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Pictorial: 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Pictorial: 2015 Goodwood Festi...
The fireworks on Saturday evening were spactacular
The fireworks on Saturday evening were spactacular
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A legend in its own - relatively short - lifetime, this car was the first example built of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster, an even more exclusive, limited edition, open-topped variant of the already super-exclusive CLK GTR Coupé with which Mercedes-Benz had re-entered international sports car racing in 1997. At the time of its introduction the CLK GTR Roadster was the world's most expensive "production" car with a price tag of $1.5 million, a figure exceeded only recently by the Ferrari FXX. The 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster sold for £1,513,500 (US$2,381,512)
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A legend in its own - relatively short - lifetime, this car was the first example built of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster, an even more exclusive, limited edition, open-topped variant of the already super-exclusive CLK GTR Coupé with which Mercedes-Benz had re-entered international sports car racing in 1997. At the time of its introduction the CLK GTR Roadster was the world's most expensive "production" car with a price tag of $1.5 million, a figure exceeded only recently by the Ferrari FXX. The 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster sold for £1,513,500 (US$2,381,512)
A legend in its own - relatively short - lifetime, this car was the first example built of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster, an even more exclusive, limited edition, open-topped variant of the already super-exclusive CLK GTR Coupé with which Mercedes-Benz had re-entered international sports car racing in 1997. At the time of its introduction the CLK GTR Roadster was the world's most expensive "production" car with a price tag of $1.5 million, a figure exceeded only recently by the Ferrari FXX. The 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster sold for £1,513,500 (US$2,381,512)
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A legend in its own - relatively short - lifetime, this car was the first example built of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster, an even more exclusive, limited edition, open-topped variant of the already super-exclusive CLK GTR Coupé with which Mercedes-Benz had re-entered international sports car racing in 1997. At the time of its introduction the CLK GTR Roadster was the world's most expensive "production" car with a price tag of $1.5 million, a figure exceeded only recently by the Ferrari FXX. The 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster sold for £1,513,500 (US$2,381,512)
A legend in its own - relatively short - lifetime, this car was the first example built of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster, an even more exclusive, limited edition, open-topped variant of the already super-exclusive CLK GTR Coupé with which Mercedes-Benz had re-entered international sports car racing in 1997. At the time of its introduction the CLK GTR Roadster was the world's most expensive "production" car with a price tag of $1.5 million, a figure exceeded only recently by the Ferrari FXX. The 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster sold for £1,513,500 (US$2,381,512)
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A legend in its own - relatively short - lifetime, this car was the first example built of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster, an even more exclusive, limited edition, open-topped variant of the already super-exclusive CLK GTR Coupé with which Mercedes-Benz had re-entered international sports car racing in 1997. At the time of its introduction the CLK GTR Roadster was the world's most expensive "production" car with a price tag of $1.5 million, a figure exceeded only recently by the Ferrari FXX. The 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster sold for £1,513,500 (US$2,381,512)
A legend in its own - relatively short - lifetime, this car was the first example built of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster, an even more exclusive, limited edition, open-topped variant of the already super-exclusive CLK GTR Coupé with which Mercedes-Benz had re-entered international sports car racing in 1997. At the time of its introduction the CLK GTR Roadster was the world's most expensive "production" car with a price tag of $1.5 million, a figure exceeded only recently by the Ferrari FXX. The 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster sold for £1,513,500 (US$2,381,512)
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A legend in its own - relatively short - lifetime, this car was the first example built of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster, an even more exclusive, limited edition, open-topped variant of the already super-exclusive CLK GTR Coupé with which Mercedes-Benz had re-entered international sports car racing in 1997. At the time of its introduction the CLK GTR Roadster was the world's most expensive "production" car with a price tag of $1.5 million, a figure exceeded only recently by the Ferrari FXX. The 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster sold for £1,513,500 (US$2,381,512)
A legend in its own - relatively short - lifetime, this car was the first example built of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster, an even more exclusive, limited edition, open-topped variant of the already super-exclusive CLK GTR Coupé with which Mercedes-Benz had re-entered international sports car racing in 1997. At the time of its introduction the CLK GTR Roadster was the world's most expensive "production" car with a price tag of $1.5 million, a figure exceeded only recently by the Ferrari FXX. The 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster sold for £1,513,500 (US$2,381,512)
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A legend in its own - relatively short - lifetime, this car was the first example built of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster, an even more exclusive, limited edition, open-topped variant of the already super-exclusive CLK GTR Coupé with which Mercedes-Benz had re-entered international sports car racing in 1997. At the time of its introduction the CLK GTR Roadster was the world's most expensive "production" car with a price tag of $1.5 million, a figure exceeded only recently by the Ferrari FXX. The 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster sold for £1,513,500 (US$2,381,512)
This 2004 Ferrari Enzo with Pininfarina coachwork sold for £897,500 ($1,412,228)
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This 2004 Ferrari Enzo with Pininfarina coachwork sold for £897,500 ($1,412,228)
This 2004 Ferrari Enzo with Pininfarina coachwork sold for £897,500 ($1,412,228)
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This 2004 Ferrari Enzo with Pininfarina coachwork sold for £897,500 ($1,412,228)
This 2004 Ferrari Enzo with Pininfarina coachwork sold for £897,500 ($1,412,228)
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This 2004 Ferrari Enzo with Pininfarina coachwork sold for £897,500 ($1,412,228)
This 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Convertible sold for £964,700 ($1,517,968) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
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This 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Convertible sold for £964,700 ($1,517,968) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
This 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Convertible sold for £964,700 ($1,517,968) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
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This 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Convertible sold for £964,700 ($1,517,968) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
This 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Convertible sold for £964,700 ($1,517,968) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
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This 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Convertible sold for £964,700 ($1,517,968) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
This 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Convertible sold for £964,700 ($1,517,968) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
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This 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Convertible sold for £964,700 ($1,517,968) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
This 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Convertible sold for £964,700 ($1,517,968) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
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This 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Convertible sold for £964,700 ($1,517,968) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
This 1961 Porsche RS-61 Spyder Sports-Racing Two-Seater was the property of none other than Sir Sterling Moss, and the auction link tells a wonderful tale about his relationship with the model. It sold for £1,905,500 ($2,998,329) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
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This 1961 Porsche RS-61 Spyder Sports-Racing Two-Seater was the property of none other than Sir Sterling Moss, and the auction link tells a wonderful tale about his relationship with the model. It sold for £1,905,500 ($2,998,329) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
This 1961 Porsche RS-61 Spyder Sports-Racing Two-Seater was the property of none other than Sir Sterling Moss, and the auction link tells a wonderful tale about his relationship with the model. It sold for £1,905,500 ($2,998,329) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
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This 1961 Porsche RS-61 Spyder Sports-Racing Two-Seater was the property of none other than Sir Sterling Moss, and the auction link tells a wonderful tale about his relationship with the model. It sold for £1,905,500 ($2,998,329) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
This 1961 Porsche RS-61 Spyder Sports-Racing Two-Seater was the property of none other than Sir Sterling Moss, and the auction link tells a wonderful tale about his relationship with the model. It sold for £1,905,500 ($2,998,329) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
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This 1961 Porsche RS-61 Spyder Sports-Racing Two-Seater was the property of none other than Sir Sterling Moss, and the auction link tells a wonderful tale about his relationship with the model. It sold for £1,905,500 ($2,998,329) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
This 1961 Porsche RS-61 Spyder Sports-Racing Two-Seater was the property of none other than Sir Sterling Moss, and the auction link tells a wonderful tale about his relationship with the model. It sold for £1,905,500 ($2,998,329) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
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This 1961 Porsche RS-61 Spyder Sports-Racing Two-Seater was the property of none other than Sir Sterling Moss, and the auction link tells a wonderful tale about his relationship with the model. It sold for £1,905,500 ($2,998,329) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
This 1961 Porsche RS-61 Spyder Sports-Racing Two-Seater was the property of none other than Sir Sterling Moss, and the auction link tells a wonderful tale about his relationship with the model. It sold for £1,905,500 ($2,998,329) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
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This 1961 Porsche RS-61 Spyder Sports-Racing Two-Seater was the property of none other than Sir Sterling Moss, and the auction link tells a wonderful tale about his relationship with the model. It sold for £1,905,500 ($2,998,329) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster "LM19" Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
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This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster "LM19" Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster "LM19" Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
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This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster "LM19" Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster "LM19" Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
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This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster "LM19" Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster "LM19" Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
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This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster "LM19" Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster "LM19" Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
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This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster "LM19" Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster "LM19" Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
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This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster "LM19" Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster "LM19" Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
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This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster "LM19" Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster "LM19" Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
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This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster "LM19" Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
The Bienville Legacy made its debut at Goodwood on the weekend and although we'd been somewhat prepared by Loz Blain's article on the bike, it's still a knock-out.
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The Bienville Legacy made its debut at Goodwood on the weekend and although we'd been somewhat prepared by Loz Blain's article on the bike, it's still a knock-out.
If you like the looks of the Bienville Legacy, please have a seat. Ready? Okay, how would you feel about 300 horsespower and a $250,000 price tag?
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If you like the looks of the Bienville Legacy, please have a seat. Ready? Okay, how would you feel about 300 horsespower and a $250,000 price tag?
One of Goodwood Festival of Speed's many highlights this year, the $250,000 Bienville Legacy.
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One of Goodwood Festival of Speed's many highlights this year, the $250,000 Bienville Legacy.
The Juke-R 2.0 concept made its global dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed. The original Nissan Juke-R Crossover supercar was introduced four years ago, marrying Nissan’s innovative Juke with the engine and running gear from the legendary Nissan GT-R. Now four years on, Juke-R has been given an upgrade based on the latest model of the Juke plus extra dollops of power.
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The Juke-R 2.0 concept made its global dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed. The original Nissan Juke-R Crossover supercar was introduced four years ago, marrying Nissan’s innovative Juke with the engine and running gear from the legendary Nissan GT-R. Now four years on, Juke-R has been given an upgrade based on the latest model of the Juke plus extra dollops of power.
The Juke-R 2.0 concept made its global dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed. The original Nissan Juke-R Crossover supercar was introduced four years ago, marrying Nissan’s innovative Juke with the engine and running gear from the legendary Nissan GT-R. Now four years on, Juke-R has been given an upgrade based on the latest model of the Juke plus extra dollops of power.
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The Juke-R 2.0 concept made its global dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed. The original Nissan Juke-R Crossover supercar was introduced four years ago, marrying Nissan’s innovative Juke with the engine and running gear from the legendary Nissan GT-R. Now four years on, Juke-R has been given an upgrade based on the latest model of the Juke plus extra dollops of power.
The Juke-R 2.0 concept made its global dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed. The original Nissan Juke-R Crossover supercar was introduced four years ago, marrying Nissan’s innovative Juke with the engine and running gear from the legendary Nissan GT-R. Now four years on, Juke-R has been given an upgrade based on the latest model of the Juke plus extra dollops of power.
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The Juke-R 2.0 concept made its global dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed. The original Nissan Juke-R Crossover supercar was introduced four years ago, marrying Nissan’s innovative Juke with the engine and running gear from the legendary Nissan GT-R. Now four years on, Juke-R has been given an upgrade based on the latest model of the Juke plus extra dollops of power.
The Juke-R 2.0 concept made its global dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed and ran times better than all but two of the supercars. The original Nissan Juke-R Crossover supercar was introduced four years ago, marrying Nissan’s innovative Juke with the engine and running gear from the legendary Nissan GT-R. Now four years on, the Juke-R has been given an upgrade based on the latest model of the Juke plus extra dollops of power.
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The Juke-R 2.0 concept made its global dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed and ran times better than all but two of the supercars. The original Nissan Juke-R Crossover supercar was introduced four years ago, marrying Nissan’s innovative Juke with the engine and running gear from the legendary Nissan GT-R. Now four years on, the Juke-R has been given an upgrade based on the latest model of the Juke plus extra dollops of power.
Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan.
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Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan.
Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan.
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Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan.
Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan.
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Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan.
Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan.
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Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan.
Aston Martin Racing works’ driver Darren Turner puts the Vulcan through it's paces at Goodwood.
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Aston Martin Racing works’ driver Darren Turner puts the Vulcan through it's paces at Goodwood.
Aston Martin Racing works’ driver Darren Turner puts the Vulcan through it's paces at Goodwood.
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Aston Martin Racing works’ driver Darren Turner puts the Vulcan through it's paces at Goodwood.
Lotus used the event to roll out its fastest production car ever. The Lotus 3-Eleven comes in road and race versions, the latter pictured with its aerodynamic kit at a svelte 900 kg (1,984 lb) and a power to weight ratio of 500 bhp per tonne.
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Lotus used the event to roll out its fastest production car ever. The Lotus 3-Eleven comes in road and race versions, the latter pictured with its aerodynamic kit at a svelte 900 kg (1,984 lb) and a power to weight ratio of 500 bhp per tonne.
Lotus used the event to roll out its fastest production car ever. The Lotus 3-Eleven comes in road and race versions, the latter pictured with its aerodynamic kit at a svelte 900 kg (1,984 lb) and a power to weight ratio of 500 bhp per tonne.
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Lotus used the event to roll out its fastest production car ever. The Lotus 3-Eleven comes in road and race versions, the latter pictured with its aerodynamic kit at a svelte 900 kg (1,984 lb) and a power to weight ratio of 500 bhp per tonne.
Ford demonstrated the performance of the all-new Focus RS to the public for the first time at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where World Rallycross star Ken Block tackled the hillclimb at the wheel of a prototype car. The Focus RS is the first Ford RS model equipped with selectable Drive Modes (including a Drift Mode that allows controlled oversteer drifts) and launch control. The 2.3-litre all-aluminium four-cylinder EcoBoost borrowed from the Ford Mustang has been significantly upgraded for the Focus RS to deliver 10 per cent more power with 350 PS maximum output.
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Ford demonstrated the performance of the all-new Focus RS to the public for the first time at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where World Rallycross star Ken Block tackled the hillclimb at the wheel of a prototype car. The Focus RS is the first Ford RS model equipped with selectable Drive Modes (including a Drift Mode that allows controlled oversteer drifts) and launch control. The 2.3-litre all-aluminium four-cylinder EcoBoost borrowed from the Ford Mustang has been significantly upgraded for the Focus RS to deliver 10 per cent more power with 350 PS maximum output.
Ford demonstrated the performance of the all-new Focus RS to the public for the first time at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where World Rallycross star Ken Block tackled the hillclimb at the wheel of a prototype car. The Focus RS is the first Ford RS model equipped with selectable Drive Modes (including a Drift Mode that allows controlled oversteer drifts) and launch control. The 2.3-litre all-aluminium four-cylinder EcoBoost borrowed from the Ford Mustang has been significantly upgraded for the Focus RS to deliver 10 per cent more power with 350 PS maximum output.
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Ford demonstrated the performance of the all-new Focus RS to the public for the first time at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where World Rallycross star Ken Block tackled the hillclimb at the wheel of a prototype car. The Focus RS is the first Ford RS model equipped with selectable Drive Modes (including a Drift Mode that allows controlled oversteer drifts) and launch control. The 2.3-litre all-aluminium four-cylinder EcoBoost borrowed from the Ford Mustang has been significantly upgraded for the Focus RS to deliver 10 per cent more power with 350 PS maximum output.
Ford demonstrated the performance of the all-new Focus RS to the public for the first time at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where World Rallycross star Ken Block tackled the hillclimb at the wheel of a prototype car. The Focus RS is the first Ford RS model equipped with selectable Drive Modes (including a Drift Mode that allows controlled oversteer drifts) and launch control. The 2.3-litre all-aluminium four-cylinder EcoBoost borrowed from the Ford Mustang has been significantly upgraded for the Focus RS to deliver 10 per cent more power with 350 PS maximum output.
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Ford demonstrated the performance of the all-new Focus RS to the public for the first time at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where World Rallycross star Ken Block tackled the hillclimb at the wheel of a prototype car. The Focus RS is the first Ford RS model equipped with selectable Drive Modes (including a Drift Mode that allows controlled oversteer drifts) and launch control. The 2.3-litre all-aluminium four-cylinder EcoBoost borrowed from the Ford Mustang has been significantly upgraded for the Focus RS to deliver 10 per cent more power with 350 PS maximum output.
This Porsche 962C won the 1987 Le Mans 24 Hour race by 20 laps, powered by a 3.0 liter 935 turbo flat six and driven by Hans-Joachim Stuck, Al Holbert and Derek Bell. Bell was reunited with the car for a run up the hill
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This Porsche 962C won the 1987 Le Mans 24 Hour race by 20 laps, powered by a 3.0 liter 935 turbo flat six and driven by Hans-Joachim Stuck, Al Holbert and Derek Bell. Bell was reunited with the car for a run up the hill
This Porsche 936/81 Spyder won the 1981 Le Mans 24 Hour race by 14 laps, powered by a 2.6 liter 935 turbo flat six and driven by Jackie Ickx and Derek Bell. Bell was reunited with the car for a run up the hill
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This Porsche 936/81 Spyder won the 1981 Le Mans 24 Hour race by 14 laps, powered by a 2.6 liter 935 turbo flat six and driven by Jackie Ickx and Derek Bell. Bell was reunited with the car for a run up the hill
Kimi Raikkonen tackled the famous hillclimb at the wheel of an F10
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Kimi Raikkonen tackled the famous hillclimb at the wheel of an F10
This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster 'LM19' Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
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This 1935 Aston Martin Works Ulster 'LM19' Mille Miglia Competition Sports Two-Seater was the most valuable car sold during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It sold for £2,913,500 ($4,584,430) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The full story of the car is worth reading at the auction site.
This 1961 Porsche RS-61 Spyder Sports-Racing Two-Seater was the property of none other than Sir Sterling Moss, and the auction link tells a wonderful tale about Sir Sterling’s relationship with the model. It sold for £1,905,500 ($2,998,329) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
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This 1961 Porsche RS-61 Spyder Sports-Racing Two-Seater was the property of none other than Sir Sterling Moss, and the auction link tells a wonderful tale about Sir Sterling’s relationship with the model. It sold for £1,905,500 ($2,998,329) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
This 2004 Ferrari Enzo with Pininfarina coachwork sold for £897,500 ($1,412,228)
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This 2004 Ferrari Enzo with Pininfarina coachwork sold for £897,500 ($1,412,228)
You never know what's going to turn up at Bonham's Goodwood auction with a remarkable provenance and this year's sale saw Richard Hamilton's 1973 2.4-liter Porsche 911S coupé cross the block. Owned for more than 30 years by "father of pop art", the 911S sold for £393,500 (US$620,000). Hamilton thought that the car's shapely curves were a "perfect" design, so he purchased it new in 1973, and kept it for three decades.
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You never know what's going to turn up at Bonham's Goodwood auction with a remarkable provenance and this year's sale saw Richard Hamilton's 1973 2.4-liter Porsche 911S coupé cross the block. Owned for more than 30 years by "father of pop art", the 911S sold for £393,500 (US$620,000). Hamilton thought that the car's shapely curves were a "perfect" design, so he purchased it new in 1973, and kept it for three decades.
Silver DB5 Aston Martins have always been popular thanks to James Bond, emphasized by the fact the 007 film car set an Aston Martin record at auction when it sold for £2,912,000 ($4,595,998). Externally identical, this just-restored DB5 sold at Goodwood for £539,100 ($848,281).
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Silver DB5 Aston Martins have always been popular thanks to James Bond, emphasized by the fact the 007 film car set an Aston Martin record at auction when it sold for £2,912,000 ($4,595,998). Externally identical, this just-restored DB5 sold at Goodwood for £539,100 ($848,281).
Another car with an interesting provenance to sell at Goodwood was Rolling Stone Bill Wyman's 1971 Citroën Maserati SM which sold for almost double its estimate at £61,980 ($97,526). Bill Wyman took delivery of the car in June, 1971 at his house in the Alpes Maritimes, France. "The minute I saw the SM, I thought, this is it!" Wyman recalled. "It looked so beautiful. They showed me that amazing engine and the double headlights, and I thought, incredible! I fell in love with it." Between 1971 and 1982 Wyman was living in the South of France and frequently drove the SM from his new home in Vence to Paris where the Rolling Stones recorded the albums "Some Girls," "Emotional Rescue" and "Tattoo You". "I'd drive it to Keith Richards' place, miles away in Cap Ferrat, to record the Exile on Main Street album," said Wyman, "and I'd drive to Paris and back, an eight-hour journey each way. It was so easy to drive."
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Another car with an interesting provenance to sell at Goodwood was Rolling Stone Bill Wyman's 1971 Citroën Maserati SM which sold for almost double its estimate at £61,980 ($97,526). Bill Wyman took delivery of the car in June, 1971 at his house in the Alpes Maritimes, France. "The minute I saw the SM, I thought, this is it!" Wyman recalled. "It looked so beautiful. They showed me that amazing engine and the double headlights, and I thought, incredible! I fell in love with it." Between 1971 and 1982 Wyman was living in the South of France and frequently drove the SM from his new home in Vence to Paris where the Rolling Stones recorded the albums "Some Girls," "Emotional Rescue" and "Tattoo You". "I'd drive it to Keith Richards' place, miles away in Cap Ferrat, to record the Exile on Main Street album," said Wyman, "and I'd drive to Paris and back, an eight-hour journey each way. It was so easy to drive."
This 1961 Porsche RS-61 Spyder Sports-Racing Two-Seater was the property of none other than Sir Sterling Moss, and the auction link tells a wonderful tale about his relationship with the model. It sold for £1,905,500 ($2,998,329) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
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This 1961 Porsche RS-61 Spyder Sports-Racing Two-Seater was the property of none other than Sir Sterling Moss, and the auction link tells a wonderful tale about his relationship with the model. It sold for £1,905,500 ($2,998,329) at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale
The sort of photo opportunity that only comes around at the Good Wood Festival of Speed. If asked to name the greatest living motorcycle rider of all time, most people would name one of these gents: Kenny Robert, Valentino Rossi, Giacomo Agostini and Phil Read.
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The sort of photo opportunity that only comes around at the Good Wood Festival of Speed. If asked to name the greatest living motorcycle rider of all time, most people would name one of these gents: Kenny Robert, Valentino Rossi, Giacomo Agostini and Phil Read.
Phil Read and the 50 hp 1964 Yamaha RD56 on which he narrowly defeated Jim Redman's Honda to take the 1964 250 World Championship
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Phil Read and the 50 hp 1964 Yamaha RD56 on which he narrowly defeated Jim Redman's Honda to take the 1964 250 World Championship
The carpark at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 gives an indication of the magnitude of the event
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The carpark at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 gives an indication of the magnitude of the event
Valentino Rossi takes to the stage and gets a reception that would embarrass a rock star
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Valentino Rossi takes to the stage and gets a reception that would embarrass a rock star
Anthony Reid claimed victory in the annual Michelin Supercar Run after ascending the hill in 51.33 seconds in the British-built Noble M600. Reid’s time was 0.78 seconds faster than the Lexus LFA piloted by Chris Ward, while third spot went to the all-new Aston Martin GT12 driven by Matt Becker, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Attributes at Aston Martin. Although not part of the Supercar competition, last year’s victor, Jann Mardenborough, followed the Supercar batch up the Hill in the unique Nissan Juke-R 2.0, and set a time that would have been good enough for third spot
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Anthony Reid claimed victory in the annual Michelin Supercar Run after ascending the hill in 51.33 seconds in the British-built Noble M600. Reid’s time was 0.78 seconds faster than the Lexus LFA piloted by Chris Ward, while third spot went to the all-new Aston Martin GT12 driven by Matt Becker, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Attributes at Aston Martin. Although not part of the Supercar competition, last year’s victor, Jann Mardenborough, followed the Supercar batch up the Hill in the unique Nissan Juke-R 2.0, and set a time that would have been good enough for third spot
"What do you call a motorcyclist in a suit?" The old joke's punchline usually goes along the lines of "The defendant." In this case it couldn't be further from the truth. Fresh from winning the Dutch TT that afternoon, Valentino Rossi made an impressive entrance to the Saturday evening gala dinner and ball on the Saturday evening at Lord March's grand estate
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"What do you call a motorcyclist in a suit?" The old joke's punchline usually goes along the lines of "The defendant." In this case it couldn't be further from the truth. Fresh from winning the Dutch TT that afternoon, Valentino Rossi made an impressive entrance to the Saturday evening gala dinner and ball on the Saturday evening at Lord March's grand estate
Jenson Button demonstrates the V12 1991 McLaren MP4-6, the Honda-engined car that won McLaren its fourth straight constructors' championship and Ayrton Senna his third and last drivers' championship.
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Jenson Button demonstrates the V12 1991 McLaren MP4-6, the Honda-engined car that won McLaren its fourth straight constructors' championship and Ayrton Senna his third and last drivers' championship.
Derek Bell drives the Cosworth V8 Surtees TS7, the car he drove into sixth place in the United States Grand Prix in 1970. The race was Bell's first in the car, which was John Surtees first attempt at building a Formula One car.
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Derek Bell drives the Cosworth V8 Surtees TS7, the car he drove into sixth place in the United States Grand Prix in 1970. The race was Bell's first in the car, which was John Surtees first attempt at building a Formula One car.
Honda’s 1965 RA272 Formula One racing car featured a 48-valve 1,500 cc V12 engine which produced 230 hp. The engine was safe to 14,000 rpm, which was unusually high for a 1960s engine design. Richie Ginther led the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix from start to finish in the RA272, in so doing becoming the first driver to take a Japanese car to victory a Formula One Grand Prix.
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Honda’s 1965 RA272 Formula One racing car featured a 48-valve 1,500 cc V12 engine which produced 230 hp. The engine was safe to 14,000 rpm, which was unusually high for a 1960s engine design. Richie Ginther led the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix from start to finish in the RA272, in so doing becoming the first driver to take a Japanese car to victory a Formula One Grand Prix.
Charles Gordon-Lennox, the Earl of March, is the owner of Goodwood and founder of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. An automotive enthusiast, here he takes Mazda's new MX-5 around the circuit.
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Charles Gordon-Lennox, the Earl of March, is the owner of Goodwood and founder of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. An automotive enthusiast, here he takes Mazda's new MX-5 around the circuit.
With almost as much wing as a 787, the tiny Mitjet Pikes Peak Mini of French ice racing ace Jean Phillipe Dayraut was second quickest up the hill with a time of 45.51 seconds
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With almost as much wing as a 787, the tiny Mitjet Pikes Peak Mini of French ice racing ace Jean Phillipe Dayraut was second quickest up the hill with a time of 45.51 seconds
With almost as much wing as a 787, the tiny Mitjet Pikes Peak Mini of French ice racing ace Jean Phillipe Dayraut was second quickest up the hill with a time of 45.51 seconds
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With almost as much wing as a 787, the tiny Mitjet Pikes Peak Mini of French ice racing ace Jean Phillipe Dayraut was second quickest up the hill with a time of 45.51 seconds
The Bienville Legacy made its debut at Goodwood on the weekend and although we'd been somewhat prepared by Loz Blain's article on the bike, it's still a knock-out.
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The Bienville Legacy made its debut at Goodwood on the weekend and although we'd been somewhat prepared by Loz Blain's article on the bike, it's still a knock-out.
