Once again, Signature Car Hire are delighted to bring you the latest happenings in the automotive world; read on to find out the latest.
McLaren 570S Sprint to Make Debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Goodwood Festival of Speed is set to challenge the all-new, track-only model from McLaren on its infamous hill this month.
Based on the 570S Coupé, the 570S Sprint is McLaren’s ‘most track-focused’ model in the Sports Series line-up; in fact, the brand has said that the Marque has been created in order to let owners simply enjoy the track and the drive. Concealing a 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine underneath the bonnet, the aerodynamically expert McLaren 570S Sprint will most certainly perform. The Sprint actually generates the highest level of down force on any Sports Series model. We cannot wait to see this in action!
New Aston Martin V8 Vantage Spotted
Development of Aston Martin’s baby Coupé is well under way, as it was spotted testing at the Nurburgring ahead of its 2017 launch.
From what detail we can glean from underneath the test mule’s DB11 body, the Vantage will use a shortened platform and stick to the two-seat arrangement. The engine appears to have been downsized for a new 4.0-litre V8, though maintaining development of the twin-turbo V8 found in the current Mercedes AMG-GT. Despite the downsizing, though, the car is set to be blessed with a power boost, resulting in a rumoured 470 BHP in comparison to the current model’s 420 BHP output. Bravo, Aston Martin…we will be itching to get the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage into our London Experience Centre, and perhaps in a race against our current Aston Martin V8 Vantage…
Aston Martin has been busy lately!
The brand recently announced that they would be manufacturing a limited edition Zagato model, and at more than £500,000 each, it is unbelievable that all 99 examples of it are already sold; they are expected to make delivery to new owners driveways as early as the first quarter of next year.
The decision to put the car into production as quickly as it happened was made on the basis of “unprecedented customer demand”. Under the restyled body, which is sculpted from one-piece carbon fibre panels, the Zagato uses Aston’s 6.0-litre V12 engine. It develops 592bhp – that’s 24bhp up on the standard Vanquish. While official performance figures have not yet been confirmed, it seems a common thought that the car would move from 0-60 MPH in less than 3.5 seconds – absolutely astonishing figures. And of course, what a sight the car will be on the road; beautifully designed, we are sure that sitting behind the wheel of one of these will be any driver’s childhood dream fulfilled in that very moment.