Published: 12 May 2015

Aston Martin’s global awards success continued with a prestigious title win in Saudi Arabia for the luxury British brand’s flagship GT – the Vanquish.

The brand’s ultimate GT was named ‘Best Luxury Sports Car’ in the 2015 PR Arabia Auto Awards, with the award ceremony, which took at the Park Hyatt Hotel, Jeddah on 28th April 2015.

Receiving the trophy Sheikh Ali Alireza, Managing Director of Haji Husein Alireza & Company Ltd – the sole distributor for Aston Martin sports cars in Saudi Arabia – said: “Winning this award is testimony to the strong and growing popularity of Aston Martin sports cars here.

“Our customers seek the ultimate in luxury, exclusivity and unique sporting appeal and, in Aston Martin, that is what they receive. This prominent award win from a very significant automotive publisher further reinforces Aston Martin’s position as one of the most beautifully designed, well-engineered and powerfully desired sports car brands in the world.”

The title victory for the Vanquish in Saudi Arabia comes hot on the heels of an enthusiastic response in the region to another of the brand’s V12-engined models – the new Aston Martin Vantage GT12.

Unveiled to the world at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the limited edition Vantage GT12 sold out within days, and a number of its buyers will be taking delivery of their cars in Saudi Arabia.

Mark Pocock, General Manager of Aston Martin Saudi Arabia, said: “Today’s superb award win, along with the overwhelmingly positive response to new models such as the Vantage GT12 and Lagonda Taraf super saloon, demonstrate the strong following here for Aston Martin Lagonda’s high performance models.”

He added: “The obvious increasing popularity of Aston Martin is being backed up by substantial investments on our part, to provide the ultimate in facilities and buying experience for our customers.

“With the imminent opening of an exceptional 1,000-square metre dealership on the exclusive Thalia Street in Riyadh – which will host a Q by Aston Martin customisation studio and lounge – many more sports car enthusiasts will have the opportunity to begin their own Aston Martin journey with us.”

Sheikh Ali Alireza added: “I would like to thank all the readers of the various PR Arabia publications for their endorsement of our brand by voting for us in such numbers.”