SIMOLA HILL: Check out some of the awesome starting-line launches at the 2016 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. Image: Wheels24 / Sean Parker
Simola - The 2016 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb proved to be an outstanding motorsport event which saw incredible driver skill and an amazing collection of vehicles.
Franco Scribante produced a dominant victory and set an all-new record of 38.646 seconds, which saw him crowned the first-ever two-time King of the Hill winner.
Scribante sets new record
Scribante added to his impressive credentials in this signature racing SA event, repeating the ‘double’ of winning both the Classic Car Friday and King of the Hill in 2014, by doing the same again in 2016, the seventh running of the Hillclimb.
Jaki Scheckter was the class of the all-new SuperCar Shootout field for showroom-specification sports and supercars in the factory-backed Nissan GT-R. He set an exceptional Top 10 SuperCar Shootout time of 43.591sec – and was elated with the victory.
Wheels24's Sean Parker was in attendance and captured some of the awesome machinery at the start line:
2016 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb: 10 amazing pull-aways
1. Jaguar Project 7:
2. Jaguar F-Type R Coupe AWD:
3. 2004 Formula Renault V6:
5. BMW i8:
Watch: Exotics rocket off the line at Jaguar Simola Hillclimb
6. Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder:
7. Ferrari 458 Italia:
8. Lamborghini Aventador:
9. McLaren 650S:
10. And finally...listen to Desmond Gutzeit's 1200kW R32 Nissan GT-R scream past Gasoline alley: