The much anticipated Aston Martin Valkyrie made its first public track appearance yesterday at Silverstone ahead of the 2019 British Grand Prix. Aston Martin High-Performance Test Driver, Chris Goodwin, piloted the 1,160-horsepower Hypercar around the Grand Prix circuit for a one lap demonstration.
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Porsche unveiled their new Le Mans and WEC race car, the 2019 Porsche 911 RSR, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Check out the new Porsche racer being introduced by Jorg Bergmeister and driven up the famous hill by Gianmaria Bruni.
Audi Sport launched the new R8 LMS GT2 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend, joining Audi Sport’s race car lineup which includes the R8 LMS GT3, R8 LMS GT4, and the RS3 LMS.
The car will compete in the GT2 class of the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO), and uses a purpose built variant of the 5.2-liter, V10 found in the R8 V10 Performance road car. While the road car makes 612-horsepower, the R8 LMS GT2 makes an incredible 630-horsepower.
Weight has also been reduced to just 2,976 pounds, making the R8 LMS GT2 a full 220-lbs lighter than the R8 LMS GT4 race car.
Audi Sport has begun taking orders on the R8 LMS GT2, which starts at €338,000. We can’t wait to see this monster on the track.
Ford is taunting us this morning with a teaser of a new Ford GT variant, which is set to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month. There are no further details about the new GT other than the photo, but it’s clear the car features a roof mounted scoop and a race-ready rear wing.
Back in March, we spotted two Ford GTs testing near Phoenix and wondered what Ford was up to with them. Could this new GT have anything to do with what we saw testing?
Toyota GAZOO Racing dropped a surprise video yesterday showing track testing is already underway on the new GR Super Sports concept. The new car will run in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s new Hypercar class in the 2020-2021 season.
The new Hypercar regulations require road going versions of the race car, and Toyota is already developing the street going version of the GR Super Sport. Though Toyota hasn’t said much about the clip above, it’s very clear that they are already well underway with intensive track testing.
More about the 2020 Hypercar regulations can be found in the FIA WEC video below.