Gallery: 2022 Festival of Speed Central Feature revealed

23rd June 2022
Simon Ostler

We can finally talk about it. The Central Feature for the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard has been revealed, and we think it’s one of the best.

This year, we are celebrating BMW M’s 50th Anniversary, and what a run it’s been. In half a Century, those famous three stripes have adorned some of the world’s best road and racing cars, from the E30 M3 to the V12 LMR Le Mans winner.

You only need to take a look at the cars displayed on the Central Feature to see just how wide a catalogue of machines the iconic M brand has birthed. There’s a car for each of BMW M’s five decades. The headline act is arguably the newest, BMW’s LMDh racing car, primed for is debut in the IMSA sportscar championship in 2024, and a possible return to Le Mans: the M Hybrid V8. It’s joined quite rightly by its V12 LMR ancestor (BMW’s last outright Le Mans winner), alongside BMW M’s first creation – the 3.0 CSL – an M1 Procar, and a WTCC M 320si.

It's a brilliant selection of icons that proves just how important BMW M has been for the automotive industry. Here’s to another 50 years.

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