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2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed

I’ve noticed an issue with the timing here: it seems the cars in the real-life event start from standing, and much closer to the first turn than where the course we have here starts. This one gives us either a big running start (if you only count sector 2), or, starts us a long way back (if you count the entire thing). Such that one of the cars I’m (not) running reaches 200mph on that straight alone!

Is it possible to verify and possibly fix this?


#Day 1/2

After a slight, er, “technical glitch” that may or may not have caused the whole of Thursday to never happen, this year’s Festival of Speed finally got under way in glorious style.

Baltazar opened up proceedings with the bonkers Quark RS530 Concept. The popular supermini has been stuffed full of steroids, and its 2.0l i4 now produces 530 hp which it sends all to the front wheels. I feel for the gearbox of this thing, let alone the tires. Still, the noise it made was similar to that of a rally car, which got the crowds in a good mood and started the day of well.

KHT soon followed with a special parade of their 3 newest cars and one all-time classic, these being the Eau Rouge Rennsport (which will one day have a definitive, final version - I think), the Mistral (the car that would have been the company’s entrant into the 2016 AMWEC season) and a finally a “track special” version of the Augusta, otherwise known as the ‘baby KHT’. With all three cars clad in white paint, one can’t help but draw comparisons to the Silver Arrows of the 1950s…
Following this was a BRC legend, the 1966 KHT Brooklands, with this particular model having been kept absolutley as it was after finishing the final race of the season, damage and all. It’s a motorsport relic, preserved like no other, and it’s still unbelievably loud.

Contendiente went up next with modern-retro design called the Enemigo. It’s hardly a looker, but it is light at 1260kg and certainly packs power with 250hp lurking under the bonnet. They intend to enter into the next season of the ATCC.

Vinson gave us a rally duo in the form of the Group A classic, the Stryder WRC, and the new Stryder RX. Both wearing the iconic ARES livery, it aimed to show some 30 years of progression in rally cars. Both went up the climb (which they seem to think is a mountain, for some reason) and we shortly followed by the Specter 1MR, which was revealed at New York earlier this year and the Devotion Concept, a 800+ hp shooting brake revealed at Antiyita earlier this year.

Soon enough it was lunchtime, and I headed into the myriad of tents and stands that make up the bulk of the festival to find a good local beef burger (Goodwood likes to emphasise local businesses at all of its events). It was also a chance to explore what was else was happening besides the cars blasting up and down the hill climb. Rennen’s stand really is quite something and a must visit purely for the chance to drive Gran Turismo Sport as well as an incredible digital exhibition revealing the engineering side of their creations, as well as giving you the chance to get your own 3D printed Rennen to take home (model collectors are better off touring some of the actual model car stands found in the private booths section of the show). Plus, they also brought a long a number of their current cars, almost making it feel like we were back at Antiyita…

Vinson had the LG-97 Thunderbolt out on show, a new behemoth of a coupe from the company. A 16L V12 has been squeezed under the bonnet, making it more akin to a Spitfire than a GT cruiser. Sadly we didn’t get to see whether or not it’ll spit fire as it’s not being driven on the hill climb for safety reasons.

Erin’s display had a number of cars both new and old, including two pristine classic sports cars and they’re owners who were ever so keen to tell me everything about their cars, especially Nancy who explain in great detail the restoration work she’d done to the port injectors, at which I promptly said I needed to be elsewhere and ran off.

Orchid used the event to launch a new wagon called the Lyrel Tourer. The aggresive-meets-semi retro styling of the car feels a bit off, but the same cannot be said for the remarkable achievements they’ve made in transmission technology: they’ve created a 7 speed continuously variable transmission! Though surely that defeats the point of having a CVT in the first place…oh never mind.

