Best New Sports Cars – BEING TO GET THE UK premier automotive event, Goodwood Festival of Speed has attracted quite a number of new UK car debuts this year.
From the unique Nissan GT-R that is fixed by ItalDesign to the pre-production Toyota Supra prototype and the latest Porsche 911 Singter-concept, there are plenty of glossy metals and carbon fiber to attract thousands of Goodwood visitors.
Perhaps not surprisingly, many British car makers also brought new cars to Goodwood, with the sports car company mainly injecting many exciting new machines into the show.
Here are five UK performance cars that really draw our attention at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018.
Ariel Atom 4
Ariel’s iconic exoskeletal sports car has undergone the greatest transformation to date, thanks to this fourth-generation model.
Almost completely new from the bottom up, Ariel Atom 4 is also very fast, with a 315bhp Honda Civic Type R-engine pushing the car to 60mph from a stop in just 2.8 seconds.
Aston Martin V8 Cygnet
The Goodwood Festival of Speed has seen a lot of crazy cars over the years, but only a few are as crazy as Aston Martin Cygnet on this one.
Using some sort of magic technique, engine, gearbox, and suspension from Aston Martin V8 Vantage S that came out somehow has been crammed into the inverted Toyota-iQ city car, which is arguably the most embarrassing Cygnet in the world.
If you are wondering what Aston is thinking, the Cygnet V8 project is actually assigned by one of his clients.
Lanzante McLaren P1 GT
Though obviously a Mclaren, the P1 GT is not an official project from the car maker. In contrast, this custom hybrid car is the work of the Lanzante engineering company, which was also used to drive McLaren F1 in the 1990s.
With no need to touch the 900bhp + hybrid powertrain, Lanzante instead focuses on improving downforce – with its large rear wing being the centerpiece of a comprehensive new aero package.
If the Lanzante P1 GT is a bit too extreme for you, the less embarrassing McLaren model has also been revealed in Goodwood, in the 600LT form.
Consider swansong for McLaren’s current line of Sports Series cars, the McLaren 600LT introduces more power and downforce to the company’s smallest car.
It may be based on babies in the McLaren range, but 600LT will undoubtedly demand much respect from its owners on track.
The welcome surprise at this year’s Speed Festival is the launch of the new supercar from Noble.
Although it will be under £ 200,000 Noble M600 when it finally goes on sale, the Noble M500 will still have a lot of performance, thanks to the 550bhp V6 engine that is not too separated from the Turbo GT engine motor.
Hopefully it will not be too long before the production-ready Nobile M500 makes its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.