The Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The 2018 event, “Festival of Speed – The Silver Jubilee,” will feature 25 favorite memories from the Duke of Richmond over the past festivals. The Goodwood Festival has firmly established itself as the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture. So seeing a classic Mustang in attendance wouldn’t shock anyone. But this year, there will be a self-driving 1965 pony car. The silver Mustang will attempt the famous hillclimb twice each day, sans driver.
The Mustang is the result of a collaboration between Siemens and the Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre at Cranfield University in the UK. The car has sensors that will guide the car along the 1.16-mile route. Simultaneously, Bentley Systems will provide the 3D location scanning tech that will map the track in relation to the car’s position. We expect to see more autonomous technology in the events to come. Stay tuned to find out how it went.
From a pile of metal to a real-looking motor vehicle – this is the 1941 Plymouth Road Racer. Denver fabricator and engineer Rich von Sneidern has taken on this project and so far, it’s so good. Here’s what’s left for him to work on ..will he do it? Only time will tell:
The V8 engine dominates the market when it comes to American muscle. Why, you ask? Among other reasons is the basic layout, which allows for a lot of flexibility. The V8 took a while to get off the ground, but by 1915 Cadillac had started mass-producing its first V8, a 5.4-liter 70-hp engine that could get the early cars up to 65 mph. Other automakers like Oldsmobile, Chevrolet, and Ford all followed the leader and by the late ’30s, V8 engines were everywhere.
So, without further ado, here are our top rated V8 engines in our favorite pieces of American muscle. Enjoy.
Mike Musto is back and this time around he’s got a bone to pick: is 800 horsepower too much? On this episode of /BIGMUSCLE, Musto takes a Chevrolet Malibu to the street to plead his case that balanced muscle is all you need. See if you agree, below:
Later this month, the original Bullitt Mustang will make it’s first ever appearance outside of the U.S. The car will take on the 1.16-mile Goodwood Hillclimb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The annual hill climb features historic motor racing vehicles and takes place on the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England. The famous movie car will be joined by the new special edition 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt in honor of the film’s 50th anniversary. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the event and is scheduled for July 12th-15th. Stay tuned.