Then came the big announcement of the day, perhaps even the biggest reveal of the show. Bonham unveiled the first ever (at least in the Automation universe) Vision Gran Turismo. They described it as “the ultimate expression of the classic 2-seater, front-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car” - a bold statement, but it’s justified with equally bold styling. This thing is drop dead gorgeous, and incredibly striking. Its 520hp 4.7l V8 certainly made an impact as it roared past Goodwood House, and better still, we’ll all get the chance to drive this thing - virtually of course, but that’s the whole point of it after all. The car is now at the Bonham stand, where an extensive exhibition on the engineering and styling behind it can be found.

Storm Raceworks were next and made their usual pomp-and-circumstance entrance. The team have brought a 1955 Storm Prince and the GTRS tune of the Mamba, the latter of which set a blisteringly fast time, while the Prince set an extraordinarily slow time of 1:32.12. Still, the crowd were entertained nonetheless.

AL made their FoS debut with a run in the AL Autos Velox. The hypercar was first seen at New York earlier this year, and has since been reworked. At last, we get to see near 1800hp coupe run up the climb. Amazingly though, it wasn’t the fastest car of the day, though the new styling has significantly improved the aesthetics of the car.

As the day began to draw to a close, Riesling Motors made an unexpected appearance with a new retuned version of their 1996 Fastback, now pushing out 1137hp from its new 5.9l V12. The styling is simple, but that isn’t the point - this thing is incredibly fast. It was shortly followed by an all new iteration of the marque, which looks like an actual Hot Wheels car made to full scale. It managed to set an even faster time, and it was in stock form!

Erin closed out the day with two classics from its past, namely the widebody Civera Silhouette and the 1990 CRP-4D, which made so much noise that I swore I could have seen some of the staff members checking the old Goodwood House to make sure some of the 18th century architecture hadn’t been damaged.

All in all, the first half of this year’s FoS has been mighty impressive, and we’re still expecting to see loads more incredible action over the weekend. Speaking of which, I need to head over to the Bonham Owners Club stand tomorrow to write an article on them…bye for now!

-Gavin Anderson


Yeaaaaa I based this thing off what I could mash together from Google Earth as you can see. I was about to leave a message saying that it doesn’t make sense to compare times in the game to reality. A large part of the issue just seems to be getting accurate elevation data (why I went to Earth in the first place) but I suspect it’ll see a remake within the coming 2 months.

Unfortunately, Radian encountered issues and could not show their cars today.

I’d say the Prince’s run wasn’t too slow for having less than 60 horsepower, though I’ll admit that it’s certainly to be just about the slowest car up the hill-climb we’re going to see.

#2018 Toronto 705 LS

The 2018 Toronto 705, shown here in LS trim painted Quicksilver Mica, will be officially released to the public in the spring of 2018. It is an entirely aluminium, 2+2 high performance grand tourer powered by the latest iteration of Canada Motors’ V12 engine.

The 6.5L AlSi V12 in the 705 makes use of 4-valve DOHC with VVL and VVT technology to produce 600 HP and 478 ft-lb of torque while revving up to 7800 RPM. This can propel the 705 from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and to a top speed of 331 km/h. The Goodwood hill climb is achieved in 56.32 seconds.

The interior makes full use of leather, alcantara, wool carpeting, machined aluminium, wood or carbon fibre accents, and all entirely customisable by the buyer.

While the production run won’t be limited by a set number, the 705 will make best use of automated and manual labour in order to produce the finest automobile for our clients. With this in mind, production will take a long time and so we will be opening a waitlist on the 7th of July 2017 for the first six months of tailored production, while after that some models will be produced with various combinations of options for dealers at a lower price while the customised models will still be available for a premium.

Prices will vary based on options, but we can announce that the dealer versions of the 705 LS will have a price tag just under $150,000.

######Excuse me for not having the time to do fancy Photoshops of it.


