Tag Archives: Goodwood Festival Of Speed

The Porsche 911 Speedster Concept’s Delights Are in the Details

The Porsche 911 Speedster Concept, which we saw in June, was a lovely 70th birthday present Porsche gave itself to honor the design of the Porsche 356 Speedsters. The photos were awesome to look at on their own, but this deeper dive video was also extremely necessary.

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The 700 Horsepower Brabham BT62 Made Me Laugh Like a Child

Brabham’s return to the track is, categorically, A Good Thing. It returns a legendary marque to where it belongs, and it means there’s another uncompromisingly rapid car in the world. The BT62, Brabham’s 700 horsepower track-only megacar, will set you back $morethanyoucanafford and is basically a racing car. But…

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That Self-Driving 1965 Ford Mustang at Goodwood Was Probably Destined to Fail

With some fanfare, Siemens announced earlier this month that they’d be attacking the Goodwood Hillclimb with an autonomous 1965 Ford Mustang. It went poorly. We finally have some explanations as to why.

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This Video of a Range Rover Sport SVR Going Up the Hill at Goodwood on Two Wheels Gets Extremely Tense

Terry Grant, a stunt driver who’s more than a little familiar with the Goodwood Festival of Speed, had already crashed out once this year trying to do the Hillclimb on two wheels. But then, later that day, he tried again.

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Bruno Senna Rips An Awesome Burnout In A Senna At Goodwood

The lightweight McLaren Senna supercar made a run up the Goodwood hill this weekend with Bruno Senna at the wheel. The nephew of Formula One’s perhaps most iconic driver, former F1 driver in his own right, and 2017 FIA WEC LMP2 world champion, the 34-year-old Senna is also a McLaren factory development driver and…

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The Fastest Way Isn’t Always The Most Fun At Goodwood 

Like a getaway scene in an old school Brit bank heist film, Grant Williams drives his 1959 Jaguar Mk1 sedan racer at full tilt and only half in control. It’s well known that drifting and sliding is rarely the fastest way to negotiate a circuit, but at Goodwood you’re rewarded for being memorable. If Grant had simply…

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This V8-Powered Aston Martin Cygnet Is A True Miracle Of Human Creation

Aston Martin stuffed a V8 engine into its cute little Cygnet city car as a one-off commission project for a person who has a better imagination and bigger wallet than any of us, and it’s like a wasp in car form—miniature in size but terrifying enough to send full-grown adults running in the opposite direction.

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Watch The 150 MPH Honda Mean Mower Storm Up The Hill At Goodwood

The Honda Mean Mower V2 is powered by a 189-horsepower engine out of a CBR1000RR Fireblade. It can top 150 mph. It can cut grass. And here it is at the Goodwood Festival of Speed hooning up a British aristocrat’s driveway like a bat out of hell.

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Watch This Hood Try To Escape This Fire-Spitting Mazda RX-7

While the exact source of Mad Mike Whiddett’s rage remains unclear, we now have definitive proof that his hood wants no part of it.

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That Self-Driving 1965 Ford Mustang Self-Drove Into A Wall

Siemens worked out a way for autonomous car to suck even more fun out of driving by developing a self-driving system that could be fitted to classic cars, like the 1965 Ford Mustang it ran at the Goodwood Hillclimb today. It’s too bad for them that the system sucked.

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