We’ve been waiting patiently for some footage of the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed to appear and seems, at least based on the contents of this clip, that all did not go smoothly for some competitors on the hillclimb at this years event.
BTCC driver Tony Gilham was one of a handful of drivers whose cars troubled the hay bails that separate the spectators from the action. While we know that a Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG went off at this spot (Molecomb corner) and Rhys Millen’s Toyota Tacuma Pikes Peak went off a short way further up the hill, this footage of Gilham behind the wheel of an über-fast, über-expensive Gumpert Apollo shows just what can go wrong when one attempts to defy the laws of physics.
Neither Gilham or his passenger were seriously hurt in the accident.
The Gumbert Apollo is a German-built supercar that is powered by an Audi-sourced 4,2-litre twin-turbo engine and is claimed to rocket from 0-100 km/h in a little over 3 seconds!