Noon was marked in high style at the Festival of Speed: the RAF’s Red Arrows acrobatic team performed a tight and very loud flyby. Click through for the scream of nine Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Adour turbofans.
Forming an excellent and even redder backdrop to their acrobatics was a line of Ferraris you can see in the video. Not a shabby selection, with the rosso corsa on one of the world’s 39 250 GTO’s, a 1969 312P Le Mans prototype and a 1950 166 MM Barchetta wreaking havoc with MPEG compression algorithms. But the real star of the lineup is the second from right: Scuderia Serenissima’s mad Breadvan. It’s the racing car with perhaps the most insane, comical, revengeful and inspiring story ever.
This I knew well before Goodwood. What I didn’t was that it eclipses pretty much everything in aural ferocity. You’ll hear it soon enough.
Photo Credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images (Red Arrows) and the author