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2017 Goodwood Festival Of Speed review

The term ‘bucket list’ gets used to the point of – well not even death – these days. It’s well past that. Possibly somewhere beyond the point of cremation might be more accurate...

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2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Our favourite photos
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2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Our favourite photos

Another year, another standout Goodwood Festival of Speed, with dozens of brands big and small taking the opportunity to tear up the hill and make noise - the latter occurring often while simply sitting still. This year brought debuts for new homegrown specials like the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 and the Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro, along with the stealthy Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge...


Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro revealed
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Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro revealed

The Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro has been revealed for the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week, bringing a range of aerodynamic enhancements to the British marque's already-manic track-only supercar. Compared to the 'standard' Vulcan, the Aston Martin Racing (AMR) Pro version gets new louvred panels above the front wheel arches to reduce aerodynamic lift,  dive planes at each side of the nose and a new front splitter with turning vanes to improve steering response...


Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge revealed - UPDATE
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Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge revealed - UPDATE

Update - Rolls-Royce's Australian division has given local pricing for the Dawn Black Badge. See bottom of article for details The stealthy Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge has been revealed for the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend...


Gordon Murray visiting Goodwood with IGM-Ford
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Gordon Murray visiting Goodwood with IGM-Ford

Designer and former Formula-One title winner of the 1980s, Gordon Murray, will be making an appearance at Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, driving a car he designed and built. In 1967 and 1968, Murray made his first sports car in South Africa, the IGM-Ford, and will be ripping up the track in it on the Goodwood Hillclimb this weekend to celebrate his 50th year in the automotive industry...


Porsche GT2 RS revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Porsche GT2 RS revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Porsche has chosen the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed for the public unveiling of the most powerful street-legal 911 of all time. Powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine delivering a staggering 515kW of power and 750Nm of torque, the new 911 GT2 RS will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 340km/h. The 3...


McLaren 720S: 280,000-plus piece 1:1 Lego project for Goodwood showgoers
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McLaren 720S: 280,000-plus piece 1:1 Lego project for Goodwood showgoers

That's right! Never mind the 161-piece Speed Champions series LEGO McLaren 720S announced in August - that's child's play. McLaren is bringing a 1:1 scale LEGO-fied version of its latest supercar to this week's 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and it's comprised of more than 280,000 LEGO bricks...


2018 Maserati GranCabrio, GranTurismo fully revealed for Goodwood
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2018 Maserati GranCabrio, GranTurismo fully revealed for Goodwood

The facelifted 2018 Maserati GranCabrio and GranTurismo twins have been fully unveiled this week for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, giving us a proper look at the exterior and interior revisions for the Italian company's four-seater sports car...


Jaguar XE SV Project 8 revealed ahead of Goodwood debut, not for Oz
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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 revealed ahead of Goodwood debut, not for Oz

The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 has been officially revealed this week ahead of its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Limited to just 300 left-hand drive examples globally, the XE SV Project 8 is the most powerful Jaguar road car in history, generating a monster 441kW of power (600PS) at 6500rpm and 700Nm of torque between 3500 and 5000rpm from its 5...


Aston Martin DB11 gets twin-turbo V8 option, Australian pricing confirmed
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Aston Martin DB11 gets twin-turbo V8 option, Australian pricing confirmed

The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 may only have just been released, but the British marque has already added a second engine choice - a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8. Just as the smaller Vantage is offered with both V8 and V12 engines, the DB11's two-pronged attack provides a more affordable entry point into the Grand Tourer's range, and is targeted at markets where car taxation policy is structured around engine capacity, like China...


2017 McLaren 570S Spider revealed: 3.2-second 0-100km/h for $435,750 drop-top McLaren
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2017 McLaren 570S Spider revealed: 3.2-second 0-100km/h for $435,750 drop-top McLaren

We knew it was coming, but here it is. The McLaren 570S Spider has been officially revealed, and it's no mere poser. Claimed to offer the same high-performance dynamic attributes and refinement of the 570S Coupe, but “with the added exhilaration of open-air driving”, the previously-confirmed 2017 McLaren 570S Spider combines the Coupe’s carbon-fibre MonoCell II chassis, with an electrically-operated two-piece hardtop...


Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R: 15 Aussie HSV GTSRs rebadged for UK
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Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R: 15 Aussie HSV GTSRs rebadged for UK

Strewth! It turns out 15 of our HSV GTSR supercharged specials are going to the Poms, badged as Vauxhalls. Dubbed the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R, the 435kW/740Nm supercharged 6.2-litre LSA V8-powered HSV GTSR will not only rock their limey socks off, it’ll also become the most-powerful car Vauxhall has ever sold in the company’s 114-year history...


Jaguar XE SV Project 8 teased ahead of June 28 reveal - UPDATE
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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 teased ahead of June 28 reveal - UPDATE

Jaguar has teased its upcoming limited-run XE SV Project 8 sports sedan in a quick online video, ahead of the new model's reveal on June 28. Based on the XE sedan, the SV Project 8 follows the F-Type Project 7 from 2014, and will become the most powerful road-legal Jaguar ever, thanks to its 441kW 5...


2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report
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2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report

When it comes to a concentrated snapshot of mankind's four-wheeled achievements, the Goodwood Festival Of Speed takes some beating. If your blood runs high on octane, it should be at the sharp end of your personal bucket list. If you're not yet the gearhead, the FoS, as it nicknames itself, will almost certainly convert you...


McLaren P1 LM special sets new Goodwood Festival of Speed road-car record
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McLaren P1 LM special sets new Goodwood Festival of Speed road-car record

The ultra-fast, ultra-new, and ultra-rare McLaren P1 LM has set a new record time for a road-legal car to negotiate the world-famous hillclimb at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. A road-going version of the track-only McLaren P1 GTR, the Lanzante-developed P1 LM reached the top of the 1...


McLaren P1 LM revealed: street-legal P1 GTR debuts at Goodwood
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McLaren P1 LM revealed: street-legal P1 GTR debuts at Goodwood

British company Lanzante has revealed the McLaren P1 LM, a road-going version of the extra-hyper McLaren P1 GTR track special. Following reports last year that it would create a version of the P1 GTR for the road, Lanzante has finally come through with a street-legal vehicle that wears a race-ready look...


Mercedes-AMG GT: Australia to get three variants, New 'Black Series' also rumoured
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Mercedes-AMG GT: Australia to get three variants, New 'Black Series' also rumoured

Local AMG GT range to expand to three models Black Series name to return with new R-topping GT variant AMG GT Roadster in the works Mercedes-Benz Australia will expand its range of flagship Mercedes-AMG GT range from one variant to three in the coming 12 months, with its current GT S to be joined by the 'regular' GT and just-debuted GT R variants...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17

  Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2016 Mercedes-AMG GT R teased - video
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2016 Mercedes-AMG GT R teased - video

A new teaser video has surfaced offering a first look at the hotly anticipated Mercedes-AMG GT R. Touted by the brand as the “next level of performance”, the Mercedes-AMG GT R is scheduled to debut on June 24 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK...


Honda reveals another toy-inspired stand for Goodwood festival
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Honda reveals another toy-inspired stand for Goodwood festival

Japanese car maker Honda has revealed the design of its stand for next weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed, paying tribute to the popular Fisher Price toy garage of the ‘70s and ‘80s. After arriving at last year’s Goodwood Festival with a stand dubbed the ‘Honda Playset’ - which featured an assortment of Honda cars in over-sized toy boxes - the brand has once again given us a childhood flashback with an interpretation of the red toy garage that so many owned and loved...