Garden party with genuine motorsport legends

Lord March invites for the 23rd time – and again follows the automotive community to its reputation: I’d love to ask the manufacturer its vehicles in the large estate of Goodwood House from. And they chase by nine curves up the famous motorsport hill.

A good garden party are usually juicy meat, alcoholic beverages, the right music and sunny weather. Otherwise, you need not even to fire up the grill. However, in England, they have found another recipe for a good garden party. One that has proven itself for 23 years.

Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​at full throttle Motto

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Meat and alcohol are easily replaced by sleek and powerful cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.The play anyway the right music – be it for four, six, eight, ten, twelve cylinders. And then the weather is already almost do not care.

This 23rd host Lord March has loaded the largest automotive garden party in the world from 23 to 26 June 2016th Welcome are actually renters with lots of power under the sheet, a glorious past and motorsport affinity. The motto for this year: “Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Power”. To German: “full throttle – The endless (tracking) chasing performance”.

“This year we are the wildest, fastest, craziest and strangest cars and motorcycles see that ever sailed up the Goodwood hill,” said Lord March, to its base since 1993 increasing the full-throttle Festival. For the 2016er output over 600 cars and motorcycles are expected, which should stimulate with its presence for celebrations of motorsport.

Photo: BMW
Third Future: BMW brings the Rolls-Royce 103EX study with Goodwood.

The focus is BMW. The Munich celebrating this year its 100th anniversary. Fits to provide BMW
several racing cars and motorcycles from its glorious past from:

  • BMW 328 Touring Coupé (winner of the 1940 Mille Miglia)
  • BMW 1800 TiSA (won in 1965 the 24-hour race at Spa)
  • BMW R 50S Kaczor (motorcycle, in 1969 achieved a lap record at the Nordschleife)
  • BMW M1 Procar (legendary championship under program of F1 1979 and 1980)
  • Brabham BMW BT52 (World Champion car in 1983 with Nelson Piquet at the wheel. First “turbo champion”)
  • BMW M3 (the most successful touring car in the world)
  • BMW 635 CSI (multiple winner 24-hour race at Spa)
  • McLaren-BMW F1 GTR Longtail (Le Mans racer with BMW V12)
  • BMW V12 LMR (winning 24-hour race at Le Mans 1999)
  • BMW M3 DTM (famous touring car with several victories)
  • BMW S 1000 RR (motorcycle)

In addition, BMW will showcase more M models of the past 40 years, and mix them with current versions. For example, the M2 and M4 Coupe GTS who ventures to the Hill Climb.The futuristic companion that BMW also in the framework of the “Next 100” show presented will also be available in the green hills of Goodwood. Including the one hammerhead not dissimilar Rolls-Royce 103EX and wacky mini Vision .

Of course, not all about BMW, also the competitor from Ingolstadt has arrived: Audi
.She returned with have an iconic Audi V8 Quattro DTM which is to climb the second most famous hillclimb route to Pikes Peak possible quickly and without crash. From Singer comes a retro Penalty to Goodwood .

And the English? Aston Martin sends the new, unfortunately limited to one copy Vantage GT12 Roadster at the Festival of Speed. The special section “Q” has the 600-horsepower Vantage GT12 Roadster manufactured. Served as a basis – clear – the GT12 coupe, which has been derived from nordschleife proven GT3 racer. The guys around Andy Palmer, CEO of McLaren Automotive announced a special sports car version of Goodwood.

The famous hill is 1.16 miles (1.866 km) long and studded with nine curves. The record on the Goodwood Hill keeps Nick Heidfeld. Former Formula 1 driver thundered 1999 41.6 seconds in a McLaren MP4-13 upwards. “If the record fall this year?”, The Festival of Speed ​​asks in his preview. That sounds like some potential candidates.

Limo for the Racetrack: Audi is launching the V8 Quattro DTM to England.

Look at various racing series

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​in 2016 not only the BMW motorsport history is thought. Other legends and famous cars in the spotlight. So the motorsport community takes a look back at the Can AM series, which was launched 50 years ago.And remember the first victory of the Ford
GT40 in 1966 in Le Mans. In addition, there should be a special tribute to James Hunt. The charismatic Briton won the 1976 Formula 1 title by a narrow and breathtaking duel with Niki Lauda.Both the sons of Hunt, Tom and Freddie, as well as other family members and friends will participate according to organizers of the motorsport event.

The Mazda MX-5 Lord March expected another special guest. This is the instance number one million, which rolled off the line at Mazda. As motorsport greats have announced, among other Rene Arnoux, Jenson Button, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jochen Mass, Sir Stirling Moss, John Surtees, Mark Webber and Giacomo Agostini.

