Aston Martin Vantage GT12

Aston Martin will be celebrating at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week with several very exciting members of their lineup.

Models appearing at Goodwood include the track-derived Vantage GT12, the V12 Vantage S Roadster, and the #97 Art Car, fresh from it’s appearance in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans race.  The Art Car will be making several trips up the famous Goodwood Hill.

Sharing driving duties for the event will be Aston Martin CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer, along with recently-appointed Chief Engineer, Matt Becker, who is charged with setting the attributes of future Aston Martin models.  Dr. Palmer said, “I’m very much looking forward to seeing the reaction to our 2015 Festival of Speed presence from the knowledgeable and enthusiastic Goodwood crowds.”

Speaking on his favorite part of the event, Dr. Palmer said, “Driving the Vantage GT12 up the famous hill climb at Goodwood will be a personal highlight for me.”

This week also presents the rare opportunity to see Aston’s sensational concept the car, 2013’s the CC100.  Aston Martin says the concept will be making runs up the hill.

20150622 Aston Martin CC100

Also making a crowd-pleasing global debut at Goodwood this year is the new Lagonda Taraf.  The Lagonda is a car we should write more about here. I’m curious if you view its bespoke construction as a direct competitor to the bespoke services offered by Bentley Motors and Rolls-Royce.

Staged every summer since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the world’s largest automotive garden party, set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex.

Source: Aston Martin