At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed there was a celebration of 50 years of the Porsche 911. The celebration of the iconic rear-engined sports car featured a model from each of the car’s seven generations. Beyond the street cars there were also a number of racing and rally 911s. In racing you won’t find another car that has had such a successful history.
This video shows highlights of this year’s Goodwood. It includes interviews with some legendary racing drivers who had great success driving for Porsche. The video features footage of all of the 911s on display at the show as well as the 100+ foot sculpture that was the center piece of the event. There is also some great footage of some of the cars driving in the hill climb.
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The new Porsche 911 GT3 looks to be quite a good performing sports car. The rear-engined driver’s car offers blazing speed on the track. Much of this performance is due to the modified seven speed dual-clutch PDK transmission, the GT3 variant of the 991 engine and the rear axle steering. The GT3 is the driver’s Porsche and is promising to continue to be that even without the traditional manual transmission.
This video shows the new 911 GT3 running in the hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. There is some footage of the high performance car driving up the hill very quickly. The best part is that it features the sound of the wonderful flat-six engine. The video also talks about the technology that helped the car perform well at the hill climb.
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It takes quite a car to get a Formula One driver excited about driving it, but the Porsche 917/30 is that kind of car. F1 driver Adrian Sutil was recently able to drive the legendary German race car in the hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car is more basic than the modern car that is raced in Formula One, but with a bit over 1,000 horsepower it is the car that racing heroes once drove.
This video shows Adian and the 917/30 at Goodwood. It shows him talking about what makes the car so special and why he is excited to drive the racing Porsche. It also features some footage of the historic race car driving up the hill. Goodwood is one of the few events where you can see cars like this being driven quickly like they were designed to be drive.
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The yearly Goodwood Festival of Speed was another great event this year. The highlight of the event that celebrates performance cars is always the hill climb. It is one of the few events where you can watch historic race cars along side modern sports car as the run up the hill. For Ferrari there were quite a few great cars including an F1 car.
This video shows highlights of the Ferraris at the hill climb. It includes footage of the Formula One racer, a F12berlinetta, 458 Spider, a 375 and more. The video gives you a sense of what it is like to be at the event and it shows some beautiful cars. The sound track is of the cars and the note of the F1 car especially is intoxicating.
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The Porsche 911 Goodwood Festival of Speed Sculpture
As you probably know, this year Porsche celebrates 50 years or the 911. The iconic rear-engined sports car was celebrated at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. There was a model from each of the generations of the car and many racing variants of the 911. The crown jewel of the event was the sculpture that celebrated the German sports car and was over 110 feet tall.
This video shows all of the work that went on to make such a large sculpture possible. The iconic models on the sculpture include an early car, a ’73 Carrera RS 2.7 and a new all-wheel drive 991 Carrera 4. The size of the artwork is what really makes it incredible and the fact that none of the cars attached to it fell on anybody.
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