The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the world’s biggest celebration of motorsports and car culture. This year, the Alfa Romeo and Jeep® brands are showing their performance capabilities and highlighting the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) portfolio to the automotive world. The annual hill climb features some of the most historic motor vehicles on the planet as well as a showing ground for some of the most amazing vehicles and features automotive debuts from manufacturers from around the globe.
Jeep has chosen their 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to represent the brand. The supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 powered makes 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque that makes it the fastest, most powerful Jeep SUV ever. The Trackhawk can make a pass of 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, a quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds, and a top speed of 180 mph.
Alfa Romeo has taken its new Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio “Alfa Romeo Racing” limited editions models to Goodwood. The limited edition Quadrifoglio models both feature a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 producing 510 horsepower. The “Alfa Romeo Racing” limited editions include special Alfa Romeo Racing paintwork referencing the schemes of the team’s Formula 1 (F1) cars, lavish use of carbon fiber, and an exclusive Akrapovič titanium exhaust system.
All three vehicles will be running the historic hill climb track this weekend. But that isn’t all the two brands have in store for Goodwood.
The Jeep brand will also be showcasing it’s new 2019 Jeep Renegade Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). The vehicle recently made its public debut at the Salone dell’Auto (Turin Auto Show) in Turin, Italy. Jeep will also be providing an off-road course for the public to test the Trail Rated variants of its 2019 Jeep lineup. The vehicles include the Renegade Trailhawk, Compass Trailhawk, Cherokee Trailhawk, Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, and Wrangler Rubicon models.
The Alfa Romeo brand will be showcasing its latest F1 show car from Alfa Romeo Racing at its display. Of course, the brand has taken a number of its current lineup for the public to see, as well as the award-winning Tonale Concept, that made its debut earlier this year at the Geneva International Motor Show. The Tonale Concept foreshadows the future design language of the brand.
The Mopar brand will also be present, showcasing two of its Mopar-modified Jeep vehicles. One will be based on the Jeep Compass Night Eagle and the other will be the new Jeep Wrangler 1941 designed by Mopar that was featured at the Geneva International Motor Show.
UPDATE: You watch the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Alfa Romeo Racing Edition in action below…