ROLLS-ROYCE CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL 2015 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Rolls-Royce celebrated a successful Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend. Highlights included:
Wraith. The most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history, Wraith effortlessly ascended the famous Goodwood Hillclimb during the Supercar Run. Wraith completed the 1.16-mile course in 57.21 seconds, placing it ahead of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale Centennial Edition (59.00), the Bentley Continental GT (60.65), the Maserati GranCabrio MC (60.66) and the Porsche 918 Spyder ‘Weissach’ (61.37). Wraith recorded a speed of 106 mph as the car crossed the finish line, beating the Company’s previous Goodwood Hillclimb record, set in 2014. Wraith was driven by champion mountain and hillclimb driver, Joerg Weidinger.
Course Car. The Course Car this year was a Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II, resplendent with LED race lights and Goodwood decals. The car was seen at speed between each Hillclimb Run, throughout the weekend.
The Purple Rolls-Royce. The Purple Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II, donated for a year by Rolls‑Royce Motor Cars to support Together for Short Lives, the UK children’s palliative care charity, was seen on the Supercar Run up the hill and in between Hillclimbs in the Supercar Paddock. For more details about the charitable initiative see http://readytoroll.org.uk/.
The Fleet. The largest fleet of Rolls-Royce motor cars ever seen in the UK wafted around the Goodwood area during the Festival of Speed, with invited VIP guests being conveyed in luxury from the Home of Rolls-Royce on the south-eastern corner of the Goodwood Estate.