Top 10 Supercars Heading to the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Once again, the Michelin Supercar Paddock will play host to several awesome supercars at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
This year, there will be over 70 supercars present at the Michelin Supercar Paddock, where presenters Tim Harvey and Amanda Stretton will be present at the live stage. In anticipation for the event later this week, Harvey and Stretton have revealed their top 10 picks (in no particular order) for 2017.
10. Porsche 911 – Reimagined by Singer Vehicle Design
The Porsche 911 that has been reimagined by Singer Vehicle Design won’t be the one you see here, and that’s because the actual debut is shrouded in mystery. What we do know is that it will be called “Love Letter to the 911” and it will be a Targa model done over by Singer for its owner.
9. Ford GT
This will be the first time the Ford GT is shown publicly in the U.K., so expect plenty of excitement surrounding the supercar, even though we’ve seen it plenty in North America.
8. Mercedes-AMG GT R
Although the Mercedes-AMG GT R is almost old news by now, having made its debut at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, it’s hard to ignore its aggressive design and stunning good looks.
7. Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
The two presenters didn’t choose one particular Ferrari, but did highlight the GTC4 Lusso and the FXX K, both of which will be joined by numerous other Ferrari cars as the brand celebrates its 70th birthday in style.
6. McLaren 570S
The McLaren 570S is the British automaker’s first entry in the McLaren Sport Series, and while there are newer and arguably more exciting McLaren supercars now available, the 570S appeals more to the masses.
5. Lamborghini Centenario
Deliveries of the Lamborghini Centenario have begun worldwide, so it’s only natural that the exotic makes an appearance at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Built to commemorate founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s 100th birthday, the Centenario is one stunning machine.
4. Koenigsegg Agera RS
You can’t have supercars and hypercars without a Koenigsegg present, and the Agera RS is sure to draw a crowd. Limited to just 25 units, the Agera RS is one of the most potent track cars in the world.
3. Bugatti Chiron
Following up on the wildly successful Bugatti Veyron, the Chiron will be shown at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. It’s the world’s most powerful, fastest, luxurious, and exclusive production hypercar with only 500 units being produced.
2. Aston Martin Vantage AMR Pro
Aston Martin is really making a statement in recent years, especially with the Valkyrie hypercar heading our way. But for now, enthusiasts will get to check out the new Vantage AMR Pro at Goodwood, a track-only version of the Vantage that will only see seven units produced.
1. Jaguar XE SV Project 8
The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 has been recently teased, and the British automaker will unveil the high-performance sedan at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Expect the supercar to have close to 600 horsepower from a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 once it makes its global debut at the Michelin Supercar Paddock on Friday.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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