• Jul 6, 2009
Ferrari at 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed – Click above for high-res image gallery

We'll have our own images from last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed for you in a jiffy, but until then we thought we'd share with you the fun that Ferrari had on the Earl of March's state. The Italian exotic car maker brought three stallions to the party: the new California, 599 GTB Fiorano with the HGTE package and the limited edition Scuderia Spider 16M. While all three models participated in the legendary Goodwood hillclimb, the Scuderia Spider 16M put on a particularly impressive show, covering the 1.16-mile hillclimb in just 59 seconds.

After the jump you'll find in-car video of the Scuderia Spider 16M's hillclimb run, along with equally cool but slightly slower vids of the California and 599 gTB Fiorano. We've also included a gallery of high-res images showing exactly how much fun Ferrari had at Goodwood this year. Enjoy.



[Source: Ferrari]

Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M Goodwood Hillclimb


Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Goodwood Hillclimb


Ferrari California Goodwood Hillclimb


Ferrari California Goodwood Hillclimb (View 2)




PRESS RELEASE

FERRARI SCUDERIA SPIDER 16M COMPLETES THE SUPERCAR RUN IN UNDER 1 MINUTE AT THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

Ferrari showcased three of its latest supercars in the Sunday Times Supercar Runs at the Goodwood Festival of Speed: the innovative Ferrari California, the remarkable 599 GTB Fiorano with HGTE package, and the limited edition Scuderia Spider 16M. To the appreciation of packed crowds which lined the hillclimb under gorgeous blue skies throughout the weekend, Ferrari fans were thrilled by the distinctive growl and bark of the V8 and V12 engines that make the Prancing Horse cars such a fan's favourite at this event.

In a remarkable demonstration of driving finesse and incredible agility, the Scuderia Spider 16M completed the 1.16 mile hillclimb in an incredible time of 59 seconds – and a video of this astonishing drive is available for download. It makes compelling viewing.

Also available for download are similar videos of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano with HGTE package and the Ferrari California, with an additional "over-the-shoulder" shot of the California which demonstrates the latest addition to the Ferrari range is every inch a true thoroughbred Ferrari.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      The Scuderia is gorgeous.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Was a very good weekend - great cars and great people. My favourites are still the DBR1 and the XJ13... and the noise from the '60s turbine car!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Where is the 'hill'?

      They sure keep the Hay Bailers in business.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Goodwood is so meh. Its all amateur drivers running it for their first time. Real hillclimbs are much more entertaining:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHrHLSjPnvQ
        • 5 Years Ago
        Exactly, the drivers doing the hillclimb only include Stirling Moss, Jenson Button, Jackie Stewart, Alan McNish, Brian Redman, Takuma Sato, Lewis Hamilton etc...
      • 5 Years Ago
      The 599GTB has a bigger stronger engine than the F430 but inside the cabin you can barely here :O what an awesome GT car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      nice blue helmet
      • 5 Years Ago
      UGH. They should've either closed the windows or placed the camera out of the way of the "wind." The California vids are not very watchable with the audio on =(
      • 5 Years Ago
      I heard the 16M miss a shift?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, he has the automatic, misses the shift, and then taps it ... nothing happens ... taps it again ... then it shifts down twice. So he ended up in a gear too high on that long straight, and ended up shifting back down.

        I loled.

        That and early braking at every corner, lame exit lines, and slow apex speeds. I could beat that guy's time by more than 5 seconds, and a professional could do it 10 seconds quicker.
      • 5 Years Ago
      so is 59 secs good? I didn't notice other stats to look at. I guess this will become the next N'burg war.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The drivers are weaksauce. They are more worried about screwing up in front of a thousand people than getting the fastest time.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I was thinking the same thing. I was also wondering where the hill was.
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