The Goodwood Festival of Speed is quite simply one of the greatest automotive events on the planet.
People from all over the world flock to Lord March's Goodwood estate, which turns into an automotive mecca and petrolhead sanctuary come the summer months each year. Priceless cars are on display throughout the four-day show. Many of these priceless motors can be seen taking to the track on the famous Goodwood hill climb, which sees a number of historic racing cars, the latest supercars and famous faces from racing and celebrity worlds, all taking turns throughout the event to show their skills and put in a respectable time.
This year's event ran from the 29th June to the 2nd July. If you've ever been, you'll understand that in most cases, one day at the event simply isn't enough for some!
We have put together a list of our Top 5 new cars showcased at the event, see any of your favourites?
1. 2017 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
The 2017 Goodwood FOS was the setting for the world premiere of the most powerful Porsche 911 ever produced - the incredible all-new 2017 Porsche 911 GT2 RS. With 700hp on tap, as well as a 211mph top speed and 60mph dealt with in just 2.8 seconds, this rear-wheel drive ultimate 911 is one serious hardcore drivers car. It also looks the part, with track-focused styling and a lot of weight-saving; thanks to various carbon fibre body parts and ultra-sharp carbon ceramic brakes - which enable the unbelievable power to be tamed when necessary.
2. 2017 Jaguar XE SV Project 8
Jaguar like many other manufacturers chose the FOS to unveil the most powerful road legal model in their history - the incredible 200mph Jaguar XE SV Project 8, boasting a supercharged 5.0-litre 600ps V8 engine and a 0-60mph time in only 3.3 seconds. It also boasts an unbelievable race car like presence, thanks to a muscular, widened body complete with carbon fibre, 20-inch forged wheels and a huge rear spoiler. Buyers can spec the usual saloon car seating, or opt for a 'Track Package' which deletes the rear seats and adds Sabelt harnesses, racing bucket seats and a roll-cage. This Jag certainly means business!
3. 2017 BMW M4 Competition Pack
The M4 has been around since 2014, however 2017 has seen a slight facelift for the incredible BMW M car. With an incredible legacy of BMW M cars, all with serious performance the M4 is no different thanks to rear-wheel drive, and 450hp on tap. It stood out for all the right reasons on the BMW stand, finished in this striking Verde Mantis colour - complete with the upgraded competition pack which includes a boost in power (19hp over the standard M4), adaptive M suspension, an M Performance Sports Exhaust System, M Lightweight Sports Seats and 20" M Light Star alloy wheels - meaning this M4 looks as well as it goes!
4. 2017 Aston Martin Vantage AMR Pro / Aston Martin DB11 V8 / Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro
OK, so technically this is three cars for the price of one, but you can't really complain when its three evocative Aston Martin models! Goodwood saw the unveiling of the 'more affordable' V8 Aston Martin DB11, alongside two models from its hugely anticipated AMR range - which featured the race inspired Vantage AMR Pro and the colossal Vulcan AMR Pro. The AMR Pro models aim to bring Aston's racing success to a selection of limited race inspired models, built for track use, but by also having the ability to drive to and from the track day once its complete. Find out more here
5. BMW 8 Series Concept
The second BMW in our list, and to be honest this isn't 100% accurate of the final road-going version of the all-new BMW 8 Series, but when it looks this good, it would be rude not to include it, wouldn't it? The original 8 Series was always a fantastic looking thing and this new 8 Series concept is no different. We can only hope that when BMW put the all-new 8 Series into production, it looks similar to this stunning looking concept, with an equally stunning selection of infamous BMW performance engines along with the teased BMW M8 - we can only hope!
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