Spotter’s Guide: Porsche at Goodwood FoS
Porsche has spent months planning a spectacular celebration at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The brand will use the Festival to mark the 70th anniversary of the production of its first car, Goodwood is being treated as the ‘main event’ of all its 70th anniversary activities this year – so expect big things. At the heart of the weekend will be a variety of special Porsche cars from throughout its seven decades. these will be both on static display and participating in demonstration runs up the famous Goodwood Hill climb course throughout the weekend. As you’d expect Porsche motorsport personalities from past and present will be behind the wheel of these various vehicles. Here’s what you can expect to see…
356 ‘No.1’ Roadster
Seven iconic vehicles from the Porsche Museum collection will represent the evolution of the Porsche sports car. Leading this daily parade up Goodwood Hill will be the original Porsche, 356 ‘No.1’ Roadster, born on 8th June 1948, it makes its UK debut.
‘No57’ 1964 911
The 57th example ever built and the oldest example of the iconic coupe owned by the Museum, No57 will run up Goodwood’s famous hill.
1973 911 Carrera RS
The original RS – the originator of the Rennsport legend that personifies Porsche’s ‘track to road’ transfer of technology.
The original Porsche supercar, its twin-turbo flat-six rear-mounted engine drives all four wheels via an advanced transmission system and adaptive suspension.
1997 993 Turbo
The ‘Type 993’ generation 911 ushered in a new era of all-wheel drive 911 Turbo performance.
2003 Carrera GT
With its race-derived V10 engine and carbon fibre chassis, the Carrera GT still sets a benchmark for its intense driving experience.
2015 918 Spyder
With its 608hp V8 petrol engine and 286hp from two electric motors, the 918 Spyder raised the supercar game to new heights.
Further Museum treasures will appear at Goodwood designed to take visitors through the highlights of 70 years of Porsche sports cars, various cars will take to the Hill for daily demonstration runs, they include the following…
Dan Gurney won the 1962 French GP in this car. Weighing just 461kg, this 185hp single seater remains the only Formula One car developed and built entirely by Porsche.
1974 911 Carrera RSR Turbo
The 500hp RSR was the first 911 with turbocharging technology, it led to the development of the 911 Turbo road car. This car finished in a remarkable second place at Le Mans in 1974 – Gijs van Lennep is reunited with the car at Goodwood.
1978 935/78 ‘Moby Dick’
The first Porsche race car with water-cooled cylinder heads, this 845hp development of the 911-based 935 race car only raced twice – at Silverstone and Le Mans, its distinctive design has made it an all-time fan favourite.
1984 911 SC ‘Paris Dakar’
The 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally followed a gruelling route through Ivory Coast, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Mauritania. A test bed for future road and race car technology, the 911 SC went on to win its class.
The only permanent all-wheel drive Porsche to ever start at Le Mans, the 961 was derived from the 959. Intended as an intense test for the twin-turbo engine with water-cooled four-valve cylinder heads, the car won its class in the 24 Hour race.
Between 1982 and 1994 Porsche sports cars of the 956/962 type won Le Mans seven times. This chassis was raced to victory at Le Mans in 1987, Derek Bell who took the win that year with Hans Stuck and Al Holbert, will drive the car again at Goodwood.
1988 2708 Indycar
The 2708 was built for the US CART Championship, including the Indianapolis 500. It is powered by a turbocharged 2.65-litre V8 engine developing 750hp.
1994 Dauer 962 GT Le Mans
Porsche entered the new GT1 class at Le Mans with the road-approved ‘Dauer 962’. Built by Porsche, the car entered the 24 Hours race with the Joest Team and went on to win the race outright.
1998 GT1 ’98
The first Porsche racing car with a carbon fibre chassis, the company celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1998 with a Le Mans win with this car.
2000 LMP 2000
Shown in public for the first time at Goodwood, the LMP 2000 was the successor to the GT1 ’98 and paired a carbon fibre chassis with a V10 engine. Sadly regulation changes saw its programme cancelled.
2007 RS Spyder
Winning its first race at the end of 2005, over the following three years this open-top sports car won all four championship titles for driver, team, chassis and engine rankings for its class in the American Le Mans Series.
919 Hybrid Tribute Tour
The car of the moment – the 919 Hybrid Evo recently beat the 35 year lap record around the Nürburgring-Nordschleife with a time of 5 min 19.55 secs, at an average speed of 145.3mph. Neel Jani will demonstrate the 919 Hybrid Evo at Goodwood during the Festival of Speed.
2018 911 RSR ‘Pink Pig’
The winner of the GTE-Pro category at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans, the factory 911 RSR ‘Pink Pig’ will be driven at Goodwood by factory drivers Kévin Estre and Laurens Vanthoor.
991 GT3 Cup – Carrera Cup GB
The latest 991 GT3 Cup race car from the Porsche Carrera Cup GB will be driven at Goodwood by 2018/2019 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Junior, 17-year old Dan Harper.
In addition to the above, Porsche road cars will be in action during the Supercar Run, and Cayenne demonstrations will take place at the Porsche Experience Centre Goodwood. Lastly, a static display of the 2015 Mission E concept car will be found on the Porsche Experience Centre stand. All this promises to make a Goodwood Festival of Speed to remember for all Porsche fans.