LONDON -- New cars from Aston Martin, McLaren Automotive, Bentley, Ferrari and Ford will be among those making a public debut at this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The outdoor event, which is set in the grounds of a historic mansion in Westhampnett, 100 km (62 miles) southwest of London, has become a key product showcase even as automakers cut their budgets for traditional indoor auto shows such as Frankfurt, Paris and Geneva.
Bentley will be showing its Flying Spur sedan publicly for the first time, while Aston Martin will exhibit the Volante convertible version of its V-12 DBS Superleggera sports car for the first time in public.
McLaren will show off its GT, a two-seater powered by a V-8 engine that is the automaker's answer to ultraluxury and exotic supercars meant for the road and long distances, as well as its Senna GTR track-focused hypercar.
Ferrari will use Goodwood to showcase two one-off cars, the P80/C, based on the 488 GT3 racecar, and the open-roofed SP3JC, based on the F12tdf.
Ford will take the covers off its new Puma small SUV, as well as revealing what's expected to be a faster version of its GT supercar.