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BAC Goodwood16c– BAC enjoyed a glorious 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed with success on and off the famous hill climb
– Official BAC test driver Oliver Webb thrilled the crowds with some stunning runs up the hill, in a competitive class that was new for this year
– With a sub-50 second final run, the BAC Mono was fast enough to take an unofficial podium position in the last-day shootout for all comers
– The weekend proved a phenomenal success for BAC, with a record number of cars for a Goodwood weekend being sold, with new customers hailing from all around the world
– BAC showed a new carbon hybrid wheel at the Festival, demonstrating the company’s innovative and industry leading approach to new technology
– The stand played host to a record number of visitors on all four days, with fans, customers and celebrities all enjoying the atmosphere and the BAC Mono Read More »

– Rain fails to dampen celebrations marking 40 years of iconic Golf GTI
– Thousands of Volkswagen fans flock to brand’s GTI-themed stand
– Successful hillclimb runs for variety of Volkswagen models

Typically British ‘summer’ weather failed to dampen the spirits of the Goodwood Festival of Speed faithful who once again turned out in their tens of thousands to celebrate all things automotive and, in the case of Volkswagen, 40 years of the iconic Golf GTI. Read More »

Michelin Goodwood16Fifth Year of Michelin Supercar Paddock at FoS – inaugural Showstopper Trophy shortlist by public vote:

– Aston Martin Vulcan
– Ferrari 458 MM Speciale
– Koenigsegg One:1
– Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R
– Noble M600 Speedster
– Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer

– Daily prizes presented to:

– Showstopper of the Day 1: Aston Martin Vulcan
– Showstopper of the Day 2: Noble M600 Speedster
– Showstopper of the Day 3: Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R

– Overall Showstopper of the Festival prize presented to Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer for the Vulcan Read More »

Arrinera Goodwood16bThe Arrinera Hussarya GT took part in the Michelin Supercar Run, a traditional component of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, among the world’s most exciting cars contesting the famous hillclimb twice a day.

In 1940, during the Battle of Britain, the RAF fighter force faced the onslaught of the Luftwaffe. Among those who fought bravely to repel the invaders were two Polish fighter squadrons, 302 and 303, staffed by experienced veterans of the 1939 campaign in Poland and the defence of France earlier in 1940. Read More »

– Formula One star Nico Rosberg wows the crowd in F1 W05 Hybrid
– Crowds in the Mercedes-Benz Pavilion saw Nico greet festival-goers, next to the brand new Mercedes-AMG GT R

On the final day of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS driver, Nico Rosberg, arrived to drive the 2014 F1 W05 Hybrid up the famous hill for the final time at this year’s Festival. Read More »

Tots GearAt Goodwood Festival of Speed, Honda UK hosted the biggest motoring showdown since the heady F1 days of Senna vs Prost.

Mini-mes of Jeremy Clarkson and Chris Evans, two poster boys for the biggest rivalling motoring shows in the world, went head to head on Honda UK’s life size version of the iconic Fisher Price style garage. Read More »

– #66 Ford GT Le Mans race car tackles Goodwood Hillclimb driven by Marino Franchitti and Dirk Müller fresh from success at the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours
– Ford Performance rallycross driver and internet sensation Ken Block returns to the world-famous 1.16-mile Hillclimb course in Ford Fiesta ST RX43 with 650PS and 1.8sec 0‑60mph acceleration
– World Champion drifting star Vaughn Gittin Jr. takes the wheel of a Ford Mustang  RTR; ferocious new F-150 Raptor pickup is driven by Ben Collins, formerly “The Stig” on Top Gear
– Ford stand features full line-up of performance vehicles including the Ford Mustang, Focus RS, Fiesta ST200, and ST-Line range including debut of new Mondeo ST-Line
– Ford stand visitors can enjoy one of the finest views of the festival and can take on The Leap – a 4.5m airbag jump experience – and Team Sky Skills Trackstand ChallengeFord Goodwood16 Read More »

– Nissan heads to the annual auto-extravaganza with a thrilling range of GT-R experiences
– Record-breaking NISMO driver Jann Mardenborough returns to tackle the 1.16 mile Hill climb once again
– Guinness World Record-breaking Nissan 190mph GT-R drift car powered by Motul also in action
– Nissan stand features world-first 4D virtual reality driving simulator
– See custom-built GT-R drone capable of 0-62mph in 1.3 seconds

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McLaren 570S Sprint BThe recently-announced McLaren 570S Sprint will make both static and dynamic global debuts at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of the largest presence by McLaren to date. The track-only model will thrill crowds on the famous Hill run and be on public display in the Supercar Paddock alongside the McLaren P1™ GTR, 650S Can-Am, 570S Coupé and the 675LT Coupé which only recently set the fastest ever time around the BBC Top Gear track. A second example of the 570S Sprint will be on private view for McLaren guests at its central location, adjacent to Goodwood House. Read More »

BAC Goodwood16a– BAC reveals all-new carbon-composite wheels, to be shown for the first time at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed
– The BAC team, led by BAC’s co-founder and Design Director Ian Briggs, designed the carbon-composite wheels in collaboration with British performance wheel manufacturer, Dymag
– As well as revolutionising the look of the BAC Mono, the new wheels bring weight and performance improvements
– The latest version of the Mono also comes with the new, wider chassis that adds as much as 56mm of interior space without changing the looks or external dimensions of the car Read More »