Aston Martin has recently announced award success by winning two awards at the inaugural Motor Awards with The Sun and Sunday Times.
Nominees for each category were selected by a select panel of motoring experts at News UK, before being extended to a public vote. In the ‘Best Sports Car’ class, the motoring panel considered cars that were astonishingly fast on a race track, in addition to being great fun to drive at normal speeds for a public road. They described Vantage as “…the best Aston Martin yet, an accomplished sports car that makes you proud to be British.” The Aston Martin Vantage was up against big competition in this category, but stole the award from the Ferrari 488 Pista, Alpine A110, Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Audi RS4.
The accolade for ‘Best Designed Car’ went to the new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, which also confronted a strong category with the Bentley Continental GT, Ferrari Portofino, Lexus LC and Volvo S90. This time, the motoring panel selected models that are moving works of art, beautifully proportioned on both the exterior and interior, and using only the best materials.
Marek Reichman Aston Martin Vice President & Chief Creative Officer, picked up the awards on behalf of Aston Martin and said: “It is always an honour to receive recognition from within the industry, but it is a special honour to win a public vote. Both the Vantage and the DBS Superleggera provided unique challenges for us. The New Vantage has the most powerful and provocative design language ever seen in a Vantage. A hunter, a true sports car. The DBS Superleggera has been nicknamed ‘the brute in the suit’, which describes it perfectly. It is a car with incredible presence and breath-taking performance, so we are delighted to see that people love the design as much as we do.”