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Jay Leno reveals why he likes Aston Martin on his YouTube channel

Published: 6/Jan/2020 18:13 Updated: 6/Jan/2020 19:16

by David Purcell

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Iconic American comedian Jay Leno has revealed his review of the 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR, explaining why he loves showcasing vehicles from the manufacturer. 

The YouTuber, who has over 2.75 million subscribers on the video sharing platform, can often be seen reviewing and driving around in all sorts of different vehicles on their channel – with the 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR being showcased during an upload on January 5.

In what was his first video of the new year, Leno decided to run his viewers through the reasons why he really enjoys having Aston Martin cars feature in his content.

Jay Leno / YouTubeLeno was at the wheel of a 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR during his January 5 video.

“I’m a huge fan of this brand. I always call Aston Martin the most seductive of all of the carmakers because that’s really what it does to you,” the former late night show host said, glaring at the DB11. He added: “Extremely comfortable, sort of Rolls-Royce level interior with the leather, the wood and all of that.”

If you’re impressed by this car video, there’s a lot more where that came from on his channel. Leno reportedly has 286 different vehicles in his collection, according to his Wikipedia profile, 169 of which are different model cars.

“I love the fact that it’s still a small English company. It’s not part of something else or using somebody else’s name,” he said, before taking it for a spin.

Aside from those that he owns, he’s also producing a number of reviews working with representatives from the manufactures – just like this video below.

The featured car for this week has a powerful V12 twin-turbo engine and can reach a maximum speed of 208mph, with 630bhp.

The YouTuber appears to have a soft spot for this 2019 model as well, claiming that it’s not the type that the owner’s spouse is going to complain about. For those interested in buying one, you can pick up the vehicle for around $241,000, depending on the spec selected – per edmunds.com.

He added: “This sort of does everything it wants. It’s a real car that you can drive really hard, push it really hard, but still be extremely comfortable for long trips and things of that nature. I mean, I just find them to be fantastic cars.”

Whether or not the comedian will be adding any fresh Aston Martins to his collection in the near future remains to be seen, although this video would suggest that it’s highly likely.

Esports

Cadillac backs TSM in car company’s very first esports partnership

Published: 11/Jan/2021 18:55

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular esports and entertainment organization Team SoloMid — more commonly known as TSM — has announced a partnership with luxury auto brand Cadillac in the car company’s first-ever esports venture.

On January 11, TSM announced its exclusive partnership with Cadillac, marking the very first time the esteemed automotive company has entered such a business venture with competitive gaming groups.

The initiative kicked has off with a special TSM jersey featuring the Cadillac logo — a swanky fit that the organization flexed in a tweet revealing their latest money move.

That’s not all; according to TSM’s press release, their newfound partnership will also include some very special features for their fans, such as “access to exclusive streaming events, custom video and social media content, and experiential events and activations at the brand new, state-of-the-art TSM Performance Center.”

It looks like there’s a lot to be excited for, and even Cadillac is jazzed to be part of the proceedings, according to GM’s Manager of Emerging Media and Partnerships, Bryan Steele.

“Cadillac is excited to enter the esports space as part of the TSM family,” Steele said of the development. “Whether on the road, or on the Rift, our organizations place an incredibly high value on innovation and craftsmanship. Given our shared values, and the pedigree of Cadillac and TSM, it was a natural fit to team up with one of the most decorated esports teams in the world.”

While TSM might be Cadillac’s first esports partnership, this isn’t the first time a luxury car brand has gotten involved with an esports group; in November 2020, Chinese car brand Haval partnered with Epic Esports Events for their EPIC League Dota 2 initiative.

Just a month prior to Haval’s own initiative, Mazda entered a deal with Hellraisers. Other auto brands similarly involved with esports include Honda with Riot Games’ LCS and Team Liquid, McLaren with DragonX, Audi with Astralis Group, and Kia with the LEC.

It seems that more and more car companies are looking to get in on the action that competitive gaming brings. Who knows — it would be really cool to see a special TSM-wrapped Cadillac someday.