Cars, motorbikes and concepts were trashed at the famous hill circuit, but that didn’t stop some of the world’s biggest automobile names in showing off some of their latest offerings for the rest of the year.
After all, this is an event that gets petrol heads all hot and bothered. Established since 1993 near the Goodwood House in West Sussex, the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017 is essentially a turbocharged garden party that attracts almost 200,000 fans worldwide. Either displayed handsomely on the grounds of the house or taken for as spin on the infamously slippery circuit, it’s known for bring one of the most spectacular events on the motoring calendar.
This year, the festival’s noise and exhaust-filled celebration was held from 29 June to 2 July 2017, and the standouts were aplenty. Ferrari used the opportunity to celebrate its 70th anniversary by showcasing some of the sexiest cars to come out of Maranello, including grand prix and sports cars endurance racers, as well as road-going ones. Then there were classic cars doing burn-outs, and a 1:1 Lego McLaren 720S that we do not recommend you try building at home.
Of course, what people were excited about the most were the new cars that they could look forward to seeing on the roads (hopefully). Besides the entirely bespoke Rolls-Royce Sweptail on display, and the newly launched McLaren 570S Spider, here are 5 more supercars we loved at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017.