The UK premiere of the BMW Concept 8 Series will take place at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, giving a taste of what can be expected from the flagship 2+2 coupe.
Unveiled at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the concept is the forerunner to the new BMW 8 Series Coupe that launches in 2018.
The BMW Concept 8 Series will be shown alongside the 19th vehicle of BMW’s Art Car Collection at the Festival of Speed, designed by the American master of conceptual art John Baldessari: the BMW M6 GTLM race car.
Both cars will be on display in the Stable Yard, a unique area at Goodwood dedicated to BMW, which will also showcase the new and exclusive i8 MemphisStyle and range-topping M760Li xDrive V12.
The BMW M4 CS will make its first UK appearance too, taking part in the supercar hill climb, while the Gordon Murray-designed Brabham-BMW BT52 and the Le Mans-winning BMW V12 LMR will steer their way up Goodwood’s famous 1.16-mile course.
BMW’s HP4 Race superbike will also premiere at Goodwood, likely to the delight of motorcycle fans. The hand-made racing machine – of which there will only be 750 examples – is the first motorcycle in the world to offer a fully carbon frame and fully carbon wheels.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place from June 29 to July 2.
By Rebecca Chaplin