Ferrari Lineup at 2012 Goodwood

Even if there was no other make present at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed but Ferrari, it would still be worth visiting because the Italians came with a gorgeous lineup of amazing cars.

Ferrari proudly showed two UK debuts at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the all-new Ferrari 458 Spider, with its innovative folding aluminium hard-top, and the new lighter and more powerful Ferrari California 30. Joining them was the flagship V12-powered four-wheel drive Ferrari FF with all cars setting a blistering pace on the famous 1.16 mile hillclimb route. At the top of the list we had the 2009 Formula 1 car going up the hill faster than anything else.

There are also several fine classic Ferraris on display at the Festival of Speed, including Nick Mason’s very rare 250 MM from 1953, the ex-Carrera Panamerica car, his 250 GTO and Chris Evans’ 250 SWB, 275 GTB4, 365 GTB4, 288 GTO, F40, 550 Barchetta and SA Aperta.



“The track is extremely narrow, so it feels quite fast even though we are only doing 250 kph [156 mph], but you have a lot of downforce so you feel quite safe. We have brought the car here because it won in 2009 and we like to bring F1 to the fans here in England. The Festival of Speed is one of the biggest – if not the biggest – events in the world,” Marc commented.

During the “Michelin Supercar Run”, the brand new mid-rear engined two-seater 458 Spider and front-mid engined V8 Ferrari California 30 made their UK debut, joined by the flagship V12-engined four-wheel drive Ferrari FF. 

The ‘Michelin Supercar Run’ was led up the hill by Chris Evans’ ‘Magnificent Seven’, which comprises seven of the most important, iconic and beautiful Ferraris ever made: 250 SWB, 275 GTB4, 365 GTB4, 288 GTO, F40, 550 Barchetta and SA Aperta. Chris commented, “I only know about Ferraris. I’m quite busy and I’ve always been busy. There’s only a certain amount of time in life to learn about things and I thought I’d know a bit more about Ferraris.”

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