Mercedes Benz and Bentley at Goodwood Festival of Speed 11-14 July 2013
Bentley has confirmed that they will be bringing some high speed action to the Goodwood Festival of Speed scheduled for July 2013. Among their offerings will be Continental GT Speed convertible capable of 202 mph while two Bentley Speed 8 Le Mans race cars will also be in attendance. These two Speed 8 Le Mans vehicles were seen at the 2003 events making Bentleys victory and will be marking their 10th anniversary at Goodwood.
It will also be marking the re-entry of Bentley to top level motor sports in GT3 race car by the end of 2013. Bentley’s new Flying Spur will be seen as the fastest and most efficient luxury sedan where it is being presented with a 6.0 liter twin turbo W12 engine offering 800 Nm torque and a top speed of 322 kmph. Interiors of this high performance vehicle are the epitome of comfort while each of the features are crafted to perfection right from its hand crafted leather seats and wood veneers to onboard technological features. Ensuring that the auto majors get ready for this upcoming festival Derek Bell and Guy Smith drove the Continental GT Speed Coupe and Speed 8.
Jochen Mass will steer the Uhlenhaut Coupé Mercedes-Benz Classic, a closed version of the 300 SLR (W 196 S) racing car. Michael Bock, Head of Mercedes-Benz Classic had this to say, “The ‘Uhlenhaut Coupé’ is a special part of Mercedes-Benz’s fascinating motor sport history. It is closely related to the 300 SLR racing car in which Stirling Moss and John Cooper Fitch won the British International Tourist Trophy in 1955, for example. Mercedes-Benz Classic is proud to take this exclusive vehicle to Goodwood, together with other outstanding racing cars from the history of our brand.”
A Benz special saloon built specifically for the 1910 Prince Heinrich Tour will also be shown. Other Mercedes vehicles ta this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will include Grand Prix racing cars from the Silver Arrow epochs, such as the W 154 (1938 to 1939) and the W 196 (1954 to 1955), a Mercedes-Benz 1834 S racing truck from 199, and a Benz patent motor car.