The “Beast of Turin” is an aptly-named four-cylinder 28.5 liter FIAT S76, the fastest (unofficially) car in the world in 1911 when it was recorded at 135 mph on public roads at Ostende in Belgium but was unable to complete a return run for the record. It had been anticipated as an entrant at the last Festival of Speed but just failed to complete an exhaustive ten year restoration in time. Here’s a lovely video of the first time the beast fired in over a century.
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The “Beast of Turin” is an aptly-named four-cylinder 28.5 liter FIAT S76, the fastest (unofficially) car in the world in 1911 when it was recorded at 135 mph on public roads at Ostende in Belgium but was unable to complete a return run for the record. It had been anticipated as an entrant at the last Festival of Speed but just failed to complete an exhaustive ten year restoration in time. Here’s a lovely video of the first time the beast fired in over a century.
The “Beast of Turin” is an aptly-named four-cylinder 28.5 liter FIAT S76, the fastest (unofficially) car in the world in 1911 when it was recorded at 135 mph on public roads at Ostende in Belgium but was unable to complete a return run for the record. It had been anticipated as an entrant at the last Festival of Speed but just failed to complete an exhaustive ten year restoration in time. Here’s a lovely video of the first time the beast fired in over a century.
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The “Beast of Turin” is an aptly-named four-cylinder 28.5 liter FIAT S76, the fastest (unofficially) car in the world in 1911 when it was recorded at 135 mph on public roads at Ostende in Belgium but was unable to complete a return run for the record. It had been anticipated as an entrant at the last Festival of Speed but just failed to complete an exhaustive ten year restoration in time. Here’s a lovely video of the first time the beast fired in over a century.
The “Beast of Turin” is an aptly-named four-cylinder 28.5 liter FIAT S76, the fastest (unofficially) car in the world in 1911 when it was recorded at 135 mph on public roads at Ostende in Belgium but was unable to complete a return run for the record. It had been anticipated as an entrant at the last Festival of Speed but just failed to complete an exhaustive ten year restoration in time. Here’s a lovely video of the first time the beast fired in over a century.
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The “Beast of Turin” is an aptly-named four-cylinder 28.5 liter FIAT S76, the fastest (unofficially) car in the world in 1911 when it was recorded at 135 mph on public roads at Ostende in Belgium but was unable to complete a return run for the record. It had been anticipated as an entrant at the last Festival of Speed but just failed to complete an exhaustive ten year restoration in time. Here’s a lovely video of the first time the beast fired in over a century.
The “Beast of Turin” is an aptly-named four-cylinder 28.5 liter FIAT S76, the fastest (unofficially) car in the world in 1911 when it was recorded at 135 mph on public roads at Ostende in Belgium but was unable to complete a return run for the record. It had been anticipated as an entrant at the last Festival of Speed but just failed to complete an exhaustive ten year restoration in time. Here’s a lovely video of the first time the beast fired in over a century.
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The “Beast of Turin” is an aptly-named four-cylinder 28.5 liter FIAT S76, the fastest (unofficially) car in the world in 1911 when it was recorded at 135 mph on public roads at Ostende in Belgium but was unable to complete a return run for the record. It had been anticipated as an entrant at the last Festival of Speed but just failed to complete an exhaustive ten year restoration in time. Here’s a lovely video of the first time the beast fired in over a century.
The “Beast of Turin” is an aptly-named four-cylinder 28.5 liter FIAT S76, the fastest (unofficially) car in the world in 1911 when it was recorded at 135 mph on public roads at Ostende in Belgium but was unable to complete a return run for the record. It had been anticipated as an entrant at the last Festival of Speed but just failed to complete an exhaustive ten year restoration in time. Here’s a lovely video of the first time the beast fired in over a century.
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The “Beast of Turin” is an aptly-named four-cylinder 28.5 liter FIAT S76, the fastest (unofficially) car in the world in 1911 when it was recorded at 135 mph on public roads at Ostende in Belgium but was unable to complete a return run for the record. It had been anticipated as an entrant at the last Festival of Speed but just failed to complete an exhaustive ten year restoration in time. Here’s a lovely video of the first time the beast fired in over a century.
The “Beast of Turin” is an aptly-named four-cylinder 28.5 liter FIAT S76, the fastest (unofficially) car in the world in 1911 when it was recorded at 135 mph on public roads at Ostende in Belgium but was unable to complete a return run for the record. It had been anticipated as an entrant at the last Festival of Speed but just failed to complete an exhaustive ten year restoration in time. Here’s a lovely video of the first time the beast fired in over a century.
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The “Beast of Turin” is an aptly-named four-cylinder 28.5 liter FIAT S76, the fastest (unofficially) car in the world in 1911 when it was recorded at 135 mph on public roads at Ostende in Belgium but was unable to complete a return run for the record. It had been anticipated as an entrant at the last Festival of Speed but just failed to complete an exhaustive ten year restoration in time. Here’s a lovely video of the first time the beast fired in over a century.
The “Beast of Turin” is an aptly-named four-cylinder 28.5 liter FIAT S76, the fastest (unofficially) car in the world in 1911 when it was recorded at 135 mph on public roads at Ostende in Belgium but was unable to complete a return run for the record. It had been anticipated as an entrant at the last Festival of Speed but just failed to complete an exhaustive ten year restoration in time. Here’s a lovely video of the first time the beast fired in over a century.
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The “Beast of Turin” is an aptly-named four-cylinder 28.5 liter FIAT S76, the fastest (unofficially) car in the world in 1911 when it was recorded at 135 mph on public roads at Ostende in Belgium but was unable to complete a return run for the record. It had been anticipated as an entrant at the last Festival of Speed but just failed to complete an exhaustive ten year restoration in time. Here’s a lovely video of the first time the beast fired in over a century.
Aston Martin Vantage Roadster and Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer
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Aston Martin Vantage Roadster and Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer
With the dynamic debut of the Aston Martin Vulcan, Aston Martin made sure some of the exotica from the marque’s past was on dynamic display too, including this DBR1 which won the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, the company’s only outright victory in the endurance classic.
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With the dynamic debut of the Aston Martin Vulcan, Aston Martin made sure some of the exotica from the marque’s past was on dynamic display too, including this DBR1 which won the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, the company’s only outright victory in the endurance classic.
The cars you see at Goodwood Festival of Speed are sometimes near priceless, despite the fact they are invariably driven in a cavalier fashion. There were only two Aston Martin DBR2s ever made. One of them sold for the equivalent of US $3,425,000 at a Christie’s auction in 1985, making it one of the three most valuable cars ever sold. One wonders what this car would fetch at auction today.
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The cars you see at Goodwood Festival of Speed are sometimes near priceless, despite the fact they are invariably driven in a cavalier fashion. There were only two Aston Martin DBR2s ever made. One of them sold for the equivalent of US $3,425,000 at a Christie’s auction in 1985, making it one of the three most valuable cars ever sold. One wonders what this car would fetch at auction today.
An Aston Martin Ulster very similar to the 1935 Aston Martin Ulster which topped the Bonhams sale on the Goodwood weekend.
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An Aston Martin Ulster very similar to the 1935 Aston Martin Ulster which topped the Bonhams sale on the Goodwood weekend.
Valentino Rossi gets a tumultuous reception from the Goodwood crowd as he rides his YZR-M1 MotoGP bike to the start line.
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Valentino Rossi gets a tumultuous reception from the Goodwood crowd as he rides his YZR-M1 MotoGP bike to the start line.
Already a sought-after classic, just 464 BMW 328 Roadsters were produced between 1936 and 1940, with the model already commanding million dollar plus auction prices. The model put BMW on the map as a manufacturer of fine sporting motor cars
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Already a sought-after classic, just 464 BMW 328 Roadsters were produced between 1936 and 1940, with the model already commanding million dollar plus auction prices. The model put BMW on the map as a manufacturer of fine sporting motor cars
An early 70s homologation Special by BMW, the CSL won the 1973 European Touring Car Championship and took a class victory at 24 Hours of Le Mans in the same year.
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An early 70s homologation Special by BMW, the CSL won the 1973 European Touring Car Championship and took a class victory at 24 Hours of Le Mans in the same year.
A replica of the Bentley Speed Six Blue Train Coupe with a story that reads like it is from a “Boys Own” Annual. In 1930, devilishly handsome and independently wealthy playboy and Bentley Chairman, Woolf Barnato accepted a bet while cruising on the French Riviera to race the fabled "Blue Train" to London. "Le Train Bleue" was a national symbol of technological prowess for the French, being the quickest, most luxurious transport available at the time, traveling from Cannes to Calais, crossing the English Channel by ferry to its final destination at London's Victoria station. Barnato won the race in his custom 6.5 liter Bentley Speed Six, pulling up outside his London club four minutes before the train reached Calais, having had to cross France on two lane public roads and the ferry to Dover into the bargain.
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A replica of the Bentley Speed Six Blue Train Coupe with a story that reads like it is from a “Boys Own” Annual. In 1930, devilishly handsome and independently wealthy playboy and Bentley Chairman, Woolf Barnato accepted a bet while cruising on the French Riviera to race the fabled "Blue Train" to London. "Le Train Bleue" was a national symbol of technological prowess for the French, being the quickest, most luxurious transport available at the time, traveling from Cannes to Calais, crossing the English Channel by ferry to its final destination at London's Victoria station. Barnato won the race in his custom 6.5 liter Bentley Speed Six, pulling up outside his London club four minutes before the train reached Calais, having had to cross France on two lane public roads and the ferry to Dover into the bargain.
Former World Rally Champ Hannu Mikkola returned to Goodwood this year in the ever-popular Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2, widely regarded as the most powerful rally car to have ever competed. Walter Röhrl used one to win Pikes Peak in 1987 with an engine boosted to produce 580 hp.
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Former World Rally Champ Hannu Mikkola returned to Goodwood this year in the ever-popular Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2, widely regarded as the most powerful rally car to have ever competed. Walter Röhrl used one to win Pikes Peak in 1987 with an engine boosted to produce 580 hp.
This 480 hp Auto Union Type D Doppel Kompressor (twin-supercharger) is one of the most valuable cars in the world, having been one of just a handful that survive from the pre-WW2 glory days when Auto Union dominated Grand Prix racing. A similar car went to auction at Pebble Beach in 2009 and was widely expected to sell beyond its estimate of $10 million and perhaps exceed the then most expensive car ever sold at auction, the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa which fetched €9,020,000 ($12,187,280) at RM’s Ferrari auction at Maranello in May 2009. It failed to sell in the aftermath of the GFC, but in today's climate, it would certainly sell within the top 10. How wondrous it is that cars such as these can be seen and heard at close quarters on full throttle instead of as a static display in a museum. Auto Union eventually became part of Audi, which continues the company's proud racing tradition. The fellow behind the wheel is Nick Mason, the drummer from Pink Floyd.
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This 480 hp Auto Union Type D Doppel Kompressor (twin-supercharger) is one of the most valuable cars in the world, having been one of just a handful that survive from the pre-WW2 glory days when Auto Union dominated Grand Prix racing. A similar car went to auction at Pebble Beach in 2009 and was widely expected to sell beyond its estimate of $10 million and perhaps exceed the then most expensive car ever sold at auction, the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa which fetched €9,020,000 ($12,187,280) at RM’s Ferrari auction at Maranello in May 2009. It failed to sell in the aftermath of the GFC, but in today's climate, it would certainly sell within the top 10. How wondrous it is that cars such as these can be seen and heard at close quarters on full throttle instead of as a static display in a museum. Auto Union eventually became part of Audi, which continues the company's proud racing tradition. The fellow behind the wheel is Nick Mason, the drummer from Pink Floyd.
The new generation Mercedes-AMG A 45, made its global debut at Goodwood, and was ideally suited to the twisty hillclimb thanks to its 4MATIC system, compact proportions and 381 hp
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The new generation Mercedes-AMG A 45, made its global debut at Goodwood, and was ideally suited to the twisty hillclimb thanks to its 4MATIC system, compact proportions and 381 hp
The 510 hp turbo V8 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S super saloon overwhelms it's rear tires
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The 510 hp turbo V8 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S super saloon overwhelms it's rear tires
Three time world champion Jackie Stewart laughs out loud at his great fortune in slipping behind the wheel of the legendary W 196 R Silver Arrow Mercedes-Benz which took Fangio to a world title
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Three time world champion Jackie Stewart laughs out loud at his great fortune in slipping behind the wheel of the legendary W 196 R Silver Arrow Mercedes-Benz which took Fangio to a world title
The Goodwood FOS no longer times F1 cars up the hill due to safety reasons (and the ultra competitive nature of those that drive them). That doesn't make the demonstrations any less spectacular though. This is Nico Rosberg getting set for a rapid departure in his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04 V8 Formula One car from 2013
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The Goodwood FOS no longer times F1 cars up the hill due to safety reasons (and the ultra competitive nature of those that drive them). That doesn't make the demonstrations any less spectacular though. This is Nico Rosberg getting set for a rapid departure in his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04 V8 Formula One car from 2013
Sir Sterling Moss regales the crowd, and he certainly has a few tales to tell
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Sir Sterling Moss regales the crowd, and he certainly has a few tales to tell
Mercedes-Benz Formula One driver and title contender Nico Rosberg taking a selfie with the assembled press behind him
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Mercedes-Benz Formula One driver and title contender Nico Rosberg taking a selfie with the assembled press behind him
The new generation Mercedes-AMG A 45, made its global debut at Goodwood, and was ideally suited to the twisty hillclimb thanks to its 4MATIC system, compact proportions and 381 hp
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The new generation Mercedes-AMG A 45, made its global debut at Goodwood, and was ideally suited to the twisty hillclimb thanks to its 4MATIC system, compact proportions and 381 hp
Nico Rosberg in his 2013 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04 V8 F1 car
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Nico Rosberg in his 2013 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04 V8 F1 car
Reunited with his 300 SLR "722" in which he won the Mille Miglia in record time, Sir Stirling Moss didn't spare the throttle. Behind him is the road car which emanated from the most advanced racing machine of the era, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Gullwing
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Reunited with his 300 SLR "722" in which he won the Mille Miglia in record time, Sir Stirling Moss didn't spare the throttle. Behind him is the road car which emanated from the most advanced racing machine of the era, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Gullwing
Sir Stirling Moss in the 300 SLR "722" in which he won the 1955 Mille Miglia in record time. Moss completed the 992-mile distance in 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds at an average speed of 99 mph (160 km/h), finishing more than half an hour in front of second-placed Juan Manuel Fangio in an identical car. 722 represents the start time for the car: 7.22 am
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Sir Stirling Moss in the 300 SLR "722" in which he won the 1955 Mille Miglia in record time. Moss completed the 992-mile distance in 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds at an average speed of 99 mph (160 km/h), finishing more than half an hour in front of second-placed Juan Manuel Fangio in an identical car. 722 represents the start time for the car: 7.22 am
