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Cars to see at 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Published: 25 June 2008 Updated: 26 January 2015

The 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed is rammed with interesting cars – old and new. There are more than 350 vehicles entered at this year’s festival and we’ve picked the highlights to help guide you to the most interesting metal. Follow our guide below to sample some of the cars to add to your to-see list.

Racing cars

This year’s Festival of Speed will play host to racing cars from every era – from early Edwardian racing pioneers through to Lewis Hamilton’s latest McLaren F1 car. Plus there will be an array of cars fresh from the Le Mans 24-hour race, CanAm cars and a variety of motorbikes to boot. Also expect a tribute to the late Colin McRae on the improved Goodwood Forest Rally Stage.


A rorty fleet of nearly 50 contemporary supercars is due to pile up the hill in the daily Sunday Times Supercar Run. Highlights include the new Nissan GT-R, the Bugatti Veyron, Zagato’s Bentley Continental GTZ (complete with double bubble) and the Mazda Furai concept car. Key supercars to look out for include:

Ariel Atom 500 V8
Artega GT
Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS
Bentley Continental GTZ
Breckland Beira
Bugatti Veyron
Caparo T1
Ginetta G50
Ital Design Quaranta
Lotus 2 Eleven
Mazda Furai
Nissan GT-R
Shelby GT500 Super Snake
Tesla Roadster

New models/concepts of note

Abarth 595
Alfa Romeo 8C Spider
Audi Q5
Dodge Challenger SRT8
Land Rover LRX
Morgan Lifecar
Peugeot RCZ concept
Toyota Aygo Crazy

Weird cars

Fans of 007 should look out for the Bond cars on show at Goodwood this year; the vehicles from Goldfinger and From Russia With Love will be entered into this year’s Cartier Style et Luxe design competition. Don’t press the wrong button, now…

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By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, car news magnet, crafter of words