WASHINGTON, DC — Exclusive Automotive Group (EAG), a factory-authorized dealer for Aston Martin, Bentley Motors, Karma Automotive and Koenigsegg, held a topping out ceremony on Wednesday, September 8th to celebrate a major stepping stone in the construction of a state-of-the-art dealership at 45180 Russell Branch Parkway.
A ‘topping out’ ceremony is a tradition of construction workers to commemorate the completion of a building’s structure, specifically the placement of the final steel beam.
“We are thrilled to become a member of Ashburn’s dynamic community,” said Bill Shawn, founding partner at Exclusive Automotive Group. “We expect our new dealership will become a destination for anyone who shares a passion for world-class cars as well as anyone who wants to enjoy the luxuriousness of this state-of-the-art facility.”
Features will include a car elevator, a public space between the showrooms that can be utilized for functions and activities along with a catering kitchen, all new state-of-the-art equipment in the service center, charging stations and service space for fully electric vehicles, and a 20,000 square foot, second-story showroom that will be visible to the 77,000 cars that pass by every day on Harry Byrd Highway.
“Exclusive Automotive Group has always played an active role in the community, welcoming a spectrum of groups – including, and reaching well beyond luxury car enthusiasts – into its home. Breaking ground on what will become the new home of Aston Martin Washington D.C. renews their team’s commitment to the people of the D.C. Metro area: come for the sense of community, and stay for the cars,” said Ed Moran, Interim President of Aston Martin the Americas. “Much like our own products, EAG’s new facility is designed to have a unique, modern design and recognizable identity which reflects the prestige and refinement their customers have come to expect. When completed, it will represent a crown jewel within the Americas and among our global dealer network.”
“The luxury market in northern Virginia has grown in recent years and it’s a strong market for Bentley,” added Christophe Georges, Bentley Americas President & Chief Executive Officer. “Exclusive Automotive Group’s new dealership will be a destination for anyone who appreciates the balance of luxury and performance. We are proud to have them represent our brand in the region.”
When completed, the 42,000 square foot facility will employ forty people and have space for 18 cars inside and 150 on the lot. Construction is scheduled to be completed in May 2022.