Tag Archives: Goodwood Festival of Speed

India startup Vazirani unveils Shul supercar concept

Indian startup Vazirani Automotive used last week's 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed for the premiere of a wild supercar concept the company hopes to put into production someday. Vazirani is the creation of Indian automotive designer Chunky Vazirani, and its concept is an extended-range electric supercar called the Shul. Kazunori Yamauchi, the man behind the...

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Land Rover sets world record for fastest mile in a car on 2 wheels

Those who attended the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed last week caught numerous firsts and debuts The list included the first self-driving car to tackle the hill climb, the new Toyota Supra on its dynamic debut, and Land Rover with a world record stunt. The British brand set a world record for the fastest mile in a car on two wheels, with stunt driver...

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2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed: when the parking lot is a show of its own

As I bent down to snap yet another photo of yet another bright-hued supercar, I heard a deep voice over my shoulder. “I've got a model of that car,” boomed the throaty British accent. MORE: VW ID R claims electric car record at Goodwood with 43.05 run I looked up and saw a shirtless middle-aged man holding a bottle of Goodwood Ale stretch...

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VW ID R claims electric car record at Goodwood with 43.05 run

The Pikes Peak record-smashing Volkswagen ID R has already toppled another top time. VW brought the electric time attack special to this week's 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in an attempt to blitz the event's hill climb and set a new record for electric cars. And on Saturday, with Romain Dumas once again donning his lightweight race suit and climbing into...

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Nio EP9 sets fastest time for street-legal cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Nio EP9's electric hypercar has set the fastest time for a street-legal car in the Goodwood Festival of Speed's famous hill climb. The car ran a time of 44.61 seconds during Saturday's Supercar shootout event, which eclipsed the previous time of 47.07 set by a McLaren P1 LM by Lanzante in 2016. Doing the driving was Scottish racing driver Peter Dumbreck. We...

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This Week’s Top Photos: the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed Edition

This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed was one of the biggest on record. There were quite the number of attractions at the British event, and not just from the local automakers. One of the highlights this year was a collaboration between California's Singer Vehicle Design and Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology offshoot of the Williams Formula 1...

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Enjoy this 360-degree video of Roborace’s autonomous run up Goodwood hill climb

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is well known for courting some of the world's finest automobiles and high-performance machines. This year, something very different was in attendance. Roborace on Thursday tackled Goodwood's famous hill climb with its self-driving electric race car, known as the Robocar. The Robocar is different from the DevBot prototype...

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Noble unveils M500 sports car at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Noble used the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed as the launch pad for its new M500 sports car. This marks a new entry into the Noble family, and it's one that opens the door into Noble as a slightly more affordable vehicle. Still, entry level for Noble is still a six-figure machine with potent on-track performance. The British performance marque has been...

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Vaughn Gittin Jr. and the Eagle Squadron Mustang roars at Goodwood

Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Ford Performance have built a special Mustang. It's called the Eagle Squadron Mustang, and it has a date with the auction block at The Gathering (formerly the Gathering of Eagles), a charity evening to support the Experimental Aircraft Association. Before it goes to a new home however, Gittin and Ford have their bags packed for the...

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McLaren P1 GT Longtail by Lanzante revealed

Having already built a modern successor to the McLaren F1 LM based on the P1 hypercar, the folks at British motorsport and engineering company Lanzante have turned their sights on another legendary F1: the F1 GT Longtail. Lanzante is the same company that fielded the F1 GTR that won overall at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, and on Thursday it revealed the...

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