Coldplay - Hymn for the Weekend - Seeb Remix. Kaaris - Boyz N The Hood. Lacrim - Ce soir ne sors pas. Dadju - Lionne. James Bay - Let It Go. DA Uzi - Entre les murs.
Deorro - Bailar. Vald - Dragon. Lorenzo - Tu le C. Ofenbach - Paradise. Kygo - Firestone. Naestro - Bella ciao. Lost Frequencies - Reality. MZ - Les princes. Booba - Arc-en-ciel. Maes - Mama. Maroon 5 - Sugar. Drake - Nice For What. Flume - Never Be Like You. Major Lazer - Run Up. Booba - Gotham.
Jonas Blue - Perfect Strangers. Halsey - Without Me. Selena Gomez - Same Old Love. Post Malone - Psycho. Nekfeu - Cheum. Marshmello - Silence. Drake - Passionfruit. Jul - Ma jolie. Fakear - Silver. JP Cooper - September Song. Ninho - Dis-moi que tu m'aimes. Marwa Loud - Billet.
Kris Kross Amsterdam - Whenever. Orelsan - Christophe. Drake - Too Good. Armin van Buuren - Blah Blah Blah. Ellie Goulding - Close To Me. Nekfeu - Elle pleut. Ariana Grande - break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored. Koba LaD - Quotidien. Orelsan - Zone. Martin Garrix - There for You. Koba LaD - Aventador. Daddy Yankee - Dura. Robin Schulz - OK. Alok - Hear Me Now. Lil Wayne - Sucker For Pain. Damso - Silence. Charlie Puth - Marvin Gaye.
The Chainsmokers - Paris. Kin la belle. Vald - Vitrine. Orelsan - Paradis. Calvin Harris - Blame. Liam Payne - Strip That Down. Kent Jones - Don't Mind. Lost Frequencies - Crazy. Sneazzy - Skurt Cobain. RK - Moscow. Ninho - L'ancien. Sam Smith - Stay With Me. David Guetta - Hey Mama. Martin Jensen - Solo Dance. Columbine - C'est pas grave. Sadek - La Bise. Lauv - I Like Me Better. Kungs - This Girl Kungs Vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners - Kungs Vs. Aya Nakamura - Oula. Jul - Mon bijou. Flo Rida - My House. Ed Sheeran - Castle on the Hill. SCH - 6. Big Boi - All Night. Rae Sremmurd - Black Beatles. Sadek - La Vache.
Ed Sheeran - Photograph. Sadek - Dans la lune. DJ Snake - Magenta Riddim. Sia - Elastic Heart. Kygo - Born To Be Yours. Logic - Dieu ne ment jamais. LP - Lost on You. Koba LaD - FeFe. Ninho - Caramelo. Aya Nakamura - Comportement. Booba - E. Ninho - Chino. Dermot Kennedy - Power Over Me. Avicii - Without You.
Avicii - SOS. Abou Debeing - C'est pas bon. Kalash - Koussi koussa. The Chainsmokers - Sick Boy. City - Locked Away. Julian Perretta - Miracle. Rita Ora - Your Song. Alvaro Soler - La Cintura. Gaullin - Moonlight. Sigala - Easy Love. Lacrim - Solo. Niska - J'suis dans l'baye. Damso - Julien. Naza - MMM. Jul - JCVD. Zola - L1 L2. Gradur - Oblah. SCH - Allo maman.
Bon Entendeur - Le temps est bon. Tyga - Taste. Avicii - Waiting For Love. Vegedream - Marchand de sable Part. The Chainsmokers - All We Know. Zola - Fuckboi. SCH - Fusil. Ava Max - So Am I. The Chainsmokers - Roses. Coldplay - A Sky Full of Stars. Diplo - Boom Bye Bye. Sia - The Greatest.
Sofiane - Toka. Joel Adams - Please Don't Go. Kendji Girac - Pour oublier. RK - Cataleya. Charlie Puth - How Long. Clean Bandit - Rather Be. Damso - Baltringue. Rihanna - FourFiveSeconds. Fetty Wap - Trap Queen. Marwa Loud - Oh la folle. Zara Larsson - Never Forget You. Ninho - Roro. Lomepal - Plus de larmes. The Weeknd - The Hills. Mister V - Space Jam. Ninho - NI. Sia - Never Give Up. Alonzo - Assurance vie. Columbine - Pierre, feuille, papier, ciseaux.
Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved. Kygo - First Time. Mister V - Top album. Ninho - Outro. Justin Timberlake - Say Something. Koba LaD - Matin. Jahyanai - Who Mad Again. Jul - Wesh alors. Nekfeu - Alunissons. Jason Derulo - Goodbye. Eddy de Pretto - Kid. PNL - Bambina. Jax Jones - Breathe. Alice Merton - No Roots. Bazzi - Mine. Damso - Dix leurres. Kaaris - Je suis gninnin, je suis bien. Billie Eilish - when the party's over. David Guetta - Dangerous.
Soprano - En feu. Feder - Breathe. Soprano - Mon Everest. John Legend - Love Me Now. PNL - Luz de Luna. Hayce Lemsi - Havana. John Legend - All of Me. Martin Garrix - High On Life. Jul - Tel Me. Damso - TieksVie. Feder - Goodbye. Nekfeu - Nique les clones, Pt. Macklemore - Good Old Days. Damso - Fais-moi un Vie. Kendji Girac - Andalouse. Khalid - Love Lies.
