Supercar enthusiasts will descend upon Goodwood estates in the UK for the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed (#Goodwood #FOS) and like every year Aston Martin will be present with some exotic machinery. Here’s a look at what Aston Martin has in store for Goodwood 2015.
Aston Martin Vantage GT12:
The British sports car maker will showcase its latest and perhaps the greatest Vantage ever. The Vantage GT12 will be shown to the British folks for the first time since its global reveal at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Aston Martin will be building a handful of these and all of them are already sold. Still, here are some of the highlights of the car-
The Aston Martin Vantage GT12 uses a lot of GT3 racing-derived technologies to create one of the greatest Vantage models till date. The engine is a 6.0-liter V12 making around 600 hp. Use of carbon fiber and other weight saving measures have curtailed the overall mass of the vehicle. It is now 100 kg lighter than a V12 Vantage S. Look beyond the striking paint scheme and the aerodynamic changes to the exterior are quite evident.
Under the hood, the Vantage GT12 uses magnesium inlet manifolds with revised geometry, a lightweight magnesium torque tube and a full titanium exhaust system and a host of other race-derived bits n bobs. Make sure you catch the Aston Martin GT12 (previously known as GT3) at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015.
Aston Martin Vulcan:
The company showcased the ultimate Aston Martin at Geneva this year. It is called the Vulcan- a track-only race car with a V12 engine upfront and truly magnificent carbon fiber exterior. Again, a handful of Vulcans will be built specially for select Aston Martin connoisseurs who like to spend their weekends at the race track.
The naturally aspirated V12 engine makes 800 hp and that’s a lot when the car it powers doesn’t weigh much. Fans will be able to catch the Aston Martin Vulcan in action at the famous Goodwood hill climb this year. Just to remind you, the Vulcan costs $2.3 million and it isn’t a road car. So, now is your best chance to grab a glimpse of this rather cool Aston Martin supercar.
Aston Martin Vulcan goes up Goodwood hill:
Source: Goodwood Road & Racing via Youtube