At this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed a pair of Porsches took centre stage. Making its world debut was the all-new Porsche 963, which is due to hit the racing tracks around the world in 2023. Built to the IMSA GTP regulations, it combines a Multimatic supplied chassis and spec hybrid system with a bespoke Porsche V8 engine and Porsche bodywork. The engine is a twin-turbo version of the V8 fitted in the 918 Spyder road car. Not only will the Porsche 963 be raced by the works Porsche Penske Motorsport, the first customers have also been announced, fielding an additional car in the FIA WEC and IMSA SportsCar Championship respectively.
One of the anniversaries celebrated at Goodwood was the 40th of Group C and headlining the dedicated class was the very Porsche 956 that won the 24 Hour of Le Mans outright in 1982; the first year of Group C. The spiritual predecessor of the new 963, the 956 was also raced by the factory team as well as Porsche customers. The Le Mans winning chassis 002 spent many years upside in the Porsche Museum to demonstrate the power of ground effect aerodynamics but it has recently been completely restored to full running order.
We will follow up with complete coverage from the Festival of Speed, which had many more evocative sights and sounds shortly.
In a surprise announcement, Red Bull Racing today revealed the first details of an all-new Adrian Newey designed RB17 road car. Limited to just 50 examples and priced from GBP 5 million, it will be powered by a hybrid V8 drivetrain that is good for at least 1,100 bhp. The RB17 will be produced from 2025 onwards but interested parties can get in touch with Red Bull and reserve their build slot. If Newey's previous, all-conquering designs are anything to go by, the RB17 will definitely be very special.

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2023 Porsche 963

1982 Porsche 956 (956-002)

2025 Red Bull Racing RB17

2022 Volkswagen ID. Aero