The LaFerrari Aperta is the headlining act for the manufacturer's 70th anniversary tour.
Ferrari is having a blast at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, and for good reason. 2017 marks the 70th anniversary for the supercar manufacturer and Goodwood is where the party begins. As such, you’ll find Italian stallions all over the grounds, from individually owned Ferraris in the car park to the automaker’s diverse display of current rides, and on the track itself with everything from road cars to Formula One machines.
Spectators at Goodwood can view Ferrari’s complete model line for 2017, including the super-rare LaFerrari Aperta of which only 200 will be built. The Aperta is one of several Ferraris that will take to the track for the festival – it will be joined by the hardcore FXX, the harder-core FXX K, the 599XX, 488 GTE, and a trio of historic Ferrari Formula One cars including the F1-90, F60, and F2007.
Off the track, fans of historic Ferraris can lust over several classic 250s in the Cartier Style et Luxe Concours, which takes place during the festival. It features a class specifically for the timeless 250, and a range of models will be on display that includes the biblical 250 GTO. Considering one of these cars sold for $38 million back in 2013, seeing one outside of a glass case is extraordinary.
After Goodwood, Ferrari is embarking on a whirlwind summer European tour. With its exquisite Aperta serving as the headlining act, the manufacturer will visit every official Ferrari dealer in the United Kingdom and hold public displays in numerous cities throughout the region. The tour is set to conclude in late September at Silverstone, where the LaFerrari Aperta will lead another parade of current and historic prancing horses around the track.
If you can't make the tour, check out the photo gallery below. Drooling is perfectly acceptable.
Gallery: Ferrari 70th Anniversary At Goodwood
FERRARI 70TH ANNIVERSARY AT THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Goodwood, 30 June 2017 – Ferrari is celebrating its 70th Anniversary at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with an incredible and diverse display of current and historic Ferrari road and race cars, including the LaFerrari Aperta which is the star car of the company’s anniversary events. Some of the Ferrari cars being showcased this weekend include a Ferrari 333SP, driven by Emmanuele Pirro, a Ferrari 166 Dino F2, driven by Derek Bell, and a Ferrari 458 GT2, driven by Nicolas Minassian.
Also driving for Ferrari this weekend are a number of official Ferrari drivers in a range of single seater and sports cars :
- Marc Gene, Scuderia Ferrari F1 driver – Ferrari F60
- Olivier Beretta, Ferrari GT driver – Ferrari F1-90
- Davide Rigon, Ferrari GT driver – Ferrari F2007
- Sam Bird, Ferrari GT driver – Ferrari FXX
- James Calado, Ferrari GT driver – FXX K
- Rene Arnoux, former Scuderia Ferrari driver – 599XX
- Alessandro Pier Guidi, Ferrari GT driver – 488 GTE
- Raffaele de Simone, Ferrari test driver – LaFerrari Aperta
The Ferrari brand is also showcased in the Cartier Style et Luxe Concours with a class dedicated to the iconic Ferrari 250 class of car, with a number of outstanding and rare 250s, including :
- Ferrari 250 MM Spider
- Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Pininfarina Cabriolet
- Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Tour De France
- Ferrari 250 GT California Spider SWB
- Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale Pininfarina
- Ferrari 250 GT SWB
- Ferrari 250 GT SWB Bertone Shark Nose
- Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso
- Ferrari 250 GTO
Ferrari also has a full display of the current product range in the Michelin Supercar Paddock, with a California T Handling Speciale, 488 GTB, 488 Spider, GTC4Lusso (V12) and a LaFerrari Aperta participating in the Supercar Run twice a day during the event. Ferrari fans will also be able to see the entire range of historic sports and road cars on a special display in front of Goodwood House on Friday and Saturday between 12.55-13.45 in a unique celebration of Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary.