Friday 15 December 2017

Bugatti's Chiron just one of the supercars on show at this year's Goodwood festival

Extraordinary: Bugatti's Chiron
Extraordinary: Bugatti's Chiron
Volkswagen's Golf GTI Clubsport S.
The Mini Seven will make its world debut.
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

Bugatti's extraordinary Chiron is to tackle the hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week. Like many other big names and models, the €2.5m supercar will be on show at the ever-expanding festival. Also there will be McLaren's 570S Sprint.

And the Abarth 124 Spider (hot version of Fiat's 124 Spider) will debut, as will Aston Martin's DB11 with its new forced-induction 5.2-litre V12.

Audi have a galaxy of stars. They include the R8 Spyder, TT RS Coupé, the Q2 small SUV and several more.

The 'fastest SUV in the world', the new Bentley Bentayga, is another to gallop up the Goodwood hill (twin-turbo W12 6.0-litre, 664lb ft of torque). Also there will be the Continental GT Speed.

The BMW M4 GTS and the Ferrari 488 Spider (3.9-litre V8 - 0-100kmh in 3 secs) as well as the California T will be on show.

Ford's sizzling Fiesta ST200 is a UK debutant while Honda is expected to have a production-ready version of its NSX with its twin-turbo V6 and electric motor producing 573bhp. Jaguar's F-Type SVR range-topper will be there - and so will the Lexus LC 500 flagship.

Maserati's first SUV, the Levante, with a 271bhp 3-litre engine diesel and 8spd automatic transmission will also appear.

Mazda's MX-5 RF will make its European debut. It has a retractable hard-top. A special MX-5 Icon will join it. Only 600 Icons are planned.

The Mercedes-AMG GT R will make its global debut. Reportedly capable of 570bhp from its V8, it should be something.

The Mini Seven will also make its world debut. And the back-to-basics Porsche 911 R version will attract a lot of attention.

Renault's new Mégane Sport Tourer will debut (TCe 205, 200bhp+); so will the Twingo GT.

Tesla's Model X will make its UK debut.

And there's lots, lots more. For example, Volkswagen's Golf GTI Clubsport S will shoot up the hill with the original Mk1 GTI. What a lovely idea that is: gives Goodwood a 'feel-good' factor.

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