Watch A 30-Year-Old Jaguar Win The Goodwood Shootout

Every year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed attracts a fascinating mix of new and classic road cars, and race cars, and this year’s event, particularly the final shootout up the hillclimb, was no different.

In 2016, we witnessed a race-prepped Subaru Impreza dubbed the ‘Gobstopper II’ blitz the hillclimb in just 46.29 seconds, stealing the victory away from the McLaren P1 LM.

This year, it wasn’t a brand new race car or some ultra-modern hypercar that took top honors, but rather a 30-year-old Jaguar XJR-12D with Justin Law behind the wheel.

The ex-endurance car hasn’t been designed as a one-trick pony like last year’s Gobstopper II, yet despite that, this Group C beast set an even faster time than 2016’s best run, recording a 46.13, placing it just ahead of the 1993 Penske PC-22 CART racer piloted by Jeremy Smith, who made the run in 46.22s.


  • Bash

    That’s a good-win, One would not expect these to be good in something.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Lookit how gorgeous endurance racers used to be!

  • Blade t

    30 year old car wins,,that’s awesome….

    • exeptor

      1000 bhp and ~900kg. Plus this is a group C car.

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