Goodwood Festival of Speed: A Review at the End of Festival


Published Date : Jul 16, 2018

Goodwood Festival of Speed just ended, it presented advanced and self-driving cars. It was a proof that automotive industry is growing with a fast pace. Roborace created a small history that self-driving vehicles that successfully completed climbing of Goodwood’s hill. The hill has 300-feet ascent including narrow-hay and brick-lined passages. It wasn’t effective attempt but it was completed without a glitch.

The festival’s founder – Duke of Richmond – carried Ford Mustang through the run. The run was completed with the help of safety driver as despite of 3D-mapped route by the Siemens team, car threatened to plow in to hay bales.

Another attraction of the event was the Nio EP9's electric hypercar. It set the fastest time for a street-legal car in the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car has four electric motors, which delivered 1,091 pound-feet of torque and 1,342 horsepower. With this power, the EP9 started from 0-60 mph in just 2.7 seconds to attain speed of 195 mph. Earlier, the Nio unveiled first mass-market car – the ES8 electric SUV in China.

These cars were not intimidated for sudden elevations, though they managed to reach up to the last point of the journey. However, the human drivers don’t need to worry about these cars as all of them needed help of drivers including Roborace. It was clearly visible that the driver of car made constant corrections while driving. If future cars won’t need any human driver then there are some reduced reasons to organize festivals such as Goodwood festivals.