All cars will debut at this year’s Festival of Speed
Jhe Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022 will run from Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26, with a slew of vehicle launches expected.
This year’s theme for the hill climb is “innovators – the brains of motorsport”, with event organizers promising to focus on historic and future achievements in the automotive industry.
After a strong move away from traditional car shows in recent years, further hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic, automakers are capitalizing on the success of the Goodwood Festival of Speed by unveiling new metals.
Here’s our guide to the biggest reveals taking place during this year’s four-day festival.
Bentley Flying Spur S
Bentley has announced a new addition to its S line.
The Bentley Flying Spur 2023 will be officially unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Joining the third-generation lineup first launched in 2019, the Flying Spur S is available with your choice of a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 or a 2.9-liter plug-in hybrid V6.
There is no S-badged variant with the flagship W12 6.0-litre engine; however, the gasoline V8 and hybrid V6 are good for 0-100 km/h in 4.0 and 4.2 seconds, respectively.
Design highlights include; a darkened exterior, tinted headlights and taillights, black quad exhaust pipes, S badging and a black grille.
BMW M3 Touring
Camouflage will finally break away from the long-awaited 2023 BMW M3 Touring at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Making its Uphill debut, the M3 Touring is confirmed for the Australian market, although the local timing is currently unknown.
It is expected to be available in all-wheel-drive Competition flagship form, with a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged inline-six engine producing 375kW of power and 650Nm of torque.
Late last week, BMW confirmed that the M3 Touring had set a Nürburgring lap record time for a wagon, posting a time of 7:35.060. It also makes it faster than the current twin-turbo V8-powered F90 M5 Competition.
Additionally, the first high-performance 3 Series station wagon will join the 2023 M3 in adopting the brand’s latest curved display, with a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and 14.9-inch infotainment system running iDrive. 8.
Stay tuned WhatCar.com.au this week for the official unveiling of the 2023 BMW M3 Touring.
Genesis X Speedium Coupe
Korean luxury brand Genesis confirmed the Coupe X Speedium concept will make its “real world” debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The event will mark its first public sighting since its unveiling in April.
It follows the previous X Concept reveal, with the Speedium coupe featuring a new grilleless front end, as well as a longer wheelbase and squarer roofline – potentially suggesting plans for a large four-door coupe to side of the next generation Limousine G90.
The Genesis X Speedium Coupe will be presented alongside the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70, recently driven in prototype form in Australia. To read and watch our first ride review, click here.
Kia EV6 GT
The powerfull Kia EV6 GT 2023 electric car will make an appearance at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Led by British rally driver Jade Paveley, the all-electric crossover will take on the famous hill climb several times over the weekend.
Kia claims the EV6 GT can hit 100 km/h from a standstill in 3.5 seconds, with 430 kW of power and 740 Nm of torque and a top speed of 260 km/h.
It is listed from £59,995 (AU$105,000) in the UK, with prices likely to fall just below the $100,000 mark in Australia.
Kia is expected to launch the 2023 EV6 GT in Australia in the first quarter of next year.
The stretched Land Rover Defender 130 will be joined by the all-new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
With eight seats and a gigantic body of 5.4 m, the Land Rover Defender 130 2023 is the greatest Defender of all time, battling against the BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS – in addition to competition within the family.
The brand new Range Rover 2023 and his smallest Range Rover Sports 2023 will be fighting for attention at the festival, with Land Rover also showcasing its two next-generation luxury 4x4s at the event.
luxury italian brand maserati will make its debut with the Grecale and the MC20 Cielo at Goodwood.
Revealed for the first time in Italy at the end of March, the Maserati Grecale 2023 crossover will take on the famous hill climb next week, giving the UK public a first taste of it.
Joining the First Glance category, the Grecale Trofeo – powered by a 390kW 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 – can hit 100km/h in 3.8 seconds to reach a top speed of 285km/h.
During this time, the 2023 MC20 Cielo convertible will complete the iconic 1.16-mile (1.87 km) course in the Supercar class, ahead of its Australian debut next year.
Nissan Juke Rally Tribute
Nissan has transformed its urban 2022 Juke Hybrid with a real Rally Tribute version.
First revealed in mid-2021 as a digital concept, the Nissan Juke Hybrid Rally Tribute will join the rally circuit at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Back in the UK from the Sahara Desert, the Juke Hybrid Rally Tribute will be presented by Rob Gill, experienced rally driver and car editor for The sun newspaper.
The electrified rally concept will be joined by a replica of the 1971 East African Safari Rally-winning Nissan 240Z, and the production hybrid Juke.
Nissan Australia has confirmed that there are no current plans to introduce the Juke Hybrid locally.
Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer The North Star moving forward at full speed in 2022.
The 2024 Polestar 5 The electric sedan will be unveiled on June 23 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, just weeks after the preview presentation of the Polestar 3 crossover.
A coupe version of the SUV, badged Polestar 4, was also teased last week.
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said the Festival of Speed was the natural venue for the car’s dynamic debut.
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“Goodwood is our favorite place to show off our cars in a passionate environment,” Ingenlath said.
“Our UK R&D team are doing an incredible job developing the car, and we are proud to be able to highlight their hard work at this early stage.”
The flagship prototype sedan will be joined by the performance-focused Polestar 2 BST Edition 270 – which won’t be available in Australia.
Black Rolls-Royce badge
Rolls Royce will present its collection of Black Badge vehicles this year.
The collection was first introduced in 2016 and now includes four members: Ghost, Cullinan, Dawn and Wraith.
The four vehicles should be displayed on the Laundry Green, next to Goodwood House.
According to the firm, the sportiest range accounts for 27% of Rolls-Royce’s global sales, with the Ghost becoming the latest model to receive the Black Badge treatment in 2021.
Two examples of the Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost will be on display, featuring a blue and black unit with red brake calipers joined by a lime green example with a dark carbon fiber Spirit of Ecstasy located in the VIP area.
Notably, the flagship Phantom is unlikely to join the sportier Black Badge range, which focuses on an ultra-luxury experience.