Rudimental - Lay It All on Me. Doks - Polia. Amir - Longtemps. Nekfeu - Takotsubo. Alonzo - Feu d'artifice. Lacrim - La dolce vita. Marina Kaye - Homeless. Koba LaD - R Martin Solveig - Places. Nekfeu - Menteur menteur. Maes - Avenue Montaigne. Martin Garrix - So Far Away. Sadek - En leuleu. Martin Garrix - Summer Days. Jain - Makeba. Kaaris - G. Niska - Snapchat. Nekfeu - Premier pas. Niska - Amour X. PNL - Oh lala. Jessie J - Bang Bang. Orelsan - Bonne meuf. Jul - Elle et l'autre. David Guetta - Dirty Sexy Money. Koba LaD - Moments durs. Post Malone - Wow.
Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry. Milky Chance - Stolen Dance. Lacrim - Jon Snow. Lomepal - Beau la folie. YL - Sicario. Nekfeu - Le bruit qui court. Alan Walker - All Falls Down. Maes - J'voulais. Coldplay - Adventure of a Lifetime. Jul - Comme d'hab. Zola - Extasy. Jul - On m'appelle l'ovni. Timal - Maria. Vald - Gris. Nekfeu - Avant tu riais. Imagine Dragons - Radioactive.
Jul - En Y. Loud Luxury - Body. Fifth Harmony - Worth It. One Direction - Drag Me Down. Soprano - Zoum. Vance Joy - Riptide. Nekfeu - Ciel noir. Bebe Rexha - I Got You. Maes - NWR. DJ Snake - Loco Contigo. The Strumbellas - Spirits. Justin Bieber - Friends. Kungs - Be Right Here. OneRepublic - Wherever I Go. Bilal Hassani - Roi. MisterWives - Our Own House. Landy - Vitesse. Kalash Criminel - Je ne comprends pas.
Marwa Loud - Qu'est ce que t'as? Saint Motel - My Type. Marwa Loud - Mehdi. PNL - Mira. SCH - Comme si. Purple Disco Machine - Devil in Me. Niska - Ah bon? Ariana Grande - Into You. Still Fresh - Elle m'a dit. Kungs - Don't You Know. Drake - Controlla. Drake - Jumpman. Booba - Centurion. Kaaris - Nador. Gradur - Rosa. Nekfeu - De mon mieux. Lacrim - Veux-tu? Ellie Goulding - On My Mind. Booba - Bouyon. Booba - Daniel Sam. Jul - Bwo. Nekfeu - Compte les hommes. Nekfeu - Esquimaux. DJ Erise - Pourquoi tu forces. Calvin Harris - Outside. Vegedream - Mama He.
Gradur - Sheguey Nekfeu - Princesse. Jul - Je vais t'oublier. Camila Cabello - Never Be the Same. SCH - Je la connais. Niska - Versus. Migos - Bad and Boujee. Tess - Love Gun. Rita Ora - Anywhere. Soprano - Roule. Maroon 5 - Cold. Kaaris - Aieaieouille. Naps - Pochon bleu. Selena Gomez - Good For You. PNL - Tu sais pas. Gavin James - Always. Eva - Mood. Niska - La wewer. Zola - Baby Boy. Marshmello - Here With Me. Shay - PMW. Pharrell Williams - Freedom. OMI - Hula Hoop. Vegedream - Ma Go Sure.
Vald - Iencli. Migos - Walk It Talk It. We Are I. V - Da Blues. Pharrell Williams - Happy. Louis Tomlinson - Back to You. George Ezra - Budapest. Ariana Grande - One Last Time. Synapson - All in You. Lomepal - Le vrai moi. Post Malone - Congratulations. Drake - Fake Love. Niska - Twerk dans l'binks. Coldplay - Magic. RK - Qui je suis. Damso - CQFD. Booba - Magnifique. Pri Noir - Highlander. Pony Pony Run Run - Alright. SCH - A7. Steve Aoki - Just Hold On. PNL - Humain. DTF - Me Gusta. Hailee Steinfeld - Starving. PLK - Waow. Louane - Avenir. Bebe Rexha - I'm a Mess.
Ariana Grande - Side To Side. Lefa - Potentiel. Damso - Aux paradis. Christine and the Queens - Christine. Kaaris - Dozo. Todiefor - Signals. Selena Gomez - Back To You. Jul - Emotions. Nekfeu - Le regard des gens. Tez Cadey - Seve. G-Eazy - Good Life. Maroon 5 - Maps. OneRepublic - Rich Love. Ariana Grande - God is a woman. Damso - Perplexe. Zola - Zolabeille. Boulevard des Airs - Allez reste. PNL - Uranus. Kaaris - Octogone.
Lacrim - Judy Moncada. Kezah - Mirador. Ninho - Kalash - Rouge et bleu. Billie Eilish - bury a friend. Nekfeu - Pixels. Soprano - Cosmo. The Weeknd - Pray For Me. Dosseh - Tout est neuf. Nekfeu - Nekketsu. Dadju - Christina. Hornet La Frappe - Double h. DJ Khaled - No Brainer. Vald - Primitif. Echosmith - Cool Kids. Maroon 5 - Animals. Pri Noir - Skywalker. Zola - Mojo. Aya Nakamura - Pompom. Nekfeu - Reuf. Sheck Wes - Mo Bamba. Lorde - Royals. Zaho - Laissez-les kouma. Niska - Commando. Damso - William.
Era Istrefi - Bonbon. Soprano - Fresh Prince. Zola - Astroboy. Damso - Noir meilleur. Jason Derulo - Tip Toe. Soolking - Rockstar. Rihanna - Needed Me. Marwa Loud - Calma. Tove Lo - Cool Girl. Ninho - Ce soir. MHD - Bravo. DA Uzi - La vraie vie. PNL - Kratos. Shake Shake Go - England Skies. Naza - On t'a dit. Shawn Mendes - In My Blood. Avicii - For A Better Day. Booba - Terrain. Zola - 7. Alonzo - Bagarre. Matoma - Running Out. Selah Sue - Alone. Soprano - Barman. Maluma - Felices los 4. Soprano - Le Diable ne s'habille plus en Prada. Lacrim - Maladie. Jul - Poussette. Rudimental - Let Me Live.
