Italian brand Dallara is well-known in the motorsport world and builds racing cars that compete in a host of different series across the world. The Stradale – Italian for ‘street’ – is its first step into road cars, albeit a small one given how extreme it is. About half the weight of something like a Porsche 911 Turbo, the Stradale only needs a small 2.3-litre Ford engine to deliver performance as race-focused as the design.
Surrounded by classic racing cars like Jaguar E-Types and old Ferraris in the Goodwood paddock the Jannarelly Design-1 looks like something of similar vintage. It is in fact a very modern design, though it riffs on the more old-school driving thrills of traditional sports cars. Very light and powered by a 325 horsepower Nissan engine, it starts at around £90,000 and is available in open and coupe versions.
Like all Goodwood events, SpeedWeek celebrates motorsport in all its diverse forms and is packed with amazing cars from across the ages of racing and rallying. The infamous ‘Group B’ era of rallying spawned some of the most extreme of all, the humble Austin Metro (originally launched 40 years ago in 1980) spawning this mad ‘6R4’ version with huge wings and a roaring V6 engine where the rear seats would usually be.
Audi R8 Green Hell Edition
Toyota GR Yaris
Danish supercar brand Zenvo might not be as well-known as Pagani, Koenigsegg and the rest but its cars are arguably just as dramatic in looks, performance and quirky technology. Packing an astonishing 1,177 horsepower the TSR-S can hit 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds but its most distinctive feature is its giant ‘Centripetal Wing’, which tilts from side to side in corners deliver maximum downforce. It looks mad in operation but the cornering speeds it delivers are frankly extraordinary.
Ferrari SP2 Monza
Given a rivalry that extends back decades there was no way Ferrari would let the McLaren Elva steal the limelight at SpeedWeek, the SP2 Monza following a similar path of extreme performance and open-air thrills without so much as a windscreen to get in the way of appreciating its 810 horsepower V12 and lightweight agility. A race between this and the Elva would be our dream SpeedWeek track battle if anyone’s up for it…
Lotus is known for small, light and simple sports cars popular with enthusiasts for both road and track day driving. The Evija is a bold step into a new, electrified world, however, and puts Lotus into a very different league. Aerodynamic ‘tunnels’ in the bodywork give it an amazing look while its four electric motors are good for 2,000 horsepower (yes, 2,000) and over 200mph. It will even do over 200 miles on a single charge.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