Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015: news round-up

If the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed is your thing, you’ve come to the right place. The Auto Express team were down at the Goodwood FoS throughout the weekend bringing you the best live pictures, video and news on all the key new cars. It was a fantastic festival and you won’t miss a thing with our coverage.

Goodwood 2015 brought us UK debuts of the Ford Focus RS and the Ferrari 488 GTB as well as our first look at the Honda Civic Type R and the Mazda MX-5 in action. Lotus unveiled the 3-Eleven track car and some lunatic has been driving a Nissan Juke up the hill on two wheels. And that’s just the tip of the FoS iceberg.

Scroll down the page for the best of the action from Goodwood FoS 2015…

Best cars at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Latest news from Goodwood 2015

Chevrolet Camaro makes Euro debit at Goodwood
• Morgan’s electric EV3 three-wheeler coming next year
• Lotus SUV confirmed for 2019
• Lotus 3-Eleven track car debuts at Goodwood
Nissan Juke-R 2.0: 200mph crossover revealed
We drive the Ford Mustang Convertible on the hill
Goodwood sculpture revealed featuring iconic Mazdas

Goodwood Festival of Speed: live gallery

Click through the gallery below for a flavour of the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed… 

The key cars to see at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

• Ford Focus RS – a dynamic debut for Ford’s new hyper hatch 
• Aston Martin Vulcan: Stunning £1.8million, 800bhp+ track-only hypercar 
• Lexus GS-F – New M5 worrier from Lexus
• Ferrari 488 GTB – Ferrari’s 458 Italia successor is somehow even better
• Mazda MX5 – Everyone’s favourite roadster is tackling the hillclimb
• Mclaren P1 GTR – McLaren’s track focused hypercar will scream up the hill
• Ferrari LaFerrari FXXK – Ultimate version of the LaFerrari hypercar  
New Audi R8 – 602bhp V10 supercar will make dramatic first UK debut
• Honda Civic Type R – Honda’s new hot hatch is guaranteed to be a hit with fans

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015: manufacturers A to Z

Below is a full summary of all the production models that either tackle the hillclimb, appear in the Moving Motor Show or debut as static displays on the manufactuer stands…

Aston Martin

Aston is delivering the goods with the first moving debut of its Vantage GT12 supercar, and is being driven up the hillclimb by CEO Andy Palmer himself. Tipped as the ultimate version of the current Vantage breed, the 592bhp GT12 is road-legal but track prepared, with 100 units sold out already. We have also seen the dramatic Vulcan hypercar concept, a track-only and completely rebodied rendition of the One-77 with over 800bhp and a £1.8million pricetag. As for production models, the new DB9 GT special edition takes a bow.


The German firm’s stand is potentially the best sounding of the bunch at Goodwood this year. The all-new R8 V10 is firing its engine up and hitting the track in its first UK debut, as is the new 362bhp RS3 Sportback mega-hatch. The new Q7 SUV is also available to drive on an off-road course, while the R10 Le Mans car is there too.


Starring at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is Bentley’s updated Continental GT, challenging its more powerful 6.0-litre W12 twin turbo engine on the hillclimb. With a maximum speed of 197mph and increased output from 567 bhp to 582bhp, the Continental GT’s cylinder deactivation technology even improves its fuel economy by 5%. 


For the first time at Goodwood there are two separate stands run by Citroen. The newly launched ‘DS’ marque begins its new solo career as a premium brand, and is showcasing its new models, including the facelifted DS 3 and new DS 5. The chic DS Divine concept also on the stands, a design study that previews styling for the next generation of DS models.


The best news for many Goodwood goers this summer is that the Ferrari 488 GTB and the Ferrari FXX K will be tackling the 1.6-mile hillclimb. 

The 488 GTB is Ferrari’s turbocharged 458 successor, with a mid-mounted 3.9-litre forced induction V8 producing 660bhp with a top speed of 205mph. At the other end of the scale is Ferrari’s 2.5m track monster. The FXX K has a V12 engine with an output of 1,036bhp and and F1-inspired hybrid powertrain maximizing its track performance.