Every year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed sees all manner of supercars and classic metal flock to West Sussex’s landmark Goodwood House for the automobile extravaganza. For 2019, that exhaust-fuelled party took place just over last weekend, this time in celebration of its partnership with Aston Martin, and of course, good ol’ fashioned motoring.
Just as its previous years, the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 saw spectacular highlights, both on and off the hill. Records were broken — Volkswagen’s ID R electric race car completed the famous hill climb in only 39.90 seconds to become the fastest ever since 1999. The highly-anticipated new Land Rover Defender opened the show with the Duke of Richmond at the wheel, and Samsung tested the world’s first remote-controlled 5G car.
Yet the spotlight remained on the cars which made their first public debut. The legendary De Tomaso rose from the ashes to launch its P72, a retro-modern supercar that’s best described as a masterclass on design.
Morgan came in close second with the Plus Six, while Aston Martin earned a spot on the list for teasing its first-ever SUV. For more of our favourite car launches at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019, read on.