Tag Archives: Pikes Peak

Watch The Ultra-Fast Electric Volkswagen I.D. R Set Its Pikes Peak Record From Every Angle

About a month ago, Romain Dumas squeezed himself into the fully-electric Volkswagen I.D. R and laid down the fastest ever climb time up Pikes Peak: 7:57.148. Today, VW has released every video angle the company collected of the record-smashing run.

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Volkswagen Says Its New All-Electric Prototype Racer Is Faster Than An F1 Car

Volkswagen wasn’t kidding around when it said it wanted to take on the record for fastest electric car on the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb—that was obvious when it showed renderings of its “I.D. R” race car. But now the real car is ready to go, and Volkswagen said it’s faster than a Formula One car.

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Someone Is Finally Racing A Tesla Model S Up Pikes Peak

In one of the most fitting product tie-ins I’ve seen in racing, Go Puck CEO Blake Fuller plans to race the first Tesla Model S up Pikes Peak this June, reports Road & Track. Fuller aims to beat the Electric Production record of 13 minutes, and has cleverly modded the Model S battery pack in hopes of doing so.

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Racing and Wrenching the Old School Way: An Interview With Pike’s Peak Racer Wil Kitchens

These days, it seems that F1 is raced exclusively by genetically engineered, corporately sponsored, superhumans. Look at Lewis Hamilton and tell me he wasn’t designed in a lab in some sub-basement of McLaren. All of the top tier boys got a Nomex onesie before they could walk, and their stroller had a HANS device. The ones who are more human come from the families with the sort of money to make Scrooge McDuck blush. In this rarefied world, where the cost of auto racing is higher than ever, is there any place for the amateur privateer?

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Acura NSX Pace Car Proves That Pre-Production Unobtanium Can Still Rule

Acura has teased us with the thought of a new NSX for so long that the thought of one coming in 2016 doesn’t even seem real. Instead, the car can only live in fantasy places made for fantasy cars, such as the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb. Great choice for a pace car? Yes. Great choice for a pace car.

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Climb To The Clouds In A Turbo Porsche 911 GT3

What’s that you say? Porsche doesn’t make a turbo 911 GT3? That’s true — Jeff Zwart did.

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Holy Crap Watch This Nissan GT-R Fly Off The Road At Pikes Peak

At the wheel of this hillclimb-prepped 2009 Nissan GT-R is none other than the impossibly kind racer and Motor Trend hot shoe Randy Pobst. Thankfully, he’s alright. Here’s how this crash happened to one of the best in the business.

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This Subaru Impreza Just Won The Goodwood Shootout

With a time of 44.91 seconds up the Goodwood hill. The all-time record stands at 41.6 set by Nick Heidfeld in a McLaren MP4/13 in 1999.

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Pikes Peak Hill Climb Suspended Following Reported Death Of Motorcylist

Today’s qualifying and practice sessions for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb have been cancelled after a motorcyclist reportedly went off a cliff, and now a coroner is on scene.

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This Roland Sands-Designed Victory Pits America Against Pikes Peak

Your eyes are not deceiving you. The bike above is a Victory. And even more mind-blowing: it’s water-cooled. It’s called Project 156 and it’s one of the best shots at American dominance at this year’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb.

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