The 2016 Goodwood Ceremony of Speed has already afresh accurate to be a huge success, as the bags of car enthusiasts accessory banned to let the acclimate bedew alcohol at the ceremony event. Rally cars, hot hatches, 4x4s, supercars, F1 cars and abundant heroes from motorsport about the apple all came calm as allotment of the amazing Goodwood FoS celebrations.
There was no let up in the motoring activity from the start, as the cars raced up the acclaimed Goodwood FoS hillclimb and the assemblage wandered about the abundant changeless exhibits.
Held at the Goodwood Estate abreast Chichester, the ceremony never disappoints with an absurd advertise of cars new and old – and we were there to accumulate you blast up to date with what we saw. So alike if you weren’t able to appointment the ceremony for yourself, you’ll acquisition a abundant flavour of the 2016 FoS acquaintance appropriate here.
2016’s Goodwood Ceremony of Acceleration affair was ‘Full Throttle – the Endless Pursuit of Power’ and it celebrated BMW’s centenary year as a manufacturer. The astronomic carve alfresco Goodwood House congenital several archetypal BMW motorsport legends.
• Goodwood Ceremony of Acceleration 2015: round-up
Other birthdays acclaimed were the 50th anniversaries of the Can-Am Alternation and of Sir Jack Brabham acceptable the F1 Apple Championship in a car address his own name. The 40th ceremony of James Hunt’s F1 Apple Championship, and the 100th Indianapolis 500 chase were additionally honoured at this year’s FoS, rounding off a abundant agency of celebrations.
The official Goodwood Ceremony of Acceleration video beck is now live, and you can watch it all appropriate here. Enjoy the show…
As always, Auto Express was on duke to accompany you adapted account and advantage of this ablaze event. Scroll bottomward to see our analysis of all the highlights of the 2016 Ceremony of Speed.
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What were the big car brands up to at Goodwood FoS this year? Acquisition out below…
Making its activating admission at Goodwood was the awful advancing Abarth 124 Spider, a spiced up copy of Fiat’s afresh appear Mazda MX-5 rival. The 170bhp provided by the Spider’s 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo agent will actuate it from 0 to 62mph in 6.8 seconds, assimilate a top acceleration of 143mph.
Also in activity was the new, top of the ambit ‘Competizione’ alternative of the Abarth 595.
After a admission at the Geneva Motor Actualization for the Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo, the abutting showed off the affluence limo in all its celebrity at the Festival. Featuring a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, Alpinas engineers accept formed their abracadabra to accomplish it aftermath about 600bhp, which beggarly the two-wheel drive adaptation of the car will ability 62mph in aloof 4.0 seconds.
Also on the Alpina angle was the new B4 Bi-Turbo Convertible. Based on the latest-generation BMW 4 Series, it will hit 62mph from blow in 4.5 abnormal acknowledgment to a 404bhp engine.
The German architect had a active Festival, as it featured 9 cast new UK debutants. These included the aboriginal ‘Q’ model, the Q2, the all-new Audi S5 and TT RS Coupes, and the offroad-ready ‘Allroad’ adaptation of the new A4 Avant.
The new bearing R8 V10 Spyder, able of 0-62mph in aloof 3.6 abnormal and 113kg lighter than its predecessor, additionally fabricated its aboriginal UK appearance.
Bentley had a leash of alley cars authoritative their UK debuts at Goodwood this year. The Bentayga attracted the capital absorption as the affluence SUV, powered by the brand’s 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine, roared up the acclaimed acropolis climb.
Joining the Bentayga was the aberrant new Bentley Continental GT Speed, which, with 633bhp, is the fastest alley car Bentley has anytime produced, and the Bentley Flying Spur V8 S.
If that wasn’t enough, the new Continental GT3 chase car fabricated its apple debut.
The ceremony this year was all about BMW, as the cast celebrates its centenary year. Showcasing not aloof the BMW cast but MINI,Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, BMW additionally had the honour of featuring on the axial carve in advanced of Goodwood House.
Among the abounding BMW articles to accomplish their way up the acropolis were the 1957 BMW 507 apprenticed by Lord March, forth with a 1940 328 Touring Auto and a 1965 BMW 1800 TiSA.
• BMW M2 review
The bonkers BMW M4 GTS was be apparent off in all its celebrity up the acropolis and on display, forth with its bunched M2 cousin. Rounding off the agency was the BMW i8 Protonic Red edition.
The long-awaited almsman to the Bugatti Veyron, the Chiron, was apparent in activity in the UK for the aboriginal time anytime at Goodwood 2016. Bearing an abandoned 1479bhp, the world’s new fastest car will be able to accomplish up to 261mph and provided a comedy as it took on the acclaimed Acropolis Ascend challenge.
It was added of what we’ve appear to apprehend from failing architect Caterham at Goodwood this year – the aggregation brought a Seven 420R and a Seven 620R, which it describes as ‘pant-wettingly fast’.