Sir Sterling Moss in the W 196 R, a car which dominated Formula One racing in the mid-fifties as much as Mercedes-Benz does today, 60 years later
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Sir Sterling Moss in the W 196 R, a car which dominated Formula One racing in the mid-fifties as much as Mercedes-Benz does today, 60 years later
Nice picture from the seat of the 2013 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04 V8 F1 car
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Nice picture from the seat of the 2013 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04 V8 F1 car
Kenny Roberts' championship-winning 1978 YZR500
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Kenny Roberts' championship-winning 1978 YZR500
The featured marque at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2015 was Mazda, and the prize exhibit was the Mazda 787B that won the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The featured marque at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2015 was Mazda, and the prize exhibit was the Mazda 787B that won the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans
Valentino Rossi gets set for a run in the Mazda 787B that won the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Valentino Rossi gets set for a run in the Mazda 787B that won the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans
Valentino Rossi gets set tor a run up the hill in the Mazda 787B that won the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Valentino Rossi gets set tor a run up the hill in the Mazda 787B that won the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans
John Surtees, Valentino Rossi and Giacomo Agostini in the Goodwood Paddock
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John Surtees, Valentino Rossi and Giacomo Agostini in the Goodwood Paddock
Valentino Rossi and Lord March in Goodwood House
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Valentino Rossi and Lord March in Goodwood House
Citroen C4 Cactus
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Citroen C4 Cactus
The third Maserati Ghibli, Tipo M157, continues a Maserati tradition in naming its cars after the famous desert wind known in Libya as the Ghibli and in other parts of Africa as the Sirocco. Unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the all-wheel-drive Ghibli is offered with an eight-speed auto transmission and a choice of twin-turbo petrol or a turbodiesel engine
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The third Maserati Ghibli, Tipo M157, continues a Maserati tradition in naming its cars after the famous desert wind known in Libya as the Ghibli and in other parts of Africa as the Sirocco. Unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the all-wheel-drive Ghibli is offered with an eight-speed auto transmission and a choice of twin-turbo petrol or a turbodiesel engine
The third Maserati Ghibli, Tipo M157, continues a Maserati tradition in naming its cars after the famous desert wind known in Libya as the Ghibli and in other parts of Africa as the Sirocco. Unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the all-wheel-drive Ghibli is offered with an eight-speed auto transmission and a choice of twin-turbo petrol or a turbodiesel engine
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The third Maserati Ghibli, Tipo M157, continues a Maserati tradition in naming its cars after the famous desert wind known in Libya as the Ghibli and in other parts of Africa as the Sirocco. Unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the all-wheel-drive Ghibli is offered with an eight-speed auto transmission and a choice of twin-turbo petrol or a turbodiesel engine
Norton's Type F circa 1953/54. This is the prototype of the replacement for the Manx and only one was ever built. When all the major Italian factories got together and withdrew from the world championships, the project was shelved. Unlike the legendary upright single it was to replace, the cylinder in the Type F was horizontal in the same configuration as the Benelli and Moto Guzzi racers of the perio, with a view to lowering the center of gravity of the machine
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Norton's Type F circa 1953/54. This is the prototype of the replacement for the Manx and only one was ever built. When all the major Italian factories got together and withdrew from the world championships, the project was shelved. Unlike the legendary upright single it was to replace, the cylinder in the Type F was horizontal in the same configuration as the Benelli and Moto Guzzi racers of the perio, with a view to lowering the center of gravity of the machine
Norton's 1953/54 Type F prototype at left and a 1953 factory 500 cc Norton "Manx" at right
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Norton's 1953/54 Type F prototype at left and a 1953 factory 500 cc Norton "Manx" at right
Yet another Derek Bell Le Mans 24 Hour car. This one the 1995 McLaren F1 GTR in which he finished third in 1995 when the GT1 category McLaren made global news by finishing 1-3-4. The result emphasized just how special the McLaren F1 production was. The car remains the fastest naturally-aspirated production car the world has ever seen to this very day. Needless to say, that's Derek Bell behind the wheel
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Yet another Derek Bell Le Mans 24 Hour car. This one the 1995 McLaren F1 GTR in which he finished third in 1995 when the GT1 category McLaren made global news by finishing 1-3-4. The result emphasized just how special the McLaren F1 production was. The car remains the fastest naturally-aspirated production car the world has ever seen to this very day. Needless to say, that's Derek Bell behind the wheel
The Maserati 250F was Maserati’s Grand Prix car from 1954 to 1960, with 26 cars being made in total and the car a winner throughout it’s illustrious career, from the first race where it was taken to a win by Fangio in the 1954 Argentine Grand Prix before he switched to the Mercedes Benz Silver Arrows. Sterling Moss drove a 250F in winning the 1956 Monaco Grand Prix, and when Mercedes pulled out of racing, Fangio switched back to Maserati and won four Grands Prix (Argentina, Monaco, France and Germany) on the way to his 1957 title
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The Maserati 250F was Maserati’s Grand Prix car from 1954 to 1960, with 26 cars being made in total and the car a winner throughout it’s illustrious career, from the first race where it was taken to a win by Fangio in the 1954 Argentine Grand Prix before he switched to the Mercedes Benz Silver Arrows. Sterling Moss drove a 250F in winning the 1956 Monaco Grand Prix, and when Mercedes pulled out of racing, Fangio switched back to Maserati and won four Grands Prix (Argentina, Monaco, France and Germany) on the way to his 1957 title
The third Maserati Ghibli, Tipo M157, continues a Maserati tradition in naming its cars after the famous desert wind known in Libya as the Ghibli and in other parts of Africa as the Sirocco. Unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the all-wheel-drive Ghibli is offered with an eight-speed auto transmission and a choice of twin-turbo petrol or a turbodiesel engine
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The third Maserati Ghibli, Tipo M157, continues a Maserati tradition in naming its cars after the famous desert wind known in Libya as the Ghibli and in other parts of Africa as the Sirocco. Unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the all-wheel-drive Ghibli is offered with an eight-speed auto transmission and a choice of twin-turbo petrol or a turbodiesel engine
The third Maserati Ghibli, Tipo M157, continues a Maserati tradition in naming its cars after the famous desert wind known in Libya as the Ghibli and in other parts of Africa as the Sirocco. Unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the all-wheel-drive Ghibli is offered with an eight-speed auto transmission and a choice of twin-turbo petrol or a turbodiesel engine
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The third Maserati Ghibli, Tipo M157, continues a Maserati tradition in naming its cars after the famous desert wind known in Libya as the Ghibli and in other parts of Africa as the Sirocco. Unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the all-wheel-drive Ghibli is offered with an eight-speed auto transmission and a choice of twin-turbo petrol or a turbodiesel engine
The third Maserati Ghibli, Tipo M157, continues a Maserati tradition in naming its cars after the famous desert wind known in Libya as the Ghibli and in other parts of Africa as the Sirocco. Unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the all-wheel-drive Ghibli is offered with an eight-speed auto transmission and a choice of twin-turbo petrol or a turbodiesel engine
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The third Maserati Ghibli, Tipo M157, continues a Maserati tradition in naming its cars after the famous desert wind known in Libya as the Ghibli and in other parts of Africa as the Sirocco. Unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the all-wheel-drive Ghibli is offered with an eight-speed auto transmission and a choice of twin-turbo petrol or a turbodiesel engine
The third Maserati Ghibli, Tipo M157, continues a Maserati tradition in naming its cars after the famous desert wind known in Libya as the Ghibli and in other parts of Africa as the Sirocco. Unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the all-wheel-drive Ghibli is offered with an eight-speed auto transmission and a choice of twin-turbo petrol or a turbodiesel engine
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The third Maserati Ghibli, Tipo M157, continues a Maserati tradition in naming its cars after the famous desert wind known in Libya as the Ghibli and in other parts of Africa as the Sirocco. Unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the all-wheel-drive Ghibli is offered with an eight-speed auto transmission and a choice of twin-turbo petrol or a turbodiesel engine
The Revs Institute in Florida restored this 12.5 liter (775 ci), 100 bhp 1908 Mors Grand Prix car and shipped it to Goodwood to take part in the celebration. Like the "Beast of Turin" this monumentally large automobile made an astonishing noise and was a crowd favorite. There's a lot more coverage of the car on the official Festival of Speed site. It's driver in the 1908 French (and only) Grand Prix was none other than the world's first "fastest man," Camille Jenatzy
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The Revs Institute in Florida restored this 12.5 liter (775 ci), 100 bhp 1908 Mors Grand Prix car and shipped it to Goodwood to take part in the celebration. Like the "Beast of Turin" this monumentally large automobile made an astonishing noise and was a crowd favorite. There's a lot more coverage of the car on the official Festival of Speed site. It's driver in the 1908 French (and only) Grand Prix was none other than the world's first "fastest man," Camille Jenatzy
Harry Hunt’s Dakar-spec X-raid ALL4 Mini Cooper Countryman has a 3.0-liter diesel engine with 340 hp and 590 lb-ft of grunt. The Mini has now won four straight Dakar Rallies
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Harry Hunt’s Dakar-spec X-raid ALL4 Mini Cooper Countryman has a 3.0-liter diesel engine with 340 hp and 590 lb-ft of grunt. The Mini has now won four straight Dakar Rallies
Harry Hunt’s Dakar-spec X-raid ALL4 Mini Cooper Countryman has a 3.0-liter diesel engine with 340 hp and 590 lb-ft of grunt. The Mini has now won four straight Dakar Rallies
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Harry Hunt’s Dakar-spec X-raid ALL4 Mini Cooper Countryman has a 3.0-liter diesel engine with 340 hp and 590 lb-ft of grunt. The Mini has now won four straight Dakar Rallies
Now it's unlikely you've ever seen one of these before, unless you're a devotee of the PlayStation 3 video game Gran Turismo 5 or Gran Turismo 6 or you've been to the Red Bull Museum. The Red Bull X2010 (originally named Red Bull X1) is a prototype vehicle designed by the world's most successful Formula One race car designer, Adrian Newey in response to a request by Gran Turismo chief Kazunori Yamauchi's for Newy to build "the fastest racing car on land, one that throws aside all rules and regulations."The prototype was designed by then Red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey in conjunction with Yamauchi. It features enclosed wheels, and a "fan element" to increase low and medium-speed downforce (much like a Chaparral 2J or Brabham BT46B)
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Now it's unlikely you've ever seen one of these before, unless you're a devotee of the PlayStation 3 video game Gran Turismo 5 or Gran Turismo 6 or you've been to the Red Bull Museum. The Red Bull X2010 (originally named Red Bull X1) is a prototype vehicle designed by the world's most successful Formula One race car designer, Adrian Newey in response to a request by Gran Turismo chief Kazunori Yamauchi's for Newy to build "the fastest racing car on land, one that throws aside all rules and regulations."The prototype was designed by then Red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey in conjunction with Yamauchi. It features enclosed wheels, and a "fan element" to increase low and medium-speed downforce (much like a Chaparral 2J or Brabham BT46B)
Red Bull's simulated racing experience was booked out solidly every day
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Red Bull's simulated racing experience was booked out solidly every day
The Moving Motor Show at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015
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The Moving Motor Show at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015
Autosport like music is commonality which brings many people together: English rapper and singer-songwriter, Professor Green having fun in the paddock
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Autosport like music is commonality which brings many people together: English rapper and singer-songwriter, Professor Green having fun in the paddock
Shootout winner Olly Clark with guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, and former frontman for Kiss, gasp, Gene Simmons and Lord March
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Shootout winner Olly Clark with guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, and former frontman for Kiss, gasp, Gene Simmons and Lord March
Lord March and Valentino Rossi with Rossi's YZR-M1 inside Goodwood House
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Lord March and Valentino Rossi with Rossi's YZR-M1 inside Goodwood House
Scott Redding on Honda's new RC213V-S road bike, awaiting a parade lap
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Scott Redding on Honda's new RC213V-S road bike, awaiting a parade lap
Scott Redding on Honda's new RC213V-S road bike, awaiting a parade lap
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Scott Redding on Honda's new RC213V-S road bike, awaiting a parade lap
Kenny Roberts on the YZR500 which took him to the first of his three world 500 cc road racing titles in 1978
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Kenny Roberts on the YZR500 which took him to the first of his three world 500 cc road racing titles in 1978
Olly Clark in his Gobstopper II, a 780 hp Subaru Impreza which topped the time-sheets for the weekend with a run of 44.91. Seeing the car in action, you'd find it hard to believe that anyone could go up the hill faster but ... in 1999, Nick Heidfeld in a McLaren F1 car went up in 41.6 seconds
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Olly Clark in his Gobstopper II, a 780 hp Subaru Impreza which topped the time-sheets for the weekend with a run of 44.91. Seeing the car in action, you'd find it hard to believe that anyone could go up the hill faster but ... in 1999, Nick Heidfeld in a McLaren F1 car went up in 41.6 seconds
On Saturday, 36-year-old Valentino Rossi had a day which even he will regard as a life highlight when he beat rivals Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez to win the Dutch TT, extending his lead in the world MotoGP championship. On Sunday, no doubt, he topped Saturday's experience
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On Saturday, 36-year-old Valentino Rossi had a day which even he will regard as a life highlight when he beat rivals Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez to win the Dutch TT, extending his lead in the world MotoGP championship. On Sunday, no doubt, he topped Saturday's experience
Valentino Rossi rides into Goodwood House on his Yamaha YZR-M1. Lord March at right
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Valentino Rossi rides into Goodwood House on his Yamaha YZR-M1. Lord March at right
Nico Rosberg and Sir Sterling Moss. Nico has driven for Mercedes-Benz since 2010. Moss last drove for the marque in 1955. Nico is 30 years-of-age. Moss is 85, raced from 1948 to 1962, won 212 of the 529 races he entered, and drove 84 different makes of car
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Nico Rosberg and Sir Sterling Moss. Nico has driven for Mercedes-Benz since 2010. Moss last drove for the marque in 1955. Nico is 30 years-of-age. Moss is 85, raced from 1948 to 1962, won 212 of the 529 races he entered, and drove 84 different makes of car
Valentino Rossi and BBC TV’s Suzi Perry
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Valentino Rossi and BBC TV’s Suzi Perry
Lorina McLoughlin in an Osella FAI-D, the F1 car of Italian team Squadra Corse Osella in 1982 and 1983. Lorina won her eighth ladies award at Goodwood in the car, which competed in the “Flat Broke but fearless” category which celebrated the smaller F1 teams. The underpowered FA1-D never managed to qualify for a Grand Prix
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Lorina McLoughlin in an Osella FAI-D, the F1 car of Italian team Squadra Corse Osella in 1982 and 1983. Lorina won her eighth ladies award at Goodwood in the car, which competed in the “Flat Broke but fearless” category which celebrated the smaller F1 teams. The underpowered FA1-D never managed to qualify for a Grand Prix
World Superbike Chapmionship rider Chaz Davies made wonderful noises on his Ducati Panigale R superbike
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World Superbike Chapmionship rider Chaz Davies made wonderful noises on his Ducati Panigale R superbike
Former F1 drivers Marc Gene and Max Chilton share a selfie. Marc won the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours and now commentates on F1 for Spanish television. Max now drives for Nissan in the FIA World Endurance Championships and is quite the personality, having recently penned A bullshitter's guide to Le Mans 2015 for GQ magazine.
