THE GOODWOOD Festival of Speed is one of the best events in Britain to see all the newest cars in action.
It’s on this weekend (24-26th June) and promises to be a fun day out for the family as well as a chance to see, touch, and in some cases even drive a new car you’ve got your eye on before buying.
There are plenty of supercars and hypercars on show, but also the sort of cars the rest of us would consider too.
We’ve rounded up what we think are the most important – the ones to have on your list of options as they start to go on sale.
These range from dinky small EVs to large SUVs but they’re the cars that are likely to be a great place to put your money.
The good news is that they start from as little as £17,000 which should equate to about £250 per month after a sensible deposit on lease once they go on sale.
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Lucid is ready to cause Tesla problems in the UK[/caption]
The Lucid Air is an electric four-door from the US that’s planning to head to Britain and take on the Tesla Model S.
Given it costs from £40,000, but will have a range of more than 500 miles on a charge, we’d say it has a good chance of being successful.
Lucid also reckons the Air will also be the fastest electric saloon on sale with a quarter-mile time of 9.9 seconds.
Useless in the real world, but good pub ammo all the same.
Renault 5 Prototype
Who didn’t love a Renault 5? This could change the way people look at EVs[/caption]
Remember the old Renault 5? The one your grandparents used to go shopping on a Sunday? Well, this one harks back to that but is a very different car.
Firstly it’s an EV, but it could cost from just £17,000 and go 250 miles on a charge which is very good for the money as electric cars go.
That equates to about £250 per month with a sensible deposit.
There are rumours a hot hatch version is coming too.
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It isn’t cheap, but it is desirable and it will sell by the bucket load[/caption]
The new Range Rover Sport is less affordable but you can bet it’ll still sell like hot cakes.
Goodwood will be the car’s dynamic debut as it races up the hill, but it’ll also be on Land Rover’s stand for people to sit in too.
It gets new styling, upgraded tech and new engines including a frugal plug-in hybrid version.
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The R1T has quite the stats: 800-odd horsepower, a 0-60mph time of less than four seconds, all-wheel-drive and a 314-mile range.
Importantly its carrying and towing capabilities are up there with the best of them and bring an EV it’ll be cheap to run as a company car through a business too.
Polestar is off to a good start and is hoping this 5 will continue to the good times[/caption]
Another brand looking to take on Tesla at its own game is Polestar.
So far we’ve had the Polestar 1 coupe and 2 saloon, while the 3 SUV and 4 Coupe SUV have been part revealed.
The 5 is another car to rival the Tesla Model S, with all-wheel drive, around 500hp, a 300-mile range and a luxurious interior.
As a showcase for what the Swedish brand can do, it’ll be hugely important.
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