Aston Martin Valkyrie Declared Showstopper of the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed
- The Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar was voted winner of the illustrious Michelin Supercar Paddock Showstopper of the Festival at FOS
- The all-electric Rimac Nevera hypercar and the bespoke Glickenhaus SCG 004S road car were runners up
- Showstopper Award judges Jodie Kidd, Frank Stephenson, Mr JWW and Mike Fernie commended the Valkyrieâ€™s design and pursuit of function over form, making it an instant winner
- The Michelin Supercar Paddock stage saw a host of special guests and celebrities including Jenson Button, Olly Gavin, James Glickenhaus, Marek Reichman, Paul Swift, Colin Turkington, Darren Turner, Andy Wallace, Oli Webb and Matt Windle
- Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport, Corvette C8, Koenigsegg Regera, Ford Mach-E 1400, Ferrari SF90 and the all-new Lotus Emira were among the star cars on the Paddock stage
Michelin UK HQ, Wednesday 14 July â€“ The all-new Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar has been declared the Michelin Supercar Paddock Showstopper of the Festival at this yearâ€™s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The Michelin Supercar Paddock Showstopper award was presented to Darren Turner, Marek Reichman and the Aston Martin Valkyrie team by judges Jodie Kidd, legendary designer Frank Stephenson, Mr JWW and DriveTribeâ€™s Mike Fernie.Â
Chosen for its pursuit of function over form, the judges were impressed with the hypercarâ€™s impeccable road-going credentials, as well as its striking aerodynamic design and mind-blowing performance.Â
The Aston Martin Valkyrie made its global dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed and is the first hypercar the legendary British marque has ever produced. The name of the car intentionally evokes images of an otherworldly power, and its performance lives up to that billing. Featuring a huge 6.5-litre V12 hybrid engine capable of delivering 1160 horsepower in a car which is exceptionally lightweight - its 100% carbon fibre chassis and body weigh just over 1,000 kilograms â€“ helping it achieve better than a 1:1 power to weight ratio. Â
The hypercar takes design and engineering cues from Formula One racing, thanks to collaborative input from Red Bull Racingâ€™s legendary design guru Adrian Newey. The aerodynamics around the car were designed to give F1 standard of performance, downforce and handling.Â Capable of reaching 0-62mph in a blistering 2.5 seconds, the Valkyrie has an astonishing top speed in excess of 250mph.
The Glickenhaus 004S and the Rimac Nevera were runners up of the Michelin Supercar Paddock Showstopper Award.
Owner Dr. Cecilia Muldoon drove the Glickenhaus SCG 0004S for the first time on the Goodwood Hillclimb and came straight to the Paddock stage to showcase the unique and wonderful supercar. With a supercharged V8 delivering 650bhp, the three-seater with a central driving position and includes some amenities rare in the world of track cars, including air conditioning, Bluetooth speakers and a backup camera.
On the Michelin Supercar Paddock Stage James Glickenhaus described the car as â€œa road car born on the track." Judges were extremely impressed with the carâ€™s bespoke design, both inside and out, coupled with the vehicleâ€™s performance and rarity. They felt it was unique and worthy of being a Showstopper finalist.
The judges were also blown away by the outstanding all-electric Rimac Nevera. The Croatian hypercar was a runner up for the award. It produces a staggering 1914 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 1.97 seconds, and from 0 to 300 kph in 9.3 seconds. Each of the Neveraâ€™s wheels are driven by their own electric motor, and each wheelâ€™s torque is automatically adjusted for improved handling.
Other automotive highlights from the Michelin live stage include, Lotus (Emira), Bugatti (Pur Sport), Ferrari (SF90), Porsche (GT3), Zenvo (TSR-S), Callum Design (Vanquish 25), Ford (Mach-E 1400), Corvette (C8), Mini (ePacesetter), BMW (2 Series), Mission H24 (LMPH2G), Koenigsegg (Regera), Everrati (964), The Little Car Company (Baby Bugatti).
Working alongside General Motors for the debut of the all-new RHD Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Michelin had five-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and Corvette Ambassador, Oliver Gavin, on the live stage to reveal the model ahead of its first-ever run up the hill. The Supercar Paddock also saw a number of guest appearances talking to presenters Vicki Butler-Henderson and Tim Harvey, including Jenson Button, Oli Webb, Andy Wallace, James Pickford, Colin Turkington, Paul Oâ€™Neill, Darren Turner, Caffeine & Machineâ€™s Phil McGovern and Dan Macken, Charlie Cooper, Richard Westbrook, Paul Swift, Mazin and Nabil Naamo (@TopazDetailing), Zach (@Zachs_Garage) and Raziz (@RokenR).