Aston Martin today announces the start of a new long-term partnership with Tom Brady, record-breaking National Football League star and one of the most renowned and respected athletes of all time.
In collaboration with Aston Martin’s VP & Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, the designer currently responsible for the creative direction of the Aston Martin brand and model range, Brady and Reichman will explore their affinity for The Love of Beautiful via a new content series entitled Category of One, premiering later this year.
“Tom is an inspirational leader and athlete who is clearly aligned with our view of Aston Martin,” said Reichman. “His performances on the football field – not just recently but throughout his career – are an inspiration for us all. My team and I are looking forward to this creative collaboration as we continue to roll out Aston Martin’s ‘Second Century’ plan.”
Brady will seek to share visualisations of where he sees beauty in his sporting moments, what he sees as beautiful in life, and what continues to compel him to pursue greatness after five Super Bowl wins and four MVP Awards.
Tom Brady said: “Aston Martin exemplifies dedication to the craft of car making through a meticulous attention to detail. While 104 years of heritage are reflected in each hand-built car, with product from the DB11 to the Aston Martin Valkyrie, this brand is primed to excel for the next 100 years as well.
“As a long-time fan and driver I am honored to join the Aston Martin team at this special moment in the company’s history.”
The new partnership will also see Brady curate his own take on a modern day Aston Martin, based on the 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S. The process will be documented, with portions being revealed over time, and the Tom Brady-curated Vanquish S will be unveiled this summer.
New England Patriot Tom Brady is the first quarterback in NFL history to win five Super Bowl championships and the only player to have won them all playing for a single team. In February 2017, Brady led the Patriots to a dramatic and record-breaking Super Bowl LI victory, defying a setback and amazing viewers around the world.
Tom Brady drives the new 2017 Aston Martin DB11, a car that’s both stunningly powerful and beautiful. Hand built in Gaydon, U.K., the DB11 represents the most powerful “DB” production model within the brand’s history. Its 600bhp, V12-powered engine propels the DB11 from 0-60mph in less than four seconds.
The body’s finely chiseled exterior form is striking and functional, as air is channeled through the Aston Martin AeroBladeTM; a virtual spoiler to ensure it remains stable under all conditions.
Inside, the cockpit is a welcome mix of tradition and technology; the latest infotainment system rests among an interior where hand-stitched leather, wood and carbon fibre have been painstakingly handcrafted.