The lightest racing Porsche ever is coming to Goodwood Festival of Speed — and, yes, we’re not ashamed to confess we are delighted!

A Porsche reps release that arrived at GWA HQ tell us: “At the world’s biggest motor sports meeting, Zuffenhausen’s lightest race car will take on the famous ‘Hillclimb’ after a 51-year break”.

The car in question is the 1968 909 Bergspyder (not the one pictured!). And to expand further on the news we explored www.goodwood.com to discover: “Today hillclimbing is a sport populated by specialist but affordable machines, often built at and run from the homes of those who drive them.

“But half a century ago it was so important that works factory teams like Porsche and Ferrari built dedicated machines and employed specialist drivers to contest the highly prized European Hillclimb championship. And that was the purpose of the Bergspyder.”

Simply. Can’t Wait. Got your tickets?