It was a great time to spot new Italian supercars at the 2018 Festival of Speed.
It seems that 2018 is all about the anniversaries – Ferrari has just finished celebrating its 70th and this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed was the 25th time the iconic event has happened in the Duke of Richmond’s front garden.
Italian supercar manufacturer Ferrari was right on top of things, though, with four models making their UK dynamic debuts at the event. The Ferrari FXX K EVO, the 812 Superfast, the 488 Pista, and the Ferrari Portofino, all took part in the ever-popular Supercar Run. The FXX K EVO, the FXX and the 599XX were all driven by Ferrari’s GT drivers, Davide Rigon, Olivier Beretta and 2017 World Endurance Champion, Alessandro Pier Guidi.
Alessandro’s WEC team-mate, James Calado was competing in the 2017 championship 488 GTE, which was also celebrated by the debut of the 488 Pista Ferrari Piloti – a unique tailor made specification which is exclusively designed for Ferrari owners taking part in the Ferrari Challenge series.
The 488 GTE was accompanied by a Ferrari 488 Challenge which provided a preview of what clients can expect from the dedicated UK Ferrari Challenge series which the company says is under consideration for launch at some point during 2019.
Ferrari says it is the only manufacturer that offers such a wide range of racing cars for clients at all levels of motorsport – if you’ve got the time and the cash, you can compete in the Ferrari Challenge series with the 488 GTB or the World Endurance Championship or other GT and Endurance racing series with either a 488 GT3 or 488 GTE.
If you’re super rich, in addition to the XX Programmes, Ferrari also offers its customers the chance to drive a Scuderia Ferrari F1 car from the Prancing Horse’s notable back catalogue of single-seater racing cars, including the 2009 Ferrari F60 which was driven by Scuderia Ferrari driver Marc Gené at Goodwood this year.
Click below to see our gallery of pictures showing all the Ferraris from this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.