Sofiane - Empire. Jul - Et je deviens fou. Jonas Blue - By Your Side. Damso - NMI. Vegedream - La rue. Jul - La bandite. David Guetta - Your Love. Jul - Je ne me vois pas briller. Diplo - Get It Right. Iggy Azalea - Black Widow. Shay - Liquide. Drake - Nonstop. Chris Brown - Ayo. Conrad Sewell.
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Martin Solveig - My Love. SCH - Anarchie. Jul - Inspi d'ailleurs. Bruno Mars - Finesse - Remix; feat. Cardi B. OneRepublic - Rescue Me. Jok'air - Las Vegas. Lomepal - Ma cousin. Lorde - Green Light. J - Summer Jul - Salvatrucha. Lomepal - Le lendemain de l'orage. Dadju - Oublie-le. SKG - Casa de papel. Avicii - The Nights. Ninho - HLM ou Palace.
Ariana Grande - Break Free. Imagine Dragons - Demons. Ed Sheeran - Happier. RK - La patate. Nekfeu - O. Jul - Tokyo. Feder - Control. Robin Schulz - Headlights. Avicii - Wake Me Up. Ariana Grande - Problem. Charlie Puth - One Call Away. Lomepal - Dave Grohl. Nicky Jam - X - Remix. SCH - Mort de rire. YL - Nina. Scridge - Karma.
Big Shaq - Man's Not Hot. AM La Scampia - Maradona. Robin Schulz - Oh Child. Childish Gambino - This Is America. Meek Mill - Going Bad. Ariana Grande - Love Me Harder. Lacrim - Gericault. Jul - Mamasita. Koba LaD - Suge. Ninho - Bavard. Harry Styles - Sign of the Times. Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman. Ninho - Dita. Calvin Harris - Rollin.
Drake - Signs. Shay - Thibaut Courtois. Jul - Henrico. Sage The Gemini - Now and Later. Soolking - Vroom vroom. Jul - Encore des paroles. Selena Gomez - Hands To Myself. Jul - On est trop. Timal - Vatos. Kygo - Happy Now. Demi Lovato - Cool for the Summer. Feder - Back for More. Marnik - Gam Gam. Koba LaD - Honey. Vald - Ma meilleure amie.
Ninho - Mama No Cry. Louane - Jour 1. Ninho - Pourquoi. MHD - Bodyguard. Eva - Bella. Slimane - Paname. Kendrick Lamar - DNA. Kendji Girac - Me Quemo. Selena Gomez - Fetish.
Jul - C'est le son de la gratte. Willy William - Ego. Sofiane - X. RK - J'me balade. Alessia Cara - Here. SCH - Pharmacie. Jul - La classe. Nekfeu - Besoin de sens. Zara Larsson - Uncover. Naps - Le sens des affaires. Ninho - Vrais. Naps - Ciao. Rihanna - American Oxygen. Zedd - Happy Now. Black M - Sur ma route. Soolking - Cosa Nostra.
Koba LaD - Seven Binks. Hornet La Frappe - Valise. Khalid - Talk. DRAM - Broccoli. David Guetta - Lovers on the Sun. Jul - Mama. Robin Schulz - Show Me Love. PNL - Sheita. Kaaris - Cigarette. Robin Schulz - Shed a Light. Ninho - Kim Jong-il. SCH - Gomorra. Jul - Lova. Keen' V - Rien qu'une fois. OneRepublic - Counting Stars. No pressure? In a manner of speaking… Because for the mechanics, these last weeks have been absolutely awful! The first test of the car, on the Paul Ricard circuit in March, ended up with one car driven by Tomas Enge crashing.
Then, during a practice session in Monza, just two weeks before the 24 Hours, it was Jos Verstappen who went off violently in the Parabolic.
A 15 g impact! The chassis was smashed to bits … On arrival at Le Mans, the poor mechanics had even more to worry about: in the qualifying session, Jan Charouz lost control of no. The shell was unaffected but the mechanics had another session of mechanical games to play …. Friday afternoon. Under the control of the impressive George HowardChappell, technical supremo of Aston Martin Racing, a meeting is held with all the crew members and all the engineers, with a view to finalising the race strategy.
He knows that the Charouz family has worked hard for this entry to the LMP1 category. Believe me, that was something very different from what my son is involved in here in Le Mans! Saturday 3 p. In the pit, eyes are riveted to the positions screens. As the team has remotely-controlled light signals there are no engineers on the pit wall. George Howard-Chappell has his HQ at the back of the pit, behind a glazed partition. The Safety Car which is called out because of the disintegrated tyre of Peugeot no. But it is ordained that the mechanics will have no respite. Car is at a standstill at its pit.
The beginning of a long Way of the Cross for this crew. Saturday 9 p. Saturday 7 p. Conversely, cars and are holding steady in fifth and sixth places in the first hours of the race. This is quite simply unhoped-for! The new law which requires wheel changes with only two mechanics and just one gun was no problem for the Banbury commando which is using a well-rehearsed routine under the aegis of the chief mechanic Mark Hudson, with his short grey hair and 3-day old beard. He looks as though he came straight out of a Ken Loach film.
For him, there is no. To listen to him, a race which was too quiet on the mechanical front would be of no interest Mechanics are warriors. Crises are their drug. In trying to clear the way so as not to hamper an Audi which was coming up on him, Stuart Hall moves over to the right and hits the Radical no.
As a result, scowls form on the Aston faces. Hard for him and hard for Harold Primat and Peter Kox, who are going to have to continue as a two-pilotes crew! Kox, who had only done ten or so laps at Monza before coming to Le Mans, is going be able make up for it! The poor Harold is soon no longer even taking the time to go back to the motor home to rest; despite the lack of comfort he sleeps directly in the mobile workshop behind the garage!
