Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman received the ‘Design Hero’ award at this year’s annual Autocar Awards.
The much-anticipated awards, held at Silverstone Circuit, recognizes the automotive industry’s high achievers and celebrates the cars that have achieved top grading by the magazine’s road testers during the last 12 months.
On receiving the award, Reichman said:
It is a great honour to be recognised from within your own industry. I dedicated the award to my talented team at the Aston Martin design studio, a group of passionate individuals who work together to create the most beautiful sports cars in the world. Design is at the forefront of thinking at Aston Martin, whether the project is a sportscar or a powerboat or even luxury apartments in Miami. We take great pride in every project and I think that is reflected in our output.
Since joining Aston Martin in 2005, Reichman has added many iconic sports cars to his distinguished portfolio including the One-77, Vanquish, Aston Martin Vulcan, new Vantage, Aston Martin Valkyrie and, of course, the DB11, which was Reichman’s first all-new car for Aston Martin and identified as a ‘Game Changer’ in last year’s Autocar Awards. Previously he was heavily involved with the design of some of the world’s most iconic cars, including the Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Lincoln MKX, the Navicross Concept Cars and the Range Rover Mk lll.
Reichman, who has been a visiting Professor at the Royal College of Art since 2011 and more recently at the Tongji University in Shanghai, has just finished work on the soon-to-be-revealed DBS Superleggera and is busy putting the finishing touches to the design of the marque’s first luxury SUV, the Aston Martin DBX.