Goodwood Festival of Speed

  • 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Fans of the manual gearbox, rejoice! Porsche seems keen on ensuring that pure driving pleasure remains a core competency of its upcoming 718 Cayman GT4. However, for buyers after the speed and ease that only a dual-clutch transmission can offer, Porsche looks to have them covered as well. CAR reported Thursday that the new Cayman GT4, which is currently doing the rounds as a prototype and has already been revealed in race car form, is due to arrive in July at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom. We'll likely see it in showrooms shortly after as a 2020 model. The magazine...

  • Volkswagen's I.D. R Pikes Peak car got close to the all-time record on the Hill in 2018 | Goodwood p
    "Speed Kings" is theme for 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed

    “Motorsport has always been about pushing man and machine to the very limit, and this year, Goodwood will celebrate the people and machinery that set the benchmark or raised the bar,” the hosts of the annual Festival of Speed said in announcing the theme for the 2019 event —...

  • Vazirani Shul concept
    India startup Vazirani unveils Shul supercar concept

    Indian startup Vazirani Automotive used last week's 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed for the premiere of a wild supercar concept the company hopes to put into production someday. Vazirani is the creation of Indian automotive designer Chunky Vazirani, and its concept is an extended-range electric...

  • Land Rover sets world record with Range Rover Sport SVR on two wheels
    Land Rover sets world record for fastest mile in a car on 2 wheels

    Those who attended the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed last week caught numerous firsts and debuts The list included the first self-driving car to tackle the hill climb, the new Toyota Supra on its dynamic debut, and Land Rover with a world record stunt. The British brand set a world record for the...

  • The parking lot at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed: when the parking lot is a show of its own

    As I bent down to snap yet another photo of yet another bright-hued supercar, I heard a deep voice over my shoulder. “I’ve got a model of that car,” boomed the throaty British accent. MORE: VW ID R claims electric car record at Goodwood with 43.05 run I looked up and saw a...

  • Nio EP9 at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Nio EP9 track car blasts through Goodwood hill climb

    Nio EP9's electric track car has set a blistering time up Goodwood Festival of Speed's famous hill climb. The car ran a time of 44.61 seconds during Saturday's Supercar shootout event, which is just a few seconds off the overall record of 41.6 seconds set by Nick Heidfeld in a McLaren MP4/13...

  • Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

    The Pikes Peak record-smashing Volkswagen ID R has already toppled another top time. VW brought the electric time attack special to this week's 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in an attempt to blitz the event's hill climb and set a new record for electric cars. And on Saturday, with Romain Dumas once again donning his lightweight race suit and climbing into the cockpit of the ID R, the Frenchman managed a blistering time of 43.05 seconds. The previous record for an EV was the 47.34 set in 2013 by Jonny Cocker who drove a Lola-Drayson B12 69/EV. The ID R wasn't the only electric car to break...

  • 964 Porsche 911 lightweight restoration by Singer and Williams
    This Week's Top Photos: the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed Edition

    This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed was one of the biggest on record. There were quite the number of attractions at the British event, and not just from the local automakers. One of the real highlights was a collaboration between California's Singer Vehicle Design and Williams Advanced...

  • 1908 Mercedes-Benz grand prix racer at Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Watch a 110-year-old Mercedes-Benz grand prix racer take on the Goodwood hill climb

    Mercedes-Benz and racing driver Ben Collings brought a treat to the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed: a Mercedes-Benz grand prix racer from 1908. The time capsule of a car offers a pretty extraordinary look at motorsport in the early 20th century, and it offered Goodwood attendees a rare chance to...

  • Rally cars at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    The 10 coolest rally cars of the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Lord March's driveway wasn't the only place to burn rubber in Southeastern England on sunny Friday. Carved into a densely wooded hill near Goodwood House, the anchor of a 12,000-acre estate that caters to car enthusiasts with the Festival of Speed, sits a mini rally stage. It's a playground for...

  • 2018 Lotus Exige Type 79
    Lotus Exige Type 49 and 79 celebrate British marque's historic F1 victories

    Lotus used this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom to unveil two new special versions of its Exige sports car. They were built to mark this year's 70th anniversary of when Lotus founder Colin Chapman built his first race car, based upon his philosophy of “performance...

  • Robocar to race at Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb
    Enjoy this 360-degree video of Roborace's autonomous run up Goodwood hill climb

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is well known for courting some of the world's finest automobiles and high-performance machines. This year, something very different was in attendance. Roborace on Thursday tackled Goodwood's famous hill climb with its self-driving electric race car, known as the...