Samedi 21 h 30 Pendant ce temps, la poursuit sa progression et prend le dessus sur la Saturday 9. It is fourth around hour six and, for a time, is even in third place! Even though a few mechanics allow themselves a quick snooze in the pit between two pit stops, the team remains on the alert. A precaution which unfortunately was needed: at nightfall, car loses eight minutes in the pit.
Clearly, the English drivers are taking the notion of fighting spirit literally! Son fils Jan, le junior de la bande 21 ans , effectue une prestation remarquable. Sunday, 1 a. During the night, car maintains an impressive race speed. His son Jan, the junior of the gang at 21 years old, gives remarkable service. However, with the retirement of the Pescarolo Sport , Charouz and his team mates move up to fourth place!
Around 9. An oil leak, maybe? Suddenly, all eyes turn to the screens which show Audi no. Three and a half hours racing remain and the insane hope of a place on the podium resurfaces. The Audi comes back out onto the track and makes sure of its podium place. La voiture est fumante et rejoint les stands au ralenti. Sunday 1. Last alarm for car an hour and a half from the finish. The car is smoking and returns to the pits at a crawl.
This time the situation looks hopeless: action stations all round. With his overalls tied at his hips, George Howard Chappell in person comes into the pit to supervise the work. Once again, the mechanics perform miracles. Although retirement seemed inevitable, 42 minutes later car is able to go back out onto the track! Karen, la femme de David Richards, fond en larmes. Elle sonne comme une victoire. Sunday 3 p. The car will finish the race glued to car which achieves a superb fourth place. While the Aston Martin Eastern Europe car is doing its last lap, the whole team.
It has the ring of a win. It is time to celebrate it in the motor home where drinks all round are waiting for the team. David Richards slips away to go to the Peugeot motor home to congratulate Olivier Quesnel, the boss of the victorious Peugeot team. But that will have to wait until later; despite the win, the Peugeot team must have been more relaxed during these 24 Hours: Quesnel is still in the shower! A lot of English cannot accept this split and visit Le Mans as if it were a not so far away province. Every June sees a cyclic migration of British citizens.
They became a regional specialty at the same rank that the true rillettes du Mans. You can spot them by their cars, often vintage and high in horse power. But be warned: a modest Ford Anglia could well have gobbled up a Cosworth Turbo. Next study: the French spectator at Goodwood out of it, blissfully happy and arriving by train. Les gestes sont ceux de la carrosserie. What is its attraction? The light it catches, images of its competitors mirrored in its curves? The sculptor has chosen to immortalise fragments, which he selects for us with subjective but scientific decision and accuracy, detailing emotions.
Bodywork is recognised as a work of art. But it is not always the bodywork builders who are most aware of this. A magnifying effect made concrete by the scale chosen, larger than faithful reproduction. Aluminium is the raw material, even when evoking a car made of polyester. The techniques are those of bodywork building. A significant episode, the culmination of a career, and after which he simply needed more. Getting in close to the point of enlarging a detail is also another way of stepping back, isolating the form from its function.
Seule change la hauteur. Les suspensions Bilstein raffermies et raccourcies rabaissent la V12 Vantage de 15 mm. Au final, la V12 Vantage of several of its parts, in particular the oil pump. La comparaison avec la exactly the same dimensions as the V8 Vantage. It is only the height that differs. The carbon fibre front air-splitter improves air flow to the brakes, and especially to the radiator it was a real headache getting maximum air flow around the V Concerning the slightly bigger rear air spoiler, this comes with a specific diffuser.
The rear mid-mounted gear box also benefits from a carbon fibre propellor shaft. And the six speed gearbox comes in a manual version only. Which does not stop him from being here this evening with the press to enjoy a good dinner. Not forgetting after dinner drinks at the race circuit hotel bar. Argentin lui aussi, Horacio Pagani est devenu modenais par vocation. Et Alfa Romeo? While Aston has wandered from one home town to another in England, by some curious coincidence all the most important Italian brands originated in or gravitated to the area around Modena. In this little city without any unusual or special attractions what?
But all the red beauties await you in this, the capital city of Emilia Romagna. Maserati has frequented the same factory on Viale Ciro Menotti for the past 69 years, because even if the. Ferrari, of course, has its empire foundry, wind tunnel, design office, test circuit in Maranello 18 km south of the centre of Modena and in Fiorano. Today most of the production work is done in the Scaglietti factory in Modena itself. While for its revival in , the cosmopolitan Bugatti left its birthplace in Alsace for the immediate neighbourhood of Modena, at Campogalliano 12 km north. Even its rebirth a short distance away, under the American financier Bruce Qvale, was shortlived.
The latest newcomer among the craftsmen of Modena, and perhaps the most ambitious, is Pagani. Another Argentinian, Horacio Pagani came to work in Modena by vocation. And he has done just that at San Cesario,18 km southwest , producing marvellous cars with a finish that outdoes their performance in terms of the fascination they exert, which is really quite something.
And Alfa Romeo? The great aristocratic Italian forefather has always had its quarters in rich Milan: not at all the same, Sir! Except that the latest dream of an Alfa, the 8C berlinette or roadster, saw the light of day in the Maserati factory …. Pas moins de six V12 Vantage reluisent devant la vitrine du show room. But Ulrich Bez was determined to pay attention to details and find a way to compensate for the inevitable extra weight. Composite materials clad the inside of the wings and rear struts, while the brakes are made of carbon ceramics.
These immense perforated and ventilated discs alone reduce the weight by However they come as an option and do away with the side airbags and electric adjustment system. All in all the V12 Vantage weighs only 50 kg more than the V8, despite the four extra cylinders! But Ulrich Bez does not like comparisons with its big sister. We can only bow to his taste. No less than six V12 Vantages gleamed behind the show room windows. The ultra-light aluminium door opened at an angle to reveal a passenger compartment lined with leather trimmed with thick surface stitching.
