Porsche fans will drool over these cars

Last updated 14:02 16/07/2013

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Porsches of all shapes and sizes descended on the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend.

We've put together a selection of photos of cars that fronted the festival from the German automaker which was also celebrating the 50th birthday of its iconic sports coupe, the 911.

Over 820,000 Porsche 911s have been built since 1963, and examples of each of its seven generations were present at the festival.

From the very beginning the car has been at home on race circuits and rally stages all over the world, earning a reputation as a quick and dependable winner. In fact, two thirds of the 30,000 race victories achieved by Porsche to date have been recorded by the 911.

There were demonstration runs by historical Porsche road and race cars spanning the seven generations of the 911. At the wheel were a variety of famous drivers with strong affinity to Porsche including two-time winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours and German Touring Car Champion, Hans-Joachim Stuck, current Porsche Supercup factory Junior driver Michael Christensen, alongside former works aces Richard Attwood and Vic Elford.

Whether in action in road and race form on the testing 2kmh Goodwood hillclimb, sliding sideways around the gravel Forest Rally Stage, sitting serenely on the Cartier Style et Luxe Concours lawn, Porsche was certainly to the fore during the festival's four days.

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