The excitement is just about beginning, time past has filled automobile enthusiasts and the automobile industry with thrills while showcasing their passion for a world class showdown. 2021 returns with automobile enthusiasts, drivers, F1 teams, car companies, bikers, rally drivers and a host of others would be finding their way to the Goodwood Estate , West Sussex, England, after Covid restrictions last year put a halt to the Festival Of Speed.
2021 returns with the theme “The Maestro – Motorsport’s Great All- Rounders.” The Maestro himself Romain Dumes, a French professional Racing driver, did beat his 2018 record time in 2019 to become a record breaker in the famous hillclimb. Setting a record time of 39.9 seconds in his electric Volkswagen I.D.R in the 1.86km track involving 9 turns. No mistake whatsoever, for another maestro who made a name for himself through F1, IndyCar and Nascar; Mario Andretti.
So yes, I can’t wait to see what this year has for the world to see. With certainty, the thrills of this year’s event would be off the hook, with the reintroduction of future labs (let’s definitely get our minds blown up).
The hillclimb is the event in which many would focus on and definitely who wouldn’t want to set a record up the nine turns hill. Nevertheless, The “Maestro- Motorsport’s Great All-Rounders” would get all steered up. Minds have to made up to begin with a display Lotus in front of Goodwood House in the Central Feature. Future Labs got the latest technology and innovations up for exhibition ranging from space exploration, personal flight, robotics and transportation. The gaiety of the FOS continues through the First Glance Paddock where the latest vehicles featuring the future “2030” of the motor industry.
Then brace up for breath taking sight at the Michelin Supercar Paddock with the most advanced cars in the world in terms of speed, balance, control, engineering and design at its finest; absolutely insane. The Electric Avenue brings the display of electric cars of the future and hope GMC got their first brand new electric Hummer which is something else. Find the display of what F1 teams (Mercedes, Ferrari, Redbull and Renault) and manufacturers have up their sleeves with McLaren duo Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris at the Main Paddock.
The outdoor event at Cartier Style et Luxe brings the grand display of art in cars. With confirmation Lancia Delta Integrale and Audi Quattro , Sabastian Ogier, Ken Block, Sebastian Loeb, Elfyn Evans, Petter Solberg, Rauno Aultonen, and the Citroen WRC work team, the Forest Rally stage is set. Get ready for what motorsport would bring, the spot cars and drivers has what it takes to wield the power of the car.
Aston Martin Valkyrie is not a new name to the car industry but sure would be making its debut at Goodwood Estate celebrating the festival of speed. The 6.5L V12 engine that accelerates under 2.5 seconds from 0-60mph would take the hillclimb by F1 driver Lance Stroll.
Alfa Romeo with the help of Sauber Engineering built a 2.9L V6 Biturbo engine installed in Guila GT for display .
BMW in the Festival Of Speed with its brand new electric SUV iX, the BMW i4, an M4 competition built with a New York designer Kith. Introducing BMW new 2022 2-series, 240i and M240i which are two door coupes. BMW is ready to go uphill in BMW M5 CS with top speed of 189mph boosting 626bhp, that accelerates from 0-60mph in 3seconds.
Ferrari set with 5 new cars, firstly, Ferrari Roma which actually isn’t new; Ferrari’s pride, the first plug-in hybrid SF90 Spider would be on display , a new Portofino M a V8-powered 2+2 with 8-speed gearbox and 5-position Maneltino. The hillclimb won’t be backed out from as Ferrari 812GTS, Ferrari’s first front mounted V12 engine convertible takes it up.
Korean auto maker Hyundia brings to Goodwood its futuristic car, Hyundai Ioniq 5. nothing short of the beauty of the Ioniq 5 which brings with it the possibility of what the future holds with its innovation.
Genesis Hyundai’s luxury offshoot is ready to launch its latest car: the G70 Shooting Brake alongside G70 saloon and Gv70 SUV. Genesis X to take a stand as it sees a clear way to enter the European market with its rivals Audi E-Tron and Tesla Model S.
Kia making its first presence at Goodwood 2021 to make up “The Maestros” with its new EV6 and Stinger GT420. The EV6 equipped with 58bhp that sprints from 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds and the Stinger GT420 equipped with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine blistering 420bhp.
Lotus which would be featured at the central feature would show off its new Emira, its electric hypercar Evija and its long models, Elise, Evora, Exige.
The British car auto maker Maserati in its glory to display the MC20 equipped with “Nettuno” engine with claims that it uses F1 technology that goes from 0-60mph in 2.66 secs with a top speed of 202mph. To be displayed is also Maserati Ghibil Trofeo that uses a Ferrari made V8 engine.
The German automobile maker Porsche is ready for Goodwood Festival Of Speed with the release of Cayenne Turbo GT, Porsche fastest Cayenne with 631bhp.
Mini Electric Pacesetter, is Mini’s safety car for the Formula E, introduces it in Goodwood also to go uphill with Charlie Cooper behind the wheel.
Battista Hyper GT by Automobili Pininfarina to make a debut at the Festival Of Speed, so there’s much to catch sight of more than ever.
Alpina B8 Coupe- just a transformation of BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe by Alpina is known to be a collaboration with BMW and this time its nothing short. With a new chassis housing a twin-turbocharged 4.4L petrol V8 engine delivering 613bhp and 590lb/ft. with top speed of 201mph put to halt by Brembo brakes.