McMurtry Spéirlin’s outright record run of 39.08 seconds

The record run is astonishing to watch as the tiny machine hurtles up the narrow ribbon of pavement. There’s next to no deceleration as the Spéirling rounds the hill climb’s haybale-lined corners. The crowd gasps in amazement as the fan car blasts past each viewing area. With each camera cut, the Spéirling gets faster and faster until it blows across the finish line carrying a considerable amount of speed.

Volkswagen ID.R’s unofficial record of 39.9 seconds in 2019

The previous outright record of 39.9 seconds was unofficially set by the electric Volkswagen ID.R in 2019, with two-time Le Mans winner Romain Dumas behind the wheel. The record was unofficial because Dumas set the time during a Saturday qualifying run, not on Sunday during a run in the shootout proper.

McLaren MP4/13's record run of 41.6 seconds in 1999

Nick Heidfeld set the previous official record of 41.6 seconds in a 1998 McLaren MP4/13 during the 1999 Festival of Speed. Even though Heidfield’s run was official, the record still somewhat carried as an asterisk because Formula One cars can no longer make timed competitive runs up the hill climb for safety reasons. Watching Heidfeld’s run, it’s visibly apparent how much more cornering speed the McMurtry Spéirling has over the late ‘90s F1 car.