The roof, windscreen struts and mini sunscreens are covered in alcantara while the hand brake located next to the door and pedal assembly are carved out of solid aluminium. Carbon fibre appears in touches, on the door linings and handles. The most discerning will note that the central console buttons and controls behind the steering wheel are simply plastic. But the meticulous assembly and thick carpet carefully fitted right into the door compartment show a level of finish which was not necessarily to be expected in this machine born from a whim. But it is also a flagship, a masterpiece in the craftsman sense of the word, and attention to detail has been taken to the utmost.
Drivers who smoke will also appreciate the presence of a polished glass ashtray.
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The carbon fibre seats are simply magnificent! So the whole seat has to be tilted to get the right position. However this is made easier by the ample range of adjustment for the steering wheel height and depth. The imposing, almost baroque gear. But here again, a little leather cushion in just the right position under the elbow means the gears can be changed with no risk of tiredness. The boot with its large door is very convenient for loading a golf bag, while the space freed behind the seats can take all the luggage needed for a week-end. There is even an Isofix kit offered on the passenger seat.
The two exhausts gave out a refined snort. Great care was needed to negotiate the parking exit. The V12 Vantage is very low and leaving a streak of carbon fibre on the tarmac under the eyes of the Aston Martin staff would not be very polite. Right from the outset the V12 Vantage surprises by being so comfortable.
Once out of the suburbs, a press on the Sport button opened up the organ pipes of the exhaust and improves throttle response. Audis and BMWs travelling the same road as us were soon simply dots in the rear view mirror. To the point you often forget to change gears before the rev limiter comes in. You hurl along each straight line at a dizzying speed. The specific handling aspects gradually became clear. And taking a bend tightly does not result in any distinct under-steering. A skittish rear end, quick and agile.
But the engine at the front plus the effect of the mechanical non-slip differential allow any foibles to be controlled more easily than in a Porsche or Audi R8 V Above all, in some places the motorways have no speed limit, which is something absolutely hallucinating from Nicaragua to South Africa via London, Paris and Rome: Ministers, judges, and policemen all approve of the idea of a road with no speed limit, while making no concessions to those who dare to break the limits imposed in other places.
The result is that Germany has an enviable share of the exceptional car market and the same is true for. So local attitudes become reference values. A major proportion of innovations really is due to German carmakers and subcontractors Bosch, etc and their production technologies stand as examples for others.
Sans doute y trouvent-ils tout de. From France, like Great Britain, you might say… Except that the Atlantic is rather a bigger channel to cross. And over there, everything is different. They probably find they still have that little extra something. Their scarceness, perhaps: the most exotic American sports cars are often produced thousands at a time! The damping confirmed its high quality with the increasing speeds. In spite of attacking potholes and humps fully-laden it never bottomed out and no sharp jolts made themselves felt.
This mild nature does not detract one bit from the responsiveness. So the car makes you totally forget its considerable weight. And all the more so in that the braking is as good as the rest. The Brembo calipers with their six pistons at the front and four pistons at the back seize the carbon ceramic disks like a hungry bulldog. A stupefying hold that persisted right up to the next filling station. Because the 80 litre tank gives near enough the same range as a motorbike, only to km… Time enough for a tea break before another taste of the Vantage vintage!
That excellent car finished by disappearing, without any changes or successor The same goes for Lexus, which raised interest with its SC , now growing old in oblivion. We are left with Nissan, which finished by allowing Europeans to take a spin at the wheel of its baroque but nevertheless remarkable Skyline GTR. Sagan : Bonjour Vitesse. Ironie comprise, certainement. Bonjour Tristesse, son premier livre, est une bombe. Court, vrai, brillant. Il vient de doubler Plon et Gallimard. Le livre sort le 15 mars Her life and her legend out-shadowed her work. But the comparison stops there.
It is exceptional for a car accident to become a legend, causing at the time the same emotion world-wide as the death of James Dean, 6 months earlier, in his Porsche Spyder. The photos of the smashed car went round the world: the crash started to carve a legend. Coma, fractures of the skull, the pelvis, the thorax, etc. A survivor. Sagan escaped by a miracle. But then Sagan was 22 years old. By defying fate, she added to her fame. Irony included, no doubt. Bonjour Tristesse, her first book, was a bolt out of the blue. Short, true and brilliant.
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A mystery. How could an 18 year old kid write a book which was so successful, so concise and of such simple elegance, which bore the genes of all her future work? In one night, he made up his mind. Impressed by the young girl, the publisher doubled the stake and would not regret it. He had just pipped Plon and Gallimard to the post. The book came out on 15 March At the end of the year, it was a world-wide best-seller.
With her advances and royalties, yes, she would buy cars. She drove like a man but never with bare feet like the journalists wrote to spice up their papers. Her character is forever linked to worshiping the car. Travel literature. Julliard I had some vague notions of driving and it did not work out too badly. I had a violent bnostalgia for what might have been. Anne ne disait. At night the road appeared so beautiful that I went slowly. Gallimard Robert Laffont The accident, almost fatal, punished her happy-golucky attitude, as the malicious would say and whose suffering seemed to vindicate them.
Her passengers. I drive very quickly and carefully. It was a stupid accident. It is well known that five cars have overturned at the same spot: three 4 CV and two Aronde. She spent several months in hospital, but it did not cure her of her love of driving. This is a perfect example of the heroism of hedonism, the only one that deliberately futile destinies authorise themselves. Hamilton, In her way, and certainly not in a militant way, Miss Sagan traced a path for others; writing what she wrote, driving as she drove…as an act of freedom. The writer has become such a myth that the reality risks getting lost.
