Subsequent month the Duke of Richmond will as soon as once more open up his substantial grounds to Britain’s automobile lovers, because the 2019 Goodwood Competition of Velocity will get underneath means.
The ever-popular celebration of all issues automotive celebrated its silver jubilee final yr, and organisers will use 2019 to debut some thrilling adjustments to the occasion format when it opens on four July.
For these conversant in the setting, the Supercar Paddock shall be relocated to the place the Transferring Motor Present was beforehand held, close to the beginning of the well-known hillclimb course. As a replacement shall be a brand new space known as ‘The world’, which is able to showcase the acute finish of motorsport – stunt driving, drift automobiles and daring bike shows with a few of the greatest stars of every self-discipline set to look.
Goodwood has additionally now introduced the primary batch of star names driving up the hillclimb. They embody Tom Kristensen, the Le Mans driver who’s received the 24 Hours a document 9 instances. WRC and World Rallycross champion Petter Solberg can even be there, whereas Ken Block will placed on a usually epic show. A lot of Moto GP and Isle of Man TT legends can even attend.
The Goodwood Central Characteristic, an at all times spectacular monument, shall be devoted this yr to Aston Martin, in honour of the 70th anniversary of the model successful its first race at Goodwood. Count on a few of the world’s rarest, most useful and most fun Astons to be on show, too.
The occasion can even have a good time the profession of Michael Schumacher, with team-mates, former rivals and a group of his most iconic System 1 automobiles all set to return collectively. It’s possible there can even be a memorable tribute to Niki Lauda, who died in Could, although what that shall be stays a thriller. A homage to the Monaco Grand Prix shall be one other theme.
Goodwood isn’t simply concerning the previous, nonetheless: A lot of manufacturers use the present to provide debuts to new fashions in entrance of enthusiastic crowds.
Right here’s a listing of the brand new fashions that we all know shall be there, both on static show or being pushed flat-out up the hillclimb. A lot extra shall be added as we discover out about them:
Goodwood Competition of Velocity 2019: what new automobiles shall be there?
Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio AR Racing editions
Alfa Romeo is celebrating its return to System 1 with two particular version variants of the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio.
The limited-run ‘Alfa Romeo Racing’ variations of the efficiency saloon and SUV acquire a purple and white livery and distinctive inside trim upgrades, corresponding to Sparco carbonfibre-shell bucket seats. The 503bhp 2.9-litre V6 stays the identical, nonetheless.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante
Aston’s quickest convertible in its historical past, the 211mph DBS Superleggera Volante, will virtually actually make its first public debut on the present given the model’s presence shall be greater than ever.
Revealed final month, the £250,000 mannequin encompasses a 715bhp 5.2-litre V12, with Aston claiming a “sensory overload” because of the electrical folding soft-top.
It has been eight years since Cheshire-based Briggs Automotive Firm (BAC) first launched the Mono single-seater. Now, in the end, the corporate is popping up the wick with a brand new model heading to Goodwood.
Set to be unveiled on the Thursday, preview photographs present it would not look dramatically totally different however sports activities a newly modified engine to make it sooner. We’ll be taught extra about it on the present.
Bentley Flying Spur
Bentley revealed the brand new Flying Spur late final month, and it’ll be proven in static and dynamic type at Goodwood. The posh four-door is taking purpose on the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class and Rolls-Royce Ghost.
Primarily based on the platform of the Continental GT, it’s the first Bentley to function all-wheel steering – whereas it guarantees to supply the agency’s most tech-laden cabin but.
Citroen Ami One/19-19
Citroen is celebrating its centenary on the 2019 Competition of Velocity. Alongside what’s anticipated to be an enormous number of iconic classics spanning its historical past, we shall be seeing the UK debut of two ideas.
The primary is the Ami One, a unusual, funds two-seater that meets Europe’s quadricycle laws and may very well be pushed with out a licence in some nations. The second (above) is much more radical: the 19_19 is a comfort-focused electrical automobile designed to ascertain autonomous long-distance journey.
De Tomaso rebirth
De Tomaso, the Italian efficiency model that’s been dormant since its founder died in 2003, is making a dramatic return.
