Wheels screeching, airplanes zooming, people cheering, Mercedes cars parading. It has been a crazy weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the event that reunited cars worth of world’s most exquisite collections and legendary drivers.
Sir Stirling Moss marked the 60th anniversary of the world famous 1955 racing season, when he set un incomparable record, racing his relentless Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR to victory with an average speed of roughly 160 km/h in the Mille Miglia race. The ever green models paraded in front of the ecstatic audience, who got goose bumps all weekend, at the festival held under the motto “Flat out and fearless”.
“These are very special cars, they are so great, they are works of art”, says the Mille Miglia winner himself.
The all-new A 45 AMG made its global debut at Goodwood. The 4MATIC system, the compact proportions and its mighty 381 HP engine converted it into the perfect car for the hill route at Goodwood.
“Increased power, increased driving dynamics”, Tobias Moers, Chairman Mercedes-AMG boasted the car. Well, it’s not like we could help noticing the very obvious.
And since we speak of horsepower, we’ve got 510 of them in the C 63 S – the high-performance saloon with a turbocharged V8, that set the rear tires on fire and created a smokescreen for itself.
The festival brought to the stage another brand new vehicle, the GLE 63 S Coupé, but also the mean-looking Mercedes-AMG GT3 racer, that will soon make its debut on the racetrack. Other cars that were surely eye-catching for the delirious crowds were the Mercedes-AMG GT C 63 S Saloon, the S 63 AMG Coupé and the GT S Edition 1, all three of them packing up 1 605 HP.
The birthday boy Nico Rosberg, who had freshly won the Austrian Grand Prix, thrilled the crowds in his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04 Formula One racing car.
“It’s an honor that I get to be a part of this resurrection of the Mercedes Silver Arrows. We are dominant”, Nico proudly tells, as he is only 10 points behind his teammate, the leader of the world Formula One ranking, Lewis Hamilton.
Enough with what happened on the ground, let’s rise straight up, where fighter jets and colorful smoke rounded up the tremendous show at unique event held on the estate of Lord of March.
“There is no other event in the world like this one”, says former Formula One driver, Jackie Stewart. Sir, you may just be right!