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Former F1 drivers Marc Gene and Max Chilton share a selfie. Marc won the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours and now commentates on F1 for Spanish television. Max now drives for Nissan in the FIA World Endurance Championships and is quite the personality, having recently penned A bullshitter's guide to Le Mans 2015 for GQ magazine.
Kazunori Yamauchi in the Group 44 1974 Jaguar E-Type which won the Class B production car championship of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) in 1974 and 1975. Kazunori Yamauchi is the CEO of Polyphony Digital and creator of the ultra-realistic race simulator Gran Turismo video game series
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Kazunori Yamauchi in the Group 44 1974 Jaguar E-Type which won the Class B production car championship of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) in 1974 and 1975. Kazunori Yamauchi is the CEO of Polyphony Digital and creator of the ultra-realistic race simulator Gran Turismo video game series
MotoGP ace Valentino Rossi takes a spin in the Mazda 787B that won the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans
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MotoGP ace Valentino Rossi takes a spin in the Mazda 787B that won the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans
Valentino Rossi gets an opportunity to sample the Porsche 962C which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1987
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Valentino Rossi gets an opportunity to sample the Porsche 962C which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1987
Citroen WRC driver Chris Meeke gets down to business in the Citroen DS3 WRC car
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Citroen WRC driver Chris Meeke gets down to business in the Citroen DS3 WRC car
A truckload of two-wheeled talent: "Fast Freddie" Spencer (3 world titles), Phil Read (8), John Surtees (7), Valentino Rossi (8), Giacomo Agostini (15)
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A truckload of two-wheeled talent: "Fast Freddie" Spencer (3 world titles), Phil Read (8), John Surtees (7), Valentino Rossi (8), Giacomo Agostini (15)
Eight world titles each: Phil Read and Valentino Rossi
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Eight world titles each: Phil Read and Valentino Rossi
Koenigsegg's Regera: 1,500 hp (1,118 kW) and 1,475 lb-ft (2,000 Nm) of torque and no gearshifting required
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Koenigsegg's Regera: 1,500 hp (1,118 kW) and 1,475 lb-ft (2,000 Nm) of torque and no gearshifting required
Brendon Hartley in the Porsche 919 Hybrid which won this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Brendon Hartley in the Porsche 919 Hybrid which won this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans
Jessica Button keeps Jenson company while he waits in the McLaren MP4-6 for a run up the hill
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Jessica Button keeps Jenson company while he waits in the McLaren MP4-6 for a run up the hill
Three-time World F1 champ, former team principal, commentator and compere Sir John "Jackie" Stewart signing autographs in the paddock
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Three-time World F1 champ, former team principal, commentator and compere Sir John "Jackie" Stewart signing autographs in the paddock
Felix Baumgartner, Sir Sterling Moss, FIA President Jean Todt and Nick Mason. For those not familiar with Baumgartner, he set numerous world records in October 2012 when he jumped from a helium balloon approximately 39 km above the earth, reaching an estimated speed of 1,357.64 km/h (843.6 mph), or Mach 1.25. He hence became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power
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Felix Baumgartner, Sir Sterling Moss, FIA President Jean Todt and Nick Mason. For those not familiar with Baumgartner, he set numerous world records in October 2012 when he jumped from a helium balloon approximately 39 km above the earth, reaching an estimated speed of 1,357.64 km/h (843.6 mph), or Mach 1.25. He hence became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power
The only man in history to win the World Formula One Drivers Championship AND the World 500 cc Motorcycle Riders Championship: John Surtees. Surtees actually won seven motorcycle titles (350 cc in 1958, 1959, 1960 and 500 cc in 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960) plus six F1 Grands Prix and the world F1 drivers title in 1964. He won his bike titles riding for MV Agusta and his F1 title driving for Ferrari
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The only man in history to win the World Formula One Drivers Championship AND the World 500 cc Motorcycle Riders Championship: John Surtees. Surtees actually won seven motorcycle titles (350 cc in 1958, 1959, 1960 and 500 cc in 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960) plus six F1 Grands Prix and the world F1 drivers title in 1964. He won his bike titles riding for MV Agusta and his F1 title driving for Ferrari
Former Red Bull F1 driver Mark Webber finished second in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans in factory Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 car. He looks a bit more relaxed these days
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Former Red Bull F1 driver Mark Webber finished second in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans in factory Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 car. He looks a bit more relaxed these days
The gorgeous Maserati 250F awaits the start. The Maserati 250F was Maserati’s Grand Prix car from 1954 to 1960, with 26 cars being made in total and the car a winner throughout it’s illustrious career, from the first race where it was taken to a win by Fangio in the 1954 Argentine Grand Prix before he switched to the Mercedes Benz Silver Arrows. Sterling Moss drove a 250F in winning the 1956 Monaco Grand Prix, and when Mercedes pulled out of racing, Fangio switched back to Maserati and won four Grands Prix (Argentina, Monaco, France and Germany) on the way to his 1957 title
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The gorgeous Maserati 250F awaits the start. The Maserati 250F was Maserati’s Grand Prix car from 1954 to 1960, with 26 cars being made in total and the car a winner throughout it’s illustrious career, from the first race where it was taken to a win by Fangio in the 1954 Argentine Grand Prix before he switched to the Mercedes Benz Silver Arrows. Sterling Moss drove a 250F in winning the 1956 Monaco Grand Prix, and when Mercedes pulled out of racing, Fangio switched back to Maserati and won four Grands Prix (Argentina, Monaco, France and Germany) on the way to his 1957 title
Twice world Superbike Champ Troy Corser is a regular at Goodwood, this time getting to ride the beautiful lightweight BMW R50 of Ferdinand Kaczor
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Twice world Superbike Champ Troy Corser is a regular at Goodwood, this time getting to ride the beautiful lightweight BMW R50 of Ferdinand Kaczor
It's 60 years since Sir Sterling Moss drove this car at 100 mph for ten hours to win the Mille Miglia, but the look on his face says it all
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It's 60 years since Sir Sterling Moss drove this car at 100 mph for ten hours to win the Mille Miglia, but the look on his face says it all
American legend Robby Gordon in one of his Stadium Supertrucks on Saturday. Robbie had a huge rollover on Sunday
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American legend Robby Gordon in one of his Stadium Supertrucks on Saturday. Robbie had a huge rollover on Sunday
Andy Middlehurst in the 1966 Lotus 43 Formula One Grand Prix car. The unreliable, underpowered and heavy BRM engine was a liability and the car won just one race, being the 1966 United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in the hands of Jim Clark
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Andy Middlehurst in the 1966 Lotus 43 Formula One Grand Prix car. The unreliable, underpowered and heavy BRM engine was a liability and the car won just one race, being the 1966 United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in the hands of Jim Clark
Auto enthusiast Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) awaits his run in the Auto Union. Mason is accustomed to driving priceless cars, as he owns a slew of exotica including a Ferrari GTO
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Auto enthusiast Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) awaits his run in the Auto Union. Mason is accustomed to driving priceless cars, as he owns a slew of exotica including a Ferrari GTO
JJ Lehto driving the 1997 McLaren F1 GTR "Longtail" in which he won the 1997 FIA GT Championship. This car sold for $5,280,000 last year
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JJ Lehto driving the 1997 McLaren F1 GTR "Longtail" in which he won the 1997 FIA GT Championship. This car sold for $5,280,000 last year
The 650 hp twin-turbo V8 Noble M600 isn’t cheap at around US$330,000 but on the same track on the same day, it smoked all its competitors to take out the Michelin Supercar award. Anthony Reid’s time of 51.33 seconds beat the Lexus LFA of Chris Ward by 0.78 seconds with third spot going to the new Aston Martin GT12 driven by Matt Becker. Though ineligible for the supercar shoot-out, Nissan’s Juke-R 2.0 set a time which would have given it third place in the category. The Juke was driven by last year’s supercar winner Jann Mardenborough (the winner of the third Nissan Playstation GT Academy
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The 650 hp twin-turbo V8 Noble M600 isn’t cheap at around US$330,000 but on the same track on the same day, it smoked all its competitors to take out the Michelin Supercar award. Anthony Reid’s time of 51.33 seconds beat the Lexus LFA of Chris Ward by 0.78 seconds with third spot going to the new Aston Martin GT12 driven by Matt Becker. Though ineligible for the supercar shoot-out, Nissan’s Juke-R 2.0 set a time which would have given it third place in the category. The Juke was driven by last year’s supercar winner Jann Mardenborough (the winner of the third Nissan Playstation GT Academy
2015 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Brendon Hartley took the race-winning Porsche 919 Hybrid out for a spin
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2015 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Brendon Hartley took the race-winning Porsche 919 Hybrid out for a spin
Frenchman Jeannot Ragnotti is a former rally driver for Renault in the World Rally Championship who turns 70 later this year. Ragnotti won the Monte Carlo Rally in 1981 in a Renault 5 Turbo, the first turbocharged car to win a WRC event. He's lost none of his skills, doing things in his Renault 5 Turbo which racing drivers a third his age would not attempt. His favorite trick is a well-controlled 360 degree spin, which he performed regularly during his runs at Goodwood
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Frenchman Jeannot Ragnotti is a former rally driver for Renault in the World Rally Championship who turns 70 later this year. Ragnotti won the Monte Carlo Rally in 1981 in a Renault 5 Turbo, the first turbocharged car to win a WRC event. He's lost none of his skills, doing things in his Renault 5 Turbo which racing drivers a third his age would not attempt. His favorite trick is a well-controlled 360 degree spin, which he performed regularly during his runs at Goodwood
2000 Nascar Cup Bobby Labonte attended his first Goodwood driving a current-spec Chevrolet Impala SS racecar
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2000 Nascar Cup Bobby Labonte attended his first Goodwood driving a current-spec Chevrolet Impala SS racecar
Kris Meeke demonstrated the Citroen DS3 WRC car with which he won this year's Rally Argentina
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Kris Meeke demonstrated the Citroen DS3 WRC car with which he won this year's Rally Argentina
Felipe Massa's Williams FW13B flashes past Goodwood house
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Felipe Massa's Williams FW13B flashes past Goodwood house
Jann Mardenborough was the third graduate of the GT Academy run by Playstation and Nissan and he's going places just as quickly as his predecessors, Lucas Ordonez and Jordan Tresson. He was at Goodwood to punt Nissan's range around alongside Al Buncombe and Sir Chris Hoy, though he got the task of driving the Juke-R 2.0. He was also there to evangelize the GT Academy and to help choose three people from the Goodwood masses to receive "golden ticket" entries to its GT Academy which turns Gran Turismo 6 gamers into genuine racers. The Academy Race Camp kicks off in Abu Dhabi in October
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Jann Mardenborough was the third graduate of the GT Academy run by Playstation and Nissan and he's going places just as quickly as his predecessors, Lucas Ordonez and Jordan Tresson. He was at Goodwood to punt Nissan's range around alongside Al Buncombe and Sir Chris Hoy, though he got the task of driving the Juke-R 2.0. He was also there to evangelize the GT Academy and to help choose three people from the Goodwood masses to receive "golden ticket" entries to its GT Academy which turns Gran Turismo 6 gamers into genuine racers. The Academy Race Camp kicks off in Abu Dhabi in October
Felipe Massa was at Goodwood to represent his new employer Williams F1. Here he prepares to climb into one of several Williams cars which ran on the weekend: the 1990 Renault-engined V10 FW13B F
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Felipe Massa was at Goodwood to represent his new employer Williams F1. Here he prepares to climb into one of several Williams cars which ran on the weekend: the 1990 Renault-engined V10 FW13B F
If you don't know who this is, you probably won't care. It's Giacomo Agostini on his MV Agusta. Between the bike and the rider, they were unbeatable. In 1968, Agostini won ten races in a row because there were only ten races. In 1969 he won ten races in a row then didn't attend the final two races (a sporting gesture), then did the same in 1970. In 1971 he won the first eight races then decided to give the Ulster GP a miss on safety grounds, then had a DNF in the following GP. That is, he won 38 consecutive GPs he contested, which MV Agusta it was we don't know and it probably doesn't matter much because they all won nearly every race they contested
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If you don't know who this is, you probably won't care. It's Giacomo Agostini on his MV Agusta. Between the bike and the rider, they were unbeatable. In 1968, Agostini won ten races in a row because there were only ten races. In 1969 he won ten races in a row then didn't attend the final two races (a sporting gesture), then did the same in 1970. In 1971 he won the first eight races then decided to give the Ulster GP a miss on safety grounds, then had a DNF in the following GP. That is, he won 38 consecutive GPs he contested, which MV Agusta it was we don't know and it probably doesn't matter much because they all won nearly every race they contested
82-year-old Sammy Miller had one of the most extraordinary careers. He won the famous and dangerous North West 200 road race three times, finished third in a world 250 road race championship, was British Trials Champion 11 times, won nine gold medals at the ISDT, developed a winning two-stroke trials bike from scratch in 12 days (the Bultaco Sherpa T), developed his own international parts supply business, an internationally recognized museum. The full story is too long for a caption
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82-year-old Sammy Miller had one of the most extraordinary careers. He won the famous and dangerous North West 200 road race three times, finished third in a world 250 road race championship, was British Trials Champion 11 times, won nine gold medals at the ISDT, developed a winning two-stroke trials bike from scratch in 12 days (the Bultaco Sherpa T), developed his own international parts supply business, an internationally recognized museum. The full story is too long for a caption
2009 F1 champ Jenson Button is a favorite with British crowds
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2009 F1 champ Jenson Button is a favorite with British crowds
World F1 champ in 1996, and part of the only father-son duo to win titles, Damon Hill these days does a lot of work for charity, including donating his personal copy of F1 Opus for auction at the Bonhams Goodwood auction, raising over $30,000 for The Halow Project
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World F1 champ in 1996, and part of the only father-son duo to win titles, Damon Hill these days does a lot of work for charity, including donating his personal copy of F1 Opus for auction at the Bonhams Goodwood auction, raising over $30,000 for The Halow Project
Pierluigi Martini in the 1989 Minardi M189 in which he performed near miraculous feats and indeed, even led a Grand Prix. There's a detailed story on Martini and his "in period" exploits in this car at F1Fanatic
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Pierluigi Martini in the 1989 Minardi M189 in which he performed near miraculous feats and indeed, even led a Grand Prix. There's a detailed story on Martini and his "in period" exploits in this car at F1Fanatic
Drifting is a new, non-traditional facet to motorsport and this year was it's first at Goodwood. Mad Mike Whiddett and his Mad Bull Mazda RX-7 were part of the first drifting display at the Festival of Speed. The RX-7 makes 534 hp at the rear wheels
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Drifting is a new, non-traditional facet to motorsport and this year was it's first at Goodwood. Mad Mike Whiddett and his Mad Bull Mazda RX-7 were part of the first drifting display at the Festival of Speed. The RX-7 makes 534 hp at the rear wheels
Jenson Button puts McLaren's new 570S through it's paces. The 570S Coupé is a classic sports car with a mid-mounted twin-turbo V8, rear-wheel drive layout and a carbon fiber chassis. The engine produces 562 hp and 600 Nm (442 lb.ft) of torque, driving through a seven-speed SSG transmission to Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires. Carbon ceramic brakes are standard
