Porsche dazzles at Goodwood for 70th anniversary celebrations. 2018 Festival of Speed dedicated to Zufenhausen with stunning Central Feature and huge display of motoring greats.
Porsche dominated the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed as Lord March dedicated his annual motoring garden party to the seven decades of Stuttgart’s favourite sports car. In what was a special 25-year anniversary of the Festival of Speed itself, a scintillating weekend of action with Porsche right at the top of the billing began on the Wednesday night with the unveiling of artist Gerry Judah’s 52-metre sculpture taking pride of place at the front of Goodwood House. Featuring six icons from throughout the company’s rich history, the magniicent structure’s unveiling began four days of celebrations with an unprecedented presence of Porsche cars taking to the 1.16-mile hillclimb course, with further motoring icons on display throughout the Goodwood estate.
Highlights for Porsche fans included the dynamic debut of Andreas Preuninger’s Speedster concept up the hillclimb course on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, while this year’s Le Mans-winning ‘Pink Pig’ 991 RSR also took to the hill, still bearing the many hallmarks from its enduro at La Sarthe. Other racing greats from throughout the company’s history were on display, including the Porsche 919 e-hybrid in continuation of its ‘goodbye’ world tour. The Festival of Speed also gave a world debut to Singer Vehicle Design’s DLS project, which you can read about on page.
Selection RS first anniversary
The French parts specialist is holding a celebratory event featuring food, music and games, as well as access to what it says is Europe’s biggest showroom dedicated to Porsche lifestyle. This special event takes place on 16 September. For more details email [email protected].
70 years of Porsche theme for Salon Privé
The 2018 rendition of Salon Privé takes place from 30th August to 1st September at Blenheim Palace, with Porsche’s 70th anniversary the central theme. Aside from the decorated Concours d’Elégance, a 70-strong display depicting the Porsche story will entertain guests at the exclusive event. For tickets visit salonpriveconcours.com.