07/10/20

Latest Supercars and new road cars to feature at Goodwood SpeedWeek

Motorsports - Press Article

  • Supercars from all corners of the world will take to the track at Goodwood SpeedWeek presented by Mastercard.
  • Line-up will include new model launches, UK debuts and some of the fastest cars in the world, including McLaren, Aston Martin, Lamborghini and Koenigsegg.
  • Viewers will be able to see their favourites models in the Michelin Supercar Run or going head-to-head around the Goodwood circuit in the SpeedWeek Shootout.
  • Viewers can sign up for alerts about the unique broadcast event, on 16-18 October 2020 at goodwood.com

 

The latest and most exciting supercars from iconic brands like Ferrari, McLaren, Aston Martin, Porsche and Koenigsegg will take centre stage at this year’s Goodwood SpeedWeek presented by Mastercard.

The Michelin Supercar Run and First Glance classes at the unique broadcast event will feature everything from the 300mph SSC Tuatara to the brand new Ford Puma ST, giving viewers the chance to see some of the most exotic supercars in action, alongside the very latest road cars.    

The Duke of Richmond said: “It’s wonderful that we can welcome our global automotive partners to SpeedWeek and help them showcase their latest and greatest to an incredibly passionate global audience. SpeedWeek will be the first time many of these vehicles have been seen in action and we’re thrilled that they’re debuting here at Goodwood.”

One of the most exciting debuts will be Lotus’ new Evija. The Norfolk manufacturer’s first electric hypercar will make its dynamic debut at SpeedWeek. Lotus will also showcase its new Evora 410 Sport and Exige 430.

McLaren will be embracing the ‘Past, Present, Future’ theme of SpeedWeek with a range of different cars across the three days, in liveries evoking great McLaren colour schemes from the past. Stars among them will be the new ELVA and 765LT, both of which will be making their debut in the Supercar Run.

Four other renowned British brands – Aston Martin, Land Rover, Rolls-Royce and Jaguar – will showcase their latest and most iconic models. Aston Martin will show its DBX SUV, alongside the DBS Volante, DB11 AMR and Vantage, Land Rover will bring its new Defender 90 and Defender 110, Rolls-Royce will demonstrate the rakish elegance of the Wraith Black Badge, and Jaguar will run their new F-TYPE R, as well as the much-anticipated debut of the new Jaguar F-PACE PHEV.

Taking on the British supercars will be the SSC Tuatara from the United States. Powered by a 5.9-litre V8 pumping out 1,750bhp, the Tuatara has a claimed top speed of 300mph. It will take part in both the Supercar Run and SpeedWeek Shootout presented by Mastercard, where it will face stiff competition from, amongst others, the Koenigsegg Regera.

One of the stand-out cars in the First Glance category will be the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-e 1400. Developed jointly by Ford and RTR Vehicles (founded by drifter and Goodwood favourite Vaughn Gittin Jr), its 1400bhp and 1000kg of downforce makes it one of the wildest vehicles at SpeedWeek. Like all the electric cars at the event, it will be powered by BP Chargemaster. Ford will also bring its 5.0-litre Mustang Mach-1 to add some V8 noise to the event, and the Puma ST, both of which will be making their debuts at Goodwood.

Fans of Italian exotica will be in for a treat. Ferrari will be at SpeedWeek in force, with the Roma, F8 Tributo, F8 Spider, 812 GTS and Monza. Lamborghini, meanwhile, will take part in the Michelin Supercar Run with the Aventador SVJ and Huracan EVO RWD, while the Urus SUV will also be on display in First Glance.

From Germany, Audi will showcase a special edition R8 Green Hell, named after the iconic Nürburgring Nordschleife, while its Group B era Quattro will also be on hand to entertain rally fans. From Stuttgart, Porsche will showcase its all-new Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, the Cayenne GTS Coupe and 718 Boxster GTS 4.0, alongside the iconic 911 Turbo S and innovative, all-electric Taycan sports car. Meanwhile, BMW will show the all new M440i xDrive Coupé and the new BMW M5.

Fans of rallying will also be able to follow WRC stars Kris Meeke and Jari-Matti Latvala as they shakedown the new GR Yaris – Toyota Gazoo Racing’s WRC car for the road, which will make its dynamic debut at Goodwood. Also from the Toyota Gazoo Racing stable will be the GR Supra in First Glance.

SpeedWeek will see three full days of live action broadcast from Goodwood Motor Circuit, combined with pre-recorded footage and interactive features, on a dedicated Goodwood streaming site, free of charge. Joining in, viewers and fans will be able to get in on the action from the comfort of their own homes, participating in competitions, polls, quizzes and votes, predicting the results of each race, creating their own digital ‘garage’, joining virtual paddock tours and much more.

Viewers and fans can sign up for alerts at: https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/goodwood-speedweek/  

Stay up to date with all future announcements and on-event action with the official hashtag #gwspeedweek across our social channels:

  • @GoodwoodRRC (Twitter)
  • Goodwood Road & Racing (Facebook)
  • @goodwoodrrc (Instagram)

 

As well as the comprehensive streaming options through goodwood.com and social media, SpeedWeek will be broadcast live on ITV1 and ITV4 during the event:

  • Friday 16th Oct - 16:30-18:30 (ITV4)
  • Saturday 17th Oct - 14:00-16:00 (ITV4)
  • Sunday 18th Oct - 14:00-16:00 (ITV1)

A selection of highlight programmes the week after the event on ITV4:

  • First Glance - Wednesday 21st Oct - 21:30
  • Highlights 1 - Thursday 22nd Oct - 20:00
  • Highlights 2 - Thursday 22nd Oct - 21:00

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Notes to Editors:

About Goodwood SpeedWeek presented by Mastercard

Speedweek is a new, one-time only interactive entertainment experience for 2020. With social distancing in place, Goodwood may not be able to welcome the typical crowds of thousands to Festival of Speed or Revival, but millions of fans will still experience the virtual thrills of Speedweek by streaming the event from home. Each day’s live stream schedule will be filled with wheel-to-wheel racing in some of the world’s most valuable and historic cars, fast-paced feats and extraordinary celebrations, with celebrities joining to host special moments from around the world. A virtual FOS Future Lab will take the audience on a journey through next-generation technology as they discover how advances will shape our lives in years to come and the incredible speed at which leaps of innovation are impacting both present and future. Designed to be intensely interactive, Speedweek will offer plenty of chances for fans to participate as they enjoy everything they love about cars, driving and motorsport. Goodwood Speedweek presented by Mastercard will take place at the Goodwood Motor Circuit on 16-18 October 2020.

About the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard

Staged every summer since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is the world’s largest automotive garden party; set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motor sport take part with some of the most legendary figures from the sport as well as international celebrities regularly attending. Highlights include FOS Future Lab, The Arena, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 paddock, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance, Aviation Exhibition and Bonhams Auction.

About the Goodwood Revival

Recreating the glamour of motor racing as it used to be, the Motor Circuit comes alive for the Revival, both on and off the historic track. The only race meeting to be staged entirely in an authentic period setting, the Revival sees a return to the halcyon days of Goodwood as the spiritual home of British motor racing. It’s a celebration of bygone days, vintage fashion and wheel-to-wheel racing around this classic circuit, which remains unchanged since its heyday.

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