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Our top picks - Goodwood Festival of Speed 2023

Posted 14th July 2023

Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the biggest motorsport events in the world, and as it is happening over this weekend, we thought now would be the perfect time to look at what the brands across the Dick Lovett group would be bringing to the festival.


It is only appropriate to start with Porsche as they continue their 75-year anniversary celebrations at Goodwood. They have the privilege of being this year’s honoured marque meaning that this year’s central feature will be designed for Porsche and will be sure to pay tribute to their past, present and future – a must see for fans.

The celebrations don’t stop there as Porsche have an interactive Experience centre set up at their stand along with a range of cars on display, including the all-new 718 Spyder RS and Mission X concept car (which showcases the future of the brand). You should also make sure to try and see their newest concept car the Vision 357 at some point during the weekend, an all electric single seater designed to once again demonstrate the direction Porsche will be heading in moving forward.

Porsche Goodwood 2023

Porsche will also be bringing a variety of their greatest models – past and present – to display at both the ballroom and supercar paddocks, including the Dakar 992 and ‘Pink Pig’ Le Mans car, so be sure to get yourself to both if you have the chance.

Porsche Goodwood 2023 2


The big news for BMW over this weekend will be the launch of the new 5 series. It will be the first opportunity for the British public to see the car up close, as well as in action during the Hillclimb.

The launch of the new 5 series also means that we will the exciting new all-electric i5 and i5 m60 (which will feature in the hill climb) join the BMW range. BMW carry on the electric theme as they have a stand dedicated to the history of BMW i set up at the stable yard, so be sure to check this out to learn more about BMW’s work in the field of electric vehicles.

There will also be plenty on show for M fans at ‘BMW M Trackside’ where guests can relax at the Terrace Bar, browse the M merchandise shop or try out the BMW simulator. But the main draw is of course the range of M models they will have on display which will include the new XM Label Red Edition and the new M2 Coupé.

BMW Goodwood 2023


MINIs main attraction this year is their concept all-electric crossover SUV, The MINI Aceman. The Aceman will be the first car to kick off the new era of MINI, it’s striking design and plethora of technology shows us exactly what we can expect from MINI going forward, as they change direction for a complete focus on all-electric vehicles.

MINI Aceman

So don’t miss out on the chance to see it first-hand for yourself. MINI also have quite the presence over at electric avenue, which is particularly noticeable through the inclusion of the stylish MINI electric convertible.

If you want to learn more about the world of MINI electric, then this is the place to be. In terms of motorsport MINI’s entrant to this year’s Hillclimb will be the limited edition MINI JCW 1to6 which is being driven up the hill by Charlie Cooper, the grandson of John Cooper.

Aston Martin

Aston Martin will of course be bringing a whole host of high-powered toys to the festival. But none will create more buzz than their new launch, The Aston Martin Valour. Only just officially announced on the 11th of July, the Valour is bound to be one of the most talked about cars of the weekend and will be sure to attract huge crowds to get a first look at it.

In terms of Aston Martin cars, we will get to see running up the hill however, the most exciting prospect will certainly be seeing the new DB12 in action during the super car shootout. But that won’t be all Aston will be offering as the Valkyrie AMR Pro and DBS 770 Ultimate are also entered into the Hillclimb amongst many others.

Aston Martin Goodwood 2023


Ferrari will once again be a huge part of the festival this year. A one-off special project, The Ferrari KC23, will be available to see – giving us a glimpse into the possible future of Ferrari. The recently launched SF90 XX is also present and is certainly attracting a lot of attention. In classic Ferrari fashion the Hillclimb is littered with both their timeless classics and modern greats, a collection aptly named ‘Enzo’s Ferraris’ - featuring a 275 GTB amongst many others – will be a great pick to try and catch making their way up the hill.

Ferrari Goodwood


JLR do not seem to have as much of a presence as the other brands this year, this is mainly down to there being no new car launches for them this year.

However, they have revealed an overall rebrand with the surprising news that they are dropping the Land Rover name. You’ll be able to find their ‘House of Brands’ concept at the festival which showcases how the JLR brand will be split up moving forward now.

Jaguar remains the same as its own brand, but Land Rover has now been split up with Range Rover, Defender and Discovery now each operating as a separate brand under the overall JLR brand. So, head over to their stand to get a first glimpse of how they’ll be looking as we move into the future.

JLR Goodwood 2023

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