The tranquil British countryside was under attack this past weekend. Not from real harm of course, but from massive engines, thousands of horsepower, and legions of racing drivers attempting to ascend a hill in the fastest and loudest way possible. Enter the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, a four day event celebrating all things automobile. Hundreds of cars attempted the legendary 1.16-mile Goodwood hill climb course, but few were as raucous as the 800 horsepower Chevrolet trophy truck that off-road racer BJ Baldwin rode to the top with… though the eardrum-shattering 2016 Shelby GT350R was a close second. Take a look at Baldwin’s very fast and very sideways run, below. RELATED: Meet the All-New Chevrolet Niva Off-Road Concept
With its soft long-travel suspension best suited for soaking up baja trails, Baldwin absolutely danced the 7.5-liter V8-powered Chevrolet up the hill, shifting its weight from back to front under braking and allowing the rear end to swing wide and loose under full throttle. If he looks quite comfortable behind the wheel of an 800 horsepower trophy truck… it’s probably because he is. Baldwin won the legendary Baja 1000 back to back in 2012 and 2013.
Other notable challengers to assault the hill climb included a rare Mazda 767B racecar, which crashed hard into a hay bale, as well as Aston Martin’s new 800 horsepower Vulcan track-only supercar. Missed the event? It will return to the picturesque Goodwood Estate in June 2016.
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