Favourite cars and highlights from Goodwood

Goodwood Festival of Speed

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

Peugeot 208 T16 ‘Pikes Peak’

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:

Peugeot 405 T16 GR Pikes Peak

Ferrari 312 B3S ‘Spazzaneve’

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’

Ferrari 375 'Grant Piston Ring Special'

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

Ferrari 375 'Grant Piston Ring Special'

Lotus 56 gas turbine

Damon Hill, Lotus-Pratt and Whitney 56

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.

Damon Hill, Lotus-Pratt and Whitney 56

Mercedes 300 SLR ‘Uhlenhaut Coupe’

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

Chaparral-Cosworth 2E

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.

AVS Shadow-Chevrolet Mk1

Jaguar XJ220 GT

Jaguar XJ220 GT

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

Jaguar XJ220 GT

Central display: Porsche

Porsche 911 central display

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

Audi R18 etron quattro

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.

Audi R18 etron quattro

More endurance racers

Toyota TS010

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:

Toyota TS030

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

Lola-Toyota B12/60

Soapbox racers

Audi AR2 soapbox racer

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.

Cosworth DFV, VSCC Motorsport With A Smile soapbox racers

Ford Transit Supervan 3

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

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.

Miller Aerodynamic Coupe

Lancia Stratos

Lancia Stratos

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

McLaren P1

McLaren P1

McLaren’s latest hypercar made its first public appearance at the festival. The ?é?ú866,000 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. Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 14th July 2013, 22:34

    Didn’t know the stig liked soapboxes.

  2. bpacman (@bpacman) said on 14th July 2013, 22:38

    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. robk23 (@robk23) said on 14th July 2013, 22:56

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

  4. HoHum (@hohum) said on 15th July 2013, 0:17

    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. Calum (@calum) said on 15th July 2013, 2:25

    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!

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 15th July 2013, 9:05

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

      • Fisha695 (@fisha695) said on 15th July 2013, 9:47

        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.

    • andae23 (@andae23) said on 15th July 2013, 18:02

      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. Fisha695 (@fisha695) said on 15th July 2013, 2:55

    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. wsrgo (@wsrgo) said on 15th July 2013, 5:32

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

  8. JCost (@jcost) said on 15th July 2013, 7:48

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

    And McLaren’s P1… wow.

  9. the_sigman (@sigman1998) said on 15th July 2013, 13:08

    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!

    • andae23 (@andae23) said on 15th July 2013, 17:59

      @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.

  10. DavidM2 said on 15th July 2013, 13:17

    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. Tomsk (@tomsk) said on 15th July 2013, 22:27

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

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