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Gallery: Wild exotics, huge burnouts and new metal from the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019

Gallery: Wild exotics, huge bu...
The ludicrous Apollo Intensa Emozione is one of the wildest-looking cars ever built
The ludicrous Apollo Intensa Emozione is one of the wildest-looking cars ever built
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The Koenigsegg Agera RSN
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The Koenigsegg Agera RSN
The ludicrous Apollo Intensa Emozione is one of the wildest-looking cars ever built
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The ludicrous Apollo Intensa Emozione is one of the wildest-looking cars ever built
Radical launched its new Rapture road/track weapon at Goodwood
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Radical launched its new Rapture road/track weapon at Goodwood
Siemens brought out its electric EcoBike chopper, designed and built by the Orange County Choppers team
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Siemens brought out its electric EcoBike chopper, designed and built by the Orange County Choppers team
The Zenvo TSR-S hypercar
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The Zenvo TSR-S hypercar
The track-focused  Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
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The track-focused  Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
You'd best have your pants on when you're driving a McLaren Senna
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You'd best have your pants on when you're driving a McLaren Senna
McLaren's 720S Spider convertible
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McLaren's 720S Spider convertible
The Airspeeder team with the manned drone they hope to be racing before the end of next year
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The Airspeeder team with the manned drone they hope to be racing before the end of next year
The Airspeeder racing drone in a demonstration flight at Goodwood
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The Airspeeder racing drone in a demonstration flight at Goodwood
Airspeeder says manned flights will begin later this year
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Airspeeder says manned flights will begin later this year
This AMG driver has apparently just been a naughty boy
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This AMG driver has apparently just been a naughty boy
The stunning De Tomaso P72 made its worldwide debut at Goodwood
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The stunning De Tomaso P72 made its worldwide debut at Goodwood
No less than 20 Paganis made it to Goodwood this year, including this Zonda
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No less than 20 Paganis made it to Goodwood this year, including this Zonda
Goodwood at its most spectacular
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Goodwood at its most spectacular
Professional drifter Dean Karnage lets rip in a Dodge Viper
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Professional drifter Dean Karnage lets rip in a Dodge Viper
A touch of body roll there for the classic Citroen 2CV
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A touch of body roll there for the classic Citroen 2CV
The new Toyota Supra put on a good show
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The new Toyota Supra put on a good show
The beautiful TR Speed 12 Turbo
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The beautiful TR Speed 12 Turbo
The €15-million Pagani Zonda Barchetta – later driven by Horacio Pagani himself in the time trials
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The €15-million Pagani Zonda Barchetta – later driven by Horacio Pagani himself in the time trials
The Pagani Zonda 760RS, in purple and carbon
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The Pagani Zonda 760RS, in purple and carbon
Volkswagen's barnstorming electric I.D. R up on blocks before its record-setting time attack
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Volkswagen's barnstorming electric I.D. R up on blocks before its record-setting time attack
Ford used Goodwood as an opportunity to launch its 700-horsepower GT Mk. II track-only supercar, a de-restricted, beefed-up version of its beautiful GT.
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Ford used Goodwood as an opportunity to launch its 700-horsepower GT Mk. II track-only supercar, a de-restricted, beefed-up version of its beautiful GT.
Ferrari's track-focused 488 Pista
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Ferrari's track-focused 488 Pista
In an event brim-full of exotic supercars, the Apollo Intensa Emozione still manages to stand out
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In an event brim-full of exotic supercars, the Apollo Intensa Emozione still manages to stand out
At around US$180,000, the Dallara Stradale is Italy's answer to cheaper British cars like the Radical Rapture: an open-top racer for the road
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At around US$180,000, the Dallara Stradale is Italy's answer to cheaper British cars like the Radical Rapture: an open-top racer for the road
The howl of the V12 Ferrari Monza SP2 set spines tingling all the way up the hill
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The howl of the V12 Ferrari Monza SP2 set spines tingling all the way up the hill
The crazy Zenvo TSR-S was a huge hit with its wild articulating spoiler
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The crazy Zenvo TSR-S was a huge hit with its wild articulating spoiler
One of only 70 Brabham BT62 supercars
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One of only 70 Brabham BT62 supercars
With twin turbos and 550 horsepower, we guess the Honda/Acura NSX belongs in this kind of company
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With twin turbos and 550 horsepower, we guess the Honda/Acura NSX belongs in this kind of company
McLaren's P15 Senna Prototype
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Aston Martin's wild, track-only V12 Vulcan AMR Pro
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Aston Martin's wild, track-only V12 Vulcan AMR Pro
Devbot 2.0 from Roborace set the first ever timed Hillclimb run for a fully autonomous, driverless car – and it certainly wasn't going slow
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Devbot 2.0 from Roborace set the first ever timed Hillclimb run for a fully autonomous, driverless car – and it certainly wasn't going slow
Goodwood provided most people's first chance to see the McLaren GT in action 
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Goodwood provided most people's first chance to see the McLaren GT in action 
Not everyone's day ended well
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Not everyone's day ended well
The "Beast of Turin" – or Fiat S76, was built in 1910 with a colossal 28.3-liter engine to go chasing the land-speed record. It never managed to break the record on a two-way pass, but still won an unofficial stint as the world's fastest car and plenty of hearts at Goodwood
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The "Beast of Turin" – or Fiat S76, was built in 1910 with a colossal 28.3-liter engine to go chasing the land-speed record. It never managed to break the record on a two-way pass, but still won an unofficial stint as the world's fastest car and plenty of hearts at Goodwood
In ordinary life, if you see anything like this, get the heck out of the way.
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In ordinary life, if you see anything like this, get the heck out of the way.
The Goodwood crowd loves a good burnout
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The Goodwood crowd loves a good burnout
Audi made a worldwide debut for its R8 LMS GT2 at Goodwood 2019
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Audi made a worldwide debut for its R8 LMS GT2 at Goodwood 2019
That's one tough-looking Lambo
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That's one tough-looking Lambo
More F1 Ferraris than you can poke a stick at
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More F1 Ferraris than you can poke a stick at
The F1 cars come out in droves for Goodwood, with the sole aim of having a bit of good silly fun
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The F1 cars come out in droves for Goodwood, with the sole aim of having a bit of good silly fun
French company Prato revealed its Orage supercar this year, and took a lot of folk by surprise
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French company Prato revealed its Orage supercar this year, and took a lot of folk by surprise
The new Land Rover Defender came out in camouflage
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The new Land Rover Defender came out in camouflage
Lexus brought a camouflaged LC convertible prototype to Goodwodd
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Lexus brought a camouflaged LC convertible prototype to Goodwodd
The first new Morgan in decades, Plus Six, now powered by a BMW turbo six but still looking like a restored classic
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The first new Morgan in decades, Plus Six, now powered by a BMW turbo six but still looking like a restored classic
A world debut for the adorable Honda e electric city car
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A world debut for the adorable Honda e electric city car
The 7.6-liter McLaren M8D Can-Am
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The 7.6-liter McLaren M8D Can-Am
Another look at the wild new De Tomaso P72
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Another look at the wild new De Tomaso P72
Rear view of the De Tomaso P72
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Rear view of the De Tomaso P72
W Moto's limited edition Fenyr SuperSport
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W Moto's limited edition Fenyr SuperSport
W Moto's limited edition Fenyr SuperSport in Arctic white with gold accents
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W Moto's limited edition Fenyr SuperSport in Arctic white with gold accents