Well, I was half expecting this to do at a moderately satisfactory pace.
Eau Rouge Rennsport (actually just managed to tip over 300kph at the first straight) I do not think such speeds were ever available to this track, so there’s probably something off with it

Mistral GT, while revving up to 10k rpm (I forgot how high we revved those AMWEC spec engines, actually)

Augusta is pretty slow though, but for 35k retail, what do you expect. Lot’s of turbo noises though.

And the Brooklands R also does a laptime, which is about all I can say about it :smiley:


It’s nice to see that you have revealed the Toronto 705 LS on Canada Day, especially since this year marks 150 years of independence - a shrewd choice on your part indeed. It’s so attractive, I would buy one with my own money if I had the chance!

18’ Spaziale S

Powered by a 4.5 litre v8, the Spaziale sits right in the middle of the Cornaldie range of performance cars. It features a lightweight all aluminum construction, with wishbone suspension all round, and 604 horsepower while still maintaining over 20 mpg. MSRP starting at $82,000 @ 160% markup.

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After the ATCC, Zenshi and ZMD decided to move it’s curiousity around participating in Le Mans in the future. This time, instead of pursuing the LMP1 class like it usually had before, they decided to explore the world of LMGTE class.

To convert ZMD’s pure performance into a form of expression, the Grandea GTR wasn’t used this time around. Instead, it was the Raizan X1.

Zenshi [color=cyan]Raizan X1 LMGTE Prototype '17[/color]

quick editing props to @titleguy1

The Raizan X1 is selected to be Zenshi’s LMGTE fighter for the next 24 hours of Le Mans season. While more tame in power compared to it’s “domestic” counterpart, it still is much more hardcore than it, with the lack of SM-AWS and much fewer luxurious materials present, as it is (obviously) meant for LMGTE racing.

Powering the Raizan X1 LMGTE is an ACO regulated, ZMD engineered 5.5L Naturally Aspirated V8 known as the RSA55GDA, which makes approximately 525-530 HP, mated to a magnesium cased 6-Speed sequential manual gearbox, which is shifted with paddle shifters. The removal of multiple materials, as well as the lack of an AWD system made the car much lighter, weighing in at 1247 kg, enough to bypass the LMGTE weight limitations (1245 kg is minimum acceptable weight).

The prototype monster, coated in a beloved shade of blue similar to that of a Japanese soft drink, is sure to wow viewers in the future when it takes part in the LMGTE series once the final livery is created. ZMD is confident that their beautiful monster of a Zenshi masterpiece will turn heads in Goodwood.

The driver of the Raizan X1 LMGTE is none other than Miyoko Sakurai, winner of the controversial 1997 Japanese Grand Masters Prototype Championship (JGMPC) with the Zenshi XSS, who will be making a comeback in the Japanese racing scene with this exact vehicle.

The FoS “lap” time of the Raizan X1 LMGTE is:



And there’s your main carthrottle meme for the next week or so.

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Introducing(finally)… The Radian Sorena!
(I know, my designs suck)

This car packs a punch under the hood, with a 6.3 liter NA V8 pushing 515 horsepower, and an optional turbo bumping it up to 592. With optional AWD, this car is very quick!
And now, the times.
Sedan RWD NA

Sedan RWD Turbo

Sedan AWD NA

Sedan AWD Turbo


Ute RWD Turbo


Ute AWD Turbo

Wagon RWD NA

Wagon RWD Turbo

Wagon AWD NA

Wagon AWD Turbo

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#Shromet makes their appearance at Goodwood.

To show our motorsport prowess and technical superiority, we’ve put the Shromet Dragon toe to toe against world famous track cars, and showed it can hold it’s own. Ascending the Hill in 55.13 Seconds.
####As Always, credit to @titleguy1

But our showcase doesn’t end there. Starting in the fall of 2017, A brand new performance version of the Mystic will be avalible for purchase. The Mystic Limited,

The Turbocharged V6 Makes 400 Horsepower and 400 Pound feet of Torque, allowing it to accelerate from 0-60 in Under 5 Seconds, utilizing for the first time, Our Advanced 7 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission.
But it isn’t all about Straight line performance, either. Despite it being a full size car, it can climb the hill in a minute and two seconds.