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Jenson Button puts McLaren's new 570S through it's paces. The 570S Coupé is a classic sports car with a mid-mounted twin-turbo V8, rear-wheel drive layout and a carbon fiber chassis. The engine produces 562 hp and 600 Nm (442 lb.ft) of torque, driving through a seven-speed SSG transmission to Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires. Carbon ceramic brakes are standard
The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has an aluminum space frame, carbon-fiber hood and removable carbon-fiber roof panel, a supercharged 6.2L aluminum V8 engine delivering 650 horsepower and 650 lb.ft of torque and a choice of 7-speed manual or 8-speed paddle-shift automatic. It wasn’t the fastest up the hill
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The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has an aluminum space frame, carbon-fiber hood and removable carbon-fiber roof panel, a supercharged 6.2L aluminum V8 engine delivering 650 horsepower and 650 lb.ft of torque and a choice of 7-speed manual or 8-speed paddle-shift automatic. It wasn’t the fastest up the hill
The Arash AF8 has a warm 7.0-liter GM V8 engine mounted amidships, firing out 550 hp at 6,500 rpm, and generating 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque at 5,000 rpm. The engine breathes naturally with the help of a carbon intake system, while a titanium exhaust system spits things out the other end. A six-speed manual transmission mounted to the rear subframe puts the driver in charge of gear selection
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The Arash AF8 has a warm 7.0-liter GM V8 engine mounted amidships, firing out 550 hp at 6,500 rpm, and generating 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque at 5,000 rpm. The engine breathes naturally with the help of a carbon intake system, while a titanium exhaust system spits things out the other end. A six-speed manual transmission mounted to the rear subframe puts the driver in charge of gear selection
One of the many hypercars to tackle Goodwood's hill at the weekend: the Koenigsegg One:1. The name comes from it’s 1,341 hp and weight of just 1,360 kg. That's one horse for every kilo, or close enough to round up without thinking twice. Starting with the already ultra powerful, lightweight Agera, Koenigsegg reached deep into its bag of tricks to strip more weight, add more downforce and create one of the world's most extreme machines. Top speed is listed as 273-mph (440 km/h) but it wasn’t the quickest up the hill
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One of the many hypercars to tackle Goodwood's hill at the weekend: the Koenigsegg One:1. The name comes from it’s 1,341 hp and weight of just 1,360 kg. That's one horse for every kilo, or close enough to round up without thinking twice. Starting with the already ultra powerful, lightweight Agera, Koenigsegg reached deep into its bag of tricks to strip more weight, add more downforce and create one of the world's most extreme machines. Top speed is listed as 273-mph (440 km/h) but it wasn’t the quickest up the hill
A king's ransom of supercars line up for timed runs up the hill. That's a Ferrari FXX followed by a Ferrari California T
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A king's ransom of supercars line up for timed runs up the hill. That's a Ferrari FXX followed by a Ferrari California T
Ferrari's new 488 GTB was launched earlier this year as a replacement for the Ferrari 458. With its 3.9-liter displacement augmented by twin turbochargers, the 488 GTB’s engine is 600 cc smaller than the 458’s V8, but produces 760 Nm of torque and 492 kW (660 hp) of power – both of which comfortably usurp the 458’s outputs
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Ferrari's new 488 GTB was launched earlier this year as a replacement for the Ferrari 458. With its 3.9-liter displacement augmented by twin turbochargers, the 488 GTB’s engine is 600 cc smaller than the 458’s V8, but produces 760 Nm of torque and 492 kW (660 hp) of power – both of which comfortably usurp the 458’s outputs
Lamborghini's Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce surfaced at this year's Geneva Motor Show, with a naturally-aspirated V12 engine producing 750 hp (552 kW) and enabling a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of just 2.8 seconds. Its top speed is reportedly somewhere over 350 km/h (217 mph), and its power-to-weight ratio is 2.03 kg/hp
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Lamborghini's Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce surfaced at this year's Geneva Motor Show, with a naturally-aspirated V12 engine producing 750 hp (552 kW) and enabling a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of just 2.8 seconds. Its top speed is reportedly somewhere over 350 km/h (217 mph), and its power-to-weight ratio is 2.03 kg/hp
Ken Block demonstrates his 1965 Hoonigan Racing all-wheel-drive Ford Mustang, complete with a 410 ci Roush Yates V8 producing 845 hp
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Ken Block demonstrates his 1965 Hoonigan Racing all-wheel-drive Ford Mustang, complete with a 410 ci Roush Yates V8 producing 845 hp
The fireworks on Saturday evening were spactacular
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The fireworks on Saturday evening were spactacular
The Rolls-Royce Wraith competed in the Michelin Supercar Run, spending it’s time in the Supercar Paddock in between. The Wraith was finished in Ensign Red with contrast silver, and was driven by Joerg Weidinger, a champion mountain and hillclimb driver and test engineer for BMW Motorsport. BMW now owns Rolls-Royce
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The Rolls-Royce Wraith competed in the Michelin Supercar Run, spending it’s time in the Supercar Paddock in between. The Wraith was finished in Ensign Red with contrast silver, and was driven by Joerg Weidinger, a champion mountain and hillclimb driver and test engineer for BMW Motorsport. BMW now owns Rolls-Royce
The Rolls-Royce Wraith competed in the Michelin Supercar Run, spending it’s time in the Supercar Paddock in between. The Wraith was finished in Ensign Red with contrast silver, and was driven by Joerg Weidinger, a champion mountain and hillclimb driver and test engineer for BMW Motorsport. BMW now owns Rolls-Royce
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The Rolls-Royce Wraith competed in the Michelin Supercar Run, spending it’s time in the Supercar Paddock in between. The Wraith was finished in Ensign Red with contrast silver, and was driven by Joerg Weidinger, a champion mountain and hillclimb driver and test engineer for BMW Motorsport. BMW now owns Rolls-Royce
The Course Car this year was a Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II driven by the company's chief tester, David Monks. The roof-mounted LED race lights were handcrafted in aluminum at the Rolls-Royce plant. The Car was finished in Diamond Black, with an interior in Black and contrasting Hotspur Red leather and Black Stained Ash veneer
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The Course Car this year was a Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II driven by the company's chief tester, David Monks. The roof-mounted LED race lights were handcrafted in aluminum at the Rolls-Royce plant. The Car was finished in Diamond Black, with an interior in Black and contrasting Hotspur Red leather and Black Stained Ash veneer
The Course Car this year was a Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II driven by the company's chief tester, David Monks. The roof-mounted LED race lights were handcrafted in aluminum at the Rolls-Royce plant. The Car was finished in Diamond Black, with an interior in Black and contrasting Hotspur Red leather and Black Stained Ash veneer
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The Course Car this year was a Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II driven by the company's chief tester, David Monks. The roof-mounted LED race lights were handcrafted in aluminum at the Rolls-Royce plant. The Car was finished in Diamond Black, with an interior in Black and contrasting Hotspur Red leather and Black Stained Ash veneer
Mercedes-Benz is a huge supporter of the Festival, and always takes a slew of cars from the museum in Stuttgart to the event, many of which are driven in their full glory. This is the Mercedes-Benz C111 concept car from 1969. The car had the astonishing drag co-efficient of 0.191 and a top speed of 200 mph. A series of prototypes were built, initially with a three-rotor and then a four-rotor Wankel-engine and development continued until 1979 when a 500 hp (372 kW) 4.8 liter twin-turbo V8 version ran a lap of the Nardo test circuit in Italy at 403.78 km/h (250.958 mph). It wasn't driven at Goodwood but it sure was pretty
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Mercedes-Benz is a huge supporter of the Festival, and always takes a slew of cars from the museum in Stuttgart to the event, many of which are driven in their full glory. This is the Mercedes-Benz C111 concept car from 1969. The car had the astonishing drag co-efficient of 0.191 and a top speed of 200 mph. A series of prototypes were built, initially with a three-rotor and then a four-rotor Wankel-engine and development continued until 1979 when a 500 hp (372 kW) 4.8 liter twin-turbo V8 version ran a lap of the Nardo test circuit in Italy at 403.78 km/h (250.958 mph). It wasn't driven at Goodwood but it sure was pretty
NSU is a now defunct German motorcycle which became part of Audi. In the 1930s, NSU produced 350 cc, 500 cc and 600 cc versions of the NSU Bullus, a bike ridden to great success by the man it was named after, the British motorcycle racer Tom Bullus
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NSU is a now defunct German motorcycle which became part of Audi. In the 1930s, NSU produced 350 cc, 500 cc and 600 cc versions of the NSU Bullus, a bike ridden to great success by the man it was named after, the British motorcycle racer Tom Bullus
Now it's unlikely you've ever seen one of these before, unless you're a devotee of the PlayStation 3 video game Gran Turismo 5 or Gran Turismo 6 or you've been to the Red Bull Museum. The Red Bull X2010 (originally named Red Bull X1) is a prototype vehicle designed by the world's most successful Formula One race car designer, Adrian Newey in response to a request by Gran Turismo chief Kazunori Yamauchi's for Newy to build "the fastest racing car on land, one that throws aside all rules and regulations". The prototype was designed by Newey (then Red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer) in conjunction with Yamauchi. It features enclosed wheels, and a "fan element" to increase low and medium-speed downforce (much like a Chaparral 2J or Brabham BT46B)
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Now it's unlikely you've ever seen one of these before, unless you're a devotee of the PlayStation 3 video game Gran Turismo 5 or Gran Turismo 6 or you've been to the Red Bull Museum. The Red Bull X2010 (originally named Red Bull X1) is a prototype vehicle designed by the world's most successful Formula One race car designer, Adrian Newey in response to a request by Gran Turismo chief Kazunori Yamauchi's for Newy to build "the fastest racing car on land, one that throws aside all rules and regulations". The prototype was designed by Newey (then Red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer) in conjunction with Yamauchi. It features enclosed wheels, and a "fan element" to increase low and medium-speed downforce (much like a Chaparral 2J or Brabham BT46B)
Now it's unlikely you've ever seen one of these before, unless you're a devotee of the PlayStation 3 video game Gran Turismo 5 or Gran Turismo 6 or you've been to the Red Bull Museum. The Red Bull X2010 (originally named Red Bull X1) is a prototype vehicle designed by the world's most successful Formula One race car designer, Adrian Newey in response to a request by Gran Turismo chief Kazunori Yamauchi's for Newy to build "the fastest racing car on land, one that throws aside all rules and regulations". The prototype was designed by Newey (then Red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer) in conjunction with Yamauchi. It features enclosed wheels, and a "fan element" to increase low and medium-speed downforce (much like a Chaparral 2J or Brabham BT46B)The prototype was designed by Newey (then Red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey in conjunction with Yamauchi. It features enclosed wheels, and a "fan element" to increase low and medium-speed downforce (much like a Chaparral 2J or Brabham BT46B).
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Now it's unlikely you've ever seen one of these before, unless you're a devotee of the PlayStation 3 video game Gran Turismo 5 or Gran Turismo 6 or you've been to the Red Bull Museum. The Red Bull X2010 (originally named Red Bull X1) is a prototype vehicle designed by the world's most successful Formula One race car designer, Adrian Newey in response to a request by Gran Turismo chief Kazunori Yamauchi's for Newy to build "the fastest racing car on land, one that throws aside all rules and regulations". The prototype was designed by Newey (then Red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer) in conjunction with Yamauchi. It features enclosed wheels, and a "fan element" to increase low and medium-speed downforce (much like a Chaparral 2J or Brabham BT46B)The prototype was designed by Newey (then Red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey in conjunction with Yamauchi. It features enclosed wheels, and a "fan element" to increase low and medium-speed downforce (much like a Chaparral 2J or Brabham BT46B).
Valentino Rossi's Nastro Azzurro Aprilia 125 with which he won the 1997 World 125 Championship in his first full season of GP racing in 1997
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Valentino Rossi's Nastro Azzurro Aprilia 125 with which he won the 1997 World 125 Championship in his first full season of GP racing in 1997
Valentino Rossi's Nastro Azzurro Aprilia 250 with which he won the 1999 World 250 Championship
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Valentino Rossi's Nastro Azzurro Aprilia 250 with which he won the 1999 World 250 Championship
A King's Ransom of Mercedes race cars from the 1950s
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A King's Ransom of Mercedes race cars from the 1950s
An aerial shot of the Goodwood Estate during the 2015 Festival of Speed
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An aerial shot of the Goodwood Estate during the 2015 Festival of Speed
Jann Merdenborough
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Jann Merdenborough
Lotus used the event to roll out its fastest production car ever. The Lotus 3-Eleven comes in road and race versions, the latter pictured with its aerodynamic kit at a svelte 900 kg (1,984 lb) and a power to weight ratio of 500 bhp per tonne
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Lotus used the event to roll out its fastest production car ever. The Lotus 3-Eleven comes in road and race versions, the latter pictured with its aerodynamic kit at a svelte 900 kg (1,984 lb) and a power to weight ratio of 500 bhp per tonne
Lotus used the event to roll out its fastest production car ever. The Lotus 3-Eleven comes in road and race versions, the latter pictured with its aerodynamic kit at a svelte 900 kg (1,984 lb) and a power to weight ratio of 500 bhp per tonne
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Lotus used the event to roll out its fastest production car ever. The Lotus 3-Eleven comes in road and race versions, the latter pictured with its aerodynamic kit at a svelte 900 kg (1,984 lb) and a power to weight ratio of 500 bhp per tonne
Lotus used the event to roll out its fastest production car ever. The Lotus 3-Eleven comes in road and race versions, the latter pictured with its aerodynamic kit at a svelte 900 kg (1,984 lb) and a power to weight ratio of 500 bhp per tonne
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Lotus used the event to roll out its fastest production car ever. The Lotus 3-Eleven comes in road and race versions, the latter pictured with its aerodynamic kit at a svelte 900 kg (1,984 lb) and a power to weight ratio of 500 bhp per tonne
Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan
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Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan
Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan
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Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan
Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan
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Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan
Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan
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Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan
Honda’s MotoGP bike for the road, the RC213V-S, had its dynamic debut in the hands of former champ Casey Stoner at the recent Monster Energy de Catalunya MotoGP event in Spain on June 14, but both Casey and the bike were on hand for a number of demonstration runs at the Festival of Speed as were MotoGP rider Scott Redding and TT legend John McGuinness. The RC213V-S will sell for €188,000 ($184,000 in the US), with additional race kit costing €12,000. The bike makes a staggering 215 hp with the kit fitted (much less without), and weight drops from a featherweight 170 kg to 160 kg with race kit in place. Applications to own an RC213V-S open on July 12 and can only be made at the official web site
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Honda’s MotoGP bike for the road, the RC213V-S, had its dynamic debut in the hands of former champ Casey Stoner at the recent Monster Energy de Catalunya MotoGP event in Spain on June 14, but both Casey and the bike were on hand for a number of demonstration runs at the Festival of Speed as were MotoGP rider Scott Redding and TT legend John McGuinness. The RC213V-S will sell for €188,000 ($184,000 in the US), with additional race kit costing €12,000. The bike makes a staggering 215 hp with the kit fitted (much less without), and weight drops from a featherweight 170 kg to 160 kg with race kit in place. Applications to own an RC213V-S open on July 12 and can only be made at the official web site
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Of the world's four biggest celebrations of automotive heritage, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the most recent to emerge. Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este has been running since 1929, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance began in 1950, Retromobile in Paris has been running since 1976 and the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) was first held in 1993.

