Ferrari shares its Goodwood plans

Ferrari is planning to have a formidable presence at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The company's main attraction will be the new 599 GTB Fiorano, which will make its first and only public UK driving display at the speedfest. The Fiorano will be showing everyone what it's made of on the Supercar Run each day of the event, winning many new fans along the way. More than a few attendees will head home after the weekend lusting after Maranello's latest cruise missile on wheels.

Goodwood will also see the premiere of a special 612 Scaglietti modified by Wallpaper* magazine's design team. They will make changes to the car inside and out to reflect a synergy of the design languages of both Ferrari and Wallpaper*.  At the very least it will be interesting, and more likely, it will be stunning.

The Scaglietti will be joined in the Ferrari area by the full range of Ferrari road cars, an FXX, the 2004 Formula 1 car, a number of classic Ferraris and a display showcasing the winners of the global design competition, Ferrari: New Concepts of the Myth.

It doesn't say so in the press release, but we checked with Ferrari and got confirmation that the FXX will indeed be making the run up the hill!

(Press release after the jump)

[Source: Ferrari UK]
Press Release:


    * First UK drive for 599 GTB Fiorano
    * Unique 612 Scaglietti Wallpaper* to be unveiled
    * UK debut for "Ferrari: New Concepts of the Myth" design exhibition

30 June 2006 – The car which has been described as 'The F40 for the 21st Century', the all new Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, will make its only UK driving appearance in 2006 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.

This 620hp, V12 masterpiece combines the elegance of Ferrari design with the race-developed technology from the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Formula 1 team. Powered by a 5999cc engine first seen in the Enzo supercar, this will be a highlight of the Festival when it appears on the Supercar Run each day.

Goodwood will also be the first opportunity to see a unique Ferrari 612 Scaglietti personalised by the design team from the leading lifestyle magazine Wallpaper*. This truly original car features a number of interior and exterior design elements tailored specifically to reflect the style of Wallpaper* and Ferrari together. The car also incorporates the Handling GTC pack which emphasises the performance associated with the Prancing Horse.

Ferrari has always been an innovator in the automotive world and at Goodwood Festival of Speed there will be a unique opportunity to see the winning designs of the global competition called "Ferrari: New Concepts of the Myth" which presents the ideas and thoughts of the best students from four of the most respected car design schools worldwide (College for Creative Studies of Detroit, Coventry University – School of Art and Design, European Institute of Design of Turin and Tokyo Communication Arts). The 20 models – in 1:4 scale – will be on show in the Stable Yard at Goodwood, the only opportunity to see the display in this country.

The Festival of Speed will also be the first opportunity for guests to discover the Ferrari Classiche programme, where Ferrari clients can receive certification of authenticity for their cherished cars, technical assistance, maintenance and restoration as required. A beautifully preserved Ferrari 275 GTB4, one of the first to be authenticated by the Ferrari Classiche programme will be exhibited in the official Ferrari area.

Amongst a range of rare, priceless and beautiful Ferrari cars there will be one of only 29 FXX in the world, the Formula 1 World Championship winning F2004 driven by Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro test driver Marc Gené, and a stunning 1959 Ferrari 250 LWB California Spider.

This year Ferrari has created a very special area in the Stable Yard at the Goodwood Festival of Speed to present the entire range of road cars, the "Ferrari: New Concepts of the Myth" exhibition and the preview of the Ferrari Classiche programme.

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