Revealed! The classic Porsches coming to Festival of Speed

See classic Porsches in action at Goodwood this weekend, from the very first 356, through 911 Carrera RS, 959, Moby Dick and many more, to the new 919 Hybrid Evo

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Porsche has revealed the cars it's bringing to this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed – 12-15 July in Sussex, UK – as celebration of the company's 70th anniversary.

As main sponsor of this year's Festival, Porsche becomes the first manufacturer to create the central display, including the famed Jerry Judah sculpture, at the Festival three times.

The list of cars, from the company's own 1948 356 No 1 from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart to the 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car, is phenomenal. Take a look below!

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1948 Porsche 356 ‘No.1’ Roadster

This 356 received its operating permit on 8 June 1948, making it the first ever Porsche sports car. This will be its first ever appearance in the UK at the Festival of Speed.

1962 Porsche 804

Dan Gurney won the French Grand Prix in this car in July 1962. The lightweight single-seater weighs just 461kg, and is powered by a 185bhp flat-eight engine. It was the only Formula One race car developed and built entirely by Porsche.

1964 Porsche 911

This early 911 was the 57th example ever built and it's the oldest example of the 911 owned by the Museum.

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

The famous 2.7 Carrera RS was the original RS (for RennSport, or racing) 911 – the beginning of the highest-performance line of 911s that still continues today.

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo

The 500bhp RSR was the first 911 with a turbocharger, and led to the development of the 911 Turbo road car. This one finished in second place at Le Mans in 1974, driven by Dutchman Gijs van Lennep, who will be reunited with the car at Goodwood.

1978 Porsche 935/78 ‘Moby Dick’

The 845bhp 935-based Moby Dick, a nickname given due to its distinctive aerodynamic design, was the first Porsche race car with water-cooled cylinder heads. It raced only twice, at Silverstone and Le Mans, but has become legendary for its outrageous power and looks.

1984 Porsche 911 SC ‘Paris Dakar’

The 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally followed a gruelling route through Ivory Coast, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Mauritania – survived by this 911 SC, which won its class and led to further competition and road car developments.

1986 Porsche 961

The 961, derived from the 959, is the only permanent all-wheel-drive Porsche to ever start at Le Mans. Intended as an intense test for the twin-turbo engine with water-cooled four-valve cylinder heads, it won its class in the 24 Hours.

1987 Porsche 959

One of the most famous of supercars, the 959 features a twin-turbo flat-six rear-mounted engine driving all four wheels via a then-advanced transmission system and adaptive suspension.

1987 Porsche 962

Porsche sports cars of the 956/962 type won Le Mans seven times between 1982 and 1994. This is the car that won in 1987. Derek Bell (GB), who took the win that year with Hans Stuck and Al Holbert, will be united with the car at Goodwood.

1988 Porsche 2708 Indycar

The first single-seat Porsche since the 804 of 1962, the 2708 was built for the US CART Championship, including the Indianapolis 500. It was powered by a 2.65-litre turbocharged V8 developing 750bhp.

1994 Porsche Dauer 962 GT Le Mans

Porsche entered the new GT1 class at Le Mans with the road-approved ‘Dauer 962’. It was built by Porsche, and entered in the 24 Hours race with the Joest Team. it won the race outright.

1997 Porsche ‘Type 993’ 911 Turbo

With a 400bhp twin-turbo flat-six engine, the ‘Type 993’ generation 911 represented in a new era of all-wheel drive 911 Turbo performance.

1998 Porsche GT1 ’98

The first Porsche racing car with a carbonfibre chassis. Thanks to the GT1, the company celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1998 with a Le Mans win.

2000 Porsche LMP 2000

Never previously seen in public, the LMP 2000 was the successor to the GT1 ’98 and paired a carbonfibre chassis with a V10 engine. The programme was cancelled due to regulation changes but the technology continued in the form of the Carrera GT road car.

2003 Porsche Carrera GT

With its race-derived V10 engine and carbonfibre chassis, the Carrera GT set a new benchmark for driving experience. A legendary supercar.

2007 Porsche RS Spyder

From winning its first race at the end of 2005, this open sports car won all four championship titles for driver, team, chassis and engine rankings for its class in the American Le Mans Series over the following three years. The normally-aspirated V8 engine enjoyed further renown as the basis for that used in the 918 Spyder Hybrid super sports car.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

The 918 proved that hybrid power could deliver astonishing performance as well as high efficiency. It combined a 608bhp V8 petrol engine with 286bhp from two electric motors.

919 Porsche Hybrid Evo

The 919 Hybrid Evo, driven by Porsche factory race driver Timo Bernhard, has just beaten the 35-year lap record around the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit in Germany.

Alexander Pollich, managing director of Porsche Cars Great Britain, said: 'We thought long and hard about how best to celebrate the 70th anniversary of our sports cars and how we could share this with enthusiasts, Porsche fans and owners here in the UK. The Goodwood Festival of Speed will be the perfect setting – allowing the cars that, over seven decades, have made Porsche so unique and so special, to be seen, and heard, in action.'

More information on the Goodwood Festival of Speed can be found at the Goodwood website.

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