Friday, July 3rd 2015. | Advanced Technology, Auto & Motor, Car

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a veritable cornucopia of fast machinery. There’s a little bit of everything on hand, from the classic to the cutting-edge, fun street machines to deadly serious racers, production vehicles to specialized one-offs. Providing a car for each of these given categories was Ferrari, which made its presence known in a big, bold way, as evidenced in the above-featured video.

Most prominently, the prancing horse could be seen taking on the tricky 1.16-mile hill climb course that is Lord March’s driveway. Making the run were models like the 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB, 2015 Ferrari FXX K and 2009 Ferrari 599XX.

Kimi Raikkonen was on hand, taking the wheel of a Formula 1 car pulled from the 2010 season for a blast up the hill, giving all in attendance an earful of the much-loved 2.4-liter naturally aspirated V-8 we’d all prefer over the current turbocharged 1.6-liter V-6.

Derek Bell, a British endurance racing driver and five-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, also drove a few Ferraris through the course, including the classic 512 S he brought to Belgium in 1970 for the 1000km of Spa-Francorchamps race.

Ferrari design chief Flavio Manzoni was in attendance as a judge at the concours event, where even more historic Ferraris were on display, including a 330 GT Vignale Shooting Brake.

While seeing all this Italian-awesomeness in person would be ideal, the video does provide a decent substitute. I would have preferred a bit more exhaust noise in the soundtrack, but seeing all that red at speed is a treat nonetheless.

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