Joint venture company Vynamic GmbH will develop and build Aston Martin DTM cars for use by R-Motorsport in the DTM and field them for the team
Primary aim: To tap into the market for racing cars and produce limited-edition sports cars
Vynamic – a strategic innovation partnership between AF Racing AG and
Niederwil/Affalterbach – Vynamic GmbH, the joint venture company set up by AF Racing AG and HWA AG develops and builds the Aston Martin Vantage DTM cars used by R-Motorsport under the exclusive license of the luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin in DTM.
Vynamic GmbH has its headquarters in Affalterbach. The joint venture enterprise has the expertise of two partners at its disposal with AF Racing AG’s excellent access to the relevant market and to customers while HWA AG specialise in the development, production and deployment of racing cars in races, plus associated services.
Vynamic’s primary goal in the venture is to establish a strategic innovation partnership for development projects in motor racing and in the automotive sector. Vynamic GmbH will be responsible for the development and construction of racing cars, including, in particular, those destined for the DTM, as well as for the small-scale production of high-performance, road-legal vehicles. The aim as far as motor racing is concerned is to compete successfully in the 2019 DTM by combining the expertise of both partners.
“With the founding of Vynamic GmbH, we have taken another important step in the development of our group of companies,” said Dr Florian Kamelger, partner in AF Racing AG, Team Principal at R-Motorsport and Managing Director of Vynamic GmbH. “In doing so, we want to ensure that we achieve our primary goal of firmly establishing ourselves in top-class international motor racing by the shortest, fastest route. We also think it extremely important that through success on the track, we demonstrate our ability to be competitive and innovate where the development and construction of limited-edition vehicles in the automotive sector are concerned.”
Ulrich Fritz, CEO HWA AG says: “The market environment, in which HWA AG operates – international motorsport in particular – is currently experiencing rapid development. Combining the many years of experience that HWA AG has gained in international motor racing with AF Racing AG’s expertise in the marketing of exclusive vehicles has enormous potential which we intend to tap into by setting up our joint company, Vynamic GmbH.”
Stephan Pathenschneider, Managing Director at Vynamic GmbH says: “In order to give some substance to the slogan of our newly founded company, ‘Performance. Created by Passion’, Vynamic GmbH will initially be responsible for bringing R-Motorsport’s project in the DTM to fruition with the Aston Martin Vantage DTM and thus increase the brand’s profile. However, the focus of our activities in future will increasingly turn to the development and application of
bespoke project solutions for road-legal, limited production vehicles. The setting up of Vynamic GmbH is just the start of a long and successful partnership between AF Racing AG and HWA AG, of that I’m certain.”
About AF Racing AG
R-Motorsport is the racing brand of AF Racing AG, one of three strategic partners – together with Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. and Red Bull Technologies – of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hyper sportscar project. R-Motorsport is also the racing division of Aston Martin St. Gallen, the only exclusive Aston Martin dealer in Switzerland. R-Motorsport is part of the group of companies owned by Dr. Andreas Baenziger and Dr. Florian Kamelger, the latter is also the Team Principal. “Emotion, Passion, Vision” describe AF Racing AG’s business and sporting philosophy. Until today R-Motorsport was predominantly involved in international GT sport where the team runs Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 cars, above all in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup. The still young motor sport entity has gained attention with its overall win in the Silverstone three-hour event in only its second race. It also achieved three pole positions in a row, which is a record in the highly competitive GT series.
About HWA AG
HWA AG is an independent, 360° engineering specialist in the fields of automobile racing and high-performance cars. Formed in 1998 by Hans Werner Aufrecht, the company is based in Affalterbach (Germany) and employs around 300 highly-qualified members of staff. HWA AG offers all its products and services under the corporate slogan ENGINEERING SPEED: The company’s objective is to develop the best possible high-quality solutions, in order to get its partners and customers to their destination quicker. The portfolio of services ranges from designing all vehicle components to assembling complete cars, together with the relevant logistics, after-sales and support services.