Backed by a Hong Kong-based enterprise, It can have a good time the model’s 60th anniversary with an all-new, V8-powered mid-engined sports activities automobile on the Competition of Velocity. A preview picture suggests it would bear a hanging resemblance to the long-lasting Pantera, too.
Ford Focus ST/Puma/ GT/ Mustang
Ford can have quite a lot of vital automobiles making debuts at this yr’s occasion. The return of the Focus ST sizzling hatch shall be a notable one, alongside the new Puma which can even make its UK premiere, reborn as a sporty small crossover.
On the different finish of the size, we’re anticipating to see some massive information with the GT supercar. Teased however not formally confirmed, it seems like a extra hardcore, race-inspired variant will make its debut.
Although not an official Ford product, London-based Cost Automotive will debut an electric-powered model of the long-lasting 1960s Mustang, occurring sale in restricted numbers.
Honda e and 2019 Honda NSX
Honda’s hotly-awaiting electrical metropolis automobile, the Honda e, will make its first UK look on the Competition of Velocity in near-production type.
One shall be on show for the general public to rise up near, whereas one other will take to the hillclimb course. The 2019 NSX, that includes quite a lot of enhancements, shall be on static show on Honda’s stand.
Lexus LC Convertible
Lexus is known to be bringing alongside a convertible model of its LC coupe on the Competition of Velocity, in accordance with reviews.
It’ll comply with on from final yr’s Detroit motor present idea and be way more manufacturing prepared, it appears. The BMW eight Collection Cabriolet rival isn’t anticipated to enter manufacturing till subsequent yr, nonetheless.
McLaren’s so-called ‘rule-breaking’ GT – it’s most sensible, comfy and refined mannequin but – shall be making its UK public debut at Goodwood.
The Woking model makes loads of daring claims concerning the mannequin: in addition to providing extra baggage area than something on this class, the 612bhp, 200mph-plus mannequin can also be mentioned to be the quickest and most participating GT automobile round.
Mercedes-AMG will up the ante within the decades-old German horsepower battle with an all-new model of the smallest AMG mannequin: the A45.
It’ll purpose to usurp rivals such because the Audi RS3 with a brand new 2.Zero-litre turbocharged engine, able to 382bhp in normal type however with a whopping 415bhp in S guise. The A45 shall be unveiled for the primary time at Goodwood, and may additionally be seen trying the hill course.
Porsche Cayman GT4/Boxster
Solely revealed final week, the brand new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Boxster Spyder will each make their public debuts on the present.
Ditching the turbocharged four-cylinder engine of lesser 718s, the extra hardcore new fashions undertake the fanatic’s alternative: a naturally-aspirated four.Zero-litre flat six mated to a handbook gearbox solely. The Spyder takes a lot of the GT4’s mechanical make-up however provides the attraction of a detachable roof.
British agency Radical claims to be the world’s most profitable race automobile producer, and it’ll have a good time that truth with an all-new mannequin heading to the Competition of Velocity.
Referred to as the Rapture, little is understood about it up to now, however a preview video launched reveals it’s powered by a brand new turbocharged engine (a primary in any present Radical). Count on to see it take to the Goodwood hill, and seem within the shifting motor present.
We’ve seen loads of Toyota’s new Supra up to now, and people who haven’t will undoubtedly have the ability to see it each on show and tackling the hillclimb at pace.
Alongside that, hearsay has it there shall be some type of motorsport announcement involving the Supra at Goodwood this yr. It may very well be that the racing idea of 2018 will morph right into a GT4 class buyer racing automobile…
VW ID R and ID three
Volkswagen can have the 2 bookends of its electrical automobile programme on the 2019 Competition of Velocity. Taking to the hill recent from setting a brand new EV document on the Nurburgring, the VW ID R racer will make a return and attempt to beat its personal EV document on the Goodwood hillclimb.
On the different finish of the size we’ll see the ID three electrical hatchback in a evenly disguised manufacturing physique on the occasion, prepared for individuals to get their first glimpse forward of manufacturing on the finish of this yr.
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