This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed was the twenty-sixth edition of the annual event.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante: the convertible version follows the coupe’s debut at the 2018 Festival of Speed.
BMW M8 Coupé: there are four versions of the two-door M8 (plus the announced but yet to appear four-door M8 Gran Coupé and M8 Gran Coupé Competition).
De Tomaso P72: prototype of a mid-engined supercar which the revived marque’s owner says it will build 72 examples of.
Ford Focus ST: depending on the country, it is available as a five-door hatchback and/or an estate/wagon. There is a choice of engines too: 280PS and 420 Nm 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol or 190PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel with 400Nm. This is the first front-wheel drive Ford to have an electronic limited-slip differential. This was developed by BorgWarner. Other features include rev-matching for the six-speed manual gearbox, while a seven-speed automatic is also available.
Ford GT Mk II: 45 examples will be made, priced from US$1.2m. The 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6’s output rises to 700 horsepower.
Ford Puma: this 4,186mm long, Fiesta-based five-door crossover is for Europe and certain other regions. In EU markets it supplements the EcoSport: at 4.2m long, it is around 20cm lengthier. The Puma – to become available from December – sits 30mm higher on the road than an equivalent Fiesta. There are 125PS and 155PS 1.0-litre, three-cylinder EcoBoost (mild) Hybrid petrol variants with a 1.5-litre diesel engine and a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox to become available during 2020.
Jaguar SV XE Project 8 Touring Pack: the fastest and most powerful road going Jaguar yet was announced to the media in May 2017, a month ahead of its debut at that year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. This was the XE SV Project 8, which was powered by a 600PS version of JLR’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8. Special Vehicles in Coventry built 300 of these cars, all of them left-hand drive. The XE SV Project 8 Touring was then announced in June. This has a smaller rear spoiler and while power is unchanged, top speed is 300km/h compared to 320km/h for the earlier iteration. Only 15 of these cars will be built.
Land Rover Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography: announced in February, powered by a 550PS supercharged 5.0-litre V8.
Lightyear One: revealed to selected media in June, this long and low five-seat ‘SEV’ (solar powered electric vehicle) should be built in small volume in 2021. Indicative pricing is €119,000 in the Netherlands. While the aim is for owners to ideally run the One on energy from the sun, there will be a battery pack with enough stored power to enable a minimum range of 400km in the least ideal conditions and a maximum of 800km. According to WLTP norms, the maximum range is 725km.
McLaren GT: the fourth vehicle for the company’s Track 25 business plan has a 620PS and 630Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, with the car weighing 1,530kg (DIN). McLaren says there is 570 l of storage capacity. The rear luggage bay is accessed via a front-hinged, full-length glass tailgate. This can be electrically powered at extra cost.
Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC+ and A 45 S 4MATIC+: these five-door hatchbacks will be powered by the recently announced M 139. This 1,991cc single turbo four-cylinder engine produces either 285kW (387PS) and 480Nm or 310kW (421PS) and 500Nm in the S. Turbo boost pressures are 1.9 or 2.1 bar. M 139 is claimed to be the most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine in series production. It can be revved to 7,200rpm.
Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC+ and CLA 45 S 4MATIC + sedans: same engines as the A 45 and A 45 S. All four cars come as standard with an eight-speed dual clutch transmission called SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G.
Mini John Cooper Works GP: BMW will make 3,000 cars and while the engine details have not been disclosed, the company says the turbocharged four-cylinder unit will produce in excess of 220kW (300PS). The JCW GP’s world premiere took place at the Nürburgring 24 hour race in June (with camouflage), with the production-ready car revealed at the Festival of Speed.
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Boxster Spyder: both are powered by a 309kW (420PS) 4.0-litre flat six with a standard six-speed manual gearbox. Torque is 420Nm.
Radical Rapture: 765kg mid-engined supercar powered by a 261kW (355PS) version of Ford’s 2.3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder turbo.
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Multiple other cars made their ‘dynamic debuts’. Others had been seen by the public at Le Mans or at special manufacturer-run world premiere events. The Bentley Flying Spur, for example, was on display at the Chantilly Arts & Elegance in June.
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