With over 60 supercars on display across the weekend, we saw global debuts from many renowned manufacturers, including the unveiling of the BMW M3 Touring, Mercedes AMG Project ONE, Range Rover Sport and Pagani Huayra Codalunga, in addition to Porsche’s latest Le Mans showstopper, the Porsche 963.
In the paddocks, the Kalmar 7-97, Hispano-Suiza Carmen and the GMA T.50 were also on display. Other debuts included Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, Charge Mustang, Czinger 21C, Ferrari SP38, Ford Electric Supervan, Genesis G80 E, Polestar 2 BST edition 270 and Polestar 5 Prototype, Porsche 911 Sport Classic, Radford Lotus Type 62/2, Subaru Gymkhana GL wagon, Subaru Impreza P25 Prodrive.
In a year which celebrated “The Innovators – Masterminds of Motorsport”, the Festival of Speed saw one of its most impressive sculptures to date which paid homage to 50 years of the BMW Motorsport division, showcasing some of the most iconic models developed by BMW M. The spectacular feature included an E9 3.0 CSL, M1 Procar, V12 LMR, E90 320i WTCC and the BMW M Hybrid V8 – the marque’s new top-level endurance racing entry, set against the backdrop of Goodwood House.
Electric Avenue: The Road to 2030 returned for a second year, now presented by bp pulse, showcasing the latest EVs alongside a series of talks and presentations in the Information Hub by experts from The AA and bp pulse. Exhibits included city cars, SUVs, city cars and saloons, with debuts from the Lucid Air and a three-wheeled commuter vehicle from Electra Meccanica.
In the centre of Electric Avenue was the Concepts stage, presented by British Volt, which showcased the next generation of electric cars, including the brand new Lotus Eletre SUV, the Renault 5 prototype and the Fisker Ocean.
Max Chilton historically broke the Timed Shootout record at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard – which has stood for 23 years.
Nick Heidfeld set a time of 41.6 seconds in 1999 at the wheel of his McLaren MP4/13, during the final Timed Shootout. Now, more than two decades on, that record has finally been broken. The McMurtry Speirling managed the same 1.16-mile route in 39.08 seconds.
In this video, you can watch the two runs side by side. The highly composed McMurtry makes the McLaren look a real handful by comparison, but they’re both a real spectacle in their own rights.
It was fantastic to hang out with club sponsor Paddlup and see up close and personal the famous matte grey Ferrari F40. If you’re coming to Salon Prive this year, you too will get to see this iconic car up close as it will be featuring in our halo supercar display.
Hospitality at The Library Lawn Garden Party
This year we had a party at Goodwood with our own club table on the Library Lawn on the Saturday, with full hospitality. Some even flew in via helicopter to enjoy the day.