Preview: Goodwood Festival of Speed


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The 20th Goodwood Festival of Speed is taking place from Thursday to Sunday with and, as ever, there is plenty to look forward to.

Here is an overview of what all the main car manufacturers will be offering at the event:

Alfa Romeo

  • Debut: Alfa 4C (UK debut)
  • Demonstration: 8C 2900B Speciale tipo “Le Mans” (1938); Gran Premio Tipo 159 “Alfetta” (1951); 2000 Sportiva (1954); 33 Stradale prototipo (1967); 1750 GT Am (1970); 33 TT 12 (1975)

Aston Martin

  • DebutCC100 Speedster Concept
  • Demonstration: V12 Vantage S; Vantage GTE (driven by Darren Turner and Bruno Senna on Saturday and Sunday)


  • Debut: A3 Sportback e-tron
  • Demonstration: A3 Saloon; RS range; R18 e-tron quattro sports prototype (driven by Allan McNish); 1983 RAC Rally-winning Audi quattro A2 (driven by Hannu Mikkola and Arne Hertz); Audi 200 quattro Trans-Am (driven by Hans-Joachim Stuck); 936 Auto Union C-Type (driven by Nick Mason of Pink Floyd); S3; SQ5; R8 V10 plus; RS 6 Avant; A4; A6; Q3; Q5; Q7
  • Test drives: R8 V10 plus (passenger); RS 6 Avant (passenger)


  • Debut: Continental GT3 race car (global debut)
  • Demonstration: Continental GT Speed (driven by Juha Kankkunen); GT Speed Covertible (driven by Derek Bell MBE); Flying Spur; and 2003 Speed 8 racers (Guy Smith; David Brabham)


  • Debut: Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé; M6 Gran Coupé
  • Demonstration: Brabham BT52 (driven by Nelson Piquet); M1 Procar; BMW V12 LMR (driven by Marc Surer and Steve Soper); M5 Saloon; M6 Convertible; M135i; M6 Gran Coupe (driven by Tiff Needell)
  • Drivers: Nelson Piquet
  • Meet Jake Humphreys, Steve Soper, Tiff Needell and Nelson Piquet
  • Owners access to BMW Owners Lounge


  • Debut: C4 Picasso (UK debut)
  • Demonstration: C3; C1; DS3 Cabrio; DS5; DS4; DS3; DS3 WRC (driven by Mikko Hirvonen); DS3 R3
  • Test drives: DS3 Cabrio; DS3 DSport THP 155; DS4 DSport THP 200; and DS5 Hybrid4 200 (Thursday, July 11)


  • Debut: F12 berlinetta
  • Demonstration: Bespoke FF; “Tailor-Made” 458 Spider; Eric Clapton’s SP12 EC; and 2010 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari car (driven by Marc Gene)


  • Debut: XFR-S; XJR; XKR0S GT (driven by Sir Chris Hoy and Kazunori Yamauchi)
  • Demonstration: F-TYPE convertible (driven by Mike Cross); Jaguar XK 120; D-type; Group C Jaguar XJR-9 (driven by Andy Wallace); Jaguar XJ13; Project 7
  • Drivers: Sir Chris Hoy; Kazunori Yamauchi; Andy Wallace
  • Art installation by Royal College of Art students

Land Rover

  • Debut: Range Rover Sport
  • Demonstration: Range Rover; Range Rover Europe; Range Rover Evoque; Land Rover Discovery; Freelander; Defender; Race2Recovery Bowler Wildcat ‘Joy’
  • Test drives: Range Rover Sport (passenger) on off-road course; EXR (passenger)
  • Talks by injured servicemen who took on the Dakar Rally in January, becoming first disabled team to finish
  • Children’s mini Dakar Rally radio-controlled races
  • Owners and guests access private hospitality, including free refreshments


  • Debut: IS
  • Demonstration: IS; LFA
  • Test drives: IS (including IS 300h)


  • Debut: S-Class
  • Demonstration: A 45 AMG; E 63 AMG; SLS AMG Black Series; SLS AMG Electric Drive; 1910 Prinz Heinrich; W 154 and W 196 Silver Arrows; 300 SLR ‘Ulhenhaut’; and a 300 SLR race car
  • Drivers: Sir Stirling Moss, Hans Herrmann, Jochen Mass, Sir Jackie Stewart, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
  • Driving simulators
  • Free Mercedes-AMG flag
  • Owners and guests access The Keyholder’s Club private viewing platform
  • Photo opportunity with Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One car


  • Demonstration: Paceman; John Cooper Works Paceman; John Cooper Works Roadster; John Cooper Works Countryman
  • Dodgem track with ten Minis
  • Meet Paddy Hopkirk (Saturday only)


  • Demonstration: Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak winner (driven by Gregory Guilvert); 205 T16; 405 T15; Onyx Concept Car; Peugeot RCZ R; and a range of historic Peugeot vehicles


  • Debut: 911 GT3; Carrera 4S
  • Demonstration: 911 (all seven generations); 917; 962; 936;
  • Drivers: Hans-Joachim Stuck; Jörg Bergmeister; Richard Attwood; Vic Elford; Jacky Ickx; Jochen Mass; John Fitzpatrick; Derek Bell; Sir Stirling Moss
  • Test drives: Panamera


  • Debut: Leon SC (UK debut); Leon Cup Racer (driven by Jordi Gene)
  • Demonstration: Leon SC; Leon; Ibiza Cupra; Toledo; Mii; and Ibiza Trophy car
  • Test drives: Leon SC (July 11 only); Ibiza Cupra; and Leon


  • Debut: Octavia vRS (global debut)
  • Demonstration: 130RS that won the European Touring Car Championship-winning (1981) 130RS; 1101 Sport (1950 Le Mans 24hr entry); Fabia S2000 (driven by Freddy Loix and Sepp Wiegand)
  • Test drives: Octavia vRS
  • 4D cinema


  • Demonstration: GT86; FT86 Open concept; 2000GT (1960s); AE86 (replica); TS010 (driven by Emanuel Collard and Alex Wurz); GT-One (driven by Martin Brundle and Emanuel Collard); TS030 (driven by Anthony Davidson and Alex Wurz); GT4; Group B TA64 (driven by Bjorn Waldergard); AE86; EV P002 (driven by Rod Millen)
  • Test drives: GT86
  • World EV record attempt by Rod Millen in EV P002


  • Demonstration: Golf GTI; Golf GTD; XL1 (driven by Jacky Ickx and Ulrich Hackenberg); and Polo World Rally Championship car (driven by Ulrich Hackenberg)

Please note that this list is intended to be a summary of highlights at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013, not an exhaustive list. Demonstrations may refer to live-action demonstrations or static vehicle displays. Test drives may be subject to availability and on selected days.

Image courtesy of Hugh Fiske, with thanks.

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