A jam-packed weekend of noise, fun and a lot of reveals – these are our top four highlights from this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Every year the Goodwood Festival of Speed brings together manufacturers, motoring fanatics and everyone in between from across the globe and despite the rain, this year was no exception! After much deliberation amongst the team, we have decided on our top 4 highlights…

Volkswagen ID. R unofficially breaks the Hill Climb record

Volkswagen ID. R (1)

In the Qualifying Session on Saturday, the Volkswagen ID. R completed the Goodwood Hill Climb in a staggering 39.9 seconds making it the first car ever to complete the run in under 40 seconds!

But why is it unofficial, we hear you cry? Well, unfortunately for Romain Dumas, due to the colder weather and damp track on Sunday, the official run came in at 41.6 seconds. Will Volkswagen return in 2020 for another attempt? We will just have to wait and see.

Porsche 911 RSR-19 revealed…

Porsche 911 RSR-19 (2)

Revealed on Saturday afternoon, the Porsche 911 RSR-19 will debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship in just a few months.

Apart from looking fantastic, the car has had some serious upgrades including an updated version of its predecessor’s six-cylinder naturally-aspirated boxer engine. We can’t wait to see how it performs in the upcoming seasons!

Introducing the Ford GT Mk II

Ford GT Mk II (3)

Over the weekend, Ford unveiled the new track-day-only version of the beloved Ford GT and it’s not for the faint of heart.

This beast produces a mighty 700bhp from its 3.5litre EcoBoost V6 engine and with updated aerodynamics, it has 400% more downforce than its road car brethren. Check out the dual-element rear wing as well…

The Rebirth of the De Tomaso

Your eyes do not deceive you, De Tomaso are back with their first new car in years! The P72 was unveiled last week and it’s incredibly beautiful.

Combining classic supercar with modern design influences, it certainly made an impact during the festival. The specifications have not been confirmed yet but given De Tomaso’s history with V8’s, you can expect it to be rather impressive.

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With such a fantastic weekend there is so much that we couldn’t possibly fit into one article. Let us know your own highlights from this year’s Goodwood in the comments below!  

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