2008 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Written by tonks on June 17, 2008

Bugatti VeyronThe Goodwood Festival of Speed will be hosted in only four weeks from July 11 – 13. This event is one of the best times to see some of the best and latest supercars that are all around the world. At the event will be the Sunday Times Supercar Run – which provides a unique way to show people new models in action for the very first time.

For 2008 the Sunday Times Supercar Run promises the very latest supercars from all around the world. Cars set to make their World and/or UK debuts will include the Breckland Beira, Ginetta G50, Shelby GT500 Super Snake and the awesome V8-powered Ariel Atom 500. Other UK debutants will include Nissan’s fearsome GT-R, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 ‘Hermes’ and stylish the Artega GT from Germany.

A number of sensational concept cars will be seen in action for the first time, including the Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS, using Aston’s V12 engine in the V8 Vantage chassis, as well as the svelte Bentley Continental GTZ, a car restyled by legendary design house Zagato and featuring their signature ‘double bubble’ design cues. The amazing Mazda Furai and Giugiaro’s latest hybrid concept sports car, the Ital Design Quaranta, will also appear for the first time in the UK.

This year the Supercar Run will also feature a number of cars that provide raw supercar performance through ultra lightweight technology. Cars in action will include the much anticipated KTM X-Bow in its final production form, the latest Lotus 2 Eleven and the electric Tesla Roadster from the USA. Also represented with their latest supercar models will be manufacturers such as Bugatti, Ferrari, BMW, Caparo, Jaguar, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Morgan, Pagani, Porsche and Spyker.

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