sir David Adjaye worked together on this project, bringing the spirit of Aston Martin's design and dedicated craftsmanship to 130 William's custom architecture and handcrafted interiors. "This is a fascinating project for the Aston Martin design team to work on and a great opportunity to collaborate with Sir David," Reichman said: "It is our first real estate project in New York City but our second collaboration in real estate design after the Aston Martin Residences in Miami. We can apply what we have learnt in Miami and also bring our unique automotive design skills to these beautiful luxury homes."

The 800-foot tall 130 William complex includes 242 residences, over 20,000 square feet of amenities, and a new plaza park. It is 66 stories tall with a hand-cast façade with refined bronze detailing, and large-scale arched windows.

The five homes come fully furnished and are located on the 59th and 60th floors. They each have a unique design identity complete with a private outdoor loggia that spans the entire length of the residence and is set behind the buildinng's façade, with bespoke screens dividing the balconies into a series of distinct zones for dining and relaxing. The interior is filled with hand-crafted materials and textiles and furniture from the Aston Martin Home Collection by the Italian manufacturer Formitalia.

130 William residences by Aston Martin The rooms feature materials similar to what you'll find in an Aston Martin vehicle.Photo courtesy of Aston Martin Lagonda

When residents first step off the elevator on the way to their front door, they will see interior design elements featuring Aston Martin's signature crosshatch pattern in a bronze finish. Beneath the bronze detailing is wallpaper designed by Adjaye Associates. A bespoke smoked glass mirror created by Aston Martin Design reflects the skyline view in a distinctive arched form which is a nod to the arches on the façade.

Each home contains a living, kitchen master bedroom, dining room, one spare room, and at least one additional bedroom. The living room offers city-wide views, clean lines and sleek furnishings from the Aston Martin Home Collection by Formitalia. Designers have linked the dinging room to the open plan kitchen, which features custom textured blackened oak Italian cabinetry, Gaggenau appliances, and marble countertops hand-selected from the Apuan Alps in Tuscany, Italy.

Warm materials in the master bedroom make the space invited. This includes an expansive bed with custom cashmere headboard cushions and slender metal detailing.

130 William residences by Aston Martin

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The spare room can be customized by the buyer. They are offered their choice of a racing simulator, office or library space, or bedroom. The racing simualationn room was created in partnership with Curv Racing Simulators, a new British technology company founded by Darren Turner, a three-time class winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Aston Martin and an industry-leading expert in racing simulation technology.

In homes with a private office or library, a custom-designed desk is paired with a classic Eames chair alongside a lounge chair by Swoon and stool by Space Copenhagen. Black wood shelves and cabinets feature smoked glass alongside textured Salvatori marble walls.

The bathrooms have textured Italian Salvtori marble throughout. In the master bathroom, a Salvatori solid carved marble soaking tub and carved marble double vanity sinks are paired with a spacious walk-in shower and private water closet. Secondary bathrooms incorporate Grigio Versilia marble and Bianco Carrera marble and powder rooms include a bamboo textured Grigia Versilia marble.

The 130 William Adjaye Special Edition Aston Martin DBX marks the first time that Aston Martin has collaborated with an architect on the custom fit out of one of their signature vehicles. The DBX features a number of 130 William-related features including an Aston Martin-first, real stone accents, with Grey "Pietra D'Avola" marble inlays matched with Satin Walnut wood.

Aston Martin's hand-stitched leather has Parliament Green trim and the steering wheel matches the walls of the simulator room option. There's also carved solid walnut trim, with Q by Aston Martin Parliament Green leatherwork and details in bronze, black anodized aluminium and real stone.

Pricing of the five homes includes two penthouse options. The list prices for each unit is $11,500,000 for PH60A, $10,500,000 for PH60B, and three loggia residences L59A, L59B and L59C, priced from $3,985,000, $5,985,000 and $10,000,000.

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Special edition Land Rover

Special Land Rover Defender stars in new James Bond film

The special Defender features several 007-inspired touches.

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James Bond and British vehicles go together like bread and butter. The spy's most well-known rides come from Aston Martin, but Land Rover isn't sitting out on the action. The 25th film in the Bond series, No Time To Die, premiers in just a few weeks, and with it, a new special edition Land Rover Defender. Land Rover's SV Bespoke division created the special Defender, which in addition to making an appearance on the silver screen, will be on sale for a limited run to 300 lucky Bond fans willing to shell out the cash.


2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition The Defender gets exclusive infotainment animations.Land Rover


The villainous Defender is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that produces 518 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, and Land Rover says the powertrain is strong enough to push the hefty off-roader to 60 mph from a stop in just 5.1 seconds. The V8 is a recent addition to the Defender line, and comes paired here with unique suspension and transmission tuning, bespoke spring and damper rates, and a new electronic active rear differential.



2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition The 007 Defender V8 get special puddle lights.Land Rover


Unique touches to the 007 Defender include "Defender 007" treadplates, special infotainment animations, and "007" exterior puddle lamps. The interior will get a laser-etched detail plate to denote its number among the 300 vehicles. No Time To Die will feature the Defender front and center, but it's not the only Land Rover in the film. Two Range Rover Sport SVR SUVs will also make an appearance, along with a Range Rover Classic and a Land Rover Series III.


2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition You'll need to be really into Bond to truly appreciate the special Defender.Land Rover


If you're more interested in seeing the Defender's time on screen than you are in getting behind the wheel, it hits theaters in the U.S. starting on October 8, 2021. The film will be the fifth and final movie to feature Daniel Craig as Bond. However, if you're really excited about the Defender, get ready to pay up. Prices start at $114,600 and supplies are extremely limited.

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The LEGO Speed Champions series is adding two new Dodge models to its lineup.

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The new LEGO Speed Champions series is expanding by two. A 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A and Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster are being added to the growing collection. They are the first purple vehicle and first Top Fuel Dragster in the Speed Champion series.

"Owning, or aspiring to own, a Dodge muscle car is as much about the lifestyle of joining the Brotherhood of Muscle as it is about the vehicle purchase," said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis. "As a result, our brand enthusiasts are passionate about all things Dodge, including the latest cool collectibles. So, following the success of the Dodge 2018 LEGO Speed Champion building set, fans will now be able to build and show off not only the first ever 8-inch-wide (8W) muscle car, but also the first ever Plum Crazy 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A, along with an incredibly detailed 13½-long Top Fuel Dragster."

LEGO Speed Champions Dodge box The 627-piece Challenger T/A and Dragster include box art of their Rea-life counterparts. Photo courtesy of Stellantis

LEGO has had the Challenger over two inches high, five inches long, and 2.5 inches wide. The Dragster is four inches high thanks to its wing, and has a body that is 13.5 inches long and 2.5 inches wide.

The set features a male Challenger driver in Dodge-branded clothing. The Dragster has a female driver in a Dodge race suit.

"In 2021, we are extremely excited to reteam with Dodge and expand the Speed Champions 8W Vehicle Collection even further by including new vehicle types and building experiences, for the first time, that appeal to vehicle fans of all ages," said Christopher Stamp, LEGO Design Lead.

LEGO Speed Champions Dodge The set includes two models.Photo courtesy of Stellantis

The models will be released on June 1, 2021 at LEGO.com. Pricing for the models is not yet available.

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