The Aston Martin DB11 will make its world dynamic debut at this month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The public demonstration will be the first time the public is able to hear Aston’s new twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 in action.
The 600bhp sports car will be driven up the famous hillclimb by Aston Martin president and CEO Andy Palmer. The company boss will be charged with demonstrating what the first turbocharged V12 Aston Martin sounds like at speed.
“The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the best events of the summer season and Lord March’s beautiful estate has become a place of pilgrimage for car enthusiasts,” said Palmer. “Being the first person to drive the new DB11 up the famous hillclimb at Goodwood is a great honour on behalf of all our employees.”
Joining the DB11 at Goodwood will be the 820bhp Vulcan. The track-only hypercar uses a 7.0-litre naturally aspirated V12 and benefits from downforce-producing bodywork. It’s expected to reach more than 100mph at the fastest points of the course.
The Vulcan made its world debut at Goodwood last year, but since then Aston Martin has worked with development and racing driver Darren Turner to fine-tune its settings.
“I’m looking forward to going back up the hill in the Aston Martin Vulcan and this time really being able to push,” said Turner.
Also in attendance will be Aston Martin’s new 440bhp Vantage GT8, which will take part in the Supercar Shootout on Saturday with Turner at the wheel, and the V12 Vantage S.