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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018: round-up

After 4 days of heated action, a Goodwood Festival of Speed has reached a finish for another year. Hundreds of cars – and a peculiar bike, too – descended on a Duke of Richmond’s drift in West Sussex, with many drivers eyeing adult a categorical attraction: Goodwood’s famous, 1.16-mile hillclimb course.

As ever, visitors were greeted by an considerable Central Feature (above), this year commemorating Porsche’s 70th anniversary with a structure in front of Goodwood House station 52 metres tall.

Background: Goodwood Festival of Speed

The eventuality also upheld a miracle of a own, imprinting 25 years of a Festival of Speed after a initial one-day accommodate behind in 1993. Fittingly annals tumbled on a hillclimb, with a Volkswagen I.D. R winning a categorical shootout on a final day with a time of 43.86, a record for an electric car.

In a pointer of a times, second place also went to an electric car, with a NextEV NIO EP9 environment a time of 44.32, while Joerg Weidinger’s V8-powered BMW E36 M3 claimed third.

And in a Supercar Shootout a day before, a BAC Mono took a booty forward of a Ford GT and Aston Martin Vulcan AMR.

Elsewhere, large manufacturers are out in force showcasing their latest models. Maserati suggested a latest Levante GTS – notwithstanding a fact it’s doubtful to be sole in a UK – while Nissan and Italdesign pulled a covers off their GT-R50 prototype. And during a foreigner finish of a spectrum, Aston Martin arrived with a one-off Cygnet… braggadocio 430bhp.

Meanwhile, Auto Express became a initial announcement in a universe to drive a new McLaren 600LT, and we were also initial to get a newcomer float in a forthcoming Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. We also schooled that Lexus is deliberation electrified versions of a prohibited F cars  and that Lamborghini is formulation a new era of hybrids.

There’s so many to locate adult on from motoring’s biggest garden party: so here’s a round-up of all that took place during a 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed…

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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018: A-Z of new cars

Lots of new cars done their debuts during a 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, with manufacturers holding a eventuality to uncover off their latest creations to a thousands visitors. Here’s an A-Z beam of a new cars that seemed during Goodwood…

Alfa Romeo

Two new special book Alfas came to Goodwood with Nurburgring pedigree. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Giulia Quadrifoglio NRING editions will be singular to 108 units each, both gaining singular matt grey paint, CO ceramic brakes, and Sparco racing seats. Each automobile includes a singular numbered badge on a CO twine dashboard insert, and a certificate of flawlessness from FCA.

Aston Martin

Aston Martin took no fewer than 8 cars to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, 3 of that are creation their energetic debuts: a new DBS Superleggera, and a V12 Vantage V600 and Rapide AMR. Meanwhile all 3 versions of a DB11 were on Aston’s stand, together with a Vantage GTE (fresh from completing a 24 Hours of Le Mans) and a Vulcan AMR Pro, that finished in a Supercar Shootout hillclimb.


Fresh from environment a record for prolongation SUVs during Pikes Peak, a mutated Bentley Bentayga W12 headlined a reward brand’s choice during a Festival of Speed this year. Making a UK energetic entrance on Goodwood’s shorter (but no reduction famous) hillclimb, it was assimilated by a new Continental GT and a Continental GT3 racer. 


Newly reborn Brabham attended this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed with a 700bhp BT62 lane car. Ahead of creation a energetic debut, David Brabham, son of three-time F1 universe champion Jack Brabham, said: “My father attended a Festival himself many times, and it’s good to continue a tradition of a Brabham pushing a Brabham adult a hill.”

As good as a hillclimb run, a BT62 debuted a special red and blue clothing representing one of 35 Celebration array cars, desirous by a BT46B F1 automobile in that Niki Lauda won a Swedish Grand Prix in 1978.