Each of these events has its own unique ambiance, but it's unlikely that the Goodwood Festival will ever be emulated, because it's the only event which brings the world's greatest cars and drivers, past and present, and puts them in one place for an entire four day festival. The final ingredient in the FoS recipe which ensures it will be difficult to replicate, is that the cars and drivers, regardless of age, all get to put the pedal to the metal amidst it all.

An aerial shot of the Goodwood Estate during the 2015 Festival of Speed
An aerial shot of the Goodwood Estate during the 2015 Festival of Speed

Not only does the Festival of Speed give you an opportunity to get a close look at priceless historical artifacts such as a pre-war Auto Union Type D Doppel Kompressor or an Aston Martin DBR2 or a Mercedes-Benz W 196 S, but you're just as likely to find yourself standing next to living legends such as John Surtees, Stirling Moss or Giacomo Agostini.

Such greats aren't rare at Goodwood. If you know who's who, you'll be amazed at the high concentration of motorsport's past and present elite who make the journey for the festival, mainly because the greats are enthusiasts just like you and I and appreciate the informal nature of the event.

It's not just motorsport celebrities either. Many celebrities from other walks of life attend too, because there really is no other event like it for the car or motorcycle enthusiast.

Pebble Beach might sell a lot more million dollar cars, and Villa d'Este is unquestionably more exclusive, but the Goodwood Festival of Speed really does offer a picnic atmosphere and an opportunity to hear, smell and feel the vibrations of the world's rarest and most sought-after automobiles and motorcycles.

