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GC x Aston Martin event to discover the new Aston Martin DB12

To celebrate the launch of the world’s first super tourer, friends of GC and Aston Martin gathered for an unforgettable afternoon.

By Lifestyle Editor

From left to right: Aston Martin Malaysia General Manager Mr. Kumara Sooriar Sivanasan, Dada Herzog Al-Attas, Wak Doyok, Bon Zainal, Fauzi Zulkifli

Money can get you any luxury car. But elegance and class are reserved for a select few. Arguably the classiest of all supercars, Aston Martin is the embodiment of elegance. Sit behind the wheel of one and you will instantly become polished. There is a reason James Bond's car is often an Aston Martin: the DBS in “Casino Royale,” the DB10 in “Spectre”, as well as the newest James Bond movie, “No Time to Die”, pays tribute to two Aston Martin cars from the past: the DB5 and the V8 Saloon. Like agent 007, Aston Martin represents a level of elusive sophistication that many only fantasize about. It can be understood that upon watching Bond films, men are inspired to drive in style. There is a certain aura to it in creating an everlasting impression.

On Saturday 28 October, Gentleman’s Code (GC) gathered twenty or so of its friends at Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur showroom, for its inaugural GC x Aston Martin event. The timing of the event also commemorates Aston Martin's 110th anniversary this year, as well as the 75th anniversary of the David Brown (DB) lineage. Some of Malaysia’s best-dressed men — including Y.M. Tengku Dato’ Yusof, Wak Doyok, Hann Khalil — were there, along with Aston Martin Malaysia General Manager Mr. Kumara Sooriar Sivanasan and GC Co-Founder Bon Zainal.

As GC friends devoured delicious brunch, was the introduction of Aston Martin DB12, which Aston Martin claims offers the best mix of grand tourer and supercar. The driver is at the focus of the design, which combines modern conveniences with high-end materials and workmanship. Design aside, the car is incredibly masculine, powered by a 4.0 Twin-Turbo V8 engine in classic DB fashion, capable of producing 671bhp at 6,000 rpm and 800Nm of torque between 2,750 and 6,000 rpm. With a peak speed of 325km/h, it accelerates from 0 to 97 km/h in just 3.5 seconds. By the end of the car’s introduction, we were told that a booking was made by one of GC friends for one unit of Aston Martin DB12. Hurrah!

Afterwards, the program continues with a test drive of Aston Martin DBX707 for GC friends to discover the world’s most powerful luxury SUV. The test drive took place at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, where true engineering mastery and dynamic performance of DBX707 were demonstrated. As we wrapped up the event, we concluded that driving an Aston Martin is all about the experience it embodies. It is the symbol of a lifestyle and a vehicle designed for the elegant soul with a passion for craftmanship. All part of a bigger picture, GC aims to continue to embody these traits that are close to our heart. Delightful feelings and imaginations prevailed, of course — we are looking forward for the next gathering between GC and Aston Martin in the future.


Bon Zainal and Kumara Sooriar Sivanasan giving a welcome speech

Raja Izz, Dada Herzog Al-Attas, Aston Martin Malaysia General Manager Mr. Kumara Sooriar Sivanasan, Dr. Crystal Tung Lu Yie, Bon Zainal

Y.M. Tengku Dato' Yusof

Wak Doyok

Dada Herzog Al-Attas

Andre Herzog

Inside Aston Martin DB12

Y.M. Tengku Dato' Yusof and Shahreel Baiza

Dr. Crystal Tung Lu Yie

Hann Khalil

Syed Ali

Wak Doyok and Fauzi Zulkifli


Saw Lip Jin

Hann Khalil and Daniel Chan

Syed Ali, Dada Herzog Al-Attas, Wak Doyok

Dada Herzog Al-Attas and Dr. Crystal Tung Lu Yie

Saw Lip Jin, Kevin Pui, Rasta Rashid, Raymond Lai

Irene Evinc

Andre Herzog

Group Photo

About Aston Martin Lagonda: 

Aston Martin's vision is to be the world's most desirable, ultra-luxury British brand, creating the most exquisitely addictive performance cars. 

Founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, Aston Martin is acknowledged as an iconic global brand synonymous with style, luxury, performance, and exclusivity. Aston Martin fuses the latest technology, time honoured craftsmanship and beautiful styling to produce a range of critically acclaimed luxury models including the Vantage, DB12, DBS, DBX and its first hypercar, the Aston Martin Valkyrie. Aligned with its Racing. Green. sustainability strategy, Aston Martin is also developing alternatives to the internal combustion engine, with an ambition to create the world's most thrilling and highly desirable electric performance cars, the first of which is targeted for launch in 2025. 

Based in Gaydon, England, Aston Martin Lagonda designs, creates, and exports cars which are sold in 56 countries around the world. Its sports cars are manufactured in Gaydon with its luxury DBX SUV range proudly manufactured in St Athan, Wales. The company is on track to deliver net-zero manufacturing facilities by 2030.

Lagonda was founded in 1899 and Aston Martin in 1913. The two brands came together in 1947 when both were purchased by the late Sir David Brown, and the company is now listed on the London Stock Exchange as Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc.

2020 saw Lawrence Stroll become the company's Executive Chairman, alongside significant new investment, a move that led to Aston Martin's return to the pinnacle of motorsport with the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team and commenced new era for the iconic British marque.

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