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The 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed will kick off this Thursday, June 23rd and will see countless supercars and hypercars race up the hill at the Duke of Richmond's residence.
Let's take a look at some of the cars expected to race up Goodwood's famous hill climb course this week...
Aston Martin is set to debut two new vehicles to the public at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The first is the limited edition V12 Vantage. Limited to just 333 units (all of which are already sold, the 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine in this V12 Vantage sends 690bhp to the rear wheels.
Another public debut from Aston Martin will come in the form of the DBX 707 SUV. Powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine from Mercedes-AMG which churns out 697bhp that sends the portly 2,205kg SUV from 0-100km/h in just 3.3 seconds.
The Crewe-based British luxury carmaker is to debut sport S models of the Continental GT and the Flying Spur sedan. The Continental GT S is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 542bhp and 770Nm of peak torque.
The Bentley Flying Spur S is offered with the same 542bhp V8 engine along with a 2.9-litre V6 hybrid 536bhp and 750Nm of torque.
The German carmaker's go faster M division is celebrating its 50th birthday this year and the Bavarians are set to ignite a few rear tyres at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The most anticipated debut is that of the M4 CSL, just the third car to bear BMW's most hardcore lightweight badge. Expect this 542bhp RWD sports saloon to shred tyres as it goes up the Duke of Richmond's front lawn.
BMW is also set to publicly show off the XM Concept, as well as debut the M3 Touring Estate with 503bhp on tap.
The Prancing Horse marque comes to Goodwood this year to publicly debut the 819bhp 812 Competizione. expect this limited edition V12 super-GT to leave a lot of elevenses on the tarmac at Goodwood.
Gordon Murray Automotive
Gordon Murray, the man behind the Mclaren F1 and the insane F1 fan car, has forayed into the world of road cars and has given us two naturally aspirated high-revving V12-powered cars in the form of the T.50 and the T.33. Both draw power from a 3.9-litre V12 engine that can rev up to 12,100 rpm in the T.50.
Hennesey Venom F5
Texas-based tuning nutters Hennesey Performance are set to debut their 300miles/hr (482km/h) targeting hypercar on the other side of the Atlantic for the very first time. Expect the 1,817bhp twin-turbo V8 to make a few smoky burnouts as it races up his lordship's driveway.
Kia may seem like an oddball in this list of high-powered luxury marques, but the South Korean carmaker is set to unveil the ultimate of its EV6 electric crossover at Goodwood this year. Called the EV6 GT, this dual-motor version of the Kia EV offers up 577bhp and 740Nm of torque allowing for 0-100km/h time of just 3.5 seconds.
Let's get back to mental stuff. Swedish hypercar house Koenigsegg's Gemera four-seater hyper-GT will make its dynamic debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of speed. The Gemera is powered by a 600bhp 2.0-litre three-cylinder engine which is helped along by electric motors for a final output of 1,700bhp. This allows the family carrying hyper GT to hit 100km/h from a standstill in just 1.9 seconds.
The Mercedes-AMG One hypercar with an actual Formula One engine will make its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Mercedes-AMG draws power from an F1-derived 1.6-litre V6 engine and 4 electric motors that combine to produce 1,048bhp which is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed automated manual gearbox. The Mercedes-AMG One will take on the likes of the Aston Martin Valkyrie and the Gordon Murray T.50, two cars that will also be present at this year's Festival of Speed.
Pagani recently unveiled the Huayra Codalunga, but the long tail car is not heading to Goodwood this year. Instead, Pagani will be bringing the track-only Huayra R to West Sussex. With its naturally aspirated V12 engine screaming all the way to 9,000rpm, the Huayra R puts down 838bhp and 750Nm onto the tarmac through its rear wheels.
The HWA developed N.A. V12 and the bonkers exhaust will ensure you hear this Huayra from quite far away.
Porsche will be bringing the 911 Sport Classic to Goodwood, which will also mark the car's international public debut. The Porsche 911 Sport Classic pays tribute to one of the most iconic 911s of all time - the 1972 911 Carrera RS 2.7.
Thoughts On The 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Our list of the cars we're looking forward to at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed barely scratches the surface of what is expected to be a mega event for petrolheads across the world. We cannot wait to see the bonkers machines that run up the hill this year and we look forward to hearing those engines roar as the drivers leave elevenses on the tarmac.