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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.

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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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The McLaren Senna GTR is ready for the track but the LEGO Technic version is ready for your office shelf.

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The latest model to join the LEGO Technic family is a track-ready take one of the most beloved supercars of all time. The LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR is extreme, just like its real life namesake. The model is the first McLaren to get the Technic treatment.

It's an 830-piece model is designed for builders ages 10 and above. Its real life version was designed for track enthusiasts. The Senna GTR takes the athleticism of the Senna supercar a step further with a vehicle, "designed to deliver the most extreme, raw and engaging driving experience possible," according to the super luxury automaker. They call the vehicle "mind-bendingly fast", which makes it a perfect fit for a track day.

LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR The box will reach shelves in January.Photo courtesy of LEGO

The beating heart of the McLaren Senna GTR is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that achieves approximately 813 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Its carbon fiber body weighs just 2619 pounds and rides on a motorsports chassis.

The total engineering package is designed to deliver a raw racing experience. It's beyond engaging. The well-engineered wing helps you ride the line between control and out of control and, quite possibly, life and death.

LEGO hasn't pushed its model to that extreme, but many of its parts hold true to the spirit of the car. It features a V8 with moving pistons, an aerodynamic body style, dihedral doors, and a one-of-a-kind blue livery. The model is 12 inches long when completed.

"The team responsible for the design of the McLaren Senna GTR worked incredibly closely with their design counterparts at the LEGO Group to capture the extreme looks, excitement and essence of such an incredible supercar for LEGO Technic builders," said Robert Melville, Design Director McLaren Automotive. "Just like the real thing, the LEGO model is packed full of incredible details from the rear spoiler to the moving pistons in the V8 engine to the dihedral doors meaning that we're as proud of the model as we are of the real car."

LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR The model features dihedral doors.Photo courtesy of LEGO

The LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR will be launched globally from January 1, 2021 from LEGO.com, LEGO stores and other retailers globally, and participating McLaren retailers, with a recommended retailer price of $49,99.

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McLaren has chosen an easy-to-pronounce name for its new hybrid supercar - Artura.

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McLaren is about to mark the beginning of a new era in hybrid powertrain engineering. In the first half of 2021, its high-performance hybrid series production supercar will go on sale and we now know what it will be named.

The McLaren Artura builds on the legacy of the McLaren P1TM hybrid hypercar, which was unveiled in 2012, and the Speedtail Hyper-GT, which entered production this year and the fastest McLaren ever with a top speed of 250 mph.

"Every element of the Artura is all-new – from the platform architecture and every part of the High-Performance Hybrid powertrain, to the exterior body, interior and cutting-edge driver interface – but it draws on decades of McLaren experience in pioneering super-lightweight race and road car technologies to bring all of our expertise in electrification to the supercar class," said Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive.

Mclaren Artura The Artura badging sits on what is likely the rear of the car.Photo courtesy of McLaren Automotive

It will be the first car to be built on the company's new platform architecture, which has been optimized for electrification. Design and engineering of the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture took place in the U.K. at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre.

Two photos released by the company show what is likely the back of the Artura, with a honeycomb design beneath the car's badging between two exhaust outlets.

The Artura will get a twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine that combines with an electric motor. This will be the engine's debut. McLaren says that the engine retains the performance benefits of the company's larger V8s but has improved torque response at low engine speeds. The Artura can also run on all-electric power.

The weight of the hybrid engine system has been offset by the application of weight-saving technologies throughout the chassis, body, and powertrain. Ahead of a full product reveal, McLaren is touting the car's class-leading weight advantage.

The McLaren Artura is expected to be revealed soon. Pricing will likely be announced at that time.

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