Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011: The revolution!
The Festival of Speed at Goodwood this year is its 15th edition has. It is held under the theme "Racing Revolutions".
This is a great event that attracts true lovers of motorsports. They come from all around the world to give them appointment.
This colorful event, which lasts only three days, is both an exhibition of ancient and modern sports cars, an elegance competition and the opportunity to see competitions on race track, track and off-road of ingenious rallies concocted by the organizers.
The 'Moving Motor Show'
It is also an opportunity for several different manufacturers commemorate their birthdays, even there unveil their new models. The year passes, the organizers have added a new event called "Moving Motor Show." As its name suggests, it is reference to this possibility among some visitors with deep pockets to drive cars newly arrivals or about to be marketed, or even emergency vehicles and collectibles.
This year, the theme "Racing Revolutions" is primarily up to the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar XKE.
After the sculptures offered by automakers Toyota (2007), Land Rover (2008) Audi (2009) and Alfa Romeo in 2010, it is now the turn of Jaguar to present his sculpture. At a height 28 meters, this mural by artist Gerry Judah has a Jaguar E Type size almost. In its ratings, we find the most recent models realized by the English manufacturer.
The big names in motorsport
The Goodwood Festival is very run by the world's major automotive. This year, we give pride of place to the legendary Bobby Unser, former Indy 500 champion, and Hannu Mikola, Audi won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2011 edition driver.
Formula1, whose origins are still very British deeply rooted, holds a privileged place in this festival has just dedicated to the world of speed. There are more than 50 ancient and recent cars of Formula 1 are presented. In addition, the expected presence of a dozen drivers Formula1 that will make their turn, including Lewis Hamilton and Bruno Senna.
Many stars come check it out, the famous TV host Jay Leno, a stickler for cars of all kinds and accustomed to the event. Nick Mason rock group Pink Floyd and Roger Taylor of Queen have also paid a walkabout.
The most run the Goodwood Festival of Speed activity is undeniably the race to deliver sports cars, legendary as recent, around the "Hillclimb", a 2 km track specially designed for the occasion.
This year, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 will debut before the public. She will face several legendary race cars from several European manufacturers.
Of unpublished cars
Over the years, this event has grown to gigantic proportions and media coverage has become planetary.
In recent years, the festival has become a platform for launching new products. It presents, on occasion, considered as prototypes of cars that will soon become known serial cars. This year, the first AWD Ferrari, the FF and the Jaguar XKR-S are the feast.
Here are fifteen cars presented at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood:
Bicolor Ferrari 458 Italia: a first output to public
Aston Martin Zagato Concept: It will finally set foot on English bitumen
Audi Quattro Concept: Will it become a model a very limited circulation
Bentley Continental Supersports convertible: Champion ice
Ferrari FF: The first Ferrari offered with integral traction
Fiat Mefisto: It was intended to break all records of the era
Honda CR-Z Mugen RR Concept: a cheeky little clean energy
Jaguar XKR-S powered by a V8 engine of 550 horsepower
Mazda 787B: Reconstitution of this champion has rotary engine
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3: From the road the track
Mini WRC: The Citroen and Ford WRC well have which has not held
Morgan Threewheeler: The announcement of the return series of model
Nissan LEAF: It is fun around the "Hill Climb"
Pagani Presley: One Model that will be put to auction
Peugeot EX1 Concept: Bolide maker who loves to break records
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