These are the top 5 new cars to look for at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed

From Aston Martin to Ferrari and McLaren, these are the top 5 cars to look out for at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

by | Published on 12th Jul 2023

The 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed is just around the corner.

This year’s event is set to be the biggest ever, with some hugely anticipated models about to be seen out in public for the first time.

From the world’s most exclusive supercars to exciting new electric sportscars, these are the top five making their debut this week.

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5. McMurtry Speirling Pure

The McMurtry Speirling stole the show at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, setting a new course record in the hill climb there.

This year, it’s the turn of a production version, the McMurtry Speirling Pure, to make its debut.

Kicking out 1,000 horsepower and weighing less than 2,000 pounds, the Pure is like a rocket.

Apparently, its 60 kWh battery provides enough power for 10 flat-out laps around Silverstone, too.

4. McLaren 750S

The new McLaren 750S was unveiled in May, replacing the 720S in the company’s lineup.

We’ll get to see the new supercar in the flesh at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed when it takes to the hill climb.

It’s going to be well worth watching because the 720S’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 makes 740 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque.

Capable of zero to 60 in just 2.7 seconds, it should make easy work of the hill climb course.

3. Porsche Mission X Concept

One to really look forward to at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is the Porsche Mission X Concept.

Unveiled in June to commemorate the company’s 75th anniversary, the electric hypercar has already put down a record-setting time around the Nürburgring.

It’s got a front end reminiscent of the 963 endurance racer but with vertical headlights, and a side profile and rear wing giving off classic 956 and 962 vibes.

What’s not to like?

2. Ferrari KC23

They’re like London buses; you wait ages for one, and then two come along at once. 

Only a few weeks ago, the Italian luxury sports car manufacturer introduced the SF90 XX and now another Prancing Horse has been unveiled – the Ferrari KC23.

The one-off track toy commissioned by one very lucky – and very wealthy – customer will of course be shown off at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The KC23 has active aero with motorized body panels that open the air intakes, butterfly doors, and a ‘Gold Mercury’ exterior that uses actual liquid metal in four layers of paint. 

1. Aston Martin Valour

The latest to be unveiled, the Aston Martin Valour is a front-engined V12 sports car with a bespoke six-speed manual transmission and muscular looks.

Built to commemorate the brand’s 110th anniversary, the Valour draws inspiration from vantages of the ‘70’s and ‘80’s.

Unfortunately, the Valour will only be on static display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

It’s a shame because we would love to see it blast up the hill climb with its twin-turbo 5.-2-liter 12-cylinder mill producing the perfect soundtrack.



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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