At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Aston Martin is showcasing its past and present desirable beauties. After all, Aston Martin has never failed to participate once at Goodwood for seven decades, till present.
The main highlights for Aston Martin this year are the DBS Superleggera Volante, the limited edition Vantage AMR. Rapide E and the first Aston Martin SUV, the DBX. With so many fine beauties, it’s no wonder the Goodwood event is a not-to-missed auto showcase.
For UK folks, the Aston Martin Rapide E electric sports car will driving up the hill. The first electric Aston Martin, driven at Festival of Speed by Aston Martin Racing works driver Darren Turner, is powered by an 800V electrical architecture battery with a 65kWh installed capacity. The battery system powers two rear mounted electric motors that produce a combined target output of just over 610PS and a colossal 950Nm of torque.
Debut of the pre-production Aston Martin DBX, the first SUV by Aston Martin
The 2019 Festival of Speed set the scene for the debut of Aston Martin’s first SUV, the DBX. The DBX was put into a rigorous testing in its pre-production stage in Sweden recently. The DBX will be driven by Aston Martin’s Chief Engineer, Matt Becker. A global launch date has yet to be set for the DBX.
Apart from runners, Aston Martin will display the Lava Collection which features each of the four Vanquish Zagatos in the now iconic paint color, Lava Red. Between the four V12 engines there is almost 2,400bhp with only 99 Volantes, Coupes and Shooting Brakes built, only 28 Speedsters were made. The project was announced in 2016 with the final car in the series, Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake delivered to customers this year. The four models will be joined by the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation which will be on display in Aston Martin hospitality, adding to the celebration of 100 years of Zagato.
Last but not least, the Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro will grace the event, alongside the current WEC (World Endurance Championship) Racing Vantage GTE.