As the Goodwood Festival of Speed was canceled last year, the whole world is excited about the return of the automotive event. Aston Martin will present the highly anticipated Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar, the all new Vantage F1® Edition and the latest DBR1 Designer Specification.
Powered by a potent, naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine producing 1160bhp, the Aston Martin Valkyrie Valkyrie hypercar can acelerate from 0-60mph in under 2.5 seconds. It will be driven by Aston Martin Cognizant Formula OneTM Team driver Lance Stroll.
The all new Vantage F1® Edition will also sprint up the 1.16-mile course. Based on the Vantage, Official Safety Car of Formula 1®, with increased power and enhanced performance and wrapped in the new Satin Aston Martin Racing Green, the Vantage F1® Edition is expected to attract attention both on the hill and in the Supercar Paddock.
The V12 Speedster, one of only 88, will be introduced in the latest DBR1 Designer Specification, which pays tribute to the legendary Le Mans winning car. The Supercar Paddock will also host DB11 and DBS Volante while the First Glance paddock hosts Aston Martin’s highly commended SUV; DBX which will be driven up the hill by Aston Martin’s Chief Engineer, Matt Becker.
Drivers also include Aston Martin CEO Tobias Moers, EVP and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman and three-time Le Mans winner Darren Turner who will all make Hillclimb appearances over the weekend.
As a celebration to mark the brands long-anticipated return to Formula One® with the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula OneTM team, and only a week ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, an ‘Aston Martin Moment’ will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Led by Valkyrie, the Vantage Official Safety Car of Formula 1®, DBX Official Medical Car of Formula 1® and Vantage F1® Edition will make their way up the famous Hillclimb along with DBR1 and LM7.
Goodwood Festival of Speed runs from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th July 2021 and is broadcast on ITV and Sky over the weekend.