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The doors of Brent Cross Shopping Centre opened to a rather unusual visitor last night, in the form of the Prindiville Lamborghini Murcielago. The loud, white leviathan heaved its way through the narrow doors of Brent Cross and into the main Mall area, where its position as pride of place at the American Hand Car Wash promotion was taken.
To see the Prindiville Lamborghini at the American Car Wash promotion, head to Brent Cross Shopping Centre in Greater London, which is running from Thursday the 8th of November until Sunday the 12th of November.
PRINDIVILLE LAUNCHES WORLDS FIRST CUSTOMISED ELECTRIC VEHICLE
Prindiville will be exhibiting at this years TOP GEAR show in Birmingham NEC 25-28 October 2012. Housed in the Super Car Gallery stand No: G59 – G66.
Aside of exhibiting a number of luxurious Super Cars, Prindiville is launching the worlds first tuned electric vehicle: the Prindiville Electric, Carbon Fibre Limited Edition.
Prindiville would like to personally invite you to Top Gear 2012. To showcase our vehicles to you, talk you through the features and benefits of the standard and customised electric vehicles. Just lets us know your coming by calling 0207 624 2911 and we’ll arrange to meet you.
The Prindiville standard and limited edition designs are a true urban electric vehicle (EV), to offer businesses a sustainable and fun alternative to today’s line-up of electric and hybrid cars.
The Electric Hummer has been designed for daily city commuter transport, commercial fleets, or businesses that wish to take advantage of a unique and eye-catching advertising medium.
- Prindiville Electric Hummer is Worlds first customised electric vehicle (EV).
- Green and fun alternative to today’s low-emission cars.
- New model to debut with luxury Limited Edition series of 25 examples.
- Lithium-ion powered 72V drive system offers 60-mile (97 km) range.
- Qualifies in UK for exemption from the London Congestion Charge, corporate taxes, and parking charges (where applicable).
- Competitive insurance and finance packages from Prindiville for the purchase and operation of the vehicle.
- Priced from £25,000/$40,000 (excluding taxes, VAT, and shipping).
Commenting on the unveiling of the Limited Edition Prindiville Electric Hummer, Truska Angel, CEO of Prindiville Design, and a highly experienced and published sustainability professional, explains: “In parallel to being one the world’s leading luxury coachbuilders, we are fully aware of our responsibility to offer motorists sustainable choices through the provision of exciting transport solutions in this evolving electric sector. The new model is clearly a step in the right direction and the beginning of an exciting journey which promotes individual styling preferences, fun, and an all-important sustainable lifestyle. This is clear evidence that greener choices do not have to compromise luxury and beautiful design.”
The Limited Edition Prindiville Electric Hummer, which is now open for orders at a price of £25,000 or US$40,000 (excluding import taxes shipping and VAT) at www.prindiville.co.uk, qualifies in the UK for exemption from the London Congestion Charge, free parking (where applicable), and is deductible from corporate taxes. Prindiville Design offers competitive insurance and finance packages for the purchase and operation of the vehicle.
We look forward to seeing you at Top Gear 2012.
Car Fest spearheaded by DJ Chris Evans who gave up bread for Lent and to keep himself away from the bread bin invented Car-Fest! This is his dream of the perfect family festival, and of course, Car-Fest is also raising as much money as possible for BBC Children in Need.
Prindiville participated in last weekends of August 2012 event in collaboration with Silver-stone auctions, to raise funds for children in need.
“As twilight falls and the fat August sun slips behind a city of tents, it’s time to plug in the guitars. Rock ‘n’ roll my friends – nothing too crazy, but top quality and a fun time for mums, dads and kids alike”. So said Chris at the start of this project – and that’s what was waiting for us. Texas, the feeling, the Counterfeit stones, razor light and the Magic Numbers.
And as if that wasn’t enough Car-Fest also featured a central Arena for performances of all kinds. The Red Barrows – think of the red arrows, replace planes with wheelbarrows and you’re there – Dancing JCB diggers and Segway Racing.
And last but not least there were some truly amazing air displays to marvel at The RAF Hot Air Balloon, a massive 105,000 cubic feet balloon made in the UK, took to the skies and of course the blistering Blades aerial display team bought their ‘crazy flying’ display buzzing over Car-Fest.
The Barbican in London marks the 50th anniversary of James Bond in film.
With a unique exhibition, showcasing the inside track of the design and style of the world’s most influential and iconic movie brand.
The exhibition explores the craft behind the screen icons, the secret service and of course the legendary villains. The slick costume tailoring, enormous set production and design, the cars, gadgets, stunts, not to mention the edgy special effects, and motion graphics, those romantic exotic locations and where would 007 be without those fight scene props.
007 is famous for his irresistible charm, those shaken not stirred Vodka Martini and for his passion for fast cars and fast feisty women. It seems that Mr. Prindiville bears resemblance to 007 regarding the passion for fast cars.
