The Fastest Cars in the World Are Taking on Goodwood

Every summer, some of the fastest cars and most wild supercars in the world converge in England to battle for supremacy at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The event has a hill climb, wherein vehicles strive to set records and smash the competition. This year, the roster is stacked with some of the fastest cars in the world, like the Hennessey Venom F5 and the simply wild Rimac Nevera.

Where is the Goodwood Festival of Speed?

The Goodwood Festival of Speed happens yearly in the south of England, less than 100 miles away from London. Specifically, the sprawling estate of the Duke of Richmond (no, not that Richmond) is the venue of choice for the sacred event. 

A McLaren speeds up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
A McLaren at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed | Tristan Fewings, Getty Images

How long is the Goodwood Festival of Speed?

Goodwood runs a total of four days, often situated around a weekend. This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed starts on Thursday the 23rd of June of runs through Sunday the 26th. Day pass tickets typically run for under £100 and vary depending on the day. 

What are the fastest cars at the Festival of Speed?

Everyone’s favorite company out of Zuffenhausen has a contender vying for Goodwood dominance. Porsche’s LMDh race car and all-electric 718 GT4 ePerformance will take to the hill climb this year. However, Robb Report asserts that there is a chance that the automaker will also publicly unveil its hotly anticipated 911 GT3 RS, which spy photos caught a few days ago. 

Even wilder, Hennessey, the Texas speed freaks, will pit their monstrous Venom F5 against the competition in England. The Venom F5 is a lightweight hypercar with a screaming 6.6L twin-turbocharged V8 producing 1,817 horsepower. The Texas missile will eventually chase a pretty colossal benchmark: 300 mph. 

The Hennessey Venom F5, one of the fastest cars in the world, is headed to Goodwood.
Hennessey Venom F5 | Hennessey

Finally, but certainly worth mentioning, the Rimac Nevera is showing up in near-silence to sprint up the hill at Goodwood. The Nevera is a 2,000-horsepower all-electric hypercar from Croatia and the company’s top-tier electric hypercar. Seeing the Nevera fly up the hill will be quite a sight. 

What other crazy cars will be at the Goodwood Festival of Speed?

This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is buzzing around the debut of the new BMW M4 CSL, the rebirth of the famed ‘Batmobile.’ BMW’s latest track-day weapon arrives on the heels of the M Performance’s 50th anniversary. The car will be taut, track-focused, and expensive, but it’ll have to compete with some world-class cars for attention. 

In addition to the BMW Batmobile, Gordon Murray’s T.50 will be at the festival. In case you didn’t know, Gordon Murray is the mind behind the venerable McLaren F1. Also, according to Robb Report, the California-based Czinger will bring their 21C hypercar to Goodwood. The only thing crazier than the aesthetic and horsepower of the Czinger is the way it was built; the 21C is the first-ever 3D-printed hypercar.  

The Porsche LMDh, one of the fastest cars in the world, is going to race up the hill at Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The new Porsche LMDh | Porsche

Like Bonneville, Pike’s Peak, or the Monaco Grand Prix, the festival is an attractive pilgrimage for petrol heads. If you have the means, it’ll be worth your while. Scroll down to the following article to read about other high-horsepower machines!


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