The car show Good Wood Festival of Speed had been a great event for the car enthusiasts. It is one of the most eminent car shows held in the automotive world, and many breath-taking vehicles were put on display. Also, some new record-breaking events occurred at the car show, setting the automotive standards high. The car show held in Britain is the biggest motor show and many new yet special car releases took place on this British motor show platform.
From the Gran Tourers by Aston Martin to the Nio EP9, there had been a lot of happening and dynamic debuts of the year at the Good Wood Festival of Speed. Also, Mercedes-AMG GT sedan and Ferrari 488 Pista were showcased at the car show leaving the visitors awestruck with the charm of these thrilling vehicles. This British Motor Show also displayed some of the iconic classic cars which were one of the most popular vehicles of their time. Furthermore, the Porsche is celebrating its 70th anniversary in the automotive industry and thus showcased the entire collection which left their mark on the automotive industry.
Here are some of the major highlights from the car show Good Wood Festival of Speed where the records were made and broke.
Apollo Intensa Emozione at the Car Show
Apollo Intensa Emozione hypercar by the Gumpert is a track-only car. Laced with a powerful 769 horsepower V12 engine, and it is termed as the Gran Turismo concept car. Having exceptional performance and a carbon fibre structure this vehicle has the 9,000 rpm and capable to deliver exhilarating performance. It can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 208 mph to set your pulses racing.
Having only 10 units production of this limited edition beast of a car and priced at $2.7 million, this car has amazing looks to stun the car enthusiasts. It can produce 2,986 lbs of downforce at the speed of 186 mph and gives a remarkable performance in that expensive price tag of this exotic hypercar.
Vazirani Automotive Shul
Being India’s first hypercar, Vazirani Automotive Shul has a lot to impress the car enthusiasts. Unveiled at the Good Wood Festival of speed the car show, the car is powered by a jet-electric powertrain, having torque-heavy performance and designed by world’s renowned designer, Chunky Vazirani, known for working with luxury car brands like Rolls-Royce and Jaguar Land Rover. Made with a carbon-fibre rub chassis and an enormous amount of carbon fibre used to make and reduce the weight of this hypercar, enabling it to perform well and more desirable for car enthusiasts. The exterior is designed to reduce the drag, smaller batteries can be used due to turbine allowing the car to maintain less weight as compared to other hypercars.
Though the technical specifications are not revealed yet, the aerodynamic looks, having Michelin tyres and four electric motors tell a lot about this hypercar.
Aston Martin Cygnet V8 at the Car Show
Similar to Toyota iQ, the Aston Martin Cygnet V8 is better and more powerful version of the iQ indeed. Made on a customer demand, the Cygnet V8 is not merely a show car, ordered through the “Q by Aston Martin – Commission” service, this is one interesting vehicle. Grabbing all the attention at the Good Wood Festival of Speed, the car show displayed this vehicle for the first time.
The Cygnet V8 is made to offer high-performance, laced with advanced technologies and the Cygnet body which is unique and recognizable in every sense. Having a Vantage S 4.7-litre V8 engine capable of producing 430 horsepower. Also, the suspension system is borrowed from the Vantage S with a title of an “Ultimate City Car” the Cygnet V8 has an impressive personality. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds and can hit the maximum speed of 170 mph.
The Noble Automotive brought their M500, an entry-level sports car, which is not a prototype anymore. Having a cheaper price tag than the M600, the M500 will be powered by a Ford-sourced EcoBoost V6 engine which looks very compromising. The engine is tuned to deliver 550 horsepower and claims to have advanced technologies and superior performance making it capable to beat the other contenders in the segment. Though the car show had many amazing vehicles, the Noble M500 had been in limelight for the sports car enthusiasts.
The DSG double clutch transmission sends power to the rear wheels and this sports car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in merely 3.5 seconds. The weight of Noble M500 is also managed to keep it light that is 2755 lbs which are not due to using carbon fibre. As this is a smaller car with a smaller engine with no carbon fibre body, the Noble M500 is justified to have a 2,800 lbs and its development is in early ages for now. There are speculations about seeing this sports car running on roads in 2019 probably, but the brand has not confirmed anything yet.
NIO EP9 by NextEV
The car show of Good Wood Festival of speed is one of the famous auto shows in the world and one can expect all the latest and most famous vehicles showcased here. The NIO EP9 is the same car that broke the Nurburgring records for all-electric cars. The all-electric powered NIO EP9 with the power of one megawatt finished the hill-climb challenge in 44.32 seconds. Another major highlight of this vehicle is that it is an all-wheel-drive road-legal hypercar by this Chinese brand.
Maserati Levante GTS
Maserati has the Levante Trofeo as the best Levante in the line-up, whereas the brand showcased at the car show the newly introduced Levante GTS. It is having a Ferrari assemble V8 which was already used in Quattroporte GTS that is capable of producing 550 horsepower and 538 Lb-Ft. of torque. It is a bit less powerful as compared to the Trofeo but still has the best performance in the category. Having luxury and high-performance combined together, the Maserati has offered sportiness and good looks in one vehicle. It uses a 3.8-Litre Twin-turbocharged V8 engine assembled by Ferrari and makes it an exceptional SUV in the category. It can go from 0 to 62 mph in merely 4.2 seconds with a top speed of 182 mph.
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