In review: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2023

HERO The Red Arrows fly over the Central Feature at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Ph. by PA.

From the mightiest pharoah to the lowliest peasant, who doesn’t enjoy the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Car Design News made its annual pilgrimage to the show

Goodwood Festival of Speed is the leading car show in the UK and it is not hard to see why. What began as a celebration of high-velocity thrills has evolved into a de facto motor show where car brands of all persuasions unveil new launches. This year we saw new work from everyone from Hyundai to Caterham – all united by a love of being around the enthusiasts. The setting obviously helps: static, air-conditioned exhibition halls are no match for gently undulating English countryside brought to life by ferocious noise and high-speed vehicles. It has its drawbacks: for the first time in the 30-year history, high winds forced the show’s closure on saturday.  

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