GET READY FOR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED.
PSA: the legendary Goodwood Festival of Speed is back between 13 and 16 July. Held in the pretty parkland surrounding Goodwood House, this is motorsport’s ultimate summer garden party, and we’ll be heading there this year to show off our latest MINI innovations.
Read on to get a sneak peek at some of the MINI magic we’ve got planned for Goodwood.
MAKING OUR MINI MARK.
ALL EYES ON THE ACEMAN.
Taking centre stage for us at this year’s festival is the MINI Concept Aceman. That’s our first-ever all-electric crossover SUV – and it marks the start of a whole new MINI family. Get a good look at its strikingly sporty exterior before experiencing the unique interior and exciting, cutting-edge tech. We’re talking a totally transparent floating central console, seating that should be in an art gallery, and three truly immersive experience modes brought to life through an OLED screen. This is MINI like you’ve never seen us before.
ROCK DOWN TO ELECTRIC AVENUE.
No prizes for guessing what’s on show at the Electric Avenue. Yep, this is where you can get up close to an incredible selection of electric cars from various brands – including (the most important) MINI! Head on over and get to know the windswept electric joy of our first-ever limited edition MINI Electric Convertible. You can also find out exactly how electric cars work and discover the many brilliant benefits of making the switch – for both the planet and your pocket.
FANCY THE FIRST GLANCE?
Don’t miss a visit to the ‘First Glance’ paddock where you can catch one of the latest additions to the MINI line-up – the MINI JCW 1to6 Edition. This recently released gem is a true and final celebration of high-performance, manual driving. So which better model to represent MINI in this year’s legendary hillclimb? That’s right, you can see the JCW 1to6 Edition in action, driven by none other than Charlie Cooper – grandson of the legendary John Cooper himself. Charlie recently debuted this MINI model at Nürburgring, racing it straight into a podium place!
MAKING THE MOST OF GOODWOOD: OUR TOP TIPS.
- COMFORT IS KEY.
There’s a lot to see at Goodwood and a lot of ground to cover – so make sure you wear your comfiest shoes! We’d pack a brolly and some sun cream too, because you never quite know what that British summer weather will decide to do.
- REMEMBER TO REFUEL.
All that exploring, learning and admiring can be hungry work. Luckily, there’s plenty of places to grab a bite to eat – from on-the-go pizza to premium á la carte restaurants. (You’ll never be far from a bar, either.)
- IT’S ALL APP-ENING.
Get all the info you need from your fingertips with the Goodwood Motorsport App. Download it before you arrive for easy access to detailed timetables, event maps and important updates.
- FUN FOR THE FAMILY.
Goodwood is the ultimate playground for families, welcoming children under 12 free of charge. As well as all the inspiring action on the track, there are loads of fun-filled, motor-themed activities for kids – from operating a CAT excavator to racing in VR.
- FIND THE FOREST RALLY STAGE.
If you prefer your motorsport with rough surfaces, the occasional jump, plenty of oversteer and a dose of dust, the Forest Rally Stage is the place to be.
- SPOT THE SUPERCARS.
Head to Supercar Paddock to get up close to the newest, fastest, most advanced and most powerful cars in the world.
- KEEP LOOKING UP.
While four wheels are the focus at Goodwood, you can watch world-class air displays throughout the weekend, including a show from the inimitable Red Arrows.
THE GOODWOOD GALLERY.
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