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Porsche at the 2005 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Porsche this year celebrates its single-seater racing heritage at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 24 - 26) by demonstrating two classic race cars from the 1960s.

The 1960 Porsche Type 787 Formula 2 car and its bigger brother, the 1962 Porsche Type 804 Formula 1 car, are coming to the Sussex hillclimb from their home in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. These distinctive silver-bodied racers will be making a rare appearance in the UK and will be joining many other representatives from the racing history of Porsche in the stunning surroundings of Goodwood House.

Porsche will also be represented in the Sunday Times Supercar run with the latest 355bhp 911 Carrera 2 S and the 205mph Carrera GT. And on the BBC Top Gear stand, the new 2006-specfication 911 GT3 Cup race car will be making its public debut, ahead of racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship next year.

The Porsche Café Le Mans will again be situated on the outside of the track near the footbridge, offering meals and refreshments prepared by renowned chef Albert Roux. On the inside of the track, effectively opposite the Café Le Mans, is the Porsche Selection shop, which will be offering for sale the latest Porsche Design Driver’s Selection range of clothing and accessories.

Report from 24/06/2005