courtesy of a sensational Michelin Supercar Shootout victory
Driver Anthony Reid conquered the famous Hillclimb in Mono in just 49.13 seconds to take P1 – over a second faster than his nearest competitor on the day, the Nürbugring record-holding Porsche GT2 RS
Reid’s record-breaking time was 0.14 seconds faster than the previous supercar best of Jann Mardenborough behind the wheel of a Nissan GTR back in 2014
With experienced racer and multiple Goodwood champion Anthony Reid in the cockpit, BAC’s Mono conquered the famous Hillclimb run in just 49.13 seconds – topping the podium by more than a second and beating the previous best supercar record by 0.14 seconds.
The Festival of Speed fastest supercar accolade formerly belonged to Jann Mardenborough, who set a time of 49.27 seconds back in 2014 behind the wheel of a Nissan GTR.
Mono’s Goodwood effort is just the latest in a long line of performance achievements, and becoming the fastest-ever supercar at the Festival of Speed once again underlines its driving brilliance and sets another marker.
Its nearest challengers in the 2018 race were the Nürburgring lap record-holding Porsche GT2 RS (50.38 seconds) Ford GT (51.63 seconds) and the Aston Martin Vulcan (51.66 seconds).
The triumph marks the second consecutive year that BAC has topped Goodwood Festival of Speed leaderboards, having dominated the Race Cars for the Road category in 2017 with a time of 49.54 seconds.
Following the winning run, driver Anthony Reid said: “What a sensational achievement this is – the fastest-ever supercar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed! To go up against some of the very best supercars and drivers around this year and win so convincingly feels fantastic – and the new record is just the icing on the cake. I know the Hillclimb very, very well but it’s always different and remains a challenging drive – there are lots of undulations and always so much to think about – but Mono is so accessible and agile that it just lapped up the challenge all week. I’m delighted with the record-breaking time and it’s amazing to see BAC at the top of the Goodwood leaderboards and in the record books once again.”