A grid of up to 40 of the newest supercars will have the chance to speed up the hill at June’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in a new timed, ‘shoot-out’ format for road cars.
The ‘Supercar Paddock’ will get the chance to run up the hill individually at competitive speeds in a single, Saturday afternoon slot that will show off their maximum performance and handling to spectators.
‘It will be run to full RAC competition rules, no passengers and a driver in full overalls and helmet, cleared to go for the fastest time up the hill,’ said a Goodwood spokesman.
The Supercar Paddock, usually sponsored by Michelin, has grown in size to number around 40 cars in recent years. Names represented in the past include Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Ferrari, Infiniti, Koenigsegg, Lotus, Maserati, McLaren, Morgan, Porsche and Spyker.