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The fast and the future: Best of the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Some of the finest supercars on Earth took on the hillclimb at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Some of the finest supercars on Earth took on the hillclimb at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Romain Dumas managed a time of 43.86 seconds aboard the four-wheel-drive Volkswagen I.D R Pikes Peak during the hill climb at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the third fastest in the event's history
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Romain Dumas managed a time of 43.86 seconds aboard the four-wheel-drive Volkswagen I.D R Pikes Peak during the hill climb at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the third fastest in the event's history
Romain Dumas managed a time of 43.86 seconds aboard the four-wheel-drive Volkswagen I.D R Pikes Peak during the hill climb at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the third fastest in the event's history
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Romain Dumas managed a time of 43.86 seconds aboard the four-wheel-drive Volkswagen I.D R Pikes Peak during the hill climb at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the third fastest in the event's history
Roborace’s Robocar became the first driverless race car to successfully finish the iconic hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Roborace’s Robocar became the first driverless race car to successfully finish the iconic hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
Roborace’s Robocar became the first driverless race car to successfully finish the iconic hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Roborace’s Robocar became the first driverless race car to successfully finish the iconic hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
The all-new Ford Mustang Bullitt, alongside a 1960s original, were on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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The all-new Ford Mustang Bullitt, alongside a 1960s original, were on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
The all-new Ford Mustang Bullitt at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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The all-new Ford Mustang Bullitt at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
 An iconic 1960s original Ford Mustang was on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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 An iconic 1960s original Ford Mustang was on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
The all-new Ford Mustang Bullitt, alongside a 1960s original, were on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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The all-new Ford Mustang Bullitt, alongside a 1960s original, were on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Honda’s Mean Mower V2, capable of 150 mph (241 km/h), mowed the Duke’s lawn for 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Honda’s Mean Mower V2, capable of 150 mph (241 km/h), mowed the Duke’s lawn for 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Honda's super fast Mean Mower V2 will made its live UK public debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Honda's super fast Mean Mower V2 will made its live UK public debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Honda's super fast Mean Mower V2 will made its live UK public debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Honda's super fast Mean Mower V2 will made its live UK public debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Honda’s Mean Mower V2, capable of 150 mph (241 km/h), mowed the Duke’s lawn for 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Honda’s Mean Mower V2, capable of 150 mph (241 km/h), mowed the Duke’s lawn for 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Tellart's Terraform Table on show at Goodwood's FoS Future Lab enables visitors to shape the earth with their hands
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Tellart's Terraform Table on show at Goodwood's FoS Future Lab enables visitors to shape the earth with their hands
Tellart's Terraform Table on show at Goodwood's FoS Future Lab enables visitors to shape the earth with their hands
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Tellart's Terraform Table on show at Goodwood's FoS Future Lab enables visitors to shape the earth with their hands
Tellart's Terraform Table on show at Goodwood's FoS Future Lab enables visitors to shape the earth with their hands
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Tellart's Terraform Table on show at Goodwood's FoS Future Lab enables visitors to shape the earth with their hands
The JB11 Jetpack completes its first ever European flight at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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The JB11 Jetpack completes its first ever European flight at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
The JB11 Jetpack completes its first ever European flight at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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The JB11 Jetpack completes its first ever European flight at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, with installations and iconic vehicles on show
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Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, with installations and iconic vehicles on show
Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, with installations and iconic vehicles on show
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Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, with installations and iconic vehicles on show
Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, with installations and iconic vehicles on show
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Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, with installations and iconic vehicles on show
Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, with installations and iconic vehicles on show
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Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, with installations and iconic vehicles on show
Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, with installations and iconic vehicles on show
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Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, with installations and iconic vehicles on show
The T-log, an autonomous, electric logging truck, on show at Goodwood
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The T-log, an autonomous, electric logging truck, on show at Goodwood
Attendees to Goodwood's FoS Future Lab, which focuses on space exploration, autonomous transport, robotics and personal flight
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Attendees to Goodwood's FoS Future Lab, which focuses on space exploration, autonomous transport, robotics and personal flight
Yamaha's Motobot at Goodwood's FoS Future Lab, which focuses on space exploration, autonomous transport, robotics and personal flight
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Yamaha's Motobot at Goodwood's FoS Future Lab, which focuses on space exploration, autonomous transport, robotics and personal flight
Attendees to Goodwood's FoS Future Lab, which focuses on space exploration, autonomous transport, robotics and personal flight
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Attendees to Goodwood's FoS Future Lab, which focuses on space exploration, autonomous transport, robotics and personal flight
VR demo at Goodwood's FoS Future Lab, which focuses on space exploration, autonomous transport, robotics and personal flight
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VR demo at Goodwood's FoS Future Lab, which focuses on space exploration, autonomous transport, robotics and personal flight
Porsche's purpose-built open-wheeled F1 car, the 804, on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Porsche's purpose-built open-wheeled F1 car, the 804, on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
British teenage double amputee and  motorsport hero, Billy Monger, in action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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British teenage double amputee and  motorsport hero, Billy Monger, in action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Action from the Michelin Supercar Run at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Action from the Michelin Supercar Run at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Supercars in action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Supercars in action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
The Brabham BT62 in action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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The Brabham BT62 in action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
The 1930s Mercedes-Benz T80 on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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The 1930s Mercedes-Benz T80 on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Two-time Indy 500 winner Johnny Rutherford lights up the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Two-time Indy 500 winner Johnny Rutherford lights up the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
A one-off Jim Clark special edition Lotus Evora GT410 Sport at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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A one-off Jim Clark special edition Lotus Evora GT410 Sport at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Legendary Jaguars were also on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Legendary Jaguars were also on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
A super-rare four-wheel drive Gartrac G3 Ford Escort takes on the hill climb at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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A super-rare four-wheel drive Gartrac G3 Ford Escort takes on the hill climb at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Drift car action from the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Drift car action from the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Drift car action from the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Drift car action from the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
NASCAR racers and American muscle were also part of the spectacle at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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NASCAR racers and American muscle were also part of the spectacle at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
NASCAR racers and American muscle were also part of the spectacle at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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NASCAR racers and American muscle were also part of the spectacle at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
NASCAR racers and American muscle were also part of the spectacle at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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NASCAR racers and American muscle were also part of the spectacle at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Supercar action from the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed - Brabham BT62
