Monday, 26 April 2010

Goodwood hillclimb - frantic, yet graceful

Here we have two very different approaches to climbing the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The first video shows how the Pikes Peak Audi Quattro S1 lays down its 600bhp with grace and composure - an interesting contrast to the generally frantic nature of Group B rallying. The second, with Nick Heidfeld driving a 2003 McLaren-Mercedes MP4-17, demonstrates a level of manic, focused performance that you really only see in Formula One.

1 comment:

Will said...

The McLaren looked decidedly skittish going up the hill if you ask me. No wonder he didn't have it on the limit. I have a video from the early 90's on my blog of the Audi looking somewhat less composed at Wembley. Truly awesome machine, if slightly terrifying.