Who was fastest up the Goodwood Hillclimb this year?
One of the best parts of the Goodwood Festival of Speed is watching supercars – modern and classic – hustle up the Hillclimb. Although they're not really competing for an official prize, drivers are timed and pitted head-to-head in a set of shootouts every year. From the stunning Jaguar XJR12D to the Audi R8 V10 Plus, here are the winners from the Goodwood Festival of Speed Shootouts this year.
There was a huge range of supercars on show at the Goodwood Estate this year, headlined by the Ford GT and weird (or wonderful) Nissan Bladeglider. Porsche set the pace early on, laying down a blistering time (53.31 seconds) in the 911 Turbo S Exclusive, while the battery-powered Rimac Concept_One made it up the hill in a stealthy 54.89 seconds.
Neither could match the Audi R8 V10 Plus, though, which took out the event by covering the 1.16-mi (1.86-km) hillclimb in 51.00 seconds. The Nissan GT-R Nismo came in second with a 52.68 second run, while the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive came in third.
Although the supercars were quick, the fastest times of the day came from the classic racers in the Timed Shootout. The variety of cars on show was incredible, with everything from a modern Chevrolet SS NASCAR to the stunning Bugatti Type 35B. Although the stopwatch was running, this wasn't exactly a head-to-head between like competitors.
Justin Law laid down the fastest time of the day in a Jaguar XJR12D (46.13 seconds), followed closely by Jeremy Smith in a Penske-Chevrolet PC22 (46.22 seconds). Third place belonged to Mark Higgins in his Subaru WRX STI (48.25 seconds).
Race Cars for the Road
Race Cars for the Road was the smallest category, made up of just three cars. At least everyone gets a medal, right? The BAC Mono was the only competitor to sneak below the 50-second mark, nailing a 49.54 second run, while the second-placed Caterham Seven 620R laid down a 50.01-second time. The Radical RXC Turbo couldn't match their pace, though its 50.83-second run was nothing to be sniffed at.
For a closer look at the incredible metal on show at Goodwood, check out our gallery. If you're more into video, the full Supercar Shootout is below.
Source: Goodwood Festival of Speed