Porsche 911 @ Goodwood Festival of Speed


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Goodwood Press Day, which was held this week, began the annual countdown to the droolfest that is the Goodwood Festival of Speed (11-14 July).

Porsche 911 marks 50 years of it’s ubiquity at this years event with the central feature sculpture display, with seven generations of 911 set to display the genetic code of the iconic sports coupé that has defined the art since the Beatles were still touring.

In addition to the usual suspects there will be one of our favourite ever 911s – a long time resident in our garage of dreams. It’s the victorious 1984 Paris Dakar 911 rally car. There’ll also be the 1998 Le Mans-winning GT1 ’98 from Porsche Museum.

Porsche’s British arm will unveil ‘Project 50’, meanwhile the historic 1965 911 ahead of 2013 race programme. This ‘short wheelbase’ 911 will be racing under the ‘Project 50’ team banner in selected Masters Series events alongside appearances at larger festivals such as the Nürburgring OldTimer and Silverstone Classic.

Just a handful of reasons why once again, the show will be unmissable.