Eyewitness, her son, Denis Westhoff, looks back on the cars in her life…. Un cabriolet, gris clair. On entendait le bruit…. The first car that I can remember, was when I must have been three or four years old, it was her second E-Type. A light grey, convertible. The smell of the leather. Jaguars have that very distinctive smell, especially in the sun…. Je me souviens de cette femme, vraiment furieuse… Virages : Did you ride in it a lot? I particularly remember going from Paris to Deauville with her or having driven to St Tropez.
She stopped of course and we saw an absolutely furious farm woman arrive, who, when she saw the car, demanded a lot of money. It was quite awful, the animal had got inside the wheel house. Later, at Honfleur, at the time of the Maserati Mistrals, we were often there, but seeing her arrive in her car still made heads turn. And how did you, yourself live this? I was between six and ten years of age. This annoyed quite a lot of people and fascinated others. Puis une autre. You never have a car by chance. Then she must have had the first French E-type.
Then another one. She gave one of them to Georges Pompidou. A friend was always insisting that she try out a Ferrari. And she bought a second-hand navy blue GT California. She was blown away by this car. But she was very calm when it came to that. She was generally calm anyway. This very strong relationship she had with cars, it was very personal, I would even say very secret.
She had a reputation for drinking. A woman journalist saw her one day, coming back from the beach, shaking off her shoes to get rid of the sand and she presumed that she had taken them off to drive. Do you know why one day she bought this big Gordini 24S racing car? She wanted to do the Miles with her brother but the race was cancelled because there had been too many deaths. Perhaps it was the Gordini. Did she do a lot of road driving? She nearly always travelled by car and at night.
Of course there was no motorway, she used the A road, the nationale 7 which took a very long time. She would arrive in the early hours of the morning, exhausted. Sometimes, she would come down with my uncle Jacques, her brother who was ten years older than her. It was what the car could bring her. Puis une Miura. Jacques a eu une Countach ensuite. Jacques particularly loved Lamborghinis. First a GT, with the double headlights. Then a Miura. I remember when he came to our house in Normandy when he arrived the first time.
There was a long drive of or metres and we could see the car arrive from the house. We were at the table, we heard the noise, he must have been two or three kilometres away. We all went out and there was the Miura, yellow Very impressive! I was ascinated. My uncle took me out. Then Jacques got a Countach. My grandfather also used to come. Obviously, I only knew him at the end of his life. He drove American cars, Buicks, Oldsmobiles, very comfortable, noiseless, with big seats. He had quite a big build So with all that, who taught you to drive?
She remembered that her father had done the same thing for her. Those were very precious moments. After I passed my driving test, she would easily let me drive. Pas moins exigeantes pour celui qui nettoie. Dynasty of a manufacturer; David Brown managed the group which bore the surname and the first name the same, by luck and tradition of his grandfather who died in With the Aston Martin DB2, his first personal success in his new profession as a car manufacturer, he fulfilled his dream.
Dynasty of owners: the model we have before us has been in the service of the same family for almost fifty years, and it was an instrument of power within it, like a sceptre which you fight over and then hand over. This DB2 is the beginning point of his story, though with an odd fact: he purchased it twice!
At the beginning of this story, in , this Aston was already as black as it is today. It was the very first model imported in France after the war. He had very specific tastes and he had the car modified in several ways. Its comfort first of all. As he travelled a lot in his Aston, he no doubt found the comfort of the seats barely tolerable, as he attempted to improve it. A local saddler our story takes place in Chartres, in the large wheat plains, south-west of Paris preserved the original clear coloured leather but designed darker matching leather extensions.
These made-to-measure seats still exist and have never been refurbished. The wheels were then chromed; at the time, the factory painted them the same colour as the car. Chrome was an expensive treatment, but made them less vulnerable to dirt and less likely to rust. Though no less demanding for the person cleaning them. The father loved this seductive machine in the style of Pygmalion, to the point of revising the details.
But the young Jean-Louis, his son, was only allowed to take it out of the garage and park it, after having carefully cleaned it. The slender line, the rear fenders, perfectly rounded, evoke a departure, a journey. Their style is immediately pleasing and sixty years later they are back in fashion. It is less true for the front.
The familiar features are recognisable of course, even more so as they perpetuate today, still alive. But in this case, there is a haughtiness, almost a severity. With the windscreen in two parts, the Lucas tripod headlights watch you in a barely affable manner, the high radiator grill with its law court pediment style, complete the overall austere impression, to which can be added its black colour. Traveller… DB2 featured a combination of qualities, road holding in particular, that made it an excellent long-trip companion.
Fin du premier acte. Le carrossier de M. Tout comme les pattes du carter de distribution. And then one fateful day, the young Jean-Louis wanted to go a little bit further. He dropped his sponges and rags and drove the Aston, playing truant in his quest for emancipation. He was denounced, and paid for his audaciousness and taste for freedom by being sent to a boarding school for one year metres from the family home. End of the first act. Later, the young Jean-Louis acquired this car, not a wise decision considering the state of his finances at the time and the demands of the machine, used to a completely different lifestyle.
For a while, it was finally his, and then he had to part with it.
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But he could not forget it. He found it severely becalmed, grounded even, right to the hub, and without an engine. Never mind! Restoring it would be all the better. He adjusted the hood, for example, over and over again. You have to open it very carefully it is better, if two people manoeuvre it. It is nevertheless quite delicate. The crankshaft, for example, is not settled on the main bearings, but lies upon aluminium supports. All this can needs a lot of play and every now and again, a crankshaft breaks. Likewise the crankcase cover foot pegs.
In those times, the engineer would never have crossed his mind that his jewel would be left in the hands of non-experts. It is a visual delight to follow the red ignition wires, aligned like horse-guards under the sun and which are concealed under a lid to emerge one by one, each one opposite the appropriate spark plug. Talking of spark plugs, a set of six new Lodges are on guard if by misfortune there is too much traffic ahead of the DB2, then they might have to be inverted.