  • Noble M500

    Noble used the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed as the launch pad for its new M500 sports car. This marks a new entry into the Noble family, and it's one that opens the door into Noble as a slightly more affordable vehicle. Still, entry level for Noble is still a six-figure machine with potent on-track performance. The British performance marque has been cranking out sports cars since 1999. It all started with the M10, but it was the M12 and M400 that helped Noble become known the world over. What Noble creates are lightweight, super sports cars with the current king of the family being the...

  • Toyota Supra dynamic debut at 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    New Toyota Supra makes dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Toyota said it was coming, and we finally witnessed the next-generation Supra make its debut. Sort of. The 2020 Toyota Supra made its "dynamic debut" at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Thursday as chief engineer Tetsuya Tada and master driver Herwig Daenens sprinted the sports car up the famed...

  • McLaren P1 GT Longtail by Lanzante
    McLaren P1 GT Longtail by Lanzante revealed

    Having already built a modern successor to the McLaren F1 LM based on the P1 hypercar, the folks at British motorsport and engineering company Lanzante have turned their sights on another legendary F1: the F1 GT Longtail. Lanzante is the same company that fielded the F1 GTR that won overall at the...

  • Aston Martin V8 Cygnet
    Q by Aston Martin drops V-8 into Cygnet city car

    Earlier this decade, Aston Martin rebadged a Scion iQ and sold the car complete with a wheezy 1.3-liter engine as the Cygnet. It was a cost-effective way for Aston Martin to get its average emissions down but, for obvious reasons, the car was a dud and thankfully killed off a couple of years after...

  • BMW M2 M Performance Parts concept
    BMW brings the carbon fiber with M2 M Performance Parts concept

    BMW M already offers a host of upgrades for the M2 via its M Performance Parts line, however the official tuner to BMW has showcased the potential for even more goodies with the new M2 M Performance Parts concept unveiled on Thursday at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. In particular, the parts...

  • 964 Porsche 911 lightweight restoration by Singer and Williams
    Singer and Williams go into detail on their lightweight 911

    California Porsche restorer Singer Vehicle Design last year teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology offshoot of the Williams Formula 1 team, to use the latest engineering knowledge, including some F1 techniques, to transform an original air-cooled Porsche 911 into the ultimate...

  • 2019 McLaren 600LT

    Ahead of the car's debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, McLaren has provided full details on its latest weapon for the road and race course: the 2019 600LT. LT, of course, stands for "Long Tail," and the 600LT is only the third McLaren to wear the revered designation meant to signify the best for the street and track. In McLaren-speak, LT cars get more power and less weight with a stretched silhouette. Numerous components—about a quarter of the parts are new versus the 570S coupe—help bring the dry weight down to 2,749 pounds, in part thanks to its carbon fiber monocoque...

  • Self-driving Ford Mustang to tackle Goodwood hill climb
    Self-driving Ford Mustang will tackle Goodwood hill climb

    Not only will Roborace bring its self-driving race car to the Goodwood Festival of Speed to take on the hill climb event, but another self-driving car will also be present. And it's not a futuristic piece of machinery, either. The car is none other than a 1965 Ford Mustang, but a heavily outfitted...

  • Porsche 919 Evo at the Nürburgring
    Porsche declined opportunity to destroy McLaren's Goodwood record

    The Porsche 919 Evo is on a world tour to say goodbye to fans. This trip includes a stop at many race tracks so that the unrestricted racing machine can set some records on its way out. One place it won't be doing that? The Goodwood Festival of Speed. Porsche has declined an opportunity to take its...

  • 2019 Ariel Atom 4
    Ariel Atom 4 debuts with Honda Civic Type R power

    The Honda Civic Type R is a fast car. Now just imagine dropping its engine into a lightweight machine resembling a cage on wheels. Well, that's exactly what British firm Ariel has done for the fourth generation of its Atom roadster. Unveiled on Wednesday, the Atom 4 has been designed from the...

  • Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign
    50 examples of GT-R50 by Italdesign could be built

    Nissan and Italdesign have teamed up to produce a stunning new take on the GT-R. It's called the GT-R50, and the prototype shown here will make its public debut in front of the crowds at the Goodwood Festival of Speed starting on July 12. Depending on how the debut unfolds, and the reaction to the...

  • Toyota Supra teased for Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Next-generation Toyota Supra to debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

    After spy shots and even a race car concept, the next-generation Toyota Supra will make its debut in production form at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. However, it's unclear if we'll see the production car in a special cloak, or if Toyota will completely pull the wraps off the production...

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