Staged every summer since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FOS) is one of the annual marque celebrations of the history of Motorsport. From the earliest Edwardian machines to the latest F1 cars and technology, Goodwood is, in our view, the largest and most diverse classic motorsports event in the world.
As ever with scores of cars flown across the world to be there, the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 event was an extravaganza of sound and colour set in the stunning surroundings of the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex.
Grange has picked out the three standout moments or cars for us over the course of the event…
1. New Land Rover Defender Prototype
This year’s Goodwood FOS was officially opened by the Duke of Richmond who drove a prototype of the new Land Rover Defender up the iconic Goodwood Hillclimb. In its final phase of road testing, we hope to see the new Defender available soon at our Grange Land Rover dealerships.
2. Electric Hill Climb Record
A record that has stood for 20 years was broken by the new all-electric Volkswagen ID.R. In 1999, McLaren set the fastest time on the Goodwood Hillclimb with their MP4/13 F1 car. The new electric Volkswagen astonishingly beat their time by almost two seconds on its second run!
3. New Cars Coming Soon
The forthcoming Aston Martin DBX SUV and the dynamic new McLaren GT, new Bentley Flying Spur and new Bentley Bentayga Speed and Aston Martin’s Rapide E prototype were also on show at this year’s event.
Bentley also continued their year-long centenary celebrations at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed through various displays of their dynamic cars that really brought to life 100 years of extraordinary Bentley cars.