Ferrari Debuted Three Special Project Cars And A Whole Lot More At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed
The 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed proved to be one of the biggest for Ferrari to date, arriving at the event with seven Ferrari F1 cars, three special project vehicles and a whole host of rare and exciting models like the track-only FXX-K Evo and 488 Pista. The F1 cars were on display for the ‘Michael Schumacher at 50’ celebration, and Scuderia Ferrari F1 driver, Marc Gené drove the 2010 F10 during the Formula 1 Team demonstration runs up the Goodwood hill climb. 2019 also marks 90 years of Ferrari’s involvement in F1, a massive achievement that is unmatched by any other manufacturer.
Visitors were able to see three one-off Ferrari project cars blasting up the hillclimb. First off was the P80/C, a commission four years in the making. It’s based on a 488 GT3 chassis, which is slightly longer than the road car’s, allowing the designers more creative freedom when developing it. The SP3JC was the second special-series car to make its very first public debut at the FoS; it uses the chassis and running gear of an F12tdf with a bespoke open-roofed design, inspired by the famous V12-engined spiders of the 1950s and ’60s.
The Monza SP2 was the third special series car to be shown at the event, making this the first time it has been seen in motion. It’s part of the newly introduced Icona range and is a two-seater race car in the vein of the racing Barchettas of the 1950s that helped build Ferrari’s legendary global motorsport heritage.
Other notable Ferraris seen on display and taking part in the hillclimb included an FXX-K Evo driven by Ferrari European Challenge series driver Chris Froggatt, who has secured eight wins in the championship to date. Representing the Ferrari Challenge UK series was Jason Baker in his 488 Challenge car—having won all four races run so far, he is a hot favorite for continuing his winning streak for the remainder of the season. The event ended on a high note with the 488 Pista receiving the Michelin Showstopper Award for the day on 6 July.
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