A bumper crop of new car debuts are scheduled for Goodwood next week as the inaugural Moving Motor Show and popular Festival of Speed get underway (1-4 July).
With over 175,000 visitors expected over four days, Goodwood has firmly established itself as the world’s largest celebration of automotive culture, and the best place to see the latest motoring marvels and latest supercars in action from around the globe, with a number of significant new models making their UK or European debuts. A full list of new cars due to make their UK public debut at Goodwood follows.
On Thursday 1 July, Goodwood will be re-inventing the British Motor Show with the Moving Motor Show – a brand new dedicated Manufacturer preview day – as a one day extension to the hugely successful Festival of Speed.
During this day, new car buyers and enthusiasts will be able to enjoy an exclusive motor show preview day, where they will not only be able to see the very latest new car models on display in a dedicated covered exhibition area, but in some cases also climb aboard and experience the vehicles first-hand, strictly at the invitation of the attending manufacturers. The cars will undertake hundreds of runs on a special near-four mile evaluation route that includes the world famous Goodwood hillclimb, fully dressed and prepared for the Festival of Speed, which kicks off the following day. During the three days of the Festival itself, each of the Moving Motor Show exhibits will remain on static display for all Goodwood visitors to see and admire.
The Sunday Times Supercar Run is unique in providing a dynamic environment in which the public can view new models for the first time. Unlike a conventional motor show, the Supercar Run affords a fantastic opportunity not only to exhibit a new supercar, but also to show it in action on the Goodwood hillclimb during the Festival of Speed. This year 50 cars will participate in the Run, many of which have never been seen publically in action before, including the public world debut of the much-anticipated McLaren MP4-12C. Other supercars set to make their UK debuts include Zagato’s striking Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa, the Ferrari 458 Italia, Spyker C-8 Aileron and Veritas RS III.
Away from the Supercar Run, the FoS-TECH technology pavilion showcases a variety of exciting future-focused automotive technologies. Rarely-seen concepts being displayed in this year’s FoS-TECH include the Audi e-Tron, Citroen ReVolte, Rinspeed UC, Lexus CT200h and Vauxhall Ampera.
New cars at Goodwood due to be making either their UK/World debut, or rarely seen, include the following:
|Abarth||500C, Evo Punto||Moving Motor Show (MMS)|
|Alvis||4.3 litre||Exhibition stand (EX)|
|Alpina||B5S, B3S Bi-Turbo||MMS, SupercarPaddock (SP)|
|Aston Martin||One-77, Rapide||SP|
|Audi||A1, A8 Roadster, RS5, e-Tron||MMS, SP, EX, FoS-TECH|
|BMW||5 Touring, Z4 S Drive||MMS, EX, SP|
|Bugatti||Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport||SP|
|Chevrolet||Camaro 2SS, Corvette ZR1||MMS, SP|
|Citroen||DS3Racing,Survolte,ReVolte||MMS, EX, FoS-TECH|
|Ferrari||458 Italia, 599 GTO||SP, MMS|
|Ford||Focus RS500, Mondeo EcoBoost||MMS, SP|
|Honda||CR-Z, Civic Type-R Mugen||MMS, SP|
|Jaguar||XJ, XKR||MMS, SP|
|Land Rover||Range Rover 40th Anniversary||EX|
|Lexus||LF-A, CT200h, Hybrid Bike||SP, FoS-TECH|
|Lotus||Elise facelift, fuel cell taxi||MMS, EX, SP, FoS-TECH|
|Mazda||MX-5 Superlight||MMS, SP|
|Mercedes-Benz||SLS AMG, B Fuel Cell||MMS, SP, FoS-TECH|
|Mini||Countryman, E Race||EX, FoS-TECH|
|Morgan||LifeCar 2, Roadster Sport||MMS, FoS-TECH|
|Nissan||Juke, Leaf||MMS, FoS-TECH|
|Peugeot||RCZ, BB1, SP, Hybrids||MMS, EX, SP|
|Porsche||911 GT2 RS, GT3 RS, Cayenne||MMS, SP|
|RUF||CTR3, eRUF||SP, FoS-TECH|
|Toyota||Auris Hybrid, supercharged iQ||MMS, SP|
|Vauxhall||Ampera, VXR8 2011||FoS-TECH, SP|