Top 5 supercars that dominated the Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb

From the crazy batmobile Bugatti Bolide to the McLaren Solus GT, these are the supercars we can't stop talking about.

by | Published on 18th Jul 2023

There were some seriously epic supercars on show at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

From the Bugatti Bolide to the Lamborghini Revuelto and McLaren Solus GT, there was a collection of supercars that really stood out.

Counting down from five to one, let’s dive in.

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5. Lamborghini Revuelto

Making its debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Lamborghini Revuelto did not disappoint.

Unleashing its 6.5-liter V12 engine and three electric motors that make a combined 1,001 bhp, the successor to the Avenatador charged up the hill like the Spanish bull it’s named after.

Fishtailing on the wet tarmac every time the driver got on the power, this bull clearly has a bias toward rear-wheel drive.

But, even though the conditions were wet, it managed to get on the power enough for spectators to hear its wonderful V12 come alive.

4. Bugatti Bolide

Another one to showcase its incredible performance in the 1.86-kilometer (1.16-mile) hill climb was the Bugatti Bolide.

With a 8.0-liter W16 engine pumping out 1,577 horsepower, the new track-focused hypercar attacked the course with ferocity, thrilling spectators in the process.

It’s little wonder the Bolide did it with ease; it uses a special carbon fiber body and weighs only 3,196 pounds (1,450 kilograms).

Only 40 units of the Bugatti Bolide are planned, costing $4.3 million each, all of which are already spoken for.

3. Koenigsegg Jesko

Back on the hill was the monstrous Koenigsegg Jesko piloted by Markus Lundh.

Powered by a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which is claimed to be the fastest-revving engine ever fitted to a production car, the Jesko makes an insane 1,600 horsepower and 1,106 lb-ft of torque.

That allows the car to make the run from 0-97 km/h (0-60 mph) in just 2.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 531 km/h (330 mph).

Those lucky enough to be in the crowd at Goodwood had the pleasure of listening to its menacing sound as it made its way up the hill. 

2. Gordon Murray Automotive T.50

Another returnee to the hill was the screaming Gordon Murray Automotive T.50.

The manual gearbox-ed, 650 horsepower supercar is powered by a glorious-sounding Cosworth V12 engine.

Touted as the true successor to McLaren F1 in terms of driver involvement and overall experience, it’s a rather spectacular car.

You have to have your wits about you to drive it though, as its high-revving 3.9-liter engine makes 654 horsepower and 344 lb-ft of torque, rocketing you to a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).

1. McLaren Solus GT

We knew the McLaren Solus GT was going to be quick, but not many expected it to dominate its class at the Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb.

With an official time of 45.34 seconds, the Solus GT won the 2023 Timed Shootout and recorded the third-fastest time for a production car ever at the course.

After taking part in multiple practice runs throughout the week, Marvin Kirchöfer pushed this most extreme of track-only hypercars to the absolute limit during the timed run and it sounded wicked.

Powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine, the Solus GT has an impressive 829 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, meaning it takes just 2.5 seconds to hit 97 km/h (60 mph) and on to a top speed of 322 km/h (200 mph).