2 - Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo
To the vast majority, Nissan's own Gran Turismo project, the Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, will remain a virtual racer. The rumour-mill has been in overdrive ever since the car's reveal, however, that it could in fact point towards the styling of the next GT-R. Nissan bosses haven't denied the similarities, either, merely telling us there are styling clues on the car which hint towards a model bound for 2020. Exact virtual power outputs for the car haven't been revealed, but officials have told us they had planned for a 3.5-litre hybrid powertrain to be used.
3 - McLaren 650S GT3
We knew a replacement for McLaren's 12C GT3 race car would be on the cards ever since that model's axing earlier this year, and we got our answer at Goodwood in the form of the 650S GT3, which McLaren will field in the FIA GT endurance racing championship from next year. Built in just three weeks by McLaren GT - the firm's motorsport arm - the 650S GT3 has a widened front track and larger wheels and tyres. No power upgrades have been revealed, meaning the racer is likely to keep the standard 650S coupe's 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre engine with 641bhp and 500lb ft of torque.
4 - Bentley Continental GT3-R
It was only apt that Bentley took the covers off its road-going racer at this year's Festival of Speed, having unveiled the original GT3 there last year. Described as the most dynamic road car the company has ever produced, the GT3-R gets 572bhp and 516lb ft of torque from its 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It's light, too, clocking in at over 100kg lighter than the GT V8 S. Don't go thinking this is a stripped-out racer, though, Bentley officials wanted to keep the luxuries its customers would expect so there's quilted leather trim inside, alongside sports seats and a retained infotainment and navigation system.
5 - Ford Focus ST facelift
It's a tough act to follow for this updated version of the hot Focus ST, with Ford promising better refinement and better driving balance with the lastest model. The big news here is that alongside being offered with the Blue Oval's 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine, which produces 247bhp and 266lb ft of torque, the Focus ST is also being offered with a diesel engine for the first time. That unit is a 2.0-litre TDCi with 182bhp and 295lb ft, enough to cover a 0-62mph sprint in 8.1 seconds while emitting just 114g/km of CO2.
6 - Jaguar F-type Project 7
Just 250 examples of what is arguably the best-looking Jaguar F-type yet will be made, at a cost of £135,000 each. It's the first model from Jaguar Land Rover's new Special Vehicle Operations division, and is intended to act as a homage to the Le Mans-winning D-type, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Power output from its supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine is up to 567bhp, while JLR engineers have also sliced 80kg off the car's kerb weight, leaving it to clock in at 1585kg.
7 - Peugeot 208 GTi 30th anniversary edition
It's 30 years since the launch of one of the greatest ever hot hatchbacks, the 205 GTi. To celebrate, Peugeot is releasing a special 30th anniversary edition of today's 208 GTi. It's far from a simpe paintjob and badge, though, because this 208 GTi has received a new 1.6-litre THP engine with 205bhp, as well as a Torsen differential from the RCZ-R and lowered suspension. Peugeot says these modifications, as well as the car's newly widened front and rear track, mean the 208 GTi 30th anniversary edition can reach 62mph in 6.5 seconds.
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