We thought it might take single-seat and endurance racing star (and honourary geezer…) Nic Minassian a while to get into the groove when filming this latest roadtest on the challenging Goodwood Hillclimb. He’s not driven the road nearly as often as Anthony Reid, for example (and never before in its ‘standard’ configuration as Lord March’s tree-lined front drive), so a cautious exploration of road and car was to be expected.
Especially this car, the phenomenally quick, slick and super-sticky McLaren 650S Spider.
At the end of the day, we still weren’t entirely sure if Nic had quite found the elusive ‘groove’ – but we could tell he was enjoying looking for it!
And then we read the elapsed time from our video editing software, and: ‘Sacré bleu… c’est incroyable!’
On a no-holds-barred assault on the hill under race conditions? This pairing of man and machine would surely be a force to be reckoned with.
For ‘unofficial’ comparative times – Check out the GRR Hillclimb Roadtest Leaderboard