The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place from June 29th to July 2nd and the festival’s traditional central feature will celebrate the life and the four-decade career of the one and only Bernie Ecclestone, the former CEO of Formula 1 Group. The central feature is called “The Five Stages of Ecclestone” and it might as well be the theme of this year’s festival.
However, the official theme of the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed is “Peaks of Performance – Motorsport’s Game-Changers”, focusing on paying tribute to “high watermarks of motorsport. We are definitely in for a brilliant event featuring the greatest collection of the most extraordinary and sophisticated machinery that ever touched the tracks of the world.
Car and motor enthusiasts from all over the world will be able to marvel at the finest classics from the 20th century, as well as witness the unveiling of new launches from the world’s most famous and respected manufacturers.
The Celebration of Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary
The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed will be a truly supercharged event, with the legendary Italian manufacturer, Ferrari, celebrating 70 years of its existence. Since its founding in 1947, Ferrari has been gracing us with some of the most remarkable cars that we have ever had the chance to witness, and we are presented with a glorious opportunity to see the leanest and meanest of them all at this year’s FOS.
Ferrari will present a jaw-dropping collection of 70 of its finest cars, as well as a separate category dedicated to its 250 models and a line-up of its latest supercars. Without a single shred of doubt, Ferrari will provide us with an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience, celebrating its anniversary in style and showing us all of its game-changers that left a permanent mark in the world of motorsport.
The New Cars We Can’t Wait to See
Another renowned car manufacturer that will indulge in a special celebration at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is Mercedes-Benz. It will celebrate 50 years of AMG, its high-performance division. The celebration will feature some of the greatest cars of Mercedes-AMG, but the world’s famous manufacturer will also unveil its new hybrid powertrain, the AMG GT Concept, which is a combination of a modern V8 petrol engine and a high-performance electric motor.
Another one of the confirmed announcements includes Jaguar and its new XE SV Project 8, which is one of the most powerful of all the Jaguar’s cars in history. It has a 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol engine, producing a 592 bhp, and its production will be limited to only 300 cars across the world.
Land Rover is also among those who have confirmed their new car launches, and it will present its new avant-garde Range Rover Velar. It has a powerful V6 engine and it features the latest in innovation, technology and design. The revolutionary model is extremely elegant and creates a striking presence, not to mention that it delivers a thrilling experience on the road.
Ford is finally entering the supercar game with its new Ford GT supercar. It has a powerful 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine, delivering extraordinary performance. It is all about innovation and it’s really nothing you have ever seen from the American multinational automaker.
BMW is yet another legend to unveil its new launch at this year’s FOS. The new BMW Concept 8-Series will have a debut in the UK, closing the gap of 18 years since the last 8-Series model made an appearance. The new BMW combines agility and style, power and luxury, and it equals timeless elegance.
There will definitely be some more launches at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, and we cannot be more excited to see them all. One thing is certain – it will be an event to remember. What’s more, there will certainly be many hybrids and electric cars to marvel at, especially because of the BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen’s joint venture for a high-powered DC charging network for PHEVs in Europe and the fact that they are definitely going down the BEV path.