Record debuts for 2016 FoS

Festival of Speed | Press Article 17/04/24


22nd June 2016

A record number of world and UK dynamic debuts are set to be revealed later this week as the 24th edition of sell-out Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) and Moving Motor Show (MMS) get underway (23-26 June 2016). 

New for this year’s FoS will be a ‘Race Cars for the Road’ class of affordable sports cars and track-day machines, supporting the hugely popular Michelin Supercar Run and First Glance classes.

More than 50 new model debuts are set to appear at Goodwood from Thursday onwards, with a summary of known introductions as follows:

Abarth: Abarth’s new 124 Spider makes its UK dynamic debut.

Alfa Romeo: The new Giulia will be seen in action for the first time in the First Glance class.

Arash: The AF10 supercar makes its dynamic debut.

Arrinera: The Polish Arrinera Hussarya GT supercar makes its UK dynamic debut.

Aston Martin: As well as the much-anticipated DB11 making its world dynamic debut, the Vulcan track-only hypercar will return to FoS in its ‘production’ form (limited to 24 examples) twelve months after making its worldwide debut at Goodwood.  Aston Martin’s Vantage GT8 will also make its dynamic debut at FoS, and expect further news too from this famous British sporting marque.

Audi: A number of all-new Audis will be seen for the first time in action at FoS, including the Q2 SUV, S5 Coupe, TT RS Coupe and R8 Spyder.  New models will also be revealed on the Audi stand.

Bentley: The new Bentley Flying Spur V8 S will make its dynamic debut, with the new GT3 and Blower appearing in First Glance.

BMW: With the admired Bavarian car brand celebrating its centenary in huge style at the Goodwood event, a number of surprises can be expected.

Bugatti: The highly-anticipated UK debut of the new Bugatti Chiron in motion will be at FoS.  Brace yourself!

Caterham: The new extreme Seven 620R will make its world debut at FoS in the Race Cars for the Road class.

Chevrolet: The new Camaro ZL1 debuts.

Ferrari: The Maranello marque will have an extensive display in the Michelin Supercar Paddock, with new models including the 458 MM, California T Handling Special and F12 TDF.

Ford: As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations for the Fiesta, the new Fiesta ST200 will debut.

Honda: The new NSX supercar will make its European dynamic debut at FoS.

Jaguar: The new F-Pace SUV will make a memorable dynamic debut in its final production form, whilst the F-Type SVO debuts.

Lexus: The new Lexus ‘F’ series models will be introduced at FoS, along with the LC 500.

Maserati: The Italian marque’s first-ever SUV, the Levante, will makes it dynamic debut.

Mazda: The new MX-5 RF makes its active debut

McLaren: Expect to see the very latest McLaren models in action for the first time.

MINI: The MINI Seven will makes its world premiere at Goodwood.

Nissan: Versions of the new, updated GTR will be in action at FoS.

Porsche: The new 911 Turbo S and 718 Boxster S will be in action.

Renault: The French car maker will have a number of new model debuts at the event.

Riversimple: The new hydrogen-powered Rasa will make its world dynamic debut.

Rolls-Royce: The Wraith Black Badge edition makes its moving debut.                                     

Singer: A more powerful version of Singer’s modified 911 Targa will debut.

Tesla: Fresh after its recent TV appearance, the innovative Model X debuts.

Toyota: Toyota’s new C-HR, Mirai and 2017 GT86 will all debut at Goodwood.

Vauxhall: The Vauxhall GT Concept will make its static UK debut, as will the 544hp Maloo LSA.

Volkswagen:  The 40th anniversary of the influential Golf GTi will be marked with a special GTi Clubsport Son the Goodwood Hill

VUHL: The upgraded 05RR will make its world debut.

In addition to the above, FoS visitors can expect to see one or two world debut surprises that are strictly embargoed for the moment.  All will be revealed when the event gets underway.



The Festival of Speed will take place from 23-26 June 2016.

Friday general admission and Friday and Sunday Grandstand Packages are available in very limited numbers. More information is available via or via phone 01243 755055.

Staged every summer since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the world’s largest automotive garden party; set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motor sport take part with some of the most legendary figures from the sport as well as international celebrities regularly attending. Highlights of the 2015 event, which took place on June 25-28, included the Moving Motor Show presented by the AA in association with The Telegraph, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 paddock presented by Sky Sports F1, Drivers’ Club presented by TAG Heuer, GAS Arena powered by TomTom Bandit, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance, Aviation Exhibition and Bonhams Auction.

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