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.