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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