Lotus takes centre stage, whereas Alfa Romeo, BMW and Toyota will all ship their newest sports activities vehicles up the hill climb course
2 Jul 2021
The Goodwood Pageant of Velocity will return to some semblance of normality for 2021, after final 12 months’s occasion was moved on-line as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
This 12 months’s occasion is ticketed for attendees and, just like the British Grand Prix in July, it’ll type a part of the UK Authorities’s stay occasion pilot scheme.
The theme for this 12 months’s Pageant of Velocity shall be “The Maestros – Motorsport’s Nice All-Rounders,” and Lotus was just lately confirmed because the occasion’s key producer.
Goodwood’s organisers have commissioned a brand new Central Characteristic sculpture for the model, and Lotus will show its most iconic street and race vehicles on the competition, with the whole lot from the 1965 Lotus Sort 25 racer to the brand new Evija hypercar making an look.
Lotus has a wealthy historical past at Goodwood. The Sort 25 racer has held the circuit’s interval lap file since 1965, after Jim Clark posted a time of 1: 20.4 on his strategy to win the final ever Components 1 race on the monitor. Jackie Stewart posted an similar time in one other Sort 25 on the identical occasion.
The Duke of Richmond, proprietor of the Goodwood property, stated: “We’re delighted that Lotus will star because the Central Characteristic at this 12 months’s Pageant of Velocity introduced by Mastercard.
“Lotus vehicles raced with nice success at Goodwood all through the fifties and sixties, together with setting the final word lap file in 1965, and this 12 months’s Central Characteristic will function a becoming landmark to its previous, current and future achievements.
“The sculpture appears set to be some of the dramatic and futuristic but, bringing in components of interactivity for contemporary audiences that align with Lotus’ future-facing angle and outlook.”
Elsewhere, the Hillclimb occasion and Sunday Shootout will run as regular, as will the Michelin Supercar Paddock, permitting festival-goers to see unique steel up shut. There’ll even be a concours d’class occasion on the garden exterior Goodwood Home, which shows a number of the rarest vehicles on the planet.
The Pageant of Velocity Future Lab can even return for 2021, after its first look on the occasion in 2019. The attraction is designed to offer the general public a glimpse into the way forward for transport, revealing new autonomous driving know-how, flying vehicles, digital actuality and deep-sea submersibles.
Components 1 followers will even have the ability to meet their heroes up shut, on the F1 Pit Lane. The world will characteristic a line-up of a number of the best F1 racers from the game’s historical past, whereas present drivers comparable to Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and former three-time world champion Jackie Stewart will all make appearances.
Goodwood’s organisers can even launch a brand new attraction for 2021, referred to as the Electrical Avenue. It’s devoted to the quickly increasing pure-electric automobile market, and can show the whole lot from dinky metropolis vehicles to 1,000bhp-plus battery-powered hypercars.
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Alfa Romeo celebrated its one hundred and tenth anniversary final 12 months – and the event was marked by the launch of the Giulia GTA and GTAm. Each vehicles are powered by a 533bhp 2.9-litre V6 and can make their official UK debuts with a cost up the Goodwood hill climb course.
BMW is planning a complete weekend of motion. The all-new 2 Sequence Coupe will make its world debut on the competition, with a no-holds barred run up the hill climb course. The 626bhp BMW M5 CS will comply with, whereas the pure-electric i4 and iX shall be on show too.
The brand new Lotus Emira will make its dynamic debut at Goodwood this 12 months. When it goes on sale, it’ll exchange the Elise, Exige and Evora because the model’s solely combustion-engined sports activities automotive. It’ll even be the final of its sort, as the entire firm’s future deliberate autos will characteristic pure-electric powertrains.
Maserati has additionally confirmed the 202mph MC20 sports activities automotive will make its dynamic debut at Goodwood. The 622bhp machine shall be pushed by Maserati’s very personal take a look at driver, Andrea Bertolini, who made his identify in GT racing. The brand new Ghibli Trofeo can even be on show within the competition’s First Look Paddock.
This 12 months shall be Pininfarina’s first attendance at Goodwood – and the corporate is bringing its largest gun to the present. The pure-electric 1,873bhp Battista hypercar shall be on show on the competition’s new Electrical Avenue attraction, as a celebration of the automotive’s profitable completion of its take a look at programme.
The brand new Toyota GR 86 will make its UK debut on the Pageant of Velocity, with a run up the hill climb course within the arms of an as-yet unconfirmed racing driver. The rear-drive sports activities automotive is the successor to the GT86 and incorporates a 232bhp 2.4-litre flat-four petrol engine, which provides it a 0-62mph time of 6.3 seconds
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