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Supercar action from the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed - Brabham BT62
Some of the world's fastest cars took to the track at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Some of the world's fastest cars took to the track at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Both power and elegance were on display at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, in this case it's the BMW i8 strutting its stuff
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Both power and elegance were on display at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, in this case it's the BMW i8 strutting its stuff
Some of the world's fastest cars took to the track at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Some of the world's fastest cars took to the track at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Both power and elegance were on display at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Both power and elegance were on display at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Aston Martin DB11 at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Aston Martin DB11 at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
The Brabham BT62 took to the track at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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The Brabham BT62 took to the track at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
The Senna, McLaren's most extreme road-car to date, in action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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The Senna, McLaren's most extreme road-car to date, in action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Porsches past and present were on display at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Porsches past and present were on display at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Iconic Porsches were all part of the spectacle at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Iconic Porsches were all part of the spectacle at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Supercar action from the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Supercar action from the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Aston Martin Vantage burns some rubber  at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Aston Martin Vantage burns some rubber  at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Pagani's outrageous Huayra at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Pagani's outrageous Huayra at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
A racing Roller at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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A racing Roller at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
A 718 Cayman GTS on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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A 718 Cayman GTS on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
The elegance of Aston Martin on display at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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The elegance of Aston Martin on display at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Supercar action from the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Supercar action from the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Action from the track at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Action from the track at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
An Aston Martin DBS gets sideways at Goodwood
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An Aston Martin DBS gets sideways at Goodwood
Brabham’s new BT-62 goes to work at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Brabham’s new BT-62 goes to work at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Action from the track at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Action from the track at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Action from the track at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Action from the track at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Some of the world's fastest cars took to the track at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Some of the world's fastest cars took to the track at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Bentley takes to the hill at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Bentley takes to the hill at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Noble Automotive unveiled its new entry-level M500 at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Noble Automotive unveiled its new entry-level M500 at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Noble Automotive unveiled its new entry-level M500 at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Noble Automotive unveiled its new entry-level M500 at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Noble Automotive unveiled its new entry-level M500 at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Noble Automotive unveiled its new entry-level M500 at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Subarus onsite at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Subarus onsite at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Action from the Goodwood Festival of Speed Forest Rally Stage 
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Action from the Goodwood Festival of Speed Forest Rally Stage 
Rally action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Rally action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Rally action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Rally action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Action from the Goodwood Festival of Speed Forest Rally Stage 
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Action from the Goodwood Festival of Speed Forest Rally Stage 
Rally action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Rally action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Rally action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Rally action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Action from the Goodwood Festival of Speed Forest Rally Stage 
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Action from the Goodwood Festival of Speed Forest Rally Stage 
Rally action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Rally action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Action from the racetrack at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Action from the racetrack at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Friday's action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Friday's action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Friday's action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Friday's action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Friday's action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Friday's action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Friday's action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Friday's action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Roborace autonomous car during Friday's action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Roborace autonomous car during Friday's action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Friday's action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Friday's action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Some Saturday action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Some Saturday action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Some Saturday action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Some Saturday action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Some Saturday action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Some Saturday action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Some Saturday action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Some Saturday action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Some of the finest supercars on Earth took on the hillclimb at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Some of the finest supercars on Earth took on the hillclimb at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Supercar action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Supercar action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Some of the finest supercars on Earth took on the hillclimb at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Some of the finest supercars on Earth took on the hillclimb at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Some of the finest supercars on Earth took on the hillclimb at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Some of the finest supercars on Earth took on the hillclimb at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Supercar action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Supercar action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Some of the finest supercars on the planet were on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed Silver Jubilee display
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Some of the finest supercars on the planet were on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed Silver Jubilee display
The JB11 jetpack in action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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The JB11 jetpack in action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Some fiery on-track action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Some fiery on-track action at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Some of the finest supercars on the planet were on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed Silver Jubilee display
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Some of the finest supercars on the planet were on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed Silver Jubilee display
Classic Porsche's were part of the show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Classic Porsche's were part of the show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Some of the finest supercars on the planet were on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed Silver Jubilee display
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Some of the finest supercars on the planet were on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed Silver Jubilee display
A McLaren 720S on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed Silver Jubilee display
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A McLaren 720S on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed Silver Jubilee display
The new Toyota Supra made its debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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The new Toyota Supra made its debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Legendary Mercedes Silver Arrows were on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Legendary Mercedes Silver Arrows were on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Aston Martin debuted a one-off, beefed up Cygnet with a V8 beneath the bonnet
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At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Aston Martin debuted a one-off, beefed up Cygnet with a V8 beneath the bonnet

