By Mike Torpey on 2016-06-16 - Driving Force news editor and responsible for organising our daily output. He was staff motoring editor of the Liverpool Echo for 20 years.
Aston Martin DB11
takes to the hill
SUPERCAR fans will get the chance to see the stylish new Aston Martin DB11 up and running for the first time at next week's Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The 600bhp, 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 GT stunner will be on display in the Michelin Supercar Paddock during the Festival weekend and will be driven up Goodwood's 1.16-mile hillclimb by Aston Martin chief Andy Palmer.
Aston will also give its Vantage GT8 - the lightest and most powerful V8-powered Vantage ever built - its first UK public runs at Goodwood, driven in a timed run category by the company's works driver Darren Turner.
And a year on from its global unveiling at the Festival of Speed, Aston Martin's track-only supercar the Vulcan will be back to tackle the hillclimb, also with Turner behind the wheel.
The Â£155,000 DB11 - the first product launched under the company's ‘Second Century' plan - can also be seen as a static display at Goodwood as part of the Moving Motor Show.
Alongside it will be the Rapide S model, which will also be available for visitors to experience along with the V12 Vantage S Coupe and Vanquish Volante.
Meanwhile, the Vantage GT8 will be on display in the Supercar Paddock during the main Festival of Speed weekend.
Inspired by the company's GTE race car programme, only 150 examples of the Â£165,000, 4.7-litre GT8 will be built and all have already been sold.
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