COVID-19

From the Pilote team,

We look at the current situation with Covid-19, and it feels very surreal.

As people with young families and a teenager in his abruptly ended GCSE year, there’s no denying these are challenging and unnerving times.

Our clients and friends in the industry are in our thoughts and prayers, and we hope you and your families stay safe and well.

As for Pilote, we have decided to remain open by appointment only, and we have a fantastic, safe and deep-cleansed showroom facility where you can view our great cars on a one client at a time basis.

If you’re further afield or can’t travel, we’d be delighted to arrange a home visit with the car of interest or even a virtual tour via FaceTime or Skype.

Winston Churchill said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

It’s clear from the events unfolding day by day that we need to be prepared to sit and listen to sound advice to ensure this passes as quickly and with as little devastation as possible, and that’s precisely our intention for the coming weeks and months.

We have been overwhelmed by the support shown for our new venture, and we look forward to having a fantastic launch party as soon as this crisis has passed.

God bless,

Gary and Jonny.

Driven by Pilote

In August I had the chance to spend a week in the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo, what a car!

From the moment you jump into this near 2.5 tonne SUV, you immediately ascertain that you’re cocooned in something exceptional. Leave any baggage you may have about its looks at the door, and a machine of superlatives will be your reward!

The Turbo I drove was launch specification with nearly every option ticked including the expensive PCCB (PORSCHE CARBON CERAMIC BRAKES). While there’s an ongoing debate from fellow petrolhead’s about Carbon Ceramic brakes for the road, I would say this option would be top of my list. They work wonderfully well with the PASM system (PORSCHE ADAPTIVE SUSPENSION MANAGEMENT) and turn this into something akin to the world’s most desirable hot hatch beater! Covering A and B roads at an unnerving rate of knots and offering the driver great confidence through tight twisty turns with just a playful hint of oversteer.

In summary, if you’re looking for a twist on the super estates offered by AMG division in Alfalterbach or Audi RS division in Ingolstadt, then this Porsche ticks every box.

#Porsche #CayenneCoupe #PorscheTurbo

Busy, busy, busy!

A lot has happened in the last few weeks since we launched the Pilote landing page.

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Motorsport highlights saw Gazoo Toyota win the Le Mans 24 hours under the steam of legendary racing driver Fernando Alonso.

We’ve also had the excellent and incredibly diverse Super Sunday Scramble at Bicester Heritage.

Then, of course, The Goodwood Festival of Speed, where we saw all things new from McLaren, Ferrari and Porsche amongst others (our particular favourite being the Porsche 935 homage).

Finally, quite possibly the pinnacle of British motorsport, the Silverstone F1 this weekend past. Lewis Hamilton cemented himself at the top of the driver’s championship table, 39 points clear with 11 race weekends to go.

And in the last 48 hours, we’ve seen Eoin Morgan’s England Cricket side win the World Cup, Novak Djokovic win Wimbledon for a 5th time as well as B. Weisberger winning the Scottish Open in a playoff. Deep breaths everyone!

So to Pilote,

We’ve had a very busy few weeks working towards the completion of our website. Once launched, you’ll be able to shop for Automotive Art by the likes of Tim Layzell, Amy Shore and Paul Oz.

Epic driving routes, great places to stay and eat in the North East also feature, and most importantly, you’ll be able to browse and inquire about our handpicked selection of Classic, Sports and Prestige cars.

In helping to make all of the above happen, we were delighted to partner with renowned photographer, Rebekah Kennington.

Rebekah has photographed at many prestigious events, and we are very grateful for her patience, dedication and hard work in helping us to realise our vision for the imagery of the selection of cars on offer.

We hope to have the website live by the beginning of August, and we will alert you as soon as possible.
As to our next steps, we are nearing completion on our showroom facility, and as soon as we have the keys, work will commence on bringing Pilote to life, more on this to follow.

#pilote #carphotos #carimages

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