BMW sent a clever fortuitous to a Festival of Speed this year, with a 8 Series Coupe holding a purpose of a pretension act as it done a initial open coming in a UK. It was assimilated on a mountain by a M8 GTE competition car, as good as a i8 Roadster too.

Meanwhile a M8 Gran Coupe Concept – suggested progressing this year – done a UK debut, with a marque’s new lapse to Le Mans distinguished with a contingent of cars from a motorsport past holding on a hillclimb.


Twelve months on from Ferrari’s 70th birthday celebrations during a Goodwood Festival of Speed, a Italian marque returned with another sparkling itinerary. The 488 Pista and 812 Superfast both done their UK energetic debuts on a Goodwood hill, while a FXX, 599 XX and FXX K EVO were in assemblage in a Supercar Paddock. Elsewhere, visitors have a possibility to join Ferrari’s pit-stop crew, in a timed plea to change a wheels on a Ferrari 488 GTE from Le Mans.


Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 - Ford stand

Earlier this year during a Detroit Motor Show, Ford denounced a new Mustang Bullitt, desirous by a Mustang GT Fastback done famous by Steve McQueen in 1968 film Bullitt. And both a strange automobile and a new indication done their UK debuts during Goodwood, any holding to a mountain during a festival. The Duke of Richmond said: “To have a strange idol assimilated by a complicated day inheritor accurately 50 years [after a film] is a illusory approach to symbol a possess special anniversary.”


Honda distinguished a motorsport birthright during a 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, promulgation a extended choice of competition cars and bikes to a event. The Honda F1 automobile from 1968 – a RA301 – took on a hillclimb during a hands of 2009 F1 champion Jenson Button, while a BTCC Civic Type R and NSX supercar also featured.


Jaguar also sent steel to Goodwood for a energetic debut: a 542bhp F-Pace SVR featured on a hillclimb, while a XJ50 was on Jaguar’s mount to applaud 50 years of a saloon. Also in assemblage was a all-new electric I-Pace, a XE SV Project 8 and a Invictus GT4 Racing F-Type SVR, while visitors got to knowledge a thrills of flapping on a F-Type Drift Experience attraction.

Land Rover

Land Rover celebrated 70 years of a story in character during Goodwood with 70 models from all 7 decades of a existence climbing adult a mountain together in unison. These will enclosed a HUE166 – a initial pre-production Land Rover antecedent – and Defenders, Range Rovers, Freelanders and more, right adult to a complicated day Velar. And if that wasn’t enough, a absolute Defender Works V8 ventured adult a mountain twice a day, while attempt motorist Terry Grant set ‘fastest mile on dual wheels’ by completing a whole hillclimb in a Range Rover Sport SVR with dual wheels off a ground.


At Goodwood, McLaren revealed the 600LT; a hardcore, lane focused various of a 570S. 592bhp, critical downforce and lots of weight saving underline on a car, yet best of all, Auto Express was a initial announcement in a universe to expostulate it…


The AMG GT 63 S 4-Door was on uncover during Goodwood, having been revealed during a Geneva Motor Show behind in March. It boasts 630bhp, and Auto Express was propitious adequate to accept a initial newcomer ride. Here are a initial impressions… 


2019 MINI Electric Concept Goodwood front

Not to be outdone by a British rivals, MINI sent dual judgment cars to a Goodwood Festival of Speed, both of that done their UK debuts. First suggested during final year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, a MINI Electric Concept gave visitors a ambience of what to design from a prolongation indication due in 2019, while a MINI John Cooper Works GP judgment distinguished a brand’s achievements during a Monte Carlo Rally over half a century ago. Meanwhile, several models from MINI’s stream choice were on a MINI stand.


Goodwood Festival of Speed - Noble M500

Also in assemblage during this year’s Festival of Speed were Noble. The British association brought along a initial new steel in a prolonged time, arrangement off a new M500. The new automobile is described as a “friendlier small brother” to a M600, yet we’ve no doubt it’s still quick.


