2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed preview

Highlights of the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, including Porsche 911s and the new Pikes Peak record holder

This weekend sees the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed take place. It’s the event’s 20th birthday, too.

One of the key attractions will be the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak car. Driven by World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb, it smashed the record for the famous hill climb at the end of June with a time of 8min13.878sec. Celebrations for the Porsche 911’s 50th birthday will continue, too, with a variety of sports cars on display including Porsche’s Project 50 racing car.

Subscribe to evo magazine

evo is 21 and to celebrate, we're returning to 1998 prices! Subscribe now to SAVE 39% on the shop price and get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £25!

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta will make its first appearance at the Festival of Speed, while the brand new mk3 Skoda Octavia vRS will be seen for the first time (and evo will be driving it, too). The Toyota FT-86 Open Concept, with the company seeking reaction to a potential GT86 Convertible.

Touring car stars Gabriele Tarquini, Matt Neal and 2012 BTCC champion Gordon Shedden will be driving the famous hill climb on behalf of Honda while, on a different note, soapbox racers will make a welcome return to Goodwood, after last running in 2004. They will run a demonstration down the hill and be on display for the rest of the weekend.

Advertisement - Article continues below

evo's Harry Metcalfe previews the 2013 Festival of Speed below



Porsche 911

Porsche 911 GT3 vs GT3 RS vs GT2 RS - track battle

15 Nov 2019
Porsche 911

Porsche 911 review

4 Nov 2019
Porsche 911

992 Porsche 911 Carrera S manual finally detailed

31 Oct 2019
Porsche 911

Porsche 919 Hybrid review - driving one of Stuttgart's most successful racers

18 Oct 2019

Most Popular


£6million Lancia collection of dreams to go under the hammer

World Rally-winning Group A Integrale stars in world’s best collection of racing Lancias
24 Jan 2020
Mercedes A-Class hatchback

Mercedes-AMG A35 review

Mercedes-AMG’s A35 successfully feels like a first step on the AMG ladder, but as the A45 S proves, the A-class has plenty more to give
24 Jan 2020
SEAT Leon Cupra

SEAT Leon Cupra R ST Abt review

50 horsepower boost puts extra pep in the Leon Cupra’s already athletic step
23 Jan 2020
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Col de Turini

We take the Hyundai i30 Fastback N up the Col de Turini, a 31km stage of the Monte Carlo World Rally Championship
19 Jul 2019