Bond’s most famous car is the Aston Martin DB5, but we have also seen him driving the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the V12 Vanquish and DBS. On our website you can find also a wide range of Aston Martin models, we are sure 007 would like them.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mr. Bond, Prindiville will naturally be doing this with a Martini, shaken not stirred, of course Money Penny.
Founded in 2000, and headquartered in London (United Kingdom), Prindivillle is today one of the world’s leading luxury bespoke coachbuilders, boasting a global client portfolio spanning across the USA, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
At the centre of the organisation is Alex Prindiville, the man who personally creates and oversees a;; of the company’s design projects, bringing ideas and dreams to life. As long as it can be made, the boundaries are limitless, which allows the imagination of their customers to run wild, and own a vehicle designed and built specifically around their ultimate desires.
As well as the visual and performance tuning of some of the world’s most sought after supercars including the Lamborghini Aventador, Prindiville visual and performance tuning parts for a growing number of prestige models.
The coachbuilder equally prides itself on their extensive experience of carbon fibre manufacture and constructions techniques, which they have in turn, extended to the automotive, aeronautic, and boatbuilding sectors.
Behind the scenes at Prindiville
We are delighted to have been invited back for an exclusive interview with Alex to go behind the scenes, and discover what drives his business to take concepts from the drawing board to the road.
Luxury Magazine (LM) : Prindiville Offers a range of cars spanning from the Lamborghini Aventador to the Range Rover Evoque. How do you choose what comes next?
Alex Prindiville(AP): The models to which our bespoke coachbuilding service is applied is very much governed by customer demand, global market trends, and of course, new car release. We need to ensure that our clients both have access, and are able to come to us to tailor the very latest production vehicles, whether it be a supercar or luxury SUV. As a result, it is important for Prindiville to constantly be looking forward.
LM: When you are designing the look of a production car, what inspires you, and what is your thought process?
AP: the design process is led by the desire to create a vehicle which is different to what has seen before, and which will similarly make an individual stand out from the crowd.
Every model and marque has its own design profile and distinct lines, and therefore it is imperative that Prindiville blends function with an enhanced level of performance and driving experience without compromising the original feel, beauty, and purpose for which the car was made.
We also aim to incorporate enhancements to a vehicle which challenge convention.
For example, we were the first to develop a ‘handle-less’ door system, and wing mirror cameras for the Lamborghini Murcielago.
LM: Are there any specific materials which you prefer to work with and within your designs?
AP: we employ lightweight aircraft-grade carbon fibre across many of our facelifts due to the nature of the high performance models that we art focused on.
It does not only complement the work which we do on many of today’s supercars, but also has the benefit of a high strength-to-weight ratio.
We frequently use it for aerodynamic components parts such as spoilers, diffusers, and roof skins, for the interior attention to detail are equally important. And we are committed to employing the finest hand-crafted Italian leather hides and highest alcantara to ensure the perfect finish.
We also supply jeweller packs manufactured from aluminium.
However, because our service is tailored to the individual, we will incorporate other materials into the design if a customer has a particular preference.
LM: Each car is hover subject to an individual’s specific taste. How does the bespoke coachbuilding design process work?
AP: Bespoke coach building combines the skills of art with craftsmanship, and is all about re-designing the look of a car according to the specific tastes of the client. Every Prindiville commission starts with a one-to-one consultation to determine exactly what the buyer is looking for. This can originate from their personal ideas, a simple sketch, or alternatively, we will draft a detailed and explanatory proposal based on a given brief.
The drawing will then be refined until the desired look and feels have been achieved, based on the feedback which we receive from the customer.
LM: Prindiville also designs tuning parts in-house. What makes these unique?
We feel that it maximise the performance of the vehicle and achieve a truly individual look, this cannot always be attained with an existing or off-the-shelf solution. Consequently, in addition to sourcing high quality components from across the globe, we also create, engineer and build Prindiville bespoke parts such as stainless steel and titanium sports exhaust systems which not only provide a reduction in weight, but equally deliver significant power gains.
LM: Coachbuilding stretches as far back as the early 1900s. How has it evolved over the years, and what does the future hold?
AP: the art of coachbuilding has made great strides over the decades, and is very much a worldwide phenomenon. Britain began with the likes of milliner & co and Vanden Plas,
Whilst Italy say the foundation of the now infamous design houses such as Bertone, Pininfarina, and Zagato. Going back to the very beginning of the adoption of customisation, an individual would source a rolling chassis from vehicle manufacturer, and then approach a coachbuilder to build a body on to it which was designed according to their wishes.
LM: How long it take to bring a new component from the drawing board to production?
AP: The design and manufacture of parts is a complex process and often takes a few weeks before we create the first prototype and tools. Every new component is subject to a vigorous testing process and is initially installed on a mule vehicle to gauge performance and for optimisation purpose. Once, the specification of the part has been refined, and, in turn, finalised, we will look to source superior grade material for full scale production to ensure best possible quality and longevity for the dedicated customer application.