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is done and dusted for another year, with a number of firsts and significant debuts lighting up the event's 25th anniversary. Autonomous technology and electric motors brought cutting-edge vehicle tech to the front of the conversation, but there was still plenty of eye candy about for lovers of traditional automotive engineering.

Porsche claimed center stage at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS), where the German automaker celebrated its 70th birthday. This year's front lawn instalment took the shape of a towering six-pointed sculpture, with an iconic Porsche perched on the end of each.

The JB11 Jetpack completes its first ever European flight at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
The JB11 Jetpack completes its first ever European flight at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

And this sculpture wasn't the only attraction to turn heads towards the sky, with David Mayman's JB11 jetpack lifting off over the lawn in front of Goodwood House and completing its first ever European flight. The FoS Future Lab, with its interactive installations focusing on space, autonomous vehicles, personal flight and robotics also demonstrated the direction transport may be heading.

If the Future Lab gave a taste of this future, two advanced cars taking to the track outside offered a complete mouthful. One was Volkswagen's I.D. R Pikes Peak, which, fresh from conquering the hill climb of the same name, smashed the record for an electric car in the Goodwood Hill Climb with a 43.86-second ascent, the third fastest of any car in the event's history.

Roborace’s Robocar became the first driverless race car to successfully finish the iconic hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
Roborace’s Robocar became the first driverless race car to successfully finish the iconic hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The other was Roborace's Robocar, which became the first fully autonomous electric race car to successfully complete the hill climb. The vehicle leant on LiDAR, radar, GPS, ultrasonic sensors and cameras to navigate around bales, flint walls and along the winding road on its way up the hill without a human driver.

Goodwood's Silver Jubilee played host to iconic race cars and modern day motoring marvels, with legendary Mercedes Silver Arrows of the 30s and 50s, classic Porsches, and McLaren's Senna all part of the mix.

Legendary Mercedes Silver Arrows were on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Legendary Mercedes Silver Arrows were on show at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Among the notable debuts were Noble Automotive's entry level M500, the new Toyota Supra and Steve McQueen's legendary Ford Mustang Bullitt making its first appearance outside the US alongside Ford's all new special edition Mustang Bullitt. Aston Martin also debuted a one-off, beefed up Cygnet with a V8 beneath the bonnet.

To see these and some of the action from the track, jump on into our Goodwood Festival of Speed photo gallery, while the video below shows the Robocar in action.

Source: Goodwood

Roborace's first ever driverless hillclimb

1 comment
Martin Winlow
'Electric *engines*'.... *Please*!!