Goodwood Update: Previews, plus Aston/Prodrive collab

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. We're getting way to enthused about this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, due to tear up the fairgrounds in West Sussex this June 22nd through the 24th. As we've told you before, this year's theme is "Spark of Genius – Pushing Boundaries" and judging from the machines confirmed so far, that premise will be well represented.

The cast of cars set to show are as varied as they can get, with appearances by a 24-liter Napier-Railton, a 1920 350 HP V12 Sunbeam, a slew of Pike's Peak cars, including the Peugeot 405 and ubiquitous Audi Quattro, along with some Group B cars, several concepts, the 225.6 MPH SoCal Speed Shop MG X15 ZT-T and your "run of the mill" GT cars, Formula One entrants and Le Mans winners. Oh, and the newly upgraded Caparo T1 too.

Some of the world's greatest motoring personalities will be on hand to sign autographs and demonstrate their game changing abilities, with rally legends like Colin McRae and Hannu Mikkola scheduled to do demos on both the tarmac and rally courses.

Prodrive and its freshly acquired marque, Aston Martin, will allow well-to-do customers to flog their modified V8 Vantage and DBRS racercar. Other wealthy gearheads will be able to enjoy some time on the rally stage in a Prodrive-tuned STI, while a few lucky donors can get rides from legendary drivers, maybe even Stirling Moss.

If all goes according to plan we'll be on hand to bring you live coverage of the event, and if not, we'll just cry ourselves to sleep all three days.

Channel 4 has more details here and here, and you can visit the Goodwood Festival of Speed site here.

[Source: Channel 4]

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