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Video: Highlight Of Ferrari At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

By   July 18, 2013

Ferrari At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Ferrari At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

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.

Watch the video and then let us know which Ferrari was you favorite in the comments below.

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Video: Watch The Porsche 918 Spyder At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

By   July 16, 2013

Porsche 918 Spyder At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Porsche 918 Spyder At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

This past weekend the Porsche 918 Spyder was at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car was there to show the German performance car makers future technology. The car made a demonstrative run up the famed hill climb at the event. We had previously reported this, but only had photos of the run and no video was available at the time.

However, a video has since been posted to YouTube and we thought we should share here. It features footage of the hybrid supercar running in the hill climb as well as some shots of it before it starts the run. You can hear the exhaust sound of the 918 as it flys by the camera. After hearing that sound we know we like it.

Checkout the video and then let us know what you think of the Porsche 918 Spyder in the comments below.

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Ferrari At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

By   July 15, 2013

Ferrari 250 GTO at Goodwood

Ferrari at Goodwood

This past weekend was the 20th Anniversary of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and it was another good one. The yearly celebration of the performance automobile had multiple automakers celebrating important anniversaries. For Ferrari this year saw many great cars represented at the event. From classic road and race cars to modern sports cars, there was a lot for enthusiasts to take in.

Cars at the event included the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO, Formula One cars and the F12berlinetta. There was also Eric Clapton’s on-off SP-12 that made its Goodwood debut at this year’s event. The car was made by the Italian automaker special for the famous musician and includes a V12 from a 512BB and styling based on the Berlinetta Boxer.

These are just a few of the cars that were at the event. There were many more cars from the Prancing Horse that ran in the famed hill climb. No matter what type of race or performance car you like, Goodwood always has something for you.

Let us know what you think of the cars at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the comments below.

Press Release

Although the excitement of the 20th Anniversary of the Goodwood Festival of Speed is over for another year, Ferrari fans will have many memories on which to reflect until next year’s event. Ferrari was represented by a diverse array of classic and modern road and race cars from the Prancing Horse’s illustrious past, including two historically significant cars from its 250 series, a 2010 F10 Formula 1 car and its newest V12 flagship model, the F12berlinetta, as well as a very special one-off car from the company’s Special Projects division.

Scuderia Ferrari test driver Marc Gené’s demonstrations of the team’s 2010 F10 Formula 1 car was a special occasion, emphasising the Italian company’s great history in grand prix motorsport. Gené was driving F10 chassis no.285, formerly driven by Fernando Alonso who took four victories with the car in 2010. Marc Gené has represented Ferrari at Goodwood for several years, and always lists it as one of his favourite events in the calendar.

Another highlight for Ferrari was Marc Gené’s drive of Eric Clapton’s one-off SP12 EC which made its Goodwood debut as a private entry, at the invitation of Lord March. The SP12 EC’s unique styling was inspired by a memorable Ferrari from a previous era, the iconic flat-engined V12 512BB. Clapton’s fondness for the Berlinetta Boxer – of which he owned three examples – can be clearly seen in his bespoke SP12 EC from Ferrari’s Special Projects division which commits to only ever produce one example of the client’s design.

The F12berlinetta also made its first UK appearance at the Festival of Speed this weekend. Spectators crammed into the Michelin Supercar paddock to catch a glimpse of the most powerful road-going Ferrari ever. Flanking the 740hp F12berlinetta were a ‘Tailor-Made’ Ice White Pearl 458 Spider and a FF showcasing the model’s new glass panoramic roof option. The Tailor Made programme allows clients to create a car of their dreams, with personal design touches and clever detailing to make their car unique, designed in partnership with Ferrari’s own design team.

Ferrari were also well-represented at the Cartier Style ex Luxe lawn with two particular GT cars standing out. The first was a 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale originally commissioned by actress Ingrid Bergman, who was known as one of Ferrari’s best clients in the 1950s. The 250 GT is finished in her own personal paint color called Grigio Ingrid but sadly, Bergman never actually took delivery of the car.

Next to the GT Speciale was a 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina in a striking color combination, finished in Bordeaux with a contrasting Bianco roof and sills. The car was personally commissioned by a friend of Battista Pininfarina, founder of the Carrozzeria Pininfarina coachbuilding company, one of Ferrari’s longest-standing design partners.

On Friday, Bonhams offered John Lennon’s 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Berlinetta for auction, a car that was originally purchased by Lennon in February 1965, the month that he passed his driving test and The Beatles recorded ‘Ticket to Ride.’ The beautiful 330GT, wearing its original number plate, achieved a remarkable £359,000 – approximately double the pre-sale estimate, demonstrating once again the incredible investment potential of a classic Ferrari with “celebrity ownership”.

Although the thrills and excitement of Goodwood are over for another year, fans can see a compilation of the Ferrari action on the Ferrari.com website, with a dynamic video and a gallery of images.