With the Goodwood Festival of Speed nearly upon us, Car Design News highlights the most interesting launches 

There is no question that the Goodwood Festival of Speed has become one of the premier events on the automotive design calendar, certainly in Europe. The 2024 edition is shaping up to continue that trend with some of the biggest names in cars arriving on masse. Pagani, for example, will turn up with its biggest ever presence while Red Bull will show off its impossibly lairy RB17 Hypercar.

It is a big year for MG, which marks 100 years in business – you will not be able to miss its showstopping central feature. Ditto, Spanish legends Hispano Suiza who are twenty years older than their British compadres, albeit with a patchier history. CDN also has it on good authority that the Polestar stand will be worth a visit. Read on for a rundown of the most notable launches. 


The British marque is celebrating its centenary by delivering the 2024 central feature while fans of the brand can expect to see the dramatic MG EXE181 concept, the new MG HS and the Cyberster, designed by the SAIC Advanced team in London. 

MG Cyberster at Goodwood CentralFeature2024Edit-18

Old and new at Goodwood


Car design enthusiasts of a certain vintage will be salivating at the return of the Honda Prelude, last seen on these shores circa 2001. Back then, the coupe had a VTEC engine: this time the Japanese OEM is relying on hybrid power of the sort found in the current Civic. With a long bonnet and clean lines, it looks to be a beautiful thing. Meanwhile, the all electric e:Ny1 will be on the Honda stand and Electric Avenue. 

Honda Prelude Concept

Honda Prelude Concept


The Italians return to Goodwood in force with an impressive line-up of new models, including the SF90 XX Spider, Roma Spider, 296 GTS, 812 Competizione A, Ferrari SP-8 and the 499P Modificata, plus a host of classics. 

Ferrari SF90 XX Spider

Ferrari SF90 XX Spider


The German OEM will debut the new X3 and the M5 while the M4 CS will make its first UK appearance. The Vision Neue Klasse, Concept Skytop and the i5 Flow Nostokana will be on display at the Stable Yard, BMW’s now familiar home for the week.

The new BMW M5 2024

The new BMW M5

Yangwang and BYD* 

The Chinese EV giant will show off its supercar credentials with the lightning quick Yangwang U9 and the gargantuan U8 SUV, alongside offerings such as the BYD Atto 3 and Dolphin. Keep an eye out for the Denza D9 MPV, owner of a seriously imposing down road graphic. 

*CDN reckons that Yangwang and the BYD makes for a pretty good band name. 


Yangwang U8 and U9

Hispano Suiza

Another legendary brand, another anniversary. This time it is the turn of Hispano Suiza, which marks its 120th birthday by bringing the Carmen Sagrera and Carmen Boulogne hypercars. The design team has aimed high with the Sagrera, referencing Alfonso XIII sports cars of the early 20th century in the grille treatment. How successful they have been, well, we shall see. 

Hispano Suiza Sagera

Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera

Cartier Style et Luxe

Away from the noise, the Cartier Style et Luxe celebrates automotive design as the High Culture it can be.

Cartier Style et Luxe (Nigel Harniman)

Cartier Style et Luxe (Nigel Harniman)