• Caterham Seven 420R review
The 420R on affectation featured a new ultra-lightweight anatomy developed in affiliation with bike architect Reynolds, which uses butted tubing technology taken beeline from the bike world. It’s not aloof an exercise, though, as the car adapted with this will be absolutely road-registered.
The Duster was the focus of the absorption at Dacia, as the Romanian carmaker apparent a new 2017 archetypal of the account SUV, featuring exoteric and autogenous administration changes and improvements to accepted equipment. The Duster will now be accessible with an all new ‘Prestige’ top of the band trim level, and a 1.2-litre TCE petrol engine.
We collection the ancestor adaptation of Elemental’s RP1 aftermost year, and the aggregation debuted the aboriginal road-ready adaptation at Goodwood. The RP1 absolutely is a racecar for the road, featuring an F1-style active position, and pushes out 500bhp per tonne with the higher-powered 2.0-litre agent – abundant to rocket it from 0-60mph in aloof 2.8 seconds. The car is additionally able to accomplish up to 400kg of downforce. Two RP1s were on show, with one anchored and one activity up the Goodwood acropolis climb.
Ford’s angle mainly answer its performance-orientated cars, so the Focus ST and RS featured, forth with the new Ford GT. The brand’s new ST-Line ambit of cars additionally fabricated up the numbers on the stand. Forth with all of the new metal on show, Ford’s angle itself was absolutely interesting; not alone could you ascend to the top to get a bigger actualization of the show, but you could alike jump off it!
The Japanese architect didn’t accompany abounding new articles to the Ceremony – the Honda angle featured the Jazz, HR-V, CR-V, Civic and Civic Type R, forth with some nods to the brand’s motorsport history in the anatomy of the McLaren Formula One car and BTCC Civic Type R racer. Added agitative was the aboriginal UK accessible admission of the NSX supercar – the aboriginal time you could be able to see it up abutting and in the flesh.
• 2016 Honda NSX review
However it’s how Honda busy its angle that’s aces of animadversion – it recreated the iconic Fisher Price toy garage, complete with ramp, tower, and ablaze colours. It was a boxy one to miss.
The comfortable Lexus LC auto had its aboriginal UK admission at Goodwood, and was apprenticed up the acropolis by a leash of antagonism drivers. The V8-powered LC 500 archetype was accompanied by Lexus’ LFA supercar, RC F, GS F, and F Sport versions of the RC, NX and RX.
The Levante, Maserati’s aboriginal anytime SUV fabricated its motorsport admission antagonism up the acclaimed Goodwood hillclimb afterwards an actualization in the ‘Moving Motor Show’. The Levante abutting Maserati’s Ghibli and Quattroporte on the manufacturer’s stand, and festival-goers were able to acquaintance commuter rides in the Ghibli on the Thursday of the festival.
Mazda’s new hard-top MX-5 RF fabricated its admission at the Moving Motor Show, while the aggregation airy with a ‘Raise the Roof’ alive music display. A alternative of MX-5’s were featured alongside it, with a accepted roadster, Spyder abstraction (first apparent at the 2015 SEMA show) and an archetype of breadth it all began – the Mk1 MX-5.
• Mazda MX-5 Icon appear at Goodwood
A new special-edition MX-5 additionally fabricated its debut. The limited-run Icon adds some added kit to the car, as able-bodied as a best of two different acrylic jobs – Meteor Grey or Crystal White, both with Soul Red account on the mirrors, addle-brain and advanced skirt. The car will be bound to aloof 600 examples.
With its continued motorsport history, McLaren was present with cars from beyond its ambit – the best all-encompassing affectation of McLaren models anytime showcased, in fact. The aggregation displayed the recently-announced track-only 570S Sprint, authoritative its antic admission on the acclaimed Goodwood acropolis alongside its road-going 570S coupe sibling. The 50th anniversary of the Can Am championship was acclaimed with the 650S Can Am by MSO, abutting by the 675LT Spider. Rounding off the agency of accepted models were two examples of the P1 GTR.
A alternative of actual McLaren chase models additionally featured, and paid accolade to F1, the Can-Am series, and the 100th running of the Indy 500.
More generally accepted for bearing tyres, Michelin about apparent a advanced arrangement of cars beneath the affair ‘Track to Street.’ On the Michelin angle was a Ginetta G57 racer, apery absolute racers, as able-bodied as a KTM X-Bow as a road-legal clue car.
Next up, from British architect Arash was the AF8, powered by a mid-mounted 7.0-litre V8, while bringing up the rear was the AC Schnitzer ACS4. Based on the BMW M4 Coupe, it boosts that car’s ability to 510bhp. All four cars were shod in Michelin tyres, of course.