The entrance fee for the whole weekend is 147 pounds (about 189 euros). Who wants to come only on Friday charged 55 pounds (70 euros). Saturday and Sunday each cost 65 pounds (83 euros) and the Moving Motor Show on Thursday 32 pounds (41 euros). Younger people 13 to 21-years pay only half.

In our slide show we show you the highlights, 2015.

A total of 82 lighting systems at IIHS Light Test 2016

Of 31 vehicles tested in large IIHS Light Test 2016 only one vehicle could einheimsen the grade “good”. None of the other 30 cars came “acceptable” an addition; nine cut “borderline” from ten were “bad” with smoothly.

A total of 82 lighting systems at IIHS Light Test 2016

The IIHS has tested different types of fixtures in light test in 2016, in total there were 82 lighting systems to 31 cars. Among them, of course, was also the most part standard built-halogen light, xenon headlamps, and those who work with modern LED technology. Laser lights are currently not allowed in the US.

the subjects were tested on enclosed land. A special device measures the amount of light at different operating modes: in a straight course, in a sharp left and right turn and at slightly kinked curves. On lighting system of the vehicle has not been altered, they were tested as they came from the dealer.

After testing on the road, the IIHS evaluated the lighting systems based on a hypothetical “ideal light”, which is to guarantee a optimal illumination safety for the driver himself, but also the oncoming traffic is not dazzled.

Mercedes and BMW cut badly

German model cut in the first light of the test IIHS from rather poor. The worst light therefore has the BMW
3 Series, unless it is equipped with Halogen headlamps – that exist in the US factory for models 320, 328 and 330th

“The driver takes in the dark is always slower than 35 mph ride (about 56 km / h) in order to detect and decelerate an obstacle in time can,” reads the resume of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To improve this, if optional lighting systems can be ordered both the BMW 3 Series as well as the smaller 2er then. The LED system from BMW intersects with “borderline” slightly better, but still not convincing from.

Moreover, the performance of underperforming As Mercedes
are referred. Both tested models, the C-Class and CLA, off badly – no matter which light system they were equipped. And the VW Passat was not top grade.

Toyota Prius has the best LED light bar system

But it is not only true German vehicles, including the Chevrolet Malibu or the Cadillac ATS failed in light test of the IIHS 2016. Besser made ​​it the Audi A3, the “acceptable” reached a, as well as the US bestseller VW Jetta or the Volkswagen CC ,

Convincing: The Toyota Prius achieved the best test results when he was fitted with LED headlights.

The winner of the light tests, the car with the best led light bar system, comes from Japan: The Toyota Prius convinced in its latest generation with excellent luminous efficiency. “The LED headlamps in Prius give the driver enough reserves, even at 70 mph to (approximately 113 km / h) to brake in time, when suddenly appears an obstacle on the road,” praises the IIHS, the hybrid car.

However, the halogen system is also on the Prius as was “poor”.

US laws do not allow modern headlight technology

Due to high demand we have decided to examine the legal situation relating to light more closely. The result: In principle, one can say that the US is one of the few markets new headlamp technology almost completely closes. Laser light is generally not allowed, however, LED technology already – as long as it hides no areas of the illuminated street as it does about Audis LED matrix light. Also BMWs adaptive driving beam (with LED or Xenon) is not allowed, because it hides as vehicles ahead of the irradiated area in cone shape.

For the reasons one must travel back to the past – far back to the year 1968. As you put in the US found that a car passing beam (low beam) to high beam (high beam) must be switched. This requirement is not met in Audis or BMWs self-adjusting systems. Adjust the light cone of the driving situation and so contrary to domestic law.

And why not change the paragraph simply? Now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was founded in 1970th For a long time remained the law intact, the lighting technology developed slowly – until the new millennium. So you had no reason to modernize the law. The NHTSA observed the situation closely, but saw at least so far no security benefits in new, adaptive light-emitting technologies.

Quite different view, of course, the manufacturers and suppliers who postulate a tremendous increase in safety when driving in the dark. The manufacturer Hella, for example, comes in aconducted by the TH casting study concludes that “glare-free high beam to the driver gives more reaction time in an emergency.” The measurements showed that objects with no-glare high beam 1.3 seconds or 30 meters are detected earlier by the roadside at a speed of 80 km / h when using conventional low beam.

In our gallery we have the results summarized plus a few impressions from the light test of IIHS 2016 collected.