And none of this performance is out of reach, as the Mystic Limited will retail for 30,000$*.
For more information on the Mystic Limited, Visit our Company, where more information on the car will be debuting soon.

#####*Manufacturer’s suggested retail price.


MMS Goshawk R 1000+: Australia Strikes Back

15 years ago, Brisbane-based Mason Motor Sports (MMS) launched its first-ever car, the Goshawk. It was fitted with a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged version of Albury Motors’ 6.2-litre New Universal V8, and was hailed as a spiritual successor to the Ferrari F40 due to its analog feel and blistering performance, enough to go toe-to-toe with contemporary rivals such as the Macale Mantella.

The current Goshawk R superseded the original in 2013, and to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the company’s establishment, it has replaced all prior variants with the most extreme version yet, the 1000+. Now packing well over 1000 horsepower from its 6.4-litre, direct-injected V8 (hence the name), it is one of the few old-school hypercars still in production, dispensing with new-fangled components such as bulky hybrid hardware or a complicated sequential gearbox.

Included in the production run is a 15th Anniversary edition, of which only 15 examples will be built. These cars are distinguished by their six-spoke carbon-fiber wheels and the option of an exposed carbon-fiber body, but all of them have been spoken for well before Goodwood 2017, as has much of the current production run. With most other Australian manufacturers sourcing their models from overseas, the Goshawk will be among the best specialist cars developed, engineered and assembled exclusively in Australia for years to come.


Bamtech fronted up to the Festival of Speed as they have done so for the last 24 years but to the Whittlebury-based supercar builder the FoS has quickly become a testing session for the Revival meet and a chance to run some cars that can’t be raced in September.

As an example, Bamtech have brought 3 car transporters to Goodwood and one transporter is full of old British touring cars that aren’t going anywhere near the hillclimb track.

Pictured is the Bamford/Bamtech tent, located somewhere near the back of Goodwood and just out of the way of most Festival attendees, Sitting outside is the 1976 BRC losing Shark GT. After years of historic racing, the 6L V8 powered lead sled is being restored, with the FoS it’s last public outing for the foreseeable future.

Bamford/Teuton Shark GT
Teuton 6L V8 - 541hp @ 6500rpm
293km/h top speed
0:00:57:92 Hillclimb

Inside the tent are the 3 new Bamtech Supercars, the 2016 AC-D-E Shark range.

(L - R)
AC Shark
Modern version of 1965 AA Shark Road Car
Bamford Halifax 202 - 353hp @ 9300rpm
278km/h top speed
0:00:55:10 Hillclimb

AD Shark
Turbocharged Supercar variant
Bamford Halifax 202 Turbo - 805hp @ 9000rpm
335km/h top speed
0:00:51:55 Hillclimb
(And even with 395 rear tyres this thing still spends most of it’s time coping with it’s own wheelspin)

AE Shark
Modern Version of AA Shark Race Car
Bamford Halifax 202 - 353hp @ 9300rpm
284km/h top speed
0:00:52:66 Hillclimb

Bamtech brought four more cars to the FoS for display, the first being a resto-mod of a 1993 IA Advance, with the car being converted from a V6 Auto to a V8 Manual from the 1995 “Tetto Meno” model, this Advance in particular was bought by a Bamtech staff member to drive across America in and was rebuilt over a two month period.

The car was rolled on the Thursday and was hidden behind the Bamtech tent on the Friday with all reports being another rebuild in store for the car.

IA Advance V8
Bamtech 300 V8 - 463hp @ 8100rpm
268km/h top speed
0:00:00:00 Hillclimb

The last 3 cars were all significant and successful race cars from Bamford’s history.

