TPO – Many cars with “terrible” performance were first shown to the public at this year’s festival. Several major brands have expressed interest in electrification. Besides, prominent faces of the Asian market such as Toyota or Kia also appeared at this event.
The popular Goodwood Festival of Speed is back in 2021 after a one-year hiatus due to the effects of the pandemic. This annual event is held in the town of West Sussex, England. Here you can take in all the sights and enjoy the atmosphere of Britain’s biggest motoring event. The list below includes the world’s top models announced for the first time.
Aston Martin Valkyrie
Aston Martin’s 1160-horsepower V12 supercar made its debut at this year’s festival. Racer Lance Stroll was the driver of the car during the climb test. The car exhibits outstanding performance, accelerating from 0-96 km / h in less than 2.5 seconds thanks to the naturally aspirated 6.5L V12 engine.
Ferrari SF90 Spider
The Ferrari SF90 Spider made its debut at the festival by delivering “record-breaking performance” thanks to a 769hp twin-turbo 4.0L V8 engine and a pair of electric motors. The Italian brand’s maximum power is up to 986 horsepower and is the most powerful mass-produced convertible in the world.
Spéirling was introduced with a unique look when not using the skateboard design favored by most manufacturers. In addition, the supercar is equipped with a 60kWh battery pack. The manufacturer claims the rear-wheel drive car is capable of accelerating from 0-300 km / h in under 9 seconds.
The Woking, England-based supercar maker showcased its new era of electrification at this year’s festival. The Artura is combined with hybrid engine technology to reach a maximum speed of 330 km / h and accelerate from 0-96 km / h in 3 seconds. The electric motor unit of the car can help the car roll 30.5 km, then switch to the combustion engine with a fuel economy index of 0.04 l / km.
Italian sports car fashion brand Kimera Automobili has introduced a prototype called Evo37. The car is equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine for a maximum capacity of up to 498 horsepower at 550 Nm of torque. Besides, Evo37 can accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 4 seconds.
Kia’s flagship, which made its first public appearance in the UK, showcases a completely new design coupled with top-notch performance. The rear-wheel drive of the standard EV6 helps the car reach 226 horsepower. In addition, the EV6 GT can sprint from 0-100 km / h in 3.5 seconds.
The British brand is implementing a zero-emissions model on the Pacesetter. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, and customers can preview the production-specific performance version of Mini’s first EV.
Toyota GR 86
The successor to the GT86 debuted at the festival as the third member of Toyota’s sports lineup. It has almost identical dimensions to its predecessor and a similarly low center of gravity. The 2.4L turbocharged boxer engine shared with the new Subaru BRZ has a maximum capacity of 232 horsepower at 250 Nm of torque. The sprint time of the car from 0-100 km / h is 6.3 seconds.
MC20 debuted for the first time within the festival’s Supercar Run hill climbing event. The manufacturer has introduced Maserati’s new 630-hp twin-turbo V6 Nettuno engine. The Italian brand says that the MC20 can reach 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 325 km/h.
Chevrolet C8 RHD spec
The American car manufacturer has revealed the right-drive Corvette powered by a 6.2L V8 engine. Plans to bring both convertible and coupe versions of the C8 RHD to market were revealed last year.