The central feature in the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed will celebrate Porsche, the mark 70 years since the launch of its first sports car, the 356.
The sculpture, which will again be designed by Gerry Judah, erected in front of Goodwood House for the event, which runs from July 12 to 15 years. After that last year, the sculpture celebrates F1 tsar Bernie Ecclestone, this year the sample will be dedicated to a company car.
The 356 will be the focal point of the screen. The first model went into production in 1948 and was the original rear-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car from Porsche, from a lineage that survives to this day with the 911.
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It will be the third time that Porsche has been the theme of the sculpture at the annual meeting of the motorsport festival, a record for a company car. Porsche was held for the first time with a sculpture in commemoration of its 50th anniversary in 1998, while in 2013 the 50 years of the 911 was highlighted.
The first Judah-designed sculpture, dedicated to Ferrari, presented at the Festival in 1997. Apart from Porsche, other car companies have been the subject of the sculpture more than once are Audi (1999 and 2009), the Jaguar (2000 and 2011), Mercedes-Benz (2001 and 2014) and Renault (2002 and 2006).
This year will be the 25th running of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. To mark the occasion, Lord March, who last year became the 11th Duke of Richmond, will celebrate his 25 best moments of the events of the story, including his favorite cars and drivers.
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The event will also welcome a long list of icons of machines for the hill climb, with models ranging from the modern Formula 1 racers of vintage motorcycles. The Supercar Paddock will also return with the most exotic of metal (and carbonfibre), some of which will compete in the time to climb up the hill shootout.
Last year, the shootout was won by the Audi R8 V10 Plus, which completed the 1.16-mile course in 51secs. Beat the Nissan GT-R Nismo, which registered a 52.68 sec run.
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