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What cars will be unveiled at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2023?

What to expect from the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Are you lucky enough to be attending this year’s ultimate summer garden party?

Every year, hundreds of thousands of car lovers and enthusiasts gather together over a long weekend at the historic Goodwood estate to enjoy a thrilling lineup of motor sporting events and check out some seriously expensive cars.

The four days usually showcase a fair amount of motorsport royalty, and you can always expect to see some big names – that includes manufacturers, drivers, and cars.

But this year’s festival is expected to be one of their biggest events yet and won’t be one for any festivalgoers to miss.

When is the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed?

The 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed (FOS) will return on Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th July.

This year’s theme will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the famous Goodwood House, the home of British motor racing since it was opened to the public in 1948. It also honours 30 years of the Festival of Speed so it’s a special affair this year.

The full 2023 itinerary hasn’t been revealed yet, but you can guarantee there will be lots to do on all four days. And every day will consist of the legendary Hillclimb, which sees some iconic manufacturers and race teams show off their cars and driving skills as they hurtle up Goodwood Hill.

With tonnes of motorsport and classic cars to see in four days, which new cars should you keep an eye out for? We’ve compiled a list of eight of the expected debutantes.

MG Cyberster

MG Cyberster

Say hello to the much-anticipated pure electric convertible car, the MG Cyberster. 

Wanting to make a big impression, MG are set to display two Cybersters at Goodwood this year, which are due to go on sale in 2024. One will be on the main MG stand and the other will be making the famous hill climb twice a day.

The two-seater will be capable of delivering 500 miles of electric range and reaching 0-60mph in under three seconds, so MG is really pushing the boat out with this intelligent EV.

In terms of design, the Cyberster features classic round MG headlights, a slim grille and interactive ‘Magic Eye’ headlights that open like an eyelid when switched on. The cockpit is very driver-oriented, adopting a minimalist style and is crammed with good-looking technology.

Like the concept of that? Make sure you check it out - sounds like it’ll be hugely exciting!

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

Set to debut next month, say hello to Hyundai’s high-performance all-wheel drive electric vehicle: the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N.

Wanting to create an electric car that encapsulates the idea of driving fun, Hyundai has incorporated the Ioniq 5 with their N line to make an all-electric performance model for the Korean manufacturers’ first time.  

In sneak peeks, Hyundai has only revealed the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N in a camo style wrap, but the Ioniq 5 is already pretty futuristic looking, so you can expect the N variant to have heads turning everywhere. 

We don’t know much about performance, but it’s expected to rival models like the Kia EV6 GT and the Ford Mustang-E GT, so you can definitely look forward to what it’ll be capable of.

Get your tickets and be amongst the first to find out more details about the new Ioniq 5 N. 

New BMW 5 Series models

New BMW 5 Series

It’s been revealed that visitors will be able to see a collection of models from the BMW range in action, including the new BMW 5 Series Saloon.

The new generation will offer a range of powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid and electric. Dimensions of the new 5 Series have increased, so it will be nearer the size of a 7 Series. Like any BMW, the interior won’t disappoint with its premium feel.

All models will come with a 12.3 inch driver display, 14.9 inch infotainment touchscreen and compatibility with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto as standard. Plus, a new feature called AirConsole will allow drivers and passengers to stream content or play video games when the car isn’t moving, which will be a hit if you’re a tech lover.

The 2024 5 Series will see a complete re-design even though it was only revised a few years ago and if you want a sneak peak of what it has to offer, then you’ll need to get yourself a ticket to Goodwood.

Porsche 718 Spyder RS

Porsche 718 Spyder RS

The German automobile manufacturer are launching the most powerful version of their 30-year-old Boxster Concept car and are naming it the Porsche 718 Spyder RS.

It has everyone talking about its removable soft top and it has the exact same powertrain as the Cayman GT4 RS, making it capable of reaching 0-62 miles in just 3.4 seconds so you can expect an exhilarating driving pleasure.

It also has very similar components to its engine twin on the exterior and interior, making it incredibly aerodynamic and lending it a sporty design.

If you’re off to Goodwood’s FoS, you’ll get the chance to see the roaring 718 Spyder RS in some live action that’ll have any car enthusiast going crazy.

Caterham Electric Seven

Caterham’s Electric Seven will make its first public appearance at the Festival of Speed and will also participate competitively in the Goodwood Hillclimb.

First announced in 2021, the British manufacturer said they wanted to explore whether an EV powertrain would be suitable for their customers specific needs. Due to the current capabilities of battery technology, an electric vehicle for track use isn’t as realistic since energy consumption is higher when racing cars.

The EV concept uses a Swindon powertrain, has a 52 kWh battery and can get from 0-60mph in an estimated 4.0 seconds. It has a top speed of 130mph and a horsepower of 240. The battery pack features immersion cooling, which helps the EV Seven cope with extreme charge and discharge cycles that you’d expect to experience on a track.

Caterham don’t actually have any plans to move the EV Seven into production right now, so if you want to see what this concept EV racing car is all about, get yourself to the Festival of Speed!

Caterham Project V

What do we know about the Caterham Project V?

Very little. But we do know that it’s being unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Project V was designed by Caterham’s chief designer, Anthony Jannarelly, but we can expect the Project V to have a completely new look, moving away from the traditional ‘Seven’ model design to have a proper roof, and is expected to be one of the lightest electric sport cars on the market.

Only teaser images have been revealed recently and Caterham have pretty much left it all to our imagination by only showing the outline of a coupe. The British brand promises that it will still incorporate the essence of a Caterham car: lightweight, fun to drive and driver-focused.

Not to worry, if you’re off to Goodwood’s FOS next month, you’ll get all the details!

McMurtry Spéirling PURE

The McMurtry Spéirling PURE is quite the machine with 1000bhp.

If you didn’t already know, it was the star of the show in last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, after it made the Hill Climb in an impressive 39.08 seconds, breaking the previous record of 41.6 seconds which had been held since 1999.

One of the best features of the McMurtry Spéirling PURE is that it has a fan on the back of the vehicles, which essentially sucks the vehicle onto the road, allowing it to take sharp corners at a very high speed. The fan also makes it sound more like a jet plane which is strange for an EV; they are usually quiet.

Having announced that this beast of an EV will be going into production, you’ll get to see a road legal prototype next month and could even order one of your own if you fancy the £820,000 price tag.

MINI Aceman concept car

MINI Aceman

Not due to go into production until 2025, anyone going to the Festival of Speed will be lucky enough to see the MINI Concept Aceman in the metal for the very first time.

Being MINI’s first all-electric crossover, there’s a lot to look forward to. Based on looks alone, the Aceman showcases some bold design details and the octagonal grille enriches the distinctive character of the all-electric MINI.

The interior features have already been revealed and we can confirm it won’t disappoint. It’ll be incredibly spacious, will be crammed with some of the latest advanced technology and the panoramic roof makes it feel bigger and luxurious.

There have been rumours of two battery sizes that could deliver ranges of between 200 and 250 miles respectively, but all will be revealed next month!

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