On Monday, January 14th, McLaren Beverly Hills celebrated the launch of the new McLaren 720S Spider. The vehicle stretched its legs on a morning open-air drive throughout Beverly Hills, showcasing a sleek Supernova Silver body and luxe Vintage Tan interior.
What makes a car beautiful? How do universal forms and scientific laws converge to engineer technologically advanced, artful automotive experiences in sync with the natural world?
During an intimate gathering with Aston Martin Beverly Hills at Soho House West Hollywood, Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin, revealed the sources of beauty inspiring Aston Martin’s timeless design.
Aston Martin Beverly Hills presented guests with a weekend escape from the city, with an opportunity to drive the new 2019 Aston Martin Vantage through the winding hills of Malibu. Starting at a spectacular estate tucked in the coastal mountains, guests experienced panoramic Pacific Ocean views, light bites and of course, the breathtaking all-new Aston Martin Vantage. The Vantage proved the perfect vehicle to enjoy the tight curves of the Santa Monica Mountains and scenic stretches of California’s famed Pacific Coast highway.
On Saturday December 22nd, Lamborghini Beverly Hills made history as the first to drive a track-only race car on Rodeo Drive. The 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo Collector’s Edition car is one of ten in the world, and the only car of its kind in California, as shown on its plate of origin, signed by Lamborghini CEO and Chairman Stefano Domenicali.
On Tuesday evening, McLaren Beverly Hills, in conjunction with McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the bespoke division of McLaren Automotive, joined forces to celebrate the ‘Racing Through the Ages’ collection. This worldwide exclusive event unveiled six one-of-a-kind vehicles by MSO, commissioned by McLaren Beverly Hills, through a special evening of entertainment hosted by magician Frankie Foti and actor Aldis Hodge.
Upon arrival guests were taken through a branded maze of McLaren luxury sportscars and super cars, enhanced by 3D elements and an array of paneled walls with images from the iconic British brand. The grand reveal presented by Aldis Hodge in conjunction with co-host Frankie Foti featured a series of incredible magic tricks, from fog smoke to key appearances, designed to unveil each of the six bespoke MSO vehicles which had been until then disguised under black stealth sheets.
Introducing the McLaren 720S GT3, the track-only racing supercar available in 2019. McLaren Automotive has confirmed a stellar driver line-up for the competitive debut of the 720S GT3 in the Gulf 12 Hours at Abu Dhabi on December 13-15. Lining up on the grid will be McLaren Automotive Factory Driver Ben Barnicoat (GB), joined by Alvaro Parente (PT) and Shane van Gisbergen (NZ).
The star trio boasts an impeccable pedigree, with Parente and van Gisbergen both holding Platinum status under the FIA driver-rating system – the highest available – and Barnicoat ranked as Gold. With such a strong line-up, the works-entered car – entered under McLaren Customer Racing – is an exciting prospect for the Gulf 12 Hours. Now in its eighth year, the endurance event will see a combined grid of over 30 GT3 and GT4 cars battling for outright honours over a two-part race, each of six hours’ duration, on the 5.554 km Yas Marina circuit – home to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.