The Goodwood Festival of Speed is probably the only event in the world where a Subaru Impreza is pitted up against a McLaren P1 LM, and wins. Despite coming second in this year’s timed runs up the infamous 1.16 mile hill-climb course, the Lanzante prepared P1 LM did manage to smash the production car record with a 47.07 second run.
The record beating run wasn’t exactly a walk in the English countryside for driver, Kenny Brack. As you can see in the video above, Brack manages some fairly wild oversteer coming onto Park Straight and then keeps the P1 straight (ish) into the tricky Molecomb Corner. The commitment going past the Flint Wall is breath-taking.
The run is even more impressive when you consider the P1 LM is one of only six to be produced at almost three million pounds a pop. Lanzante, a British motorsport company, takes a track only P1 GTR and converts it back to being road legal. In the process the P1 manages to lose no horsepower (986 horsepower), but does shed 60 kilograms over the track-only GTR.
So while a three million pound, one thousand horsepower ‘hypercar’ was beaten by a Subaru Impreza, let’s take our proverbial hats off to the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Kenny Brack for driving the P1 LM like it should be.