Rolls Royce Phantom VII Extended Wheelbase, 2017. The final Phantom VII has rolled off the line at Goodwood having been built as a special one-off edition with a nautical theme for a ‘connoisseur collector’ of the brand’s vehicles. The car includes a number of individual features that mimic those of a grand ocean liner’s interior. Work will now begin on creating a new line for the upcoming all-aluminium Phantom VIII, due in 2018
One of the megastars of this year’s Festival of Speed was gymkhana-master Ken Block. Ken brought the one-off ‘Hoonicorn’ Mustang to the hill, and although it was his first time at Goodwood he didn’t hold back, dispersing rubber all the way up the run. He seemed to be on a special mission to kill the tyres at the top staging area, which is where I caught up with him. Awesome car, and genuinely cool guy!