Goodwood Festival of Speed to be 'biggest ever'

Goodwood Festival of Speed to be 'biggest ever'

AOL can reveal details of this year's Festival of Speed after attending a preview event held at Goodwood to whet the appetites of car enthusiasts – and this year promises to be the biggest yet.

Already the world's biggest motoring event of its kind, this year the festival celebrates its twentieth anniversary by inviting back the fastest, loudest and most outrageous vehicles that have ever appeared at the show.
The show attracts cars and drivers from all over the world and gives them the chance to speed up the famous Goodwood hill climb in front of a crowd of 180,000 people.

This year the festival celebrates 50 years of the Porsche 911, which first emerged in 1963. The huge sculpture, which the festival has every year, will also be dedicated to the rear-engined sports car.

The McLaren P1 will make its world dynamic debut at this years event, and Goodwood has so far confirmed seven Formula One teams will attend, including Red Bull, Mercedes, Lotus and Ferrari.

To celebrate 90 years of the LeMans 24 Hours a selection of iconic endurance racers will be in action up the hill, including the Bentley Speed 8 that won the event in 2003.

Lamborghini and McLaren also celebrate their half-centuries this year and expect a tantalising line up of both road and race cars from each marque.

Once again rally fans are catered for in the forest above Goodwood House and as this year has no date conflict with the WRC, many of the protagonists of the modern sport will return to the event once more.

The event will also feature classic and modern superbikes, a future-technology showcase, an astonishing wheelie-car and a ground-shaking Top Fuel drag racer – with 8000bhp.

The Festival of Speed takes place at Goodwood House in West Sussex, running from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th July.

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