As the event has grown in importance over the last few decades, each year selected cars are liberated from display at museums across Europe and prepared for an almighty hammering at Goodwood.

It's 60 years since Sir Sterling Moss drove this car at 100 mph for ten hours to win the Mille Miglia, but the look on his face says it all
It's 60 years since Sir Sterling Moss drove this car at 100 mph for ten hours to win the Mille Miglia, but the look on his face says it all

The theme of the 2015 Festival was "Flat-out andFearless: Racing on the Edge" and Mercedes-Benz celebrated by trucking in the W 196 S which Stirling Moss drove to victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia at an average speed of 100 mph (on public roads no less). They also trucked in Sir Stirling Moss to drive it, and nine of the twelve surviving W196R racers which dominated Formula One at that time. Only one of these cars has ever appeared at auction and sold for £19,601,500 (US$29,600,000) at Bonham's Goodwood Festival of Speed sale two years ago.

A King's Ransom of Mercedes race cars from the 1950s
A King's Ransom of Mercedes race cars from the 1950s

Throw in the many other exotic cars it took to Goodwood, and Mercedes took close to half a billion dollars worth of history to the Festival of Speed and allowed it to be driven as intended, flat out and fearless.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the world's largest and most unique outdoor celebration of motoring's heritage on Planet Earth. How it evolved makes for fascinating reading.

Charles Gordon-Lennox, the Earl of March, is the owner of Goodwood and founder of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. An automotive enthusiast, here he takes Mazda's new MX-5 around the circuit.
Charles Gordon-Lennox, the Earl of March, is the owner of Goodwood and founder of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. An automotive enthusiast, here he takes Mazda's new MX-5 around the circuit.

Lord March (pictured in the new Mazda MX-5) inherited the Goodwood estate, which has been owned by his family since 1697, in the early 1990s and decided to renew Goodwood's connection with motorsport by reopening the Goodwood racing circuit established by his grandfather in 1948. He couldn't get a permit to hold an event at the Goowood circuit, so he staged an event inside Goodwood House grounds, bypassing the regulations by holding it on his own property.

From an initial one-day event in 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed quickly grew to two-day events in 1994 and 1995, and a three day event from 1996 onwards. The crowd grew until 2003 when 158,000 attended and an advance-ticket-only admission policy was instituted capping attendance at 150,000.

Like Pebble Beach and Villa D'este, the events are now so powerful publicity generators, and draw such an important audience of high net worth individuals, that elite sports cars are often released at the festival, in addition to many "dynamic debuts" where cars with sporting pretensions are seen and heard for the first time doing what they were intended to do.

Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan
Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan

This year Aston Martin demonstrated its new Vulcan. The track–only Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the first time the limited edition, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar was seen in it's natural environment.

Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan
Aston Martin’s Vulcan was first seen in public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so the Festival of Speed represented the “dynamic” debut for the limited edition, track-only, carbon-fiber monocoque supercar. There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph under the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million). This pic was taken at the Goodwood press conference for the new Aston Martin Vulcan

There aren’t too many numbers associated with this car that aren’t eye-watering. The 7.0-liter V12 produces more than 800 hp, it can run to 60 mph inside the magic three second mark, tops 200 mph and because there will only be 24 made and sold, the exclusivity comes at a price because the development costs can be spread over fewer cars. That price is expected to be in the vicinity of £1.5 million ($2.3 million).

Lotus used the event to roll out its fastest production car ever. The Lotus 3-Eleven comes in road and race versions, the latter pictured with its aerodynamic kit at a svelte 900 kg (1,984 lb) and a power to weight ratio of 500 bhp per tonne
Lotus used the event to roll out its fastest production car ever. The Lotus 3-Eleven comes in road and race versions, the latter pictured with its aerodynamic kit at a svelte 900 kg (1,984 lb) and a power to weight ratio of 500 bhp per tonne

Lotus used the event to roll out its fastest production car ever. The Lotus 3-Eleven comes in road and race versions, the latter pictured with its aerodynamic kit at a svelte 900 kg (1,984 lb) and a power–to–weight ratio of 500 bhp per tonne.

Koenigsegg's Regera: 1,500 hp (1,118 kW) and 1,475 lb-ft (2,000 Nm) of torque and no gearshifting required
Koenigsegg's Regera: 1,500 hp (1,118 kW) and 1,475 lb-ft (2,000 Nm) of torque and no gearshifting required

The 1500 hp (1118 kW) Koenigsegg Regera was seen in the supercar paddock for the first time outside a motorshow (it launched this year at the Geneva Motor Show). Like the Aston Martin Vulcan, the Regera has some astonishing numbers, the most impressive being the maximum torque of 1,475 lb-ft (2,000 Nm) and the number of gearshifts required to reach it's 255 mph (410 km/h) top speed (zero). One of the best aspects of the Festival of Speed is that the supercars all get to tackle the Goodwood hill in timed runs, so you can see which ones are seriously quick.

The 650 hp twin-turbo V8 Noble M600 isn’t cheap at around US$330,000 but on the same track on the same day, it smoked all its competitors to take out the Michelin Supercar award. Anthony Reid’s time of 51.33 seconds beat the Lexus LFA of Chris Ward by 0.78 seconds with third spot going to the new Aston Martin GT12 driven by Matt Becker. Though ineligible for the supercar shoot-out, Nissan’s Juke-R 2.0 set a time which would have given it third place in the category. The Juke was driven by last year’s supercar winner Jann Mardenborough (the winner of the third Nissan Playstation GT Academy
The 650 hp twin-turbo V8 Noble M600 isn’t cheap at around US$330,000 but on the same track on the same day, it smoked all its competitors to take out the Michelin Supercar award. Anthony Reid’s time of 51.33 seconds beat the Lexus LFA of Chris Ward by 0.78 seconds with third spot going to the new Aston Martin GT12 driven by Matt Becker. Though ineligible for the supercar shoot-out, Nissan’s Juke-R 2.0 set a time which would have given it third place in the category. The Juke was driven by last year’s supercar winner Jann Mardenborough (the winner of the third Nissan Playstation GT Academy

The 650 hp twin-turbo V8 Noble M600 isn’t cheap at around $330,000 but on the same track on the same day, it smoked all its competitors to take out the Michelin Supercar award. Anthony Reid’s time of 51.33 seconds beat the Lexus LFA of Chris Ward by 0.78 seconds with third spot going to the new Aston Martin's £250,000 Vantage GT12 driven by Matt Becker.