There have been a number of cars that we’ve all been eyeing since they’ve been officially revealed. With this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed now operating at full speed, we’ve been given the opportunity to see many of these cars in action and get a good idea of how they perform dynamically as they charge up the Duke of Richmond’s Goodwood House in West Sussex, England.
Some of the cars that made their way up the intricate course at the Goodwood Festival of Speed include the the Lotus Emira, Aston Martin Valkyrie, Lamborghini SCV12, Glickenhaus SCG007, Toyota GR 86, Ineos Grenadier, BMW 2 Series, Ferrari SF90 Aperta and McLaren Artura.
Revealed just a few days ago, the Lotus Emira is expected to reach South Africa around the second quarter of 2022 and the order books are already open at Daytona Group in Melrose Arch. Pricing is estimated to be in the region of R2 million, but this is subject to change depending on the exchange rate.
The carmaker has not provided exact power figures for the engines as yet, but says that they will offer between 268 kW and 298 kW. Lotus also mentions a 0-100 km/h sprint time of less than 4,5 seconds and a top speed of up to 290 km/h. The 2,0-litre engine is paired with AMG’s DCT transmission while the V6 is available with manual and auto gearboxes.
The Ineos Grenadier, whose interior we recently got to have an official look at, will also be heading to SA. As seen here, it employs a detuned BMW inline-six engine, with the automatic transmission courtesy of the folks over at ZF.
The new Grenadier has been “built from the ground up on an all-new platform” (with engineering help from Magna Steyr). Production is slated to start later this year in Wales, with South Africa already identified as a potential market and local sales expected to start in early 2022.
The new BMW M240i xDrive has been attracting a lot of attention since it was revealed earlier this week. This is powered by a brawnier version of its predecessor’s 3,0-litre straight-six turbopetrol, now producing 285 kW (which is 35 kW more than before) and 500 N.m. 0-100 km/h now takes 4,3 seconds (a 0,3 second improvement) while the top speed remains limited to 250 km/h.