The greatest annual outdoor car show deserves nothing less.
This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed is only a few weeks away and Ferrari has just announced its supercar slate for the always brilliant outdoor show. Although we've already seen some of these revealed online, the Italian supercar company tells us the P80/C and the SP3JC will be displayed to the public for the first time. Both will also take part in the Supercar Runs up the Goodwood hill climb.
If you recall, the P80/C is based on the track-only 488 GT3 chassis, but its wheelbase is just over 50 mm longer than that of the road going 488 GTB. Ferrari says the reason for using this chassis was not only to attain maximum performance but also for additional "creative freedom" for the exterior design.
The one-off SP3JC, on the other hand, is based on the chassis and running gear of the limited run Ferrari F12tdf. As the "maximum expression of open-air motoring, harking back to Ferrari's epic V12-engined spiders of the 1950s and '60s," we can't wait to see it in action going up the hill. Perhaps it'll be the only time the public will ever get a chance to see it in motion.
The third special Ferrari coming to the event is the Monza SP2, which is part of the 'Icona' range. Revealed last September at Paris, the Monza SP2 also takes styling inspiration from '50s-era Ferraris, specifically the barchettas driven in international motor sporting events.
In addition to these three rare gems, Ferrari also says it's bringing a number of former Formula One race cars to Goodwood to pay homage to the one and only Michael Schumacher. Also expect to see the FXX-K Evo, Ferrari's entire current lineup such as the Portofino, 488 Pista, 812 Superfast, and GTC4 Lusso models. This 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed kicks off on Thursday, July 4 and lasts through Sunday, July 7.