Goodwood Festival Of Speed 2021 – First Day’s Action

Lotus Emira - Goodwood festival of Speed 2021
Lotus Emira - Goodwood festival of Speed 2021

In case you’re not able to attend Goodwood’s four-day Festival of Speed here are some of the highlights from the first day’s action in West Sussex…

This year’s Festival of Speed forms part of the Events Research Programme (ERP) as a pilot event and celebrates key manufacturer Lotus, best known for its pioneering road and race cars, including the spectacular all-electric Evija hypercar. Appearances from current F1 teams and drivers, road car debuts, and the Future Lab. On display amongst a series of towering projections, will be an extensive collection of EVs including city cars, saloons, SUVs, sports cars, and hypercars.

Festival Of Speed – Bugatti

Never a marque to hide away from the limelight, Bugatti were excited to be back at the Goodwood automotive arena, putting their Chiron Pur Sport1 through its paces up the illustrious hill climb, with the all-new Chiron Super Sport2 on static display at the event, as one of its first public appearances.

Never a marque to hide away from the limelight, Bugatti were excited to be back at the Goodwood automotive arena. Read more: https://classiccarcuration.co.uk/goodwood-festival-of-speed-2021-first-days-action/

Posted by Classic Car Curation on Friday, 9 July 2021

Chiron Pur Sport1

The Bugatti Baby II is also making a static appearance at the Festival of Speed. The Marmite racer was recently named Best Hypercar for 2021 by the Robb Report and delivers 0-100km/h in a face-stretching 2.3 seconds with a top speed of 350km/h.

Bugatti - Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021

Maserati MC20

Joining the action is Trident brand, Maserati who are showcasing their MC20. The mid-engine two-seater super sports car boasts a top speed of over 202mph, and is the first Maserati with a carbon fibre monocoque, meaning the whole car weighs in at a feather-light 1500kg. The MC20 is another sub-3-second firecracker with a jaw-dropping acceleration of 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds on display in the Supercar Paddock.

The Ghibli Trofeo, in Nero Ribelle, Maserati’s performance saloon, also made an appearance on the iconic hill climb as part of First Glance, showcasing its 580 hp V8 engine that can reach 62mph in 4.3 seconds.

Maserati MC20 - Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021
Maserati MC20 – Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021

Lotus

Without a doubt, the star of the show was the much-talked-about Lotus Emira, making its dynamic public debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in front of tens of thousands of passionate motoring fans.

The all-new Lotus sports car took part in the Hill Climb, visited the Michelin Supercar Paddock live stage, and took part in the spectacular Lotus Moment parade in front of Goodwood House – complete with Lotus-themed yellow and green fireworks.

Lotus Emira - Goodwood festival of Speed 2021 hillclimb

Huge numbers of visitors came to the Lotus stand to see the Emira up close. Such was its popularity that crowd control measures had to be implemented within minutes of the Goodwood gates opening at 7 am, and a queueing system to access the stand was in force all day.

The Emira was also driven by the Duke of Richmond, the organiser of the Festival, with Matt Windle, Managing Director, Lotus Cars, in the passenger seat.

Goodwood’s action continues throughout the weekend…

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