It is highly unlikely that this would have occurred in Chartres, in the beginning of the 50s. Cette DB2 impose une composition des deux. Selon M. Entering the car is a surprise in itself. You had to climb into pre-war sports cars. Nowadays, obviously, you have to climb out of them. This DB2 is something else. The car is high, but its tube chassis is thick, so much so that the free space between the floor and the roof is not very comfortable.
The large steering wheel does not have an innate accuracy; it has to be extremely well adjusted. According to Mr. Good tires have always underlined the road handling weaknesses of a vehicle. But it should not be. An exclamation legitimised by its superb racing results.
For the DB2 covered itself in glory, notably at Mans: fifth overall and victory in its class in , third overall in , behind pure prototypes! And Jean-Louis is doing everything in his power so that its efficiency is at the same level as the quality of its conservation. The characteristic radiator grill for exam-. Firstly, one of the two bars of the main element was withdrawn, for a better respiration.
Later, following the clumsiness of a polisher who punctured the chrome, it had to be practically rebuild entirely. A shape which runs on memories, full of souvenirs and complex like a soul, of course. Square-based steel tubes frame. For me the 1st July is a fateful day: the large migrating waves of tourists, the forecasts immediately discredited! As a happy, fullfilled and model wife, I have made a decision: to offer a romantic weekend to my better half and his Aston roadster, as one does not travel without the other!
The three of us needed a fine breakaway, some quality time together, an offbeat trip. I therefore set myself the task of meticulously preparing some time devoted to our future cooing and the VROOOM of his 4. My better half is surprised, delighted, puffs his chest out, and adjusts his panama hat as he looks forward to the vagaries of the roadster whilst noticing the quality of the organisation: a full, full, full tank; a polished car; and an adapted play list.
For the moment, the dark soft top of the roadster offers a cosy, chic passenger compartment with a certain kind of charm in the month of July! The sky becomes serene again, the V8 also; the horsepower having dozed the time it took to climb up the spiralling village. Secretly cradled against vineyards, at the exit of the village, the discovery of Mas Candille brings a smile back to the worried pilot. His eyebrows turn up, his panama stands upright again. The subtle essences of the cypresses, pine trees, lavender and rosemary weave their magic spell and the cicadas sing their sweet melodies.
Discretely but professionally, everyone here contributes to preserving and highlighting the natural beauty of the site. The all-new extensions reserved for six new suites endorse the aesthetic choice of allying nature and modernity. The bedrooms seem suspended as the green oak jealously encircles the vast terraces. The staff redouble their efforts and advise us to relax in the Zen garden.
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At the time of day when the streets start to become animated, or the cats come out to play, it is time to discover Mougins. Adjoining Porte Sarrazine, the eye of the Catalan master watches over. Picasso spent his summers in Mougins from to with Dora Maar. The Tout Petit Fouet gourmet boutique and the Cave de Mougins love promoting local traditional products which we will appreciate rediscovering once we are back home.
They will then arouse our memory in Search of lost time. The Mas Candille four-star gastronomic restaurant offers, on our return from our escapade, an enchanting setting for a romantic dinner. The tables are carefully laid out on the terrace facing the foothills of the Alps offering us a panoramic view of Grasse which seems close enough to touch.
Cette mise en relation confirme les liens et les influences mutuelles. The next day, my husband comes back to earth; already he is worrying about his lightning grey Aston. It has been twelve hours since he left it, since it last purred. Faithful to my sense of organisation, whilst we are having breakfast at la Pergola, opposite the overflowing swimming pool, between two pastries, a pancake and a sip of my Darjeeling yes!
All that! Our destination is Vallauris where Picasso devoted himself between and , to pottery making for the Madoura studios. Impatient and having eaten our fill, we take the route to Fontmerle and cross the Valmasque regional park. Once almost well parked, the car arouses interest and awakens the curiosity of the inhabitants of Vallauris on their way to the market.
Ceramics, drawings and paintings by Picasso associated with the writings of the poet reveal his fascination with the painter. This coming together publicizes their ties and friendship as well as their mutual influences. The scenography is sober but well done. A work on luminosity via jealousies recreates the intimacy between the two artists. These are vast polychrome compositions, two sets of panels which, when assembled, both have a surface of roughly 5 meters.
This fresco presents themes which are dear to Picasso and which demonstrates his allegiance to the sacred and the universal. The perfect eye candy for my darling. It gets even better when the raspberry lemon macaroon delights his already gratified taste buds after eating a succulent green spinach risotto. It is time to continue our culture escapade. But the perspective of going back onto the Picasso route in the Aston with its exceptional sonority is enough to convince him.
Les points de pression du Shiatsu des mains expertes agissent sans tarder. La danseuse aux airs de baigneuse de M. Recently opened, the museum is the ideal occasion to see works of an artist who was very sensitive to the surrounding environment. The exterior architecture integrates itself perfectly with the Mediterranean landscape. Primary colours spring forth under the rays of sunlight and symbolise this luminous work.
My darling goes from one craftsman to the other, questions them, is astonished, his camera clicking away, in ecstasy in front of this surprising transformation in the colour of glass. Creating blown glass necessitates accuracy and skill and the artist craftsmen never stop explaining the process to us. The Aston is being closely looked over; chic and refined, as it casts its spell. The first Shiseido spa in Europe offers us a truly relaxing moment. The IQ healthcare method created by the institute is devoted to stimulating the energy of the body and the mind.
The Shiatsu pressure points in the hands of experts quickly take effect, evacuating all our tension. The massages are combined in a range of care which always replies to a desire for well-being. For Michelin, it starts on 4 June at Clermont-Ferrand. Black is black It is Thursday 4 June, 9. In fact, the men in blue and yellow have to load tyres into 20 lorries and 7 semi-trailers. At Michelin, loading lorries is far from being a haphazard operation.
