Priceless classics, new and old racers, the latest supercars and an array of other different, rare, innovative or simply quirky cars are piloted up the Festival of Speed Hill every year.
Held in West Sussex at the family home of the Earl of March, 2013 marked the 20th Anniversary of the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed.
And 2013 also witnessed the Goodwood debut of Ferrari’s F12berlinetta. The latter is the newest generation in Ferrari’s lineage of 12-cylinder sports cars. Its 6,266cc direct-injected V12 produces a maximum output of 740hp and recently won the title of ‘Best Performance Engine’ in the International Engine of the Year Awards.
The Porsche 918 Spyder sports car also made its public dynamic debut at the event. Its mid-mounted 4.6-litre V8 engine and two electric motors with lithium-ion batteries combine to deliver 0-62 mph in 2.8 secs, a 211 mph top speed, plus approximately 85 mpg and 79 g/km CO2 (NEDC). The 887bhp plug-in hybrid is to form the ‘gene pool’ for all of its future sports cars claims Porsche.