Celebrating its Le Mans motorsport heritage, Porsche apparent the 911 Endurance Antagonism Edition. It’s a alternative on the Carrera S, and adds all address of sports-focused kit including the Sport Chrono package, accompanying sports bankrupt and activating anatomy control.
• Porsche 911 Endurance Antagonism Edition
Featuring a liviery aggressive by the Porsche Team antagonism cars, the 911 Endurance Antagonism Copy is accessible to adjustment now priced at £107,216.
The new Twingo GT got its all-around admission at the Ceremony of Acceleration this year. The hotted-up adaptation of Renault’s rear-engined burghal car boasts 110bhp from its acquainted engine, forth with stiffened abeyance and variable-rate steering. The aggregation will additionally gave the new Megane Sports Tourer GT205 its aboriginal UK run at the Moving Motor Show, while the 275bhp Clio R.S. 16 Abstraction aboriginal apparent at the Monaco Grand Prix was on affectation in the ‘First Glance’ breadth afore a run up the hill.
Also, watch Renault’s 360-degree video of the Renault 5 Maxi Turbo actuality thrashed up the hillclimb by Jean Ragnotti:
Singer has become acclaimed for its fettling of archetypal Porsche 911s, ‘resto-modding’ them to aboriginal action while modernising apparatus like the brakes and suspension, as able-bodied as affability and advance the engine.
The aggregation brought the latest ‘Newcastle’ apology to Goodwood, which is its aboriginal apology with a Nubuck suede-style interior. It’s not all actualization and no go, though, as the aggregation has upgraded the 4.0-litre agent and adapted a six-speed transmission.
The Silicon Valley carmaker gave its continued accessible Archetypal X SUV its UK admission this year at Goodwood. Starting at £72,280 for an access akin 75D, extending up to arctic of £100,000 for a P90D archetypal able of 0-62mph in as little as 3.2 seconds, the Falcon-winged electric SUV will be accessible in 5, 6 or 7 bench configurations, and UK deliveries are accepted to alpha appear the end of this year.
In a bid to actualization off that the bonkers Maloo LSA auto as a 18-carat bartering vehicle, Vauxhall continued the amount bed and blimp it with article rather appropriate – the aboriginal Vauxhall car ever, the 5HP. The 2016 Maloo was added than able of ferrying about the weight of a car 113 years its junior, as the 500kg burden was almost afflicted by the 5HP’s 272kg weight.
Vehicles of Ultra High achievement and Light weight. Sounds appealing purposeful, right? Small-time Mexican abutting VUHL brought the 05RR clue car to Goodwood, advanced of a UK sales admission afore the end of the year.
• VUHL 05 accepted for UK sales
Competing with the brand of the Ariel Atom and KTM X-Bow, the VUHL 05RR is powered by a 285bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, and the aggregation says it’s able of 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds.
Goodwood’s Moving Motor Actualization provided an befalling for manufacturers to actualization off their latest metal on a distinctively complete advance about the Ceremony of Acceleration grounds. Joining some of the cars mentioned aloft was:
Alfa Romeo Giulia
Bentley GT Flying Spur
Ferrari 488 Spider
Ford Fiesta ST200
Jaguar F-Type SVR
Porsche 911 R
The Goodwood clue was graced by affluence of drivers this year – over 60 were appointed to attend, best with some austere motorsport history. F1 drivers such as Jenson Button, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were there, forth with legends like Sir Stirling Moss, John Surtees and Jackie Stewart.
Ken Block of Gymkhana fame took to the track, forth with abrupt guests such as TV chef James Martin, Olympic cyclist Chris Hoy and AC/DC accompanist Brian Johnson.
Champions from BTCC, Le Mans, Superbike, Monte Carlo, Indy 500, British Rally, afloat and NASCAR to name but a few annular edoff this absorbing agenda of motorsport royalty.
Grand prix machines from seven F1 teams fabricated their way up the iconic Goodwood acropolis this year – to go forth with the ample cardinal of F1 drivers.
Leading the backpack were Apple Champions Mercedes-Benz, followed by Ferrari, Force India, McLaren, Red Bull, Renault, and Williams. To annular off the group, F1 analyst Martin Brundle took Jenson Button’s championship-winning 2009 Brawn BGP 001 up the hill.
Each year the Goodwood Ceremony of Acceleration carve stands appreciative on the advanced backyard of Goodwood House, and this year’s masterpiece from artist Gerry Judah was as affecting as anytime with BMW’s 100th altogether accouterment the inspiration.
The 2016 carve was based about this year’s Goodwood affair of “Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Power” and featured three across-the-board animate forms. BMW’s motorsport success was represented on anniversary arm, with the BMW 328 Mille Miglia Roadster, the Brabham-BMW BT52 and the Le Mans-winning BMW V12 LMR featured. Click here for added advice on the 2016 sculpture.
The affair for 2016 is ‘Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Power’. See our account of accomplished capacity below…
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