Looking back at the best cars that made their debut at this year’s Festival of Speed.
This year’s Festival of Speed certainly lived up to its name. A range of new high-performance machines were shown off for the first time at this year’s grand event, here are some of our favourites:
Aston Martin Valkyrie
Talk about making a scene! When the Valkyrie charged up the Goodwood hill, everyone’s ears perked up as the roaring 6.5-litre V12 delivered over 1,100 hp and enough sound to shatter champagne glasses. The car was even awarded the Michelin Supercar Paddock Showstopper award, which is certainly of no surprise after the incredibly sonorous performance it put on.
Although the Aston Martin Valkyrie has been seen before, this was its ‘dynamic’ debut where it finally had a chance to show us all a fraction of what it is capable of.
New BMW M240i Coupe
The all-new 2 Series is here and it looks even better than the last one! At this year’s Festival of Speed, spectators were treated to a display of the M240i Coupe in a gorgeous aubergine-like colour bombing it up the famous hill. Featuring revised rear and front lights as well as kidney grilles that remain moderately sized, the new 2 Series is a moderate but not too-subtle evolution of the popular coupe.
Ordering was made available on the day of the festival and deliveries are set to take place in early 2022.
McLaren showed off their all-new hybrid supercar, the Artura. Featuring an brand new engine that produces 671 hp and work with all-new transmission and suspension too! Said to be the beginning of McLaren’s next generation of supercars where we’ll likely see more hybridisation. Looks wise though, it’s hard not to say this ‘new’ McLaren just looks like much of what we’ve seen before.
Lamborghini Huracan STO
Just when you thought the Huracan couldn’t get any cooler, Lamborghini throws in the STO. A more extreme Huracan that focuses on shedding weight, improving aerodynamics and race car engineering. This is for the track-goers that want a street-legal race car that’s mainly built for the track but can also be used to drive home in.
Of course, we couldn’t miss out Lotus’s new bargain sports car, the Emira! Announced out of the blue, the Emira is Lotus’ comeback that not many people saw coming. Taking design cues from the flagship hypercar, the Evija, the Emira not only looks the part but packs a punch too.
Crowd-control measures had to be enacted as spectators flocked around the Lotus stand and attendees were also delighted to see the car make its way up the Goodwood hill. You can read more about it in our write-up, here.
Let us know what your favourites were from this year’s FoS, in the comments!
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