Each tyre is referenced and identified by a bar code. The teams walk through the labyrinth of piles of tyres with laptop computers and optical readers, to establish what is to be loaded and in what order, and of course hand trucks. The apparently slow and relaxed pace of the operations disguises a flawless and near-military level of organisation that leaves nothing to chance.
Unused tyres will be returned to stock before the next races. As for the others, some will be analysed, others to will be destroyed in a recycling plant. As well as the lorries loaded with tyres, Michelin sends a well-trained little army to Le Mans: forty fitters, six storemen, thirty-one technicians, four developers, four chemists, plus a small team that covers everything to do with communication, reception, press etc… A technician is assigned to each team and looks after it for the whole week, especially during the race.
This rule, stricter than it seems, will add approximately twenty seconds to each tyre change. Okay, but what exactly does four relays mean? Incidentally, this also represents three hours behind the wheel! Although airconditioning is now mandatory in LMP1s, this is far from being a drive in the country with friends.
Anyone who has ever raced, or even just driven on a race-track, will know what I mean. In , Michelin had already obtained the lifespan record for a set of tyres, achieving km in the rain with the Aston DBR9 that won the GT1 class. For Le Mans racing, the manufacturer is offering its customers six types of tyres, three types for dry conditions soft, medium, hard and three for rain intermediate, wet and full wet. Are you beginning to understand the logistical headache of this game? A further complication is that the technical regulations change every year… A bit less pressure here, a bit more weight there….
The study of the equation begins at the design stage of this little black circle which, it should be remembered, constitutes the only physical link between the car and the track. It changes temperature constantly and the incessant passage of 55 cars continuously leaves a thin layer of rubber on the trajectory and out of it, deposits numerous little pellets. It is a moving biotope, that in the month of June can be seriously disrupted at any time by the notorious Le Mans weather. It can pour with rain in Mulsanne while remaining completely dry in the stands.
Another unexpected enemy is flint. We will refrain from providing a list of all the stresses suffered by the little black circle — it would more than fill the entire magazine. La piste, parlons-en de la piste. Autre ennemi inattendu : les silex! We know about perseverance where Michelin is concerned: they first triumphed at Le Mans in , the very first race. The most recent race was June and that too was a triumph, as Michelin tyres were used by Peugeot, Audi and also Aston Martin….
Le Mans. While the cars are lapping, the wheels get cleaned, checked out and the tyres exactly balanced. A tyre: some figures: 90 minutes. Manufacturing time. Natural and synthetic rubber, textile fibres nylon, polyester , resin, sulphur, waxes, oil… 12 kg. The average weight of a rear tyre. Optimum temperature. Per second! On one lap, at Le Mans. Per year, for Le Mans. Quantity and total weight of Michelin tyres provided to the competitors for the 24 Hours. Chanceux que nous sommes… Nous ce sont les pneus qui nous portent.
How lucky we are… Us, our tyres carry us. Its task was to win us over. You think you know it? Perhaps under the name of Vanquish? To come into the world, the name of the place seems appropriate: the Renaissance Center. This is the Detroit business area, which was completely rebuilt in A modest cluster of pretentious towers, a vertical city centre for a city sprawling almost limitlessly.
In Michigan, along the Detroit River whose ice sheets are overlooked by the draughty windows of the finest hotel, the land cost nothing and the city was built in concentric spurts, without anyone bothering to raze the old factories of abandoned brand names. A little further on, on Piquette Street, a huge building, which still in spread over 70, m2, its brick walls marked with giant, faded white letters: Studebaker … Even though the old car maker had moved its business to South Bend in !
All around, a sluggish maze, a distended labyrinth of streets which look alike, lined with poorlymaintained, destitute wooden houses. Motor City, industrious Detroit, swollen by a labour force brought there for a completely different rhythm, had been idling for years, in an uncomfortable daze. Sometimes a swarm of bikers or a few roaring muscle cars brought a brief spark of life … In this curious atmosphere, amid the harsh North American winters, every year Detroit welcomes the whole world for a Motor Show for the trade and the general public alike and releases its batch of sunny, joyful and superb creatures: conceptcars.
Ford, Chrysler and General Motors, the hosts, make a point of honour of upholding the spectacle of a car that gives pleasure to customers and hope for the workers. The contrast between those efforts and the cold, desolate streets outside is sometimes stark. Like all concept cars, this Project Vantage gave a strategic message. After the success of the DB7 operation, Ford was ready to help Aston Martin continue in very grand tourer spheres, with a completely new machine.
Jac Nasser was the heart of this scheme. The engine, an essential element of the project exists already ; it has been seen two years earlier. Chez Jaguar, le beau chiffre de 6 litres est atteint XJ 12 mais on en est toujours aux deux soupapes et au simple arbre. This four overhead camshaft, valve, six-litre V12 did more than just compete with European engine manufacturers. For the time being, Ferrari had stopped at 5. At BMW, single cam and 5. At Jaguar, the magic 6-litre figure was reached XJ 12 but it was still a two valve and single cam.
Lamborghini, which was not doing very well that year, nevertheless won this virtual match with its. Especially as, since its presentation, it underwent serious coaching at Cosworth, which prepared it to meet the most strict emission standards. For us, looking at the whole story thirteen years after the event and aware of the subsequent brilliant developments, there is no suspense. However, the presentation speech was paradoxical to say the least. No doubt he knew that another three years of study would be needed before materialisation on the road.
The first contacts with enthusiastic customers were made at that Detroit show. And when, in October for an official presentation and the start of commercialisation in March at the Geneva Motor Show, which was more spring-like from all points of view, the Vanquish would finally appear, it would be with a full year of definite orders in front of it.
The general definition of the car obviously had a lot to do with it. But the style was once again perhaps the key to the heart. Ce qui changera le plus,.