There's nowhere better in the world than Goodwood if you want to see priceless exotic cars getting the pants thrashed off them. One million-dollar dream machine after another comes fanging up the hillclimb course, roaring the music of their people to a very appreciative crowd.

2019's Festival of Speed over the weekend was no exception, the Duke of Richmond's extraordinary driveway playing host to a procession of Paganis, Ferraris, McLarens, Lamborghinis, Koenigseggs, Porsches and other machines even more outrageous and special, like the wild Apollo Intensa Emozione in the hero shot above.

Some come to race, strutting their stuff on the short, tight hill climb course. Others come purely to put on a show – and there are a few key spots to park yourself as a spectator if burning rubber is your favorite perfume. Check out this video, in which everything from rally cars to exotics to F1 cars take the chance to bang out some mad donuts for the crowd.

Top 9 most epic donuts at FOS

It's also often a red letter day on the European calendar for new car launches, and this year's Festival sprouted a fine crop. Belle of the ball has to go to the amazing De Tomaso P72, which exploded out of stealth mode and caused a huge sensation. It's based on the same chassis as the Apollo above – indeed, De Tomaso is now owned by the same company as Apollo, and while they take completely opposite approaches to exotic car design, they're both absolute jaw-droppers.

Another look at the wild new De Tomaso P72
Another look at the wild new De Tomaso P72

Ford took the opportunity to make a launch of its own – the GT MkII pulls all the road homologation gear off Ford's supercar for a track-only, 700-horsepower monster machine.

Ford used Goodwood as an opportunity to launch its 700-horsepower GT Mk. II track-only supercar, a de-restricted, beefed-up version of its beautiful GT.
Ford used Goodwood as an opportunity to launch its 700-horsepower GT Mk. II track-only supercar, a de-restricted, beefed-up version of its beautiful GT.

There were two new road-legal track beasts in the form of the Radical Rapture and the single-seat BAC Mono R, both tuned for extreme driving thrills rather than top-end horsepower. Honda sent its tiny, electric e city car out for its first public drive, Morgan pulled the covers off its BMW-engined Plus Six - the first new morgan in nearly 20 years, and French company Prato Autmobiles also managed to sneak in its 900-horsepower, naturally-aspirated, 8.1-liter V8 Orage supercar for a sensational launch and reveal.

French company Prato revealed its Orage supercar this year, and took a lot of folk by surprise
French company Prato revealed its Orage supercar this year, and took a lot of folk by surprise

The fastest car on the course, of course, was Volkswagen's I.D. R race car, which utterly obliterated the Pikes Peak hill climb record last year and would easily have done the same at Goodwood if it wasn't for the famous British weather, which kicked in and offered the racers a soggy track. Still, the lightning-quick electric VW made mincemeat of the rest of the field – as it should.

One car that did set a memorable new record was the electric Devbot 2.0 from Roborace, which ditched its driver for a fully autonomous time of just under 67 seconds. Using sensors all around the car, it drove itself at a pace that'd test the nerve of a lot of human drivers. Check out the video:

RECORD Setting 162kph Autonomous Run at Goodwood FOS | Roborace

Naturally, there were also classic cars of all kinds – one in particular of which caught our eye. The aptly-named "Beast of Turin" is a massive, flame-throwing monster more than 100 years old. Built way back in 1910 to go after the land speed record, it boasts a staggering 28.353-liter engine displacement and makes a tad over 280 horsepower. And by golly the thing still runs. Not slowly, either!

108 year-old flamethrowing Fiat S76 'Beast of Turin' slides up FOS hill

The above represent just a small sample of the high-octane entertainment that unfolded across the weekend. Jump into the gallery to see more of the priceless machinery that made a splash at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Source: Goodwood Festival of Speed

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ljaques
The blue Apollo Intensa Emozione, the purple Zonda, and the red De Tomaso P72 (and Ferrari F1) were the most beautiful cars there, both in paint and body styling. But give me a Ford GT over any of them. I fell in love with the De Tomaso Pantera 46 years ago when a local guy bought one, so the P72 gets some extra love.