Goodwood Festival of Speed Highlights

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed is now in the past, and we’re left with tons of excellent videos and photographs to share.

The cars at Goodwood come from around the world and from every automotive marque you can imagine. It’s here you’ll find a brand new $2.5-million Bugatti Chiron racing up the same hill as a new Fiat 124 Spider or a Ford GT race car.

There’s even a performance parking lot for sports cars only. You can find the photos of it in the gallery above.

While it’s hard to capture all of the automotive goodness of the event, here are some of the highlights from this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

360-Degree Video

Never been to the festival? Here’s the next best thing. Williams F1 team placed a 360-degree camera at numerous locations on the grounds so you can get a sense of what Festival of Speed is all about.

Below you can get in on the action of the famous hill climb by riding along with a Renault 5 Maxi Turbo.

20,000-lb Kamaz Truck Goes Drifting

We’ve all seen cars go careening around corners sideways, but how often do you see big rigs driven with that much ferocity? At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the 20,000-lb Red Bull Kamaz truck, which is used to racing in the desert, attacked the hill climb, sliding around the corners.

Watching a big truck drifting is certainly a sight to see.

Camaro ZL1 Line Lock

Chevy brought out the 2017 Camaro ZL1 to demonstrate one of its new features: line lock. It is essentially burnout mode, which locks up the front brakes and allows you to burn rubber. GM executive Mark Reuss drove the car and gave the folks sitting in the stands a smokeshow.

SEE ALSO: 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Does a Smokey Burnout to Introduce Line Lock

Lamborghini Aventador Miura Special Edition

Lamborghini chose the English event to reveal a special, limited-edition Aventador that celebrates its ancestors. The car’s color and trim options have been matched to those available on the Miura from 50 years ago in honor of that iconic car. Only 50 of these models, which are mechanically the same as the Aventador LP700-4, will be built in total.

SEE ALSO: Special Edition Lamborghini Aventador Pays Tribute to Iconic Miura

Fastest Run

Would you believe a Subaru Impreza beat a McLaren P1 in a race? That’s exactly what happened this year at Goodwood.

The fastest time was set by Olly Clark behind the wheel of ‘Gobstopper II,’ a 780-horsepower Subaru Impreza Time Attack car. He made the run in 46.297 seconds, edging out Kenny Brack and his McLaren P1 LM by less than one second.

Bugatti Chiron

The Bugatti Chiron was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and now we’re getting our first chance to see the new hypercar do what it was designed to do. Famous race car driver Andy Wallace piloted the 1,500-hp car up the hill, letting the crowd hear the sound of the 16-cylinder quad-turbocharged engine.

A Jaguar F-Pace Fell Over

Breaking/broken… Jag on two wheels didn’t go so well at #FOS

— Telegraph Cars (@TeleCars) June 24, 2016

A stunt by Jaguar went a little awry at this year’s festival. The brand had stunt driver Terry Grant take the crossover and get it up on two wheels, which he sustained for the entire course, but just after the finish line he lost control and F-Pace fell over. Luckily no one was injured except the F-Pace.

Keanu Reeves Was There

Film star Keanu Reeves was on hand at this year’s festival and found the time to hang out with Ken Block and F1 driver Nico Rosberg. Block took his modified Ford Fiesta RS43 up the hill, while Rosberg drove his Mercedes W05 F1 car. Reeves completed the hill on an Arch motorcycle, a brand which he owns.

Bristol Has a New Car

Iconic British automaker Bristol showed off a prototype for the 2017 Bristol V8, the brand’s first new car since the Fighter in 2004. Bristol calls the car the “gentlemen’s express,” and says that it has plenty of nods to the iconic models from Bristol’s past. A 4.8-liter V8 from BMW will provide power for the car, which still needs some fine-tuning according to the company.

Bristol is aiming for an official launch later in the summer of 2016.

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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