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Faraday Future To Face Off Against Modified Tesla At Pikes Peak 23
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Faraday Future, Motorsport, Pikes Peak, racing, Reports on 02 23rd, 2017


Faraday Future plans on making a run at the infamous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in late June where it will be forced to face-off against a modified Tesla Model S.
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Ken Block Teases Pikes Peak ‘Climbkhana’ With 1,400 HP Hoonicorn 20
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Videos, Gymkhana, Ken Block, Pikes Peak, video on 10 20th, 2016


Ken Block has just teased his latest and craziest adventure which sees the 1,400 hp Hoonicorn V2 tackling the famed Pikes Peak hill climb.
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Watch New Acura NSX Pikes Peak Class Victory Run 2
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Acura, Acura Concepts, Acura NSX, Acura Videos, concepts, Honda / Acura NSX, Pikes Peak, racing, video on 07 2nd, 2016


The challenging Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which celebrated its 100th birthday this year, ended last weekend, but videos continue to pop up.
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Tesla Model S Shatters Production Electric Vehicle Record At Pikes Peak 27
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Pikes Peak, racing, Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Videos, video on 06 27th, 2016


The challenging Race to the Clouds was no match for a slightly modified Tesla Model S P90D, which managed to break the old electric car record by a full minute.
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Slightly Tweaked Acura NSX Claims Time Attack 2 Victory At Pikes Peak 27
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Acura, Acura Concepts, Acura NSX, Acura Videos, concepts, Electric Vehicles, Honda / Acura NSX, Pikes Peak, racing, video on 06 27th, 2016


Put through its paces on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the 2017 NSX came out a winner in the Time Attack 2 class.
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Acura NSX EV Concept Is Ready For The Race To The Clouds 20
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Acura, Acura Concepts, Acura NSX, concepts, Electric Vehicles, Honda / Acura NSX, Pikes Peak, racing on 06 20th, 2016


Acura has dropped the first official images of the NSX-based EV Concept, which will tackle this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
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Acura To Race All-Electric NSX Concept At This Year’s Pikes Peak 10
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Acura, Acura NSX, Electric Vehicles, Honda / Acura NSX, Pikes Peak, racing on 06 10th, 2016


Ripping out the NSX's twin-turbo V6 for two more electric motors and a larger battery is Acura's idea of tackling the famed 2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb.
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2017 Acura NSX Will Run Up The Pikes Peak Hill Climb 9
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Acura, Acura NSX, Honda / Acura NSX, Pikes Peak, racing on 06 9th, 2016


Acura will put two units of the new NSX through their paces at the upcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, marking the new-gen supercar's North American racing debut.
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Tesla Model S To Compete For The First Time In Pikes Peak Hill Climb 19
May
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Pikes Peak, racing, Reports, Tesla, Tesla Model S on 05 19th, 2016


A specially prepared Tesla Model S is going to enter the Electric Production class in the legendary Pikes Peak Hill Climb.
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Tesla Model S To Compete For The First Time In Pikes Peak Hill Climb 19
May
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Pikes Peak, racing, Reports, Tesla, Tesla Model S on 05 19th, 2016


A specially prepared Tesla Model S is going to enter the Electric Production class in the legendary Pikes Peak Hill Climb.
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Jeff Zwart’s Incredible Sub-10 Minute Pikes Peak Run In An 800hp Porsche 911 GT3 21
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Pikes Peak, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, video on 12 21st, 2015


At this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Jeff Zwart set out to become just the 13th driver in history to complete the race to the clouds in less than 10 minutes.

Behind the wheel of a modified Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, Zwart set off to tackle the 12.42 mile road course and teamed up with GoPro now the finished video of his spectacular Pikes Peak run has been released.
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Rhys Millen Sets New Pikes Peak Hill Climb Record 13
Aug
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Hyundai, Motorsports, News, Pikes Peak, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Rhys Millen Racing on 08 13th, 2012

Image: Hyundai

Now that the the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been run, the mountain has crowned a new champion and, as expected, a new record time. Rhys Millen, driving a specially prepared Hyundai Genesis Coupe, ran the course from start to finish in 9:46.164, breaking Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima’s previous record by some five seconds.

Fans of the race will be quick to point out that Millen’s record was achieved on a completely paved course, while Tajima achieved his on a mix of asphalt and dirt. As Motor Authority reports, Tajima didn’t even complete this year’s run in his electric-powered Monster Sport E-Runner, as a mechanical or electrical issue sidelined him mid-run.

Millen ran the even in the same car he campaigns in Formula Drift, though it was set up differently for his run up the mountain. The rear-drive coupe was developed jointly between Hyundai and Rhys Millen Racing, and is said to make around 700 horsepower and 700 pound feet of torque from its V-6 engine.

Don’t think that Millen had an easy go of it, either. Rain and snow flurries made traction hard to find, and the organizers were eventually forced to move the finish line below the summit as conditions worsened.

While it’s still nearly a year away, teams are already planning for next year’s event. Tajima will be back to reclaim his crown, and we expect to see even more competitors running (even faster) electric cars.



Rhys Millen Sets New Pikes Peak Hill Climb Record 13
Aug
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Hyundai, Motorsports, News, Pikes Peak, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Rhys Millen Racing on 08 13th, 2012

Image: Hyundai

Now that the the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been run, the mountain has crowned a new champion and, as expected, a new record time. Rhys Millen, driving a specially prepared Hyundai Genesis Coupe, ran the course from start to finish in 9:46.164, breaking Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima’s previous record by some five seconds.

Fans of the race will be quick to point out that Millen’s record was achieved on a completely paved course, while Tajima achieved his on a mix of asphalt and dirt. As Motor Authority reports, Tajima didn’t even complete this year’s run in his electric-powered Monster Sport E-Runner, as a mechanical or electrical issue sidelined him mid-run.

Millen ran the even in the same car he campaigns in Formula Drift, though it was set up differently for his run up the mountain. The rear-drive coupe was developed jointly between Hyundai and Rhys Millen Racing, and is said to make around 700 horsepower and 700 pound feet of torque from its V-6 engine.

Don’t think that Millen had an easy go of it, either. Rain and snow flurries made traction hard to find, and the organizers were eventually forced to move the finish line below the summit as conditions worsened.

While it’s still nearly a year away, teams are already planning for next year’s event. Tajima will be back to reclaim his crown, and we expect to see even more competitors running (even faster) electric cars.



Rhys Millen Sets New Pikes Peak Hill Climb Record 13
Aug
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Hyundai, Motorsports, News, Pikes Peak, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Rhys Millen Racing on 08 13th, 2012

Image: Hyundai

Now that the the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been run, the mountain has crowned a new champion and, as expected, a new record time. Rhys Millen, driving a specially prepared Hyundai Genesis Coupe, ran the course from start to finish in 9:46.164, breaking Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima’s previous record by some five seconds.

Fans of the race will be quick to point out that Millen’s record was achieved on a completely paved course, while Tajima achieved his on a mix of asphalt and dirt. As Motor Authority reports, Tajima didn’t even complete this year’s run in his electric-powered Monster Sport E-Runner, as a mechanical or electrical issue sidelined him mid-run.

Millen ran the even in the same car he campaigns in Formula Drift, though it was set up differently for his run up the mountain. The rear-drive coupe was developed jointly between Hyundai and Rhys Millen Racing, and is said to make around 700 horsepower and 700 pound feet of torque from its V-6 engine.

Don’t think that Millen had an easy go of it, either. Rain and snow flurries made traction hard to find, and the organizers were eventually forced to move the finish line below the summit as conditions worsened