VIDEO: Sculpture at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

The breathtaking 40-metre high sculpture at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed has been unveiled.

Mazda takes the central stage on the lawns in front of Goodwood House, thanks to Gerry Juda’s stunning 120-tonne, 40-metre high sculpture.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 sculpture SUS-150625-152850001

The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 sculpture SUS-150625-152850001

The towering vision is wowing the crowds at the Moving Motor Show today (June 25), which has kicked off a thrilling weekend for petrol heads.

The tower of steel beams are stacked like matchsticks and Gerry said the sculpture was his most complex yet: “Usually the one thing you never do with steel is twist it, so this year we had an impossible challenge to find a way of corkscrewing the entire structure.

“We succeeded with an elegant and graceful system.”

On Saturday and Sunday, Mazdas will gather at the base of the sculpture before proceeding to the start line for their run up the hill.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 - welcoming Moto GP legend Valentino Rossi on Sunday SUS-150625-153026001

The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 - welcoming Moto GP legend Valentino Rossi on Sunday SUS-150625-153026001

VIDEO: Behind the wheel of a Maserati

The structure features Mazda’s Kodo design philosophy - curving high-tensile materials which have been incorporated into the bodywork of the new MX-5 and even Mazda’s logo.

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The Sky F1 paddock at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 SUS-150625-152922001

The Sky F1 paddock at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 SUS-150625-152922001

Watch a video of Lord March talking about this year’s Festival of Speed: Lord March

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