With a winning time of 43.86sec up the Goodwood estate’s 1.1-mile course, the ID R took a new electric car record, too. Romain Dumas, the multiple Le Mans 24 Hours winner who was in the car when it recently broke the Pikes Peak course record, was at the wheel of the 671bhp machine.
Second in the finale to Goodwood’s Sunday afternoon activities was the Nio EP9 (below), a prototype production electric vehicle with a full megawatt of power (1360bhp) from its four electric motors. But weighing almost 800kg more than the ID R, Dumbreck couldn’t match its pace, although it still posted a time of 44.32sec.
The means the first petrol-powered car in the rankings was the BMW E36 M3 hill climb car of Jörg Weidinger (46.43sec), twice European hill climb champion, with his car powered by a 3.5-litre Judd V8 engine that was originally designed for Le Mans.