It's the event where the striking Lamborghini Centenario will receive its dynamic debut.
The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed is about to begin (10:00am GMT+1), so why not watch the whole shebang as it happens? Unless you’re actually planning on going to the event, which is always better. From a fullsize Lego version of the McLaren 720S to the dynamic debuts of the Lamborghini Centenario and AMG-powered Aston Martin DB11, there’s a lot to see.
Hearing the AMG sound coming from a biturbo 4.0-litre V8 installed in an Aston Martin is reason enough to drop by at the show or watch the livestream, right?
Rolls-Royce is also attending the event to present its new Dawn Black Badge with a monstrous 593 horsepower on tap. If you’re still not convinced, a BAC Mono Art Car will also be there, along with some American flavors such as the Ford GT and the Mustang GT4.
Formula 1 fans are in for a treat as the 2017 Goodwood FOS will bring together not just current drivers such as Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas, but also drivers from the past, including Nick Heidfeld in the Mahindra Formula E car, Martin Brundle, Emerson Fittipaldi with a McLaren M23, and Marc Gené in a Ferrari F60. Damon Hill is also attending the show and has a busy schedule up ahead as he’s driving not one, but two cars: a Noble and a Tyrrell 003.
WRC is going to be represented by Robert Kubica (also an ex-F1 driver) behind the wheel of a Renault Sport E20 as well as by Mikko Hirovnen who will be driving a Mini Countryman R60 Dakar.
The show starts today and will close its doors on Sunday, July 2. During the last day, reigning F1 champion Nico Rosberg will drive the 2014-spec car on the 1.87 kilometre (1.16-mile) hill. Other reasons to check out the show include the new drift class, the future lab section with high-tech cars, and a collection of Ferrari road and race cars to celebrate the brand’s 70th anniversary.
Source: Goodwood Festival of Speed