McLaren is pulling rabbits out of hats in terms of esablishing historical provenance for the new P1 and P1 GTR, while Aston Martin is tearing up the glossy brochure and trying to relight the brand wildfire.
Two contrasting strategies on full, proud display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The wildcard in this slugfest is the McLaren F1 GT Longtail — which bridges a link between then and now, plus P1 and the sold-out 2015 675LT.
All will be revving hard up Goodwood hill.
But they wont be alone. LaFerrari’s and even the FXX K will be vying for HDR memory among showgoers.
Who will win the day’s draw?
We vote McLaren on these preview images alone. The Vulcan is great to see out and about since touring the UAE.
paintwork wrap (perhaps just in Aston’s expensive photos) is so jacked up, it almost looks like it was applied by lumpy brushstrokes. Not sure wtf is going on this Vulcan’s spackled and 3D lunar-landing surfaces.
Good of Aston to actually release some official images of the vehicle, of course. That usually helps move metal.
Or not, in some cases.
While we are displeased with Aston briefly, we have a note for the AM team. And it starts with WTF.
Aston has a new website and it is theworst.
Try finding the 2015 Goodwood coverage from Astonmartin.com. Try it.
There is, in fact, a 2015 page, but it is shoulder-deep in submenus.
Go on now. Find it from the homepage, you clever devils. =]
You never will.
And once you stumble on astonmartin.com/fos, you’ll find a lousy mix of clunky slideshows and tiny photo formats less than 900-pixels wide. Thanks… for nothing there Aston.
Aston Martin VULCAN vs McLaren P1 Prost
ASTON MARTIN VULCAN LIGHTS UP GOODWOOD
- Global dynamic debut for limited edition, track-only, 7.0-litre V12 supercar
- Motorsport-derived technology delivers extreme on-track performance
- Demonstration runs up Goodwood Hill thrill Festival of Speed crowds
26 June 2015, Goodwood: Months of anticipation for Aston Martin enthusiasts around the world are, today, brought to a close with the exciting global dynamic debut of the Aston Martin Vulcan – a track-only supercar and the British luxury brand’s most intense and exhilarating creation to date.
Patrons attending today’s session of the 23rd Goodwood Festival of Speed in the grounds of historic Goodwood House, West Sussex, have been treated to a historic occasion of their own – with the first public running of the Aston Martin Vulcan following its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.
The 800-plus bhp, all-carbon fibre, Aston Martin Vulcan today delivered on its promise of truly extreme performance with a series of spine-tingling sprints up the famous hill climb with Aston Martin Racing works’ driver Darren Turner at the wheel. Before its inaugural run, the new model was showcased on the Michelin stage in the Supercar Paddock.