The hottest new cars at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed


In true hot hatch tradition, the Renault 5-based Alpine A290 borrows the powerplant from its bigger sibling, the Renault Mégane. With 215bhp and a series of chassis tweaks, it aims to prove that EVs can be fun to drive. See it running up the Goodwood hill as part of the First Glance display.

Everything we know about the Alpine A290

Alpine Alpenglow Hy4

Alpine Alpenglow front quarter tracking

This rakish supercar could be one of the more important projects in Alpine’s history. It’s powered by a fairly conventional turbocharged four-pot with one key difference – it burns hydrogen, rather than fossil fuel. Company executives have hinted that it could make production, but first, it’ll be on static display at the Festival of Speed.

Everything we know about the Alpine Alpenglow

Aston Martin Valiant

Aston Martin Valiant

A track-focused reimagining of last year’s Valour commissioned by Fernando Alonso, the Valiant packs a 734bhp twin-turbo V12 that’s mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. It’s set to make its public debut at Goodwood.

Everything we know about the Aston Martin Valiant

Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT Speed front quarter tracking

The new plug-in hybrid Continental GT will make a timed run up the Goodwood hill as the marque looks to prove it as the quickest version yet. With 771bhp, a 0-62mph time of 3.2sec and a heavily reworked chassis, it’s in with a chance.

Everything we know about the new Bentley Continental GT PHEV

BMW i5 Flow Nostokana

BMW i5 Flow Nostokana

A throwback to South African artist Esther Mahlangu’s 1991 art car, the i5 Flow previews BMW’s future e-ink paint technology. It’s capable of shifting the shade of the body panels at a moment’s notice, displaying a different colour, a message or, as here, a special livery. BMW design chief Adrian van Hooydonk recently told Autocar the firm is working to ready the panels for mass production, and that it’s possible we’ll see a finished version within “the next two years”. 



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