Favourite cars and highlights from Goodwood

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Here’s a personal selection of my favourite cars and pictures from the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Peugeot 208 T16 ‘Pikes Peak’

Peugeot’s monstrous 208 silhouette car destroyed the record time for the Pikes Peak hillclimb in Sebastien Loeb’s hands. On the considerably less challenging incline at Goodwood it was still a spectacular machine to behold. Its predecessor was also on the hill:

Ferrari 312 B3S ‘Spazzaneve’

Debatable looks but a glorious noise from the flat-12 engine in Ferrari’s unraced ‘snowplough’.

Ferrari 375 ‘Grant Piston Ring Special’

Another unusual Ferrari – this one was built for the Indianapolis oval.

Lotus 56 gas turbine

Lotus tried a gas turbine car in F1 without success. But it was well-suited to the demands of Indianapolis. Damon Hill drove the car on Sunday – note the heat haze from the turbine behind his helmet.

Mercedes 300 SLR ‘Uhlenhaut Coupe’

Stirling Moss won the 1955 Mille Miglia with the 300 SLR and requested designer Rudolf Uhlenhaut create a coupe version for future races. It was built but in the wake of the disaster at Le Mans that year, never raced.

Can-Am cars

Two of the more outlandish Can-Am creations. The Chaparral boasted both a semi-automatic gearbox and driver-adjustable aerodynamics. The aggressively low AVS was designed to reduce frontal area to a minimum, but it wasn’t a success.

Jaguar XJ220 GT

The Martini livery looks excellent on most cars – particularly the gorgeous Jaguar XJ220 supercar.

Central display: Porsche

Porsche celebrated 50 years of the 911 at Goodwood’s centrepiece.

Audi R18 etron quattro

The number two Audi R18 etron quattro of Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Loic Duval appeared fresh from their latest success at the Le Mans 24 Hours and still covered in grime from the race.

More endurance racers

Toyota brought their TS010 which competed in the Sports Car World Championship in 1992 before the series collapsed. A world series for long-distance prototype racing was recreated last year with the World Endurance Championship in which Toyota compete with their TS030:

Ex-F1 racer Nick Heidfeld drove this Lola at Le Mans this year:

Soapbox racers

Goodwood’s soapbox racers competition ran from 2000 to 2004 before being scrapped as some of the chassis were exceeding 70mph as they hurtled downhill and the potential for driver injury grew too great. They returned this year but were under instruction to take things easy on the way down.

Ford Transit Supervan 3

The most recent version of Ford’s Supervan is based on a Group C sportscar chassis. A Cosworth V6 engine nestles beneath the Transit shell.

Miller Aerodynamic Coupe

Dubbed the ‘Golden Submarine’, this striking 1917 car has a three-litre, four-cylinder engine and needed a push from three marshals to get started even when heading downhill.

Lancia Stratos

The Lancia Stratos is one of the great iconic rallying cars and enjoyed great success in the seventies.

McLaren P1

McLaren’s latest hypercar made its first public appearance at the festival. The ??866,000 P1 can hit 350 kph (217.5mph). It uses a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine and an electric motor to produce 903 bhp.

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19 comments on “Favourite cars and highlights from Goodwood”

  1. Didn’t know the stig liked soapboxes.

    1. The future of F1 !?

      1. Nah, Bernie’s favorite tracks don’t have enough elevation for that @hohum.

    2. You know how racing drivers are, mindless beasts! The poor thing probably didn’t even know there wasn’t an engine in there :o

  2. Great photos of a fantastic weekend. I haven’t been through 90% of the photos I took yet but here’s one of Charles Pic in the Caterham… https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BPKg5f4CYAAg3ag.jpg:large

  3. I like how Audi brought the R18 without cleaning it first, it looks brilliant.

  4. Loved that Ferrari F12, in 20 years time you will be able to paint all the current F1 cars in RedBull or Ferrari colours and no-one will know any different.
    Goodwood F o S and Revival would be my 1st. choices for a weekend at the track.

  5. Seems surprising to me that the clean, corporate and all conquering machine that is Audi Sport wouldn’t wash their winning Le Mans car before a motorsport display! Still, it’s a nice touch keeping the winning Le Mans car in it’s at-the–chequered-flag state!

    1. I guess they would like to retire it and keep it in the museum in that state really. Adds a lot to it

      1. Yup I don’t know what the rules are for using multiple chassis during the season are in the WEC (for example in NASCAR you can use a new chassis every race if you wanted too), but I have a feeling that Audi will be retired and put into a museum as-is since it’s the last of an era with the new P1 rules for 2014.

    2. Talked to one of the Audi mechanics who said it has become ‘tradition’ to leave the winning car the way it was when it finished the race, “with the French bugs still on the windshield” ;)

  6. No pictures of the NASCAR Nationwide Series #3 Camaro crashing? l0l I’ve seen a picture of the after with the damaged rear bodywork but have yet to see where it actually crashed.

  7. Driver-adjustible aerodynamics on that Can-Am car? Wow!!

  8. Peugeot 208 T16 is a lovely beast! But Ferrari 312 B3S is my fave.

    And McLaren’s P1… wow.

  9. Chandhok’s tweet: Thanks to @andae23 for this fantastic picture in the #Mclaren #M1a at @fosgoodwood !! pic.twitter.com/qMTiKBxi1r

    Andae23 it must have been fantastic!

    1. @sigman1998 It’s really been an amazing weekend, just unbelievable how close you can get to the action. The drivers seem really relaxed, for instance Jochen Mass spent about twenty minutes talking to us before heading for the hill in a W154 Mercedes. Can definitely recommend it for anyone with a vague interest for motorsports history.

      1. Was my first time at Goodwood this year and it was brill. I stood next to John Surtees and Giacomo Agostini,amongst others. Looking to go again next year

  10. Is there a requirement that cars in the hill-climb use tyres with treads? None of them seem to be using slicks, even the cars which I’m sure raced with slicks.

  11. I’m looking forward to seeing the Marussia MR02 in the downhill soapbox race next year.

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