The Bamford/Volkswagen HA Shark won LeMans in the 1990’s and in convertible form became a long standing starwalt of the 90’s-00’s sportscar racing scene, the car on show at Goodwood, Number 8 was one of two road cars built for Homologation purposes and comes with a road-tune of the 1976 Teuton 6L V8 which is almost the same engine as the 1976 BRC entry.

Bamford/Volkswagen HA Shark
Teuton 6L V8 - 850hp-7900rpm
352km/h top speed
0:00:50:04 Hillclimb

The final two cars had been air freighted from India to attend the FoS.

The Teuton 301 Grp. B was an AWD version of the Teuton 300 from Teuton in India, which was run by ex-Bamford engineer Ranvir Bhatt. Built as friendly competition to Bamford’s Grp. B program, the car was piloted to a 2nd place at Monte Carlo by Paul Meagher and Winston O’ Donnell who were re-united with the car and gave it a blast up the hillclimb track once more for old times sake.

Belching amazing amounts of smoke, the car (which hadn’t been driven for 8 years) was thrown up the hillclimb wearing a borrowed set of worn radials and made a respectable time, though the 301 was built with Tarmac rallying in mind, time had been cruel to the car and it seems to be the next car in-line for restoration after the IA and Shark GT were restored.

Teuton 301 Grp. B
Mongoose V8 Turbo - 715hp-7600rpm
281km/h top speed
0:00:58:74 Hillclimb

The car on the other side of the ocean, the Bamford Controller was looked after much better during it’s time in India and the car was seen lapping Goodwood circuit

Derek MacKenzie and Pamela Sales ran the Controller alongside the Teuton and once won a round in Corsica. They too came to the FoS to run the car, with Derek staying on to get some laps in driving his fathers 1967 BRM around Goodwood circuit.

Bamford Controller Grp. B
Bamtech 202 V6 Turbo - 635hp-7300rpm
260km/h top speed
0:00:57:75 Hillclimb

Bamtech’s display continued at the Circuit with old Cortinas and Mustangs cutting laps in-between the Supercar testing.
While the non-historic racing employees of Bamtech man the stand and are taking the new Sharks for runs on the hill.


Oh, you… devil you! I know who you’re gunning for :smiley:

@BailsMackenzie - good show, lots of effort. nice.

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Love the rollover, that takes a degree of talent it does.

Am struggling to get anything done this weekend, sorry for letting you do the heavy lifting @Rk38! Promise I’ll have something to show for myself by Monday AEST :sweat_smile:

p.s. hey @BailsMackenzie maybe you can take some tips from this vendor:

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Day 2: Contendiente launches a missile strike.

Contendiente did not only come to the Goodwood Festival Of Speed only to reveal the '18 Enemigo. They also wanted to conduct an experiment. That’s right.

During day 2, Contendiente revealed what the 2018 Misil looks like, but also announced one thing: the unit showed here is not what the street legal Misil will perform like, but it is what it will look like. It is an experimental car, made to try and claim the best time this year.

Contendiente did not reveal any details: curb weight, power curve, peak torque and power…they kept it all a secret. Only thing they revealed is that the powerplant this car mounted was a flatplane V8.

Heckler Kraut got into the machine and took it out for a run.

The Misil completed the track in:



MK1 Jespar RR

Jespar RR:

534bhp @8100rpm
483nm @7500rpm

The 1994 Orchid Jespar RR roared as it was hurtled up the hill-climb with turbo intake and straight six scream echoing through the festival. Its circuit racing days are over but with 534bhp on tap and a lot of tire smoke it most certainly put on a show, coming onto boost mid corner it gave the driver a bit of a fright.The 2.8 litre engine had not been given such a spanking since 1997 and was certainly no better off for it with a more than warm turbo at the end of the run.

Standard 1992 Jespar:

303bhp @7000rpm
349nm @3500rpm

[spoiler]The lack of photo shop is due to a lack of talent I may request some help soon with some images. [/spoiler]