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Festival of Speed

The Mclaren 12C GT Sprint is designed for track use

McLaren engineers like to show off their prowess, which they were happy to display in their 12C model, including the 12C GT3 and the limited edition 12C GT Can-Am Edition. This weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed sees Mclaren GT roll out its track-only variant, the 12C GT Sprint. Boasting enhanced handling, aerodynamics and track focus, McLaren bills it as the bridge between the standard 12C and the all-out racing versions.  Read More

The Caterham Seven 620 R goes from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.8 seconds

For four decades, the Caterham Seven has been turning heads and packing large servings of performance into a very small package. This weekend, at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Caterham Cars is unveiling the slightly mad Caterham Seven 620 R, which will be put through its paces by F1 Team driver Charles Pic and other drivers from the Caterham stable. Built to celebrate 40 years of the Seven, Caterham says that it’s the most extreme version in the lightweight, high-performance line ever produced.  Read More

The Jaguar Project 7 debuts at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Based on the all-new 2014 F-Type convertible, the Jaguar Project 7 concept car makes its world debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new race-inspired single-seat concept adds some extra power and speed to the F-Type's sexy curves and hopes to recreate some of the excitement of the seven Le Mans wins that it's named after.  Read More

VŪHL 05 looks to be a compact open-top racer, sans windscreen, that resembles a 1960s era ...

The international flavoring of the supercar melting pot is set to get more diverse next month with the addition of the VŪHL 05 from Mexico-based VŪHL (Vehicles of Ultra High-performance and Lightweight). The car will be unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.  Read More

The RCZ R concept debuted at last year's Paris Motor Show

Moving from concept to reality, the Peugeot RCZ R is being readied for its official world debut at next month's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new model adds a little kick to the RCZ sports car, delivering a package that the French automaker calls its most powerful street car ever.  Read More

Only two Mercedes 300 SLR coupés were built

The Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) may be months away, but thanks to the Goodwood Press Day this week, we got a look at what cars will be driven and showcased. Mercedes-Benz will bring one of the more interesting fleets to the event, including a rare race car that ranks as one of the most valuable in the world.  Read More

Bentley's cars are primed for Goodwood

Bentley is taking the "speed" in this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed quite literally. The ultra-luxury marque announced at the Goodwood Press Day this week that it plans to bring a trio of its fastest cars to the hill. It will also host its largest ever exhibition at this July's festival.  Read More

The Lola-Drayson B12/69EV has set a speed record for electric cars, at the Goodwood Festiv...

This past January, the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV was unveiled to the public. Created by Drayson Racing Technologies and the Lola Cars group, it promised to be the fastest electric-powered racing car in the world. Well, it looks like it’s on its way to fulfilling that promise, as it set a speed record this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.  Read More

Lotus was the featured marque at Goodwood 2012, and the theme of the Festival of Speed scu...

While there was certainly plenty of action on the track at last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed, that was far from the only automotive eye-candy on hand. Attractions off the tarmac included a display of Alain Prost's Formula 1 drives, a beautiful collection of luxury automobiles celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, exhibitions from almost every major auto manufacturer, action sports demonstrations, rally cars, motorcycles, racers from yesteryear ... and of course, a smorgasbord of supercars.  Read More

Ferrari F60 Forumla 1 car speeds past Goodwood house at the 2012 Festival of Speed

The phrase "Mecca for motorsport fans" often gets trundled out when it comes to major automotive events, but when you're talking about the Goodwood Festival of Speed, it's a perfectly accurate description. Just about anything that has a motor and wheels is represented at Goodwood and not only can you get up close and personal with supercars, the latest concepts and legendary racers both past and present, you can also see them in action on Goodwood's famous 1.16 mile hillclimb.  Read More

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