Polestar 1 Goodwood front

Another large energetic entrance was a initial loyal arrangement of the Polestar 1. With Polestar spun off from Volvo as an electrified opening code in a possess right, a firm’s initial singular indication is a 592bhp hybrid super coupe. Like a new Merc and McLaren, it went adult a hill.


The Festival of Speed offering punters a possibility to see a all-new Cullinan. Not usually did one instance lay centre theatre on a Rolls-Royce stand, yet dual pre-production models were blending to work as liberation vehicles during a eventuality – finish with towing equipment, light bars and all. In addition, special versions of a Phantom, Dawn, Ghost and Wraith all featured, while a Dawn Black Badge got to widen a legs adult a hill.


Tesla brought a US-spec Model 3 to arrangement during Goodwood, a initial open coming in Europe. Although it didn’t set a time adult a hill, fans and intensity buyers were given a possibility to check a automobile adult tighten alongside a Model S and Model X siblings.


Toyota brought a stirring A90 Supra to a Festival of Speed, where it done a central open debut. Just days earlier, it was spied on UK roads in right-hand expostulate form.

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018: themes

The 2018 Festival of Speed distinguished several anniversaries. It noted 25 years given a initial FoS – a medium singular day assembly – and a Duke will comparison 25 defining festival moments that showcased a event’s expansion in recognition and operation over a final entertain of a decade.

This year also sees Porsche applaud a 70th birthday of a initial ever prolongation car. The 356 used a same air-cooled, rear-wheel expostulate pattern that tangible a iconic sports cars for decades, and naturally it feauted in a centrepiece of a fantastic sculpture that took honour of place on a grass of Goodwood House this year. Beyond this, Porsche also delivered a “never-before-seen parade” of a cars, and newcomer rides in a latest Cayenne SUV.

Porsche has also cumulative a focal indicate of a whole event. Beyond a hillcilmb, a Central Feature is Goodwood’s many iconic and eye-catching attraction, and this year’s sculpture paid loyalty to 70 years of Porsche. Created by British artist and engineer Gerry Judah – a male behind Goodwood’s sculptures for over dual decades – this year’s Porsche reverence stood 52 metres high and boasted some of a firm’s many iconic highway and racing cars.

Meanwhile, clebrating a 60th birthday, a British Touring Car Championship was represented by many stream drivers and cars competing in timed runs. Rob Austin, Tom Ingram, Adam Morgan, Matt Neal, and many some-more took partial in a special BTCC shootout, nonetheless it was Andrew Jordan who prevailed in his BMW 125i M Sport. A array of Touring automobile legends were attendance, including a Alfa Romeo 155, a Mini Cooper S, Volvo 850 Estate and a 1958 Austin A105 that was directed by Jack Sears to a initial ever British Touring Car title.

Bonhams also hosted a annual auction during Goodwood. This year, a Aston Martin DB5 that starred in a film Goldeneye crossed a auction block, attractive over £10million.

Goodwood Festival of Speed: prior themes

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 - header

Each year, a Goodwood Festival of Speed adopts a new theme. This year commemorated a 25th birthday of a Festival of Speed itself, yet prior years have seen a extended operation of thing celebrated. Here’s how a past 10 years have made up…

2008 – Hawthorn to Hamilton – Britain’s Love Affair with World Motor Sport
2009 – True Grit – Epic Feats of Endurance
2010 – Viva Veloce! – The Passion for Speed
2011 – Racing Revolutions – Quantum Leaps that made Motor Sport
2012 – Young Guns – Born to Win
2013 – Best of a First 20 Years of a Festival of Speed
2014 – Addicted to Winning – The Unbeatable Champions of Motor Sport
2015 – Flat-out and Fearless – Racing on a Edge
2016 – Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Power
2017 – Peaks of Performance – Motorsport’s Game-Changers
2018  Festival of Speed – The Silver Jubilee

Did we attend a 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed? Let us what your highlights were in a comments…

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