Many highly-anticipated cars made their debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, which took place over the weekend.
Below are highlights of the awesome automobiles which went on show.
Aston Martin Valkyrie
Aston Martin’s hypercar made its debut at the festival, showing off its naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 Cosworth engine and single electric motor set-up.
Together this hybrid combination makes 865kW and 900Nm – allowing the 1,100kg Valkyrie to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.5 seconds.
The Aston Martin appeared to face issues at the event, however, as it came to a grinding halt before reversing off the track and taking an escape road on the second day of the festival.
The Lotus Emira, which was recently announced, was also shown off at the festival.
The Emira comes in two variants, and is powered by either a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine or 3.5-litre, V6 petrol engine – with power ranging from 268kW to 298kw.
Lotus claims that the Emira will provide “best-in-class ride and handling” and further states that this is a “milestone on our path to becoming a truly global performance car brand”.
The McLaren Artura is McLaren’s first series-production, high-performance hybrid supercar.
Its new electrically-assisted powertrain offers several advantages, such as faster throttle response, lower emissions, and 30km of range on battery power alone.
At the heart of the Artura lies a new 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine which is combined with an “axial flux” E-motor – an electric motor located in the transmission housing.
The hybrid system produces 500kW and 810Nm, allowing for sprint times of 0-100km/h in 3.0 seconds and 0-200km/h in 8.3 seconds.
Land Rover Defender V8
The new Land Rover Defender V8 and its 5.0-litre, V8 supercharged engine – that generates 386kW and 625Nm – completed a run at the motoring festival.
It’s engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission, allowing the 2.5-tonne Defender to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds.
Pricing starts from R2,270,310 in South Africa.
Lamborghini SC V12
Lamborghini’s track-only hypercar, the SC V12, made the best-sounding appearance at the festival.
This was thanks to its naturally-aspirated, 6.5-litre V12 engine that produces 610kW and 832Nm.
“The aerodynamics benefit from Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s GT racing experience to ensure a higher level of efficiency and higher downforce levels than a GT3 car,” said Lamborghini.
The SC V12 has a very limited production, with only 40 cars being made.