Goodwood Festival Of Speed 2018

Goodwood Festival Of Speed 2018

On Friday 13th July I headed down to Goodwood to cover the Festival Of Speed 2018 event. Festival Of Speed is an annual event and it never disappoints with it’s array of cars, atmosphere and this year – Weather! I headed off early morning in The Cannon Run Smart car and was lucky enough to convoy in with a Ferrari FF, Porsche GT2RS and Porsche 911R!

This years show hosted the 7oth anniversary of Porsche, it was awesome to be joined by two of my favorite modern Porsche models on route to the event, and the Porsche activity didn’t stop there, some of the most stunning classic Porsche’s could be found at the event like this gorgeous Le Mans Classic 911.

My opinion on the car that stole the show would be the Apollo Inizio Exterior. With this car recently being spotted around London I was aware this car would be making a big appearance at this years Festival Of Speed event. This is Apollo’s flagship hypercar that represents the ethos of their brand. As well as this car looking assertive it is also a naturally aspirated V12. With this car being 1 of 10 models being produced you can grab yourself one for an excruciating $2.3.

One of the best and most spoken about cars to be revealed at Goodwood was the new Nissan GTR50. When first seeing prototype images of this car I wasn’t sure if it was taking the GTR out of Nissan, being skeptical before seeing the finished product I was shocked to see it’s gorgeous structure and detail in person! You may argue that this isn’t your classic GTR look or feel, however you can’t argue with the way it’s sculptured!

With Nissan recently announcing it’s hefty price-tag of one million pounds and production number of 50 it will certainly be a hard one to catch a glimpse of out on the open road. Is this practically a Nissan production of ‘Hypercar’ with it’s price, limitation and looks?! I am looking forward to see how the buyers choose to spec this car.

One prototype that caught my eye straight away was the NIO EP9, with ridiculous looks this car had the power to match with a top speed of 313KPH and a 0-200KPH time of 7.1 seconds. And what a gorgeous colour for a prototype car!

After seeing that monster machine I was over the moon to finally come face to face with the Mercedes AMG Project One. Since it’s release at Frankfurt motorshow in 2017 I have been desperate to see this car in person, it was a shame it was showcased in a ‘Zoo Like’ glass box. I cannot wait to see one of these being unleashed on the public road!

Up next, a biased personal favorite – the Koenigsegg Agera Final Edition – I am a huge fan of Koenigsegg and don’t believe they have created a single bad looking or bad perfomring car. For supervettura to bring down the Final Edition Agera was incredible, these cars are OVERLOADED with carbon fiber!

This wasn’t the only koenigsegg to be seen on the day, here are the others!

Koenigsegg Agera RS

Koenigsegg Agera RS

Koenigsegg CCR

I thought it was going to be difficult to see a better selection of Hypercars by one manufacture at the event, but I was remotely surprised when Pagani decided to show up in huge force! Here are the 13… YES 13! Pagani’s that attended Fridays event!

Pagani Huayra Roadster

Pagani Zonda Barchetta (Driven by Horacio Pagani)

Pagani Zonda 760LM

Pagani Zonda S

Pagani Zonda F

Pagani Huayra

Pagani Zonda S

Pagani Zonda F

Pagani Huayra

Pagani Zonda S

Pagani Zonda F

Pagani Zonda S

Pagani Zonda F

Besides all of the gorgeous modern hypercars on display there were also a couple of stunning classic ones too, like a all white Bugatti EB110 and two Mcalren F1’s, this one below of which being previously owned by Rowan Atkinson.

Bugatti EB110 SS

McLaren F1

Urban Automotive had a stand at this years show where they revealed there brand new body kit for the Bentley Bentayga.

McLaren weren’t pushed aside by other Manufacturers at the event and had a magnificent stand that showed off a McLaren F1 GTR and their reveal for the brand new McLaren 600LT, as well as having a McLaren Senna, P1 GT and 600LT out doing hill runs.

McLaren P1 GT

McLaren 600LT

McLaren Senna

Another car that was revealed at this years show was the BMW M8, which I thought looked excellent. With this model being the M6 upgrade I believe they have done an excellent job of it, it is a lot meaner than the M6 and a beautifully crafted shape compared to previous models. It may be my new favorite ‘M’ class model.

As it was a celebration of 70 years of Porsche at the show there was an amazing display of classic, race, modern and prototype porsches on display and out on track. Here are my favorites from the selection.

With Ferrari being slightly belittled at this event their 488 pista was ‘old news’ however it was lovely to see a Ferrari FXX out participating in the famous Goodwood hill climb.

Ferrari 488 Pista

As well as Goodwood being a magnificent event to see race cars, manufacture prototypes & reveals, classic cars, hypercars and more, they also guarantee an excellent view for ‘Customer Performance Parking’ for people deciding to show off there pride and joy when coming to the event. To conclude this write up here are the best cars to be seen at the performance parking from Friday (besides the Pagani’s!).

Bugatti Chiron

Lamborghini Aventador S in good company

McLaren Massacre

Lamborghini Diablo GT

Lamborghini Aventador SV – Batman Spec

Mercedes G-Wagon 4×4 Squared by Brabus

Lamborghini Countach – Crowd Favorite

Ferrari La Ferrari

Lamborghini Aventador SV

Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spider

Ferrari F50

Lamborghini Aventador S by Nero Design

And to round off a crazy day… the Pagani line up.

Imagery and write up by Jesse Evison

 

 

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