Porsche set for centre stage at Festival of Speed
Fifty years of the iconic 911 is set to be celebrated this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The half-century of Zuffenhausen’s premier sports car will take centre stage of the revered automobile show, showcased by the 911-themed Central Feature to be prominently displayed at the front of Goodwood House.
Fans can expect to be treated to a total immersion in the 911 throughout the lavish three day show, where all seven generations of the 911 – plus some very rare road and racing exotica – will represent the sports coupe from 1963-2013. Legendary Porsche racing drivers will also be on hand at Goodwood, where fans can enjoy Derek Bell, Richard Attwood, vic Elford et al hurtling up the famous hill climb course in the famous Porsches of yesteryear.
Among the rare 911 iterations making an exclusive appearance at the UK show include the earliest ‘901’ from 1963, 1973 Carrera RS 2.7, 1987 Turbo SE ‘flatnose’, 1989 Speedster, ‘Type 993’ GT2 and 1998 GT1 and the latest 991 GT3, which we drive for the first time in the upcoming issue 104. The Porsche Museum’s 1967 911 will also be making a guest appearance at Goodwood as part of it’s world tour to celebrate fifty years. The ’67 has already appeared in France, China, California and Australia so far this year.
And, in a spectacular build-up to the event, Gordon Robertson, Chief Driving Consultant at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone, is driving a 1965 Porsche 911 from his home town of Doune in Scotland to Goodwood in West Sussex via nine of the uK’s best race tracks. The charismatic Scot will complete at least one lap of each circuit before arriving at Goodwood to raise money for Ninewells Cancer Research Charity. to donate, visit, Gordon’s Just Giving Page: http://www.justgiving.com/longwaydoune.
Tickets for the event from 12-14th July are still for sale by visiting https://ticketing.goodwood.com/Tickets.html.
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