The House of Rolls-Royce is extending its presence in Spain, reflecting the marque’s confidence in growing demand for true luxury products in the country. Located in the center of Barcelona, the showroom will be supported by a partner with significant experience in the luxury automotive sector. The new Barcelona showroom will serve a highly relevant market for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. In 2017, sales of luxury products and services in Spain rose by nearly 10% year-on-year – faster than anywhere else in the world thanks to the continued rise in entrepreneurial growth and overseas investment. Independent analysis suggests that the value of the luxury business in the country could double by 2025.
The McLaren 650S GT3 claimed its first championship over the weekend in Barcelona as McLaren GT customer team Teo Martin Motorsports secured the International GT Open Championship title, and also saw the first victory for the McLaren GT Young Driver Programme. A hard-fought double podium finish for factory driver Alvaro Parente and teammate Miguel Ramos secured the championship, while Young Driver Andrew Watson took overall victory in the weekend’s opening sprint race alongside Fernando Monje. A third 650S GT3, entered by customer team Peter Kox Racing also secured fastest lap of the race to reinforce the dominant display. Still only in its debut competitive season, the results in Barcelona underline the success from the outset for the latest model from the Woking-based outfit. The 650S GT3 is based on the road-going 650S Coupe, with a lightweight carbon fibre MonoCell chassis […]