Porsche To Star At Goodwood Festival of Speed
Porsche will be the featured marque at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary. The event will form a major part of Porsche’s celebrations in 2018, which marks the 70th anniversary of the creation of its very first sports car – the 356. The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place between 12-15 July this year, with action centred around the challenging 1.16-mile hillclimb course. The Festival is renowned for attracting the rarest and most exciting road and race cars.
“Porsche has been one of our most loyal and enthusiastic partners, supporting the Festival of Speed since 1995, and the Revival since 2010,” said The Duke of Richmond and Gordon. “This year Porsche will become the first manufacturer to create the central display at the Festival for the third time, underlining the huge contribution from this iconic manufacturer of world-beating racing cars and road cars.”
Alexander Pollich, Managing Director, Porsche Cars Great Britain, commented: “We thought long and hard about how best to celebrate the 70th anniversary of our sports cars and how we could share this with enthusiasts, Porsche fans and owners here in the UK. The Goodwood Festival of Speed will be the perfect setting – allowing the cars that, over seven decades, have made Porsche so unique and so special, to be seen, and heard, in action. Watching a 917 spear its way past the famed ‘Flint Wall’ is a Hill highlight I’m very much looking forward to this July.”
What Porsche calls a ‘never-before seen parade of Porsche cars that have helped define and guide the company’s vision over the years’ will feature in action on Goodwood’s hill. Two participants already confirmed are the 1948 356 No1 from the Porsche Museum, and the 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car. Details of the further Porsche cars, old and new, set to participate in the Festival of Speed will be released in the coming months, so too information on the Festival’s iconic Central Feature Sculpture, which will be Porsche themed. For more information on the Goodwood Festival of Speed, visit: www.goodwood.com