Earlier this month, Aston Martin continued its tradition of imposing automotive excellence on the Goodwood Festival of Speed by making the 23rd iteration of the event the stage for the dynamic debut of the new Aston Martin DB11.
The DB11 is an injection of pure adrenaline directly into the DB bloodline. Powerful, efficient, and artfully engineered, it is without question the very best DB model in the history of the illustrious British carmaker.
During the Goodwood demonstration, Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer got behind the wheel to demonstrate all 608PS of the 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine.
To amplify the ceremonious debut of the DB11, Aston Martin also brought back the 820bhp, all-carbon fibre Vulcan, the stunning car that made its world debut at Goodwood last year.
Powered by a potent 7.0-litre V12 normally aspirated engine, the now unavailable Vulcan cruised north of 100 MPH as it roared to the peak of Goodwood’s famous hill. Said Aston Martin Racing works’ driver Darren Turner, “…the car is an incredible machine to drive…its performance over the weekend was fantastic.”
Beyond the DB11 and the Vulcan, last week’s Festival of Speed was a celebration of all things Vantage for Aston Martin, with the greatest point of emphasis being placed on the race-bred Aston Martin Vantage GT8 which participated in the Supercar Shootout up the Goodwood hill.
Inspired by the 2016 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE race car, the Vantage GT8 is an automotive thoroughbred. Not only is the lightest V8 Vantage ever with a hand-crafted carbon fibre body, it is also the post powerful V8 Vantage of all time with a revised 446PS version of Aston Martin’s rousing 4.7-litre V8 engine.
Finally, Aston Martin also brought the V12 Vantage S to Goodwood in order to ensure they had something to amuse the purists. Offered with a 7-speed manual transmission, and a ‘dog-leg’ first gear, the Vantage S is an undeniable emblem of the legendary British carmakers commitment to exceptional sports cars.
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