The 2012 Festival’s chosen theme is Young Guns – Born to Win, and this is particularly appropriate for Porsche given the role played by racing cars from Stuttgart in the early careers of many drivers over the years. Dan Gurney, Vic Elford, Brian Redman, Richard Attwood, Derek Bell, Allan McNish and Richard Westbrook are just a few who made their names behind the wheel of a Porsche. Many drivers, including Bell, went on to become synonymous with the marque.
A driver development philosophy lies at the core of Porsche Motorsport to this day, and the Carrera Cup GB Scholarship is a prime example. This UK initiative awards a bursary to a nominated young driver to assist them in stepping up to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship. Taking part in this year’s Festival of Speed will be the 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholar, Daniel Lloyd (20) from Huddersfield, who will be in action on the hill in his 450 hp 911 GT3 Cup race car alongside many of those famous names.
Porsche highlights at the Festival
The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car driven by Daniel Lloyd joins the 1962 Porsche 804 F1 car, the 917K from 1970 and 1987 Le Mans-winning 962 Group C racer on the roll call of Porsche racing machinery coming to Goodwood.
These iconic models will share the spotlight with some contemporary Porsche stars. The Festival sees the debut of the latest Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe and Carrera Cabriolet in the Supercar Run.
In the First Glance category, the 430 hp Panamera GTS will make its first appearance at Goodwood.
The Porsche Cayenne will also be in action at the Porsche Experience Centre Goodwood area, and the Porsche display in the Moving Motor Show will showcase the latest Boxster in a celebration of the company’s roadster heritage.