Here's another batch of cars from the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 :Red Bull Team Manager Christopher Horner
driving the Infiniti M Hybrid
. It came silently then roared with a familiar V6 howl.
Another British manufacturer - Ginetta G40
- from Leeds. Not as loud but well refined growl.
First-time to hear this German-made Gumpert Apollo
and all its 800bhp ear-splitting, eye-popping scream.Morgan Aero 8
mixed of wood, aluminium and carbon-fibre created a not-so-loud shriek but enough to wake up the neighbours.
World debut of Aston Martin Vanquish V12
was greeted by a massive applause by the crowd - it still looks the same as Aston Martin's of the past.Maserati Gran Turismo Convertible Sport
jaw-dropping looks blended well amongst its British and German rivals.
This Shelby GT500
was shipped to the UK to commemorate the late Carroll Shelby.
A fitting salute to America's most outstanding designer, race driver and entrepreneur.
Not to be left behind, Spain flew their flag with this sidesplitting 2012 GTA Spano
and it's rampaging 840bhp to the delight of everyone. Viva, Espana!
Sweden paraded this Koenigsegg Agera
R hyper car with just 1,115bhp(!) and a jet-like sound to match. Best thing that came out from the Swedish since ABBA
.Ferrari's 458 Italia
blasted like any Ferrari - still the best sounding super car out there. Bar none.
Never heard before, but this Arash AF-10LM
with a 7.0-litre Corvette V8
engine has arrived with a sensational sound like no other.AC 378 GT Zagato (Auto Carriers)
- another British manufacturer that continues to churn hand-built super cars by the dozens. You can't miss this when it charges your way.Red Bull's Mark Webber
driving this Infiniti Emerg-E
concept that'll do 402bhp powered by laptop batteries.
Another British car specialist - Noble M600
carbon-fibre everything with 650bhp - beat the Veyron
and Zonda Roadster
at Top Gear's Race Track, powered only by a Volvo engine.
Soon-to-be-released 2013 McLaren MP4-12C
coupe with extra 25bhp
from the current version.
This is the updated 2012 MP4-12C GT3
with Jenson Button
on the wheels - proud to be British, draped in a Union Flag livery in commemoration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale
- one of the many creations of the Italian design house - although it looked gaudy in this egg-yellow number.
One more hurrah for the Huayra
collaboration with Mercedes-Benz AMG
division. Italian's flair and Germany's precision engineering at its best.
Talking about AMG -this 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG
in matt black - sounded rough and almost rolled-over when the driver tried a sharp hairpin turn. Bad driver or just bad handling?Chevrolet's Camaro
- America's interpretation of a muscle car got lost in all that shouting and screaming from its European counterparts. Europe 1 - USA 0.
Another world debut of Infiniti FX50 S
developed by a certain Sebastian Vettel
, driven by himself and dubbed as the first 'supercar SUV' with a price tag of just around £100,000 (Php 6.8M)
- Infiniti's most expensive set of wheels at the moment.