South African supplier of the world’s luxurious supercar marques, Daytona Group, celebrated their 10 years in the industry with style, glamour and five new state-of-the art supercars at the courtyard in Sandton.
Together with its 10th year anniversary, the group was also celebrating the centenary birthday of legendary British motoring icon, Aston Martin and the 50th birthday of Formula 1 competitor McLaren.
The five new state-of-the art models
Showcased like models on a catwalk were the Aston Martin Rapide S. Its stunning visual appeal is matched by a much more powerful and yet more efficient new AM11 V12 engine – which massively increases both the excitement and performance potential of the Rapide S.
Then there was the elegant and powerful Rolls-Royce Wraith which is apparently the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever made and features a dynamic Satellite Aided Transmission which uses GPS mapping data to ensure that the correct gear is pre-selected to suit the road conditions ahead.
Guests also got to see the Vanquish Volante which according to the automaker was engineered and crafted for the connoisseur, by people dedicated to delivering exceptional sports cars with clearly defined characters.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage was also present. It’s powered by an updated 6.0-litre V12 power unit that’s mated to a new seven-speed Sportshift III AMT gearbox. It’s also said that it is the fastest road-going model the British automaker has yet to offer, with exception of the One-77 supercar.
The launch ceremony also saw the presence of a very special “guest”, the McLaren P1 which is the 674kW McLaren hybrid hypercar and the long-awaited successor to the legendary McLaren F1. With production limited to only 375 units worldwide, the super exclusive McLaren P1 is the ultimate expression of McLaren’s engineering expertise.
Guests were regaled by newly appointed Aston Martin ambassador and Top Billing presenter Jeanie D, as well as musical entertainment from DJ Euphoinik and Prime Circle’s Ross Learmonth.
“I am so proud to be an ambassador for Aston Martin. But you know it didn’t do much for my ego because I always thought that I was a head turner. But when I was in the Aston Martin, nobody cared about me, the car was the head turner,” commented Jeanie on her new role as ambassador for Aston Martin.
“Five things that I love about my Aston martin Vantage are: its unbelievable sound system, the incredible stitching of the cream leather interior, you can take it out on a drive on any terrain, it’s spacious, but also on the side pockets it has these little adapters where you can charge your phone and iPod. It’s just an overall amazing car” she added.
Additionally, the 10-year celebration which was hosted in partnership with Standard Bank reflected on the accomplishments thus far and looked toward the future of the Daytona Group in South Africa and was about networking in a collaborative mode that is beneficial.
Feast your eyes on gallery below to see all the impressive supercars that were launched on the night.