"Goodwood Festival of Speed» 2010: back to the future
True lovers of motorsport rendezvous for 14 years at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood in England. And, they come from all around the world.
This colorful event is both an exhibition of ancient and modern sports cars, an elegance competition and the opportunity to see competitions on track racing, off-road track and ingenious concocted by rally organizers this event that lasts only three days, but filled with many related activities.
The 'Moving Motor Show'
It is also an opportunity for several different manufacturers commemorate their birthdays, even there unveil their new models. This year, the organizers of the event have added a new event called "Moving Motor Show" and as the name says, it makes reference to this possibility among some visitors with deep pockets to drive cars newly arrivals or about to be marketed, and even exceptional collection.
This addition is a new approach that maintains the first day of the "Goodwood Festival" and also comes as a complement to this day which henceforth will be devoted to a builder.
This year the event is held under the "Viva Veloce" theme which more than makes up for Italian brands while emphasizing particular way the 100th anniversary of Alfa Romeo.
After the sculptures offered by automakers Toyota (2007), Land Rover (2008) and Audi (2009) it is now the turn 'of Alfa Romeo to present his sculpture. At a height of 135 ', it obviously evokes the centenary of the company in which it has established a model that P2 in 1925 has allowed the Italian to grab top honors Grand Prix Formula 1. At its ratings, seductive section 8C Competizione which represents the most promising future of the brand.
The big names in motorsport
The Goodwood Festival is very run by the world's major automobile and this year, it gives an opportunity to the legendary Sir Jackie Stuart attend a tribute to the Lotus company or even getting behind the wheel of Lotus-Ford 1938.
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 cars of Formula 1 are presented. In addition, the expected presence of a dozen drivers Formula1 that will make turn with Button, Hamilton, Heidfeld, Rosberg, Webber and others ...
Of unpublished cars
Over the years, this event has grown to gigantic proportions and whose media coverage has become planetary, obviously thanks to the Internet phenomenon.
In recent years, it has become a new platform for the launch of new products, but very original way, as the occasion brings a track regarded as prototypes of cars that will shortly say cars series. This year, McLaren brings its MP4-12C model, while Jaguar is very proud to unveil its model XKR 75 produced only 75 units.
Here are a dozen cars presented at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood:
Austin Mini-Cummins: Driven by a large diesel V18 3500 horsepower.
Citroen DS3 R3: Version Group R3T model is broken down into series.
Ferrari 599 GTO: It will still steal the show at the 458 Italia seductive.
Honda CR-Z: Even the general public is invited to drive the hybrid cut.
Jaguar XKR 75: An original way to commemorate its 75th anniversary.
Lotus Evora 414 E: Cup efficient and cleaner hybrid sport.
Maybach 2011: The limousine is the exception that proves the rule.
McLaren MP4-12C: For better be admired and above Desired ...
Mercedes CL 2011: With front and rear sections completely redesigned.
Mini E Race: A small all electric racing car which astonished many.
Porsche GT2 RS: 620cv and around the Nurburgring in just 7.18 minutes.
Tesla Roadster 2.5: World Premiere for the second generation most promising.
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