BAC breaks supercar record
Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has broken the Goodwood Festival of Speed supercar record, having romped to victory in this year’s Michelin Supercar Shootout in an unprecedented time.
With experienced racer Anthony Reid in the cockpit, BAC’s Mono conquered the hillclimb run in just 49.13 seconds –beating the previous best supercar record by 0.14 seconds.
The Festival of Speed fastest supercar accolade formerly belonged to Jann Mardenborough, who set a time of 49.27 seconds back in 2014 behind the wheel of a Nissan GTR.
Mono’s Goodwood effort is just the latest in a long line of performance achievements and becoming the fastest-ever supercar at the Festival of Speed once again underlines its driving brilliance and sets another marker.
The win marks the second consecutive year that BAC has topped Goodwood Festival of Speed leaderboards, having won the Race Cars for the Road category in 2017 with a time of 49.54 seconds.
Following the winning run, driver Anthony said, ‘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 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.’