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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2024 – Aston Martin, Red Bull and BMW gear up for global debuts

The latest instalment of the world’s greatest car show has arrived, featuring new-car reveals, Formula 1 stars and hillclimb action aplenty

While MG’s centenary sees the new Cyberster EV star on the Goodwood Festival of Speed's signature Central Feature, there will also be a celebration of 130 years since the world’s first motor race at this year's event. Gates opened on Thursday 11 July and the event runs until Sunday 14 July.

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Alongside key motorsport anniversary celebrations, Goodwood Festival of Speed 2024 focusses on the technological advances that led the industry to where it is today. The event also looks into upcoming technology with the Future Lab, with radical concept cars and prototypes making appearances throughout the show.

> The all-new BMW M5 is here, and it’s slower than the old one

Each year, Festival of Speed is host to more new car debuts than the previous, and 2024 is certainly no exception. Numerous manufacturers are displaying models in public for the first time, with a select few even taking to the famous hillclimb to offer an exciting first look at them in action.

A total of 26 Ferraris are hitting the hillclimb throughout the event, ranging from new models hot off the press, to the likes of the Ferrari 333 SP and 640 Formula 1 car. The Ferrari Roma Spider, 812 Competizione Aperta, SF90 XX Spider, SP-8, 499P Modificata and 296 Challenge will all make their UK dynamic debuts at this year’s show.

One of the highlights of this year’s Festival of Speed will be the world debut of Red Bull’s highly anticipated RB17 hypercar, designed by Adrian Newey as a track-focused, road-legal hypercar. Built around a two-seat carbonfibre monocoque, the model is set to employ a 15,000rpm naturally aspirated V10, chasing F1-car lap times with a cutting-edge aero setup.

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Not only will BMW head up the hill in the wild M Hybrid V8 Le Mans Hypercar and iconic V12 LMR, it has also displayed the all-new BMW M5 and X3 in world debuts. Its divisive Vision Neue Klasse, Concept Skytop and BMW i5 ‘Flow Nostokana’ are also on static display. 

The likes of the Zagato AGTZ Twin Tail, new Honda PreludeHispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera and Aston Martin Valiant are making debuts (the latter driven by none other than Fernando Alonso), with Alpine, Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes-AMG, Red Bull and Williams Formula 1 teams attending as part of the F1 Pit Lane presented by Sky, offering a closer look at the pinnacle of motorsport.

Following last year's 30th anniversary event, FoS 2024 features road and motorsport icons both on and off the hill, ranging from Formula 1 to Le Mans and MotoGP. While the famous hillclimb remains the core spectacle, a forest rally stage and off-road arena also plays host to plenty of exciting action, with the Electric Avenue, Future Lab and the Cartier Style et Luxe Lawn concours d’elegance also making a return.

After the FoS, other Goodwood dates for your diary include the 2024 Goodwood Revival, one of the greatest celebrations of historic racing, which will take place on 6-8 September with tickets starting from £72. Then looking beyond that to next year, the 81st Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport will take place on 13-14 April 2025. Further details on those events will be announced in due course.

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