After setting the records for the aforementioned events, Prodrive needed a new challenge and found one in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains. Dubbed the Transfăgărășan Pass, the course became a timed trial course recently and is basically a mountain road. It is 84km long, has 688 turns and reaches a to a maximum elevation of 2,041 metres.
Piloted by the same man who rewrote the record for the Isle of Man TT, Mark Higgins managed to coax the 600bhp race car all the way to the end of the course in a new record of 40 minutes and 58.08 seconds with an average speed of 122.7km/h.
To put that into perspective, a normal drive at legal speeds usually takes about three hours.