No stresses, MONOCHROME is as yet a magazine about watches and our affection for delightful horology. Notwithstanding, in all honesty, watches aren’t our just passion… There are other sorts of wheels, pinions and motors that make us insane. Today, we’re presenting another arrangement on MONOCHROME, something that is as yet determined by energy, something that is as yet guided by our affection for fine mechanics: “The Petrolhead Corner”. Kicking off this new section, a few anecdotes about Aston Martin, the James Bond 007 association, madly cool Bond-Spec DB5s and another Rolls-Royce for Concorso d’Eleganza.
A uncommon Rolls-Royce for Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
This weekend is the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, quite possibly the most esteemed exemplary vehicle occasions of the year, that happens in Lake Como, Italy (one of our colleagues is joining in, alongside A. Lange & Söhne). While the fundamental subject of the show is exemplary and vintage vehicles, a few makers profit by the energy for wonderful mechanics there to introduce new models… Rolls-Royce is one of them.
The brand’s bespoke division just uncovered its most recent Collection Car, Wraith Eagle VIII, to check the 100-year commemoration of the primary relentless transoceanic flight completed by Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Brown in June 1919. Different components of the Wraith Eagle VIII reference Alcock and Brown’s compelling evening time experience, including an eye-getting belt which addresses a current unique understanding of the view the pair would have appreciated as their airplane started its plunge towards Ireland. Explicit bi-shading insides and outside boards complete the bundle of this sacred goal of extravagance, together with a V12 motor conveying 623hp.
More subtleties at www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com .
the “Classic Driver Edition” Aston Martin DB11
We’re all acquainted with the restricted version watches made by watch magazines, for example, Hodinkee or Revolution… What you’re going to see is the “next-level”. Envision a vehicle magazine making its own vision of a generally magnificent GT vehicle. This is the thing that Classic Driver – quite possibly the most regarded vehicle magazines and old buddies of our own – has recently done by making the Aston Martin DB11 Classic Driver Edition.
Based on the standard-spec DB11 – AMG-based twin-super V8 flaunting 496hp, 675 Nm of force, front motor with RWD engineering and a plan to make you faint – Classic Drivers adds its own touch with a bespoke “Classic Driver Grey” shading motivated by Aston Martin’s renowned 1960s shade of Charcoal Gray, explicit Q by Aston Martin carbon-fiber body load got done with a bespoke silk Eifel Green polish and select Eifel Green Caithness leather inside. The outcome: a 20-piece restricted release vehicle with mind boggling elegance…
Full story to peruse on classicdriver.com here .
How you can transform your exemplary Aston into a Bond-Spec BD5
If you’ve never longed for driving 007’s Aston Martin DB5 and playing with all the devices … we won’t trust you! James Bond has driven numerous DB vehicles throughout the long term, yet the Silver Birch DB5 that Sean Connery drove in 1964 in Goldfinger has stayed at the center of attention since the time its introduction. From that point forward, the DB5 and the devices that the Q branch fitted to the vehicle became legendary.
Last year, Aston Martin reported the creation of a 25-vehicle run of DB5 continuation vehicles that would be fitted with all the contraptions included in the films. How cool is that? Chris Corbould, a Bond impacts trained professional, has been working intimately with Aston Martin’s architects to imitate and coordinate whatever number devices as could reasonably be expected into the vehicles – think rotating tags, battering rams at the two closures, a distraction and oil spill framework, or fog light mounted assault rifles (which won’t fire genuine slugs, though).
Deliveries of the main Bond DB5s will begin one year from now, with a beginning cost of $3.5 million – being Bond comes at a certain price!
Read the full story on petrolicious.com .
The “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” DBS Superleggera Edition
Closing this first release of “The Petrolhead Corner” we proceed with the Bond theme, as Aston Martin has as of late uncovered an exceptional version rendition of its lead DBS Superleggera to praise the 50th commemoration of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. In this 1969 film, the 6th in the arrangement and the just one featuring Australian entertainer George Lazenby, Bond drives an excellent Olive Green Grand Tourer DBS, a shading that has been revived by the Gaydon-based producer and its Q division.
According to Classic Driver, this “James Bond-motivated DBS Superleggera is a genuine stunner” and we need to concur! For the event, AM’s supercar is wearing a similar Olive Green as 007’s form and highlights remarkable amalgam wheels harking back to the spokes on the first vehicle, a silver strake through the famous side admission, chrome-tipped debilitates, and a heap of inside contacts featuring Aston’s suffering relationship with the world’s number one spy. Altogether, a magnificent release, which holds a similar motor and specialized engineering – Aston’s own twin-super V12 bragging 715hp and bountiful utilize extraordinary materials to lessen the weight.
Read the full story on this OHMSS DBS Superleggera on classicdriver.com .