The Goodwood Festival of Speed isn’t just a bunch of cars speeding up hills.
It’s a festival of cars, and in recent years carmakers have used this motorsport festival in the UK to unveil their latest and greatest vehicles.
This year, many of these revelations were electric vehicles – but some combustion-powered vehicles also appeared.
Here’s a list of some of the new cars on display at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Concept EV Seven
Caterham has revealed the EV Seven technology development concept, aiming to test the feasibility of bringing a lightweight battery electric model to market that is as capable as its petrol counterpart.
The Caterham EV Seven concept is based on the iconic Seven chassis and was designed in collaboration with Swindon Powertrain Ltd.
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Soon Caterham will no longer produce the car variant that dates back to 1957.
The British sports car firm has revealed Project V, an all-electric coupe concept that is “potentially” due for release in late 2025 or early 2026.
The Caterham Project V concept was designed by the company’s new chief designer, Anthony Jannarelly, and built by Italian engineering firm, Italdesign.
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Ferrari has revealed the latest in its Special Projects programme, a one-off track car that has been designed specifically for non-competition track use.
Dubbed the Ferrari KC23, this one-off car was commissioned by “one of Prancing Horse’s leading collectors”. It took over three years to develop.
The KC23 uses the highly successful 2020 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo as its base and retains the mid-mounted 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine.
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Mustang Mach-E assembly
When the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E was revealed in late 2019, it was the first time a Mustang-branded vehicle received four doors. Now it moves further from its chariot roots.
Dubbed the Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally, the new variant revealed at Goodwood will be available for the first time in the US and Europe and sports, naturally, rally-inspired tweaks.
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Ioniq 5 N
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is a hotter, track-ready version of the South Korean automaker’s electric crossover that was initially revealed in 2021.
A Hyundai Australia spokesperson has confirmed the Ioniq 5 N will arrive locally in the first half of 2024.
One of the main highlights of the Ioniq 5 N is the dual-motor all-wheel drive power generator that produces a total system output of 448kW of power and 740Nm of torque.
There is also an ‘N Grin Boost’ (NGB) function that increases output to 478kW and 770Nm for 10 seconds.
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Grenadier Hydrogen Demonstrator
Ineos has revealed a hydrogen fuel cell demonstrator (FCEV) version of its Grenadier rugged off-road vehicle.
Designed in collaboration with Austrian engineering firm AVL, this demonstrator Ineos Grenadier uses BMW’s “latest” hydrogen FCEV powertrain, which it claims is the “most advanced and powerful in the automotive sector”.
Ineos did not provide any details or release the output on the hydrogen fuel cell powertrain other than to say the electric drive unit provides “true torque vectoring drive control to each rear wheel”.
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Look out, LandCruiser 70 Series.
Budding off-road specialist Ineos is launching its own go-anywhere with the Grenadier Quartermaster.
The brand unveiled the ute at Goodwood while simultaneously opening orders in Australia. It is priced from $110,000 before on-road costs.
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Lamborghini revealed its first Le Mans Daytona h (LMDh) prototype at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Dubbed the SC63, this racer will compete in the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship Hypercar class which includes races such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as in the GTP IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Endurance Cup class which includes races such as the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Manufacturers including Acura, BMW, Cadillac, and Porsche already have LMDh racers. Alpine recently revealed the A424 LMDh racer and like the Lamborghini SC63 it will start racing in 2024.
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MG has remained tight-lipped about the technical specifications of its electric Cyberster that has dropped even after showing it off at Goodwood, but engineers have shared one wild figure.
Asked specifically about Cyberster’s rumored performance, SAIC Motor’s director of electric drive engineering, Wang Jian confirmed that the sports car is not only capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in less than three seconds, but when tested, it reached a time of 2.6 seconds.
“I tested it at the proving ground only, and it was amazing, it was crazy,” Wang Jian said.
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MG 4 X Power
MG has revealed the global version of the electric Mulan Triumph Edition dual-motor all-wheel drive hatch.
Now wear MG 4 XPower nameplate, the hot hatch produces 320kW of power and 600Nm of torque.
That’s 10kW and 100Nm more than the Mercedes-AMG A45 S, and enough to propel the little hatch from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.8 seconds with launch control.
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The MG EX4 Concept uses the MG 4 XPower as a base and is a modern take on the iconic MG Metro 6R4 Group B rally car from the 1980s.
The concept is powered by the same dual-motor electric powertrain as the MG 4 XPower which produces a total system output of 320kW of power and 600Nm of torque.
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Concept of Mission X
Porsche has used its 75th anniversary to showcase its latest hypercar, the successor to its 918 Spyder, in the form of the all-electric Mission X concept.
The Mission X is an electric supercar that Porsche says will be the fastest road-legal car on the Nürburgring racetrack, replacing the Mercedes-AMG One. That is, if it goes into production – which we doubt it will.
While details surrounding its powertrain are vague, the German marque claims it will have a power-to-weight ratio of one PS (0.735kW) per kg with significantly more downforce than the recently released 992 911 GT3 RS .
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