Porsche is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its first ever manufacturing automobile, the 356, by partnering up with the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 2018 Festival of Speed runs from 12 to 15 July.
The tie up will see Porsche characteristic at the Festival of Speed’s iconic central sculpture for a 3rd time, whilst a devoted phase can be given over to the marque on Goodwood’s hillclimb, and a diffusion of Porsches can be dotted across the pageant grounds.
The German sports automobile producer’s fashions first featured at the Festival of Speed’s central show in 1998 when it celebrated its 50th anniversary. Then, in 2013, the half-centenary of the 911 used to be marked with the similar honour. The pageant’s 2018 show, whilst but to be printed, is prone to pay homage to the 356.
As a two-door, rear-engined unique sports automobile presented both as a coupe or convertible, the 356 of 1948 arguably set the corporate’s course for a number of a long time to come back, and remained in manufacturing in more than a few guises for nearly 20 years.
In addition to the central show, the 2018 Festival of Speed will see individuals of the general public presented passenger rides within the new Porsche Cayenne SUV, whilst race automobile simulators, a “never- before-seen parade” of Porsches, and “models that provide a glimpse into the future” also are promised.
Announcing the 2018 partnership, Charles Gordon-Lennox, the Duke of Richmond, the Earl of March, proprietor of Goodwood House and founder of the Festival of Speed, mentioned: “This 12 months Porsche will turn into the primary producer to create the central show on the Festival for the 3rd time, underlining the massive contribution from this iconic producer of world-beating racing cars and highway cars."
Alexander Pollich, MD of Porsche Great Britain echoed the ones remarks: “We idea hard and long about how perfect to have fun the 70th anniversary of our sports automobile and the way lets percentage this with fans, Porsche enthusiasts and house owners right here in the United Kingdom. The Goodwood Festival of Speed would be the very best atmosphere”.
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