• Jul 6, 2010
Porsche 908/3 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2010 – Click above to watch video after the jump

There are plenty of reasons to get excited about the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The annual shindig is a mecca for metal from all over the world – old and new. Motorsports events from across the go-fast spectrum make it onto the schedule and there's even plenty of auto-themed art to keep the masses entertained when they aren't huffing tire smoke. In a word, the event is bliss for anyone with even a passing interest in the automobile.

But the grand daddy of it all has to be the Hill Climb. At 1.16 miles, the course features nine turns, a looming stone wall and enough hay to feed all the cows in Wisconsin for a week. Last year brought out a rash of new high-dollar supercars, including the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and the Lexus LFA, and as a result, there were plenty of manufacturers on hand to show off their newest hardware. While we were lurking the grounds and looking at all the shiny conveyances, drivers were blasting across the grounds and recording their exploits. We've rounded up 10 of the best videos from the hill and arranged them in no particular order. Sure, some of them are more entertaining than others, but all of them are better than what you're doing at work, right? Hit the jump to get started.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS


Gordon Robertson gives us all a sense of what it's like to shuffle the new Porsche 911 through the bales at speed. Perfection? Maybe so.



Porsche 908/3

Just for comparison's sake, how about a quick blast strapped alongside the mighty Porsche 908/3?



Lexus LFA

This particular clip is a little different. Instead of giving the world a look through the windshield of the wildly exclusive Lexus LFA, the video focuses on the driver and his passenger. Hilarity ensues.



Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari brought out a handful of toys to play with, including the 458 Italia. Who needs rear tires?



Ferrari California

Want to watch that 458 Italia's smoky burnout from the rear? The Ferrari California ran the hill right after its meaner brother.



Lotus Exige Cup 260

This has to be one of our favorites. Supercharger whine + small car glory = absolute win.



Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Yeah, yeah. Another Porsche. This time, EVO Magazine's infamous Chris Harris is at the wheel. What, no 599 GTO?



McLaren MP4-12C

We tried to keep this list to just in-car videos, but this is too cool to pass up. McLaren brought its new MP4-12C to the hill, and the car looks right at home.



Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG took a crack at the course, complete with its one exhaust note to rule them all.



Ford Transit Connect

If someone gave you an opportunity to run the Goodwood hillclimb course in a Ford Transit Connect, would you do it? Absolutely, which is why these two guys are our personal heroes.



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Thank you! Very, very much!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dang. After watching those clips, I realize how much I need to be there next year.
        • 4 Years Ago
        absolutely my thoughts, I want to be there so bad...might as well go to the Silverstone Grand Prix that weekend too :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn she's cute!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Porsche 908/3 FTW. Sure sounds awesome. Bet the GULF color looks spectacular.
      • 4 Years Ago
      thanks for your share
      • 4 Years Ago
      The vids here dont really show the true difficulty the course holds but still fun to watch:)
      • 4 Years Ago
      no shots of waltrip trying to do a burnout up the entire course?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love Goodwood, anyone who's anyone is here and surely no shortage of only the greatest cars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        rofl... ^ loves goodwood. ***snicker***
      • 4 Years Ago
      It was my understanding that there was a One-77 present as well, did it not go up the hill ? Or was there just no video footage of it ?
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