Watch as the car makes the iconic Goodwood hillclimb!
The Goodwood Festival Of Speed is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles held in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England. The event is scheduled to avoid clashing with the Formula One season, enabling fans to see F1 machines as well as cars and motorbikes from motor racing history climb the hill.
Held from June 23 to 26, Goodwood attracted crowds of over 100,000 on each of the three days it was held. Thanks to the event’s classification as a hill climb, its location and desire to reflect the style and history of motor sport, visitors are afforded close views of the action – separated only by a few metres and reinforced straw bales from the track.
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The track has an elevation change of 92.7 metres, for an average gradient of 4.9%. The record time for the hillclimb was set in 1999 when Nick Heidfeld drove a McLaren MP4/13 Formula One car up the hill in 41.6 seconds (100.385 mph). For safety reasons Formula One cars are no longer allowed to do official timed runs, and will often focus on demonstrations that are spectacular rather than fast. In 2006 Heikki Kovalainen completed the course in a Renault R25 F1 car and was unofficially timed below 40 seconds.
Watch this video of the guys from Total 911 warm up the track with the Porsche 911 R :