It beat the previous record set by a Nissan GT-R to become the fastest ever supercar at Goodwood.
This year’s hill climb time attacks at the Goodwood Festival of Speed was dominated by new EV records. The Volkswagen I.D. R set the fastest time of the year at the famous hill climb, while the Chinese Nio EP9 broke a new production car record. This overshadowed yet another record set by the BAC Mono.
During this year’s Supercar Shootout, former British Touring Car driver Anthony Reid completed the hill climb in the Mono in just 49.13 seconds, beating the previous all-time supercar record by 0.14 seconds. The previous record was set by Nissan driver Jann Mardenborough in the GT-R back in 2014. Its nearest challengers in the 2018 Supercar Shootout were the Porsche GT2 RS (50.38 seconds), Ford GT (51.63 seconds) and the Aston Martin Vulcan (51.66 seconds). This is the second year the BAC Mono has dominated the Goodwood Wood Festival of Speed, having dominated the Race Cars for the Road category in 2017 with a time of 49.54 seconds.
“What a sensational achievement this is – the fastest-ever supercar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed!” Reid said. “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.”
The Mono’s new record at Goodwood isn’t surprising when you look at its specifications: it weighs just 1,279 pounds and is powered by a four-cylinder, 2.5-liter Mountune engine that produces 305-hp, enabling the car to hit 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds.