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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...

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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...


Classic car picks: Bonhams auction Goodwood 2015

Classic car picks: Bonhams auction Goodwood 2015

Lord March’s Festival of Speed is no longer just a hill-climb event. These days, it’s more like a global car show for all things fast and furious, with the classics often taking centre stage. Of particular interest is the Bonhams Goodwood auction held under one roof, at the historic Goodwood House...


McLaren’s Amanda McLaren talks with CarAdvice
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McLaren’s Amanda McLaren talks with CarAdvice

At the recent launch of McLaren’s potent new 675LT at Silverstone, CarAdvice was granted an exclusive interview with Amanda McLaren, brand ambassador and daughter of company founder Bruce McLaren. Amanda was just four years old when her father was tragically killed while testing the McLaren M8D at Goodwood in 1970...


Sounds of the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015
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Sounds of the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

Listen to a collection of the amazing engine notes at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, from hot hatches right up to Formula 1 cars...


2016 Ford Focus RS to boast 257kW and up to 470Nm
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2016 Ford Focus RS to boast 257kW and up to 470Nm

The all-new 2016 Ford Focus RS has been detailed ahead of its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the numbers do not disappoint. The 2.3-litre EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the bonnet of the new-generation Focus RS produces a staggering 257kW of power and 440Nm of torque - or a mind-blowing 470Nm on overboost...


Infiniti Q30 teased ahead of 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed digital debut
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Infiniti Q30 teased ahead of 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed digital debut

The first ever Infiniti Q30 small luxury hatchback has been teased ahead of its 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed debut. However, it won't be fully revealed at the British spectacular - instead, Infiniti will have an installation known as the Q30 Inspiration box, that will highlight specific details on the car without giving the whole picture away...


Nissan Vision GT Concept 2020 outed, teases future GT-R
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Nissan Vision GT Concept 2020 outed, teases future GT-R

Look beyond the wild curves and proportions of the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo and you will see elements of the design of the next-generation GT-R supercar.  Originally designed for the virtual realm as part of racing game Gran Turismo’s ‘Vision’ project, a full-sized concept of the Concept 2020 was rolled-out at the weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK...


2015 Range Rover Sport SVR: 404kW SUV the first series production car from JLR Special Vehicle Operations
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2015 Range Rover Sport SVR: 404kW SUV the first series production car from JLR Special Vehicle Operations

Land Rover will reveal a prototype of its fastest and most powerful model to date, the hardcore 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK this week ahead of an Australian launch around March 2015. Featuring the same 404kW 5...


Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations readies first car for Goodwood
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Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations readies first car for Goodwood

Jaguar Land Rover’s newly-minted Special Operations bespoke and performance arm will show-off its first model at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK between June 26 and 29. Announced earlier this month, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations is a new division within the company tasked with designing and engineering halo versions of the group’s road cars, plus bespoke commissions from customers and limited-run heritage ‘re-creations’...


Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo teases company’s supercar future
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Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo teases company’s supercar future

Nissan says a version of its outlandish Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo supercar could make the bold step from virtual to reality.  Revealed overnight, the Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo has the appearance of a wild 2+2 supercar with an advanced aerodynamic body...


Vuhl 05: Mexican supercar confirmed for November production
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Vuhl 05: Mexican supercar confirmed for November production

The Mexican-built Vuhl 05 supercar will enter production from November, as a direct result of interest generated at its public debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Seen at Goodwood tackling the event’s iconic 1.87km-hillclimb with Mexican Formula One rookie Esteban Gutierrez at the wheel (pictured top), the Vuhl 05 made a “sufficient” start to the company’s goal of accruing 20 orders for its top-spec ‘Edition One’ model...


Bentley Continental GT3: 441kW racer unveiled at Goodwood
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Bentley Continental GT3: 441kW racer unveiled at Goodwood

The Bentley Continental GT3 has made its long-awaited debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Powered by a Cosworth-tuned, dry-sumped 441kW naturally aspirated version of the Continental GT V8’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre engine, the Bentley Continental GT3 outguns the 423kW twin-turbo V12-powered Continental GT and falls just shy of the GT Speed’s 449kW...


Skoda Octavia RS: sporty sedan, wagon here in 2014
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Skoda Octavia RS: sporty sedan, wagon here in 2014

The Skoda Octavia RS has made its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. Unveiled in both sedan and wagon guises, and arriving locally in early-2014, the new Skoda Octavia RS is the Czech brand's quickest series-production Octavia in history with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 6.8 seconds – half a second faster than the previous generation...


Goodwood hillclimb added to Gran Turismo 6 driving simulator
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Goodwood hillclimb added to Gran Turismo 6 driving simulator

The jewel in the crown of England's Goodwood Festival of Speed event, its famous hillclimb, will feature as a new track on the upcoming Gran Turismo 6 video game. Announced by Polyphony Digital Inc., the company behind the cult driving simulator franchise, the partnership will result in the Goodwood hillclimb joining alongside the Silverstone Circuit in boosting the 15-year-old game’s content to include 1200 cars and 33 locations...