BAC Mono Sets Goodwood Hillclimb Record At The Hands Of 61-Year Old

This year’s Michelin Supercar Shootout at Goodwood saw the BAC Mono become the fastest ever supercar to conquer the Hillclimb event, posting a time of 49.13 seconds.

Its nearest challengers were the Porsche GT2 RS (50.38 sec), Ford GT (51.63 sec) and Aston Martin Vulcan (51.66 sec). Until now, the fastest ever supercar to climb the Goodwood hill was a Nissan GT-R (49.27 sec), back in 2014.

The Mono was driven by 61-year old British race car driver Anthony Reid, who stated the following: “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 the 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.”

What makes the BAC Mono so wicked fast is the fact that it weighs only 580 kg (1,278 lbs). Powering it is a four-cylinder 305 HP 2.5-liter engine, allowing for a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) acceleration time of just 2.8 seconds.

Recently, the company also launched a carbon hybrid wheel and announced the use of graphene, which is up to 20% lighter than carbon fiber and 200 times stronger than steel.

 

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  • Slower than an electric car 🤷🏼‍♂️

  • Vassilis

    Such an awesome car. He also did a 44.3 in practice which is insane.

    • 44 or 49?

      • Vassilis

        The practice time was a 44. Don’t know why it couldn’t be replicated in the official shootout but it’s nice to know what the car is ultimately capable of.

        • Damn I couldn’t find the result for qualifying, but 44? That’s the same as Group C cars, and like the NIO they would reclassify it in overall shootout I think. If only there is replay for the FoS.

          • Vassilis

            BAC reported the time on Twitter when practice was taking place. Not sure that practice was the same as qualifying though. You can rewwatch the whole shootout on YouTube if that’s what you’re looking for by the way.

  • Well Anthony Reid is hardly average 61 years old is it? He is also the shootout winner in 2011== with Chevron GR8 GT3 (Memba those?).

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