These days wherever Porsche goes, people are asking about one car only, the 918 Spyder. 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed was no exception, and the hybrid hyper car was the main reason people visited Porsche’s booth. That wasn’t fair on the rest of their lineup, especially as it included some very fine cars.
So this is Porsche Highlights at 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed minus the 918 Spyder, which we have covered separately. Porsche had brought along to this year’s GFoS their latest production models, including the new 991 Targa, which looked finger lickin’ good in a bright shade of yellow.
This model only comes with AWD and it has a needlessly complicated roof arrangement. But it is still plenty awesome. You can have it in 4 and 4S variants, with 350 and 400 horsepower respectively.
Another interesting car in Porsche’ lineup at the Festival was the new 991 Turbo S. This thing is a supercar in, well, 911’s guise. You can wipe the floor with some serious performance machines in this car, most of which cost three or four times as much.
The Turbo S is powered by a turbocharged 3.8-litre six-cylinder with direct petrol injection, developing 560 horsepower. The car is priced from Turbo S from £140,852 in the UK, which is a lot, but then only a few cars offer such capabilities with the same level of usability.
As for other notable items on Porsche’s menu, we had the new Macan crossover showing up in Turbo guise, the Porsche Panamera S e-hybrid which looked seriously hot in black, and some old racing cars, including the RS Spyder, 911 GT1-98, 917K, 962C and the 935 JLP-4 “Moby Dick”.