Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017 – Another edition packed with action, innovation, astounding performances and vintage jewels!
With the summer sun basting Lord March’s 12,000 acres of glorious Sussex countryside, and a heavily packed line-up, the iconic Festival of Speed was this year once again promising to deliver.
Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary
Goodwood FOS 2017 was marked by the celebration of Ferrari’s 70th anniversary. This brought the festival to new heights, with an astonishing installation by sculptor Gerry Judah.
On the front lawn of Goodwood House, five of Bernie Ecclestone’s own cars (representing the five stages of his career) were suspended high above the crowd at impossible angles.
London Taxi Company’s Electric Cab unveiled
One of the highlights, for us, wasn’t about the deafening roar of a supercharged V8 engine, though. It was the silence. The mesmerising silence of the brand new LTC electric London cab, extended range TX5 going up the hill. And this was a very exciting debut, we can’t wait to see those on the roads of the Capital!
The new, electric London taxi just took to the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb, and it was absolutely silent – London's about to get a bit quieter…Read more: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/london-taxi-companys-electrified-cab-makes-dynamic-debut-goodwood
Posted by Autocar on Thursday, June 29, 2017
McLaren goes plastic…
If McLaren’s new £125,000 570S Spider was undeniably one of the stars of the show, we can’t help but think that the buzz was really about its plastic twin: a full-size model made entirely out of Lego, and built over the weekend.
We wouldn’t mind getting one of these, the illusion is impressive!
Latest supercars and vintage treasures: something for everyone!
From the manufacturers’ stands to the hillside, the spectacular collection of old classics and cracking new supercars just makes Goodwood Festival Of Speed the best motor show in the world. Now, take a look at our gallery below, more a selection of the beauties on display the festival.
More on Electric Taxis: https://www.planinsurance.co.uk/blog/real-cost-running-electric-vehicle/