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Goodwood Festival of Speed: A podcast special (with some very special guests)

What a year it's been for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It was the event's 25th anniversary and Porsche's 70th, with countless debuts and reveals...

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Polestar 1 will be "thrilling" - chief test driver
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Polestar 1 will be "thrilling" - chief test driver

Polestar's chief test driver, Joakim Rydholm, says the upcoming Polestar 1 sports car is "exciting", "engaging" and "thrilling". After driving the plug-in hybrid coupe at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Rydholm, had high praise – though we reckon his comments may be a little biased...


2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Touring the grounds
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2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Touring the grounds

If you have a strong passion for cars and haven't been to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, what have you been doing? It's one of the most celebrated car events in the world, where vehicles with a strong racing history have the chance to race down the Duke of Richmond’s (formerly Lord March, courtesy of the Royal Family's peculiar naming structure) driveway with the stunning Goodwood House as a backdrop, while more than 200,000 people watch on...


Terry Grant sets two-wheel record at Goodwood - video
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Terry Grant sets two-wheel record at Goodwood - video

Stunt driver Terry Grant has set a new record for the fastest mile on two wheels at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The time to beat was 2 minutes 55 seconds, and Grant manages the run in just over 2 minutes 45 seconds, shaving 10 seconds from his previous best. His steed of choice was a pre-facelift Range Rover Sport SVR, packing a 5...


Polestar 2 to offer 560km range - report
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Polestar 2 to offer 560km range - report

The upcoming Polestar 2 electric vehicle will offer over 560 kilometres of range and start around $53,500 in the UK – according to a new report. Speaking with the UK's Autocar, Polestar's chief operating officer, Jonathan Goodman, confirmed the details at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, indicating the Swedish rival to the Tesla Model 3 will be no lightweight in terms of range and performance...


Around the Tracks: Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Around the Tracks: Goodwood Festival of Speed

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?


Nissan GT-R: Next-gen to be "the world's fastest brick" - report
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Nissan GT-R: Next-gen to be "the world's fastest brick" - report

The next Nissan GT-R is still some years away, but the company isn't shying away from making bold performance claims, according to a new report out of the UK. Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president for global design at Nissan Motor Co., told Autocar the new-generation supercar will be "its own special car" and it has to be "the fastest super sports car in the world"...


Volkswagen I.D. R sets electric Goodwood hillclimb record
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Volkswagen I.D. R sets electric Goodwood hillclimb record

Volkswagen has added another record to the I.D. R's trophy cabinet, setting a new high watermark for electric cars up the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb. The low-slung electric Volkswagen took just 43.05 seconds to complete the run, comfortably besting the 47.34 mark set by Jonny Cocker in the Lola-Drayson B12 69/EV...


Toyota Supra tackles the Goodwood hillclimb - video
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Toyota Supra tackles the Goodwood hillclimb - video

The Supra may still be under wraps – well, mostly – but that hasn't stopped Toyota from previewing its upcoming sports flagship at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week. Earlier this week, the company's European arm said it "expects" the new-generation Supra to go on sale globally in the first half of 2019, and feature a front-mounted in-line six-cylinder engine sending drive to the rear wheels – keeping it "faithful" to the nameplate's "distinguished heritage as a pure, sports car thoroughbred"...


Lotus Exige Type 49 and 79 revealed
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Lotus Exige Type 49 and 79 revealed

Lotus has revealed the Exige Type 49 and Type 79 at this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of its 70th birthday celebrations, both commemorating anniversaries of championship-winning Formula One race cars. Both models have been created by Lotus Exclusive in the same colours as the racing cars they're named after...


Self-driving Mustang wobbles its way up Goodwood hillclimb - video
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Self-driving Mustang wobbles its way up Goodwood hillclimb - video

We wrote about a self-driving Mustang preparing for the first autonomous run up the hill at Goodwood yesterday. We all had a good laugh about the possibility of it crashing on the big stage, with the world's motoring enthusiasts watching online. Remember that? It was a fun time... Turns out all that laughing and joking was kind of accurate...


Noble M500 revealed at Goodwood
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Noble M500 revealed at Goodwood

Noble Automotive has unveiled its new M500 supercar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, set to become the firm's new 'base' model when it enters production sometime in 2019. While the vehicle on display in Goodwood isn't a working prototype – it's a full-size model with no interior, in fact – the M500 will feature a version of Ford's 3...


Singer DLS revealed at Goodwood
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Singer DLS revealed at Goodwood

Singer has unveiled its Dynamics and Lightweighting Study (DLS), produced in collaboration with Williams Grand Prix Engineering, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Suffice to say, it has the entire CarAdvice office drooling. Power in the Singer DLS 911 comes from a 4...


McLaren: Nothing but hybrid by 2025
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McLaren: Nothing but hybrid by 2025

McLaren Automotive has announced its plans to hybridise its entire line-up before 2025 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with 18 new models and derivatives to be launched within that period. Dubbed 'Track25', the new strategy is an expansion of the company's previous Track22 plan – first launched at the 2016 Geneva motor show, with plans for 15 new models and derivatives to be launched by 2022 – upping the investment cost to £1...


McLaren P1 GT Longtail by Lanzante revealed
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McLaren P1 GT Longtail by Lanzante revealed

UK engineering firm Lanzante has revealed its McLaren P1 GT Longtail at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, complete with a bespoke exterior and interior over the 'standard' version of the British hypercar. Full details of the special model are still to be confirmed, but we can see that the P1 GT Longtail gets a new aero package and an even larger fixed rear wing – the latter sitting atop a lengthened tail, hence the name...


2019 Mini Electric teased
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2019 Mini Electric teased

Mini has released a pair of sketches showing components that will feature on the upcoming all-electric version of the Hatch, scheduled for launch in 2019. The first image (above) shows the new model's front grille, while the second (below) shows the futuristic alloy wheel design – both largely unchanged from the Mini Electric concept (bottom) shown last year...


1965 Ford Mustang to drive itself up Goodwood hillclimb
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1965 Ford Mustang to drive itself up Goodwood hillclimb

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is just around the corner, and car manufacturers are getting ready to let their loudest, sexiest metal loose on the hillclimb. Siemens and Cranfield University are taking a different approach, however, letting their best autonomous technology pilot a converted 1965 Ford Mustang on the famous course...


Aston Martin Cygnet V8 revealed
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Aston Martin Cygnet V8 revealed

Remember the Aston Martin Cygnet? Platform sharing has created some strange tie-ups throughout history, but the Cygnet was one of the strangest, sharing its underpinnings with the lowly Toyota iQ. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was an absolute flop. You might be surprised, then, to hear the Cygnet is making a return in 2018. It's definitely not a Toyota anymore, with a 4...


BMW M Performance Parts Concept bound for Goodwood
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BMW M Performance Parts Concept bound for Goodwood

BMW will show off the range of M Performance Parts available for the M2 – and some that aren't yet available – at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with the grey-and-gold M Performance Parts Concept. The most noticeable changes to the base M2 come in the form of BMW M Performance carbon-fibre pieces, which help shave more than 60kg from its kerb weight...


Volkswagen I.D. R sets sights on Goodwood Hillclimb record
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Volkswagen I.D. R sets sights on Goodwood Hillclimb record

Hot on the heels of its triumph at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, Volkswagen is letting the all-electric I.D. R loose at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The all-wheel drive tearaway will be piloted by Romain Dumas, who has his sights set on breaking yet another pure-electric record. Along with the I.D...