If you tuned into the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend, you may have seen a few near-priceless cars end up in a spot of bother.
It’s not every day that you get to see such an eclectic mix of modern and historic roadcars, racecars and even concepts get put through their paces by some of the best drivers in the world.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one such event where this happens every year, but sometimes it doesn’t always go to plan for those racing against the clock or simply showboating up the 1.89km hillclimb.
Below is a list of all the cars that ended up running amok, some of which will no doubt make you wince.
Porsche 911 GT1
First on the list of “ouch” moments is a 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 racecar that found the wall after the rear end snapped, just as the driver put the power down.
While it wasn’t a bad collision compared to some of the others that happened over the weekend, the rear end just caught the haybales and sent the rear wing flying off the car.
McLaren F1 GTR
You may want to look away for this one as it’s arguably the most cringe-worthy accident of the lot, and that’s because of the sheer value of the McLaren F1 GTR.
Coming into the sharpest corner of the course, the Lark-liveried $30 million+ racecar appears to lock its rear wheels up and careen into the wall on the outside.
However, the McLaren showed its robustness and proceeded to finish the run seemingly unscathed.
BMW M1 Procar
It definitely wasn’t the driver of this BMW M1 Procar’s day after they got it all wrong going into the track’s only tight left-hander.
About 50 of these cars were built for a one-make series between 1979 and 1986, which means they’re very valuable machines these days.
According to Drive, the last time an M1 Procar sold at auction in 2020, it sold for $US913,000 ($NZ1.47 million). It’s safe to say the repair bill won’t be cheap.
Late last year, Hyundai revealed two sporty-looking concepts, one of which was inspired by the 1974 Pony Coupe concept that was and still is a fan favourite. However, it was the other car that ended up in the bales, that being the RN22e.
Coming into the same left-hander that claimed the last two racers, the driver of the fully electric sedan looks as if they misjudged the braking point and as a result, locked up the front wheels.
As for the damage, the entire front end will need to be replaced. Although the car is a one-off concept, we can’t imagine it’ll wrack up too much in repair bills considering the car is based on the production Ioniq 6.
The only open-wheeled crash of the weekend went to the Leyton House Judd CG901, a Formula 1 car that was designed by the legendary Adrian Newey.
Unfortunately, the car met its end (at least for the weekend) when the rear end swung around, sending it on an unavoidable collision course with the hay bales.
Mercedes-AMG GT Prototype
The driver of this 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT might have been a bit red in the face as they never actually made it onto the course itself before they ended up in trouble.
After performing a few donuts in the staging area, the car appears to hook up and head straight for the grassy bank in front of it. Fortunately, little damage was done other than a misaligned front bumper.