BATHURST SHOOTOUT

Travis Gooding, via email

Online you’ve written about the Mercedes- AMG GT R claiming to be the fastest production car in the world around Mount Panorama with a 2:16.5. Well, fair enough, it is, but it was also the only car to even try.

Imagine if Bathurst became the Southern Hemisphere’s Nurburgring, and marques started flying cars to the track to use their fastest time as a marketing tool? Looks like we’re heading that way.

We believe a number of manufacturers intended to have a crack, Travis, though it’s possible they thought better of it after the AMG’s first effort. Hopefully the idea grows in future years.