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Fastest Hill Climb Ever

    McMurtry Electric Car at Goodwood Festival of Speed   Fast McMurtry Electric Car at Goodwood Hill Climb                                                             Photography by Peter Summers

Founded by Lord March in 1993, Goodwood itself is celebrating 75 years of motor sports this summer, in 2023. Hosting some of the most sought after and exciting  automobiles ever produced, Goodwood’s events span almost the entire year, with the two major events, the Festival of Speed in July and the Goodwood Revival later in September. 

The Festival of Speed is highlighted by The Hill Climb; a 1.16 length of tarmac designed to showcase automotive speeds across a wide range of cars, both modern and vintage, and now, electric. In 2022, the McMurtry electric vehicle broke the course record with a time of 39.08 seconds and I’ve attached the video of that astonishing run.

 

 

The world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture…a gathering together the planet’s rarest and most glamorous vehicles, whilst providing a glimpse into the future.

 

To give some background to The Hillclimb event, I’ve also listed below the official results from the first event in 1993 to last year’s McMurtry run. 

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1

1993

Willie Green

Surtees-Cosworth TS20

0:56.30

2

1994

 Martin Brundle

McLaren-Peugeot MP4/9

0:47.80

3

1995

 Jonathan Palmer

Williams-Ford Cosworth FW08B

0:46.06

4

1996

 Jonathan Palmer

Williams-Ford Cosworth FW07B

0:45.00

5

1997

Nick Heidfeld

McLaren-Mercedes MP4/11B

0:47.30

6

1998

 Nick Heidfeld

McLaren-Mercedes MP4/12

0:48.30

7

1999

Nick Heidfeld

McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13

0:41.60

8

2000

 Martin Stretton

Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth P34

0:45.05

9

2001

 David Franklin

Ferrari 712 Can Am

0:48.26

10

2002

 Rod Millen

Toyota Celica Pikes Peak

0:47.40

11

2003

 Graeme Wight, Jr.

Gould-Cosworth GR51

0:42.90

12

2004

 Justin Law

Jaguar XJR-12

0:49.26

13

2005

 Justin Law

Jaguar XJR-12

0:47.96

14

2006

 Richard Lyons

Nissan 350Z GT500

0:49.51

15

2007

 Anthony Reid

Nissan 350Z GT500

0:53.78

16

2008

 Justin Law

Jaguar XJR8/9

0:44.19

17

2009

 Justin Law

Jaguar XJR8/9

0:44.40

18

2010

 Roger Wills

Williams-Ford Cosworth FW05

0:47.15

19

2011

 Dan Collins

Lotus-Ford Cosworth 88

0:48.52

20

2012

 Anthony Reid

Chevron-Nissan GR8 GT3

0:46.46

21

2013

 Justin Law

Jaguar XJR8/9

0:45.95

22

2014

 Sébastien Loeb

Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak

0:44.60

23

2015

 Olly Clark

Subaru Impreza “Gobstopper II”

0:44.91

24

2016

 Olly Clark

Subaru Impreza “Gobstopper II”

0:46.23

25

2017

 Justin Law

Jaguar XJR-12D

0:46.13

26

2018

 Romain Dumas

Volkswagen I.D. R

0:43.86

27

2019

 Romain Dumas

Volkswagen I.D. R

0:42.32[48]

28

2021

 Rob Bell

Mclaren 720S GT3X

0:45.01

29

2022

 Max Chilton

McMurtry Spéirling

0:39.08[49]

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