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 |  Jun 30 2011, 2:07 PM

This weekend, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Porsche will have on display a range of iconic cars that celebrate the firm’s innovative approach to both performance and motorsport.

The theme of this year’s event which is Racing Revolutions – Quantum leaps that shaped motorsport. Among the cars on display will be the Semper Vivius (always alive) an early gas/electric hybrid that Dr. Ferdinand Porsche built in 1900, plus the 1973 Porsche 917/30 Spyder racer, the company’s first turbocharged car; a 1200 hp Can Am monster that paved the way for the now legendary 930 Turbo.

Other cars being shipped over from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart include the 1960 718 Formula 2 single seater  (which won the F2 constructor’s cup that year) and 1986 all-wheel drive 961 turbo (a derivative of the 959 that competed in the 24 hours of Le Mans that year and finished 7th overall).

Of course modern stuff will also be represented, including the  latest 500 hp 911 GT3 RS and a Turbo S version of the Panamera sedan.

Because this year’s Goodwood Festival also marks 60 years of Porsche in the United Kingdom, there will also be a variety of street versions on display including an early 911 and an example of it’s intended successor, the 928.

Other highlights including a Porsche test track, where folks are invited to take a spin in a Cayenne S, with instructors from the Porsche Experience Centre based at Silverstone, plus the ability to meet various celebrities, such as former factory team drivers, including 1970 Le Mans winner and Porsche test driver Richard Attwood.

This year’s even runs from June 30th to July 3. For more information, click on the link below:

[Source: Porsche Origin]

  • Barb Davis

    Hoping you might be able to help. We are going to the Goodwood Festival of speed in 2012 and have already purchased tickets for the moving motor show. It was suggested that if I could contact the manufacturers my husband (Rick Davis) may be able to test drive one of your vehicles?.

    Regards Barb