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Here’s When You Can See Aston Martin’s First SUV In Action


And it won't be the only new Aston Martin making its dynamic debut.

The 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed kicks off this week, which will host several exciting model debuts including a hardcore Ford GT. Now, Aston Martin has announced it will be showcasing several new upcoming models, including a pre-production version of the DBX SUV.

While we’ve already seen the DBX demonstrate its off-roading prowess at a Welsh rally stage last year, this will be the first time Aston Martin’s SUV will be shown off in public. It will also be the first time it will be heard, as Chief Engineer Matt Becker will be taking the camouflaged pre-production prototype up the famous Goodwood Hillclimb course. The production DBX will be unveiled at the end of 2019.

The 715-hp DBS Superleggera Volante and the limited-edition Vantage AMR will also make their dynamic debuts at this year’s Festival of Speed. Unveiled earlier this year, Vantage AMR added a seven-speed manual transmission, as well as motorsport-inspired tweaks and a limited edition ‘Vantage 59 livery commemorating Aston Martin’s 1-2 win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Aston Martin fans will also get to see the Rapide E in action for the first time, as the automaker’s first-ever electric sports car will be making its dynamic debut at the Festival of Speed. Aston Martin Racing works driver Darren Turner will be putting the Rapide E through its paces at the event, which is powered by an 800V electrical architecture battery with a 65kWh capacity. The battery powers two rear mounted electric motors that produce a combined target output of just over 610 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque.

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Elsewhere, the Supercar Paddock will house a host of Aston Martin Zagato models, including the breathtakingly beautiful Volante, Coupe and Shooting Brake. Joining them will be the recently unveiled DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, which will be on display in Aston Martin hospitality to celebrate 100 years of Zagato.

As for track cars, the Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro will make an appearance, while the the current World Endurance Racing Vantage GTE will also be driven up the hill by Aston Martin Racing works driver Jonny Adam after competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The automaker also teased that other "great racing cars from pasts successes at Brooklands, Circuit de la Sarthe and Silverstone” will be at the show.