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Overfinch introduces GTS-X and Range Rover Evoque 2012 GTS

By - August 14, 2012 10 Pictures
UK-based Range Rover tuner Overfinch has revealed a pair of Range Rovers that add some distinctive styling and performance over stock models. The halo of the two new models is the Overfinch Sport GTS-X, which Overfinch describes as the most powerful, high performance Range Rover Sport in its stable. To reach that claim, Overfinch has remapped the ECU on the supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 and upgraded induction, boosting output to 575 hp and top speed to 145 mph (233 km/h). And just in case the message isn't getting through, the company has also added the grumble of a driver-controlled valve release exhaust system. Read More

Drayson sets EV record at Goodwood

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
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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012: Highlights from the paddock

By - July 4, 2012 62 Pictures
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
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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012: Highlights from the hill

By - July 2, 2012 128 Pictures
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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F1 champion Mark Webber to drive Infiniti Emerg-E prototype at Goodwood

By - June 20, 2012 17 Pictures
Infiniti introduced the high-tech Emerg-e hybrid supercar at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. At the time, the company didn't confirm that it plans to produce the car, but definitely didn't close the door on the possibility. The latest news is that the first working prototype of the electrifying concept car will be unveiled at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K. with F1 racer Mark Webber behind the wheel. Read More
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Ettore Bugatti's personal Type 57C and the Corgi Rolls Royce Pullman Silver Ghost to go to auction

By - February 23, 2012 29 Pictures
Each year the Goodwood Festival of Speed hosts an auction by Bonhams, and due to the importance of the event and the unique crowd it draws, the best come out to play. This year there are two stand-outs going under the hammer: the first is the 1912 Rolls-Royce Double Pullman Limousine (estimated GBP2,000,000/US$3,147,000) which was reproduced in the popular Corgi Classics series of widely circulated die-cast toy cars, the second being the personal 1938 Type 57C of the Ettore Bugatti, lovingly built for Le Patron by his staff. Read More
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The 75th anniversary of the Supermarine Spitfire

By - July 27, 2011 2 Pictures
As much as Goodwood might hold special significance for automotive enthusiasts, the estate also has strong ties with the world of aviation. During WWII it was an active fighter airbase (aka RAF Westhampnett), and there are many other aspects which make it a particularly appropriate venue at which to celebrate the 75th anniversary of most famous British aircraft of all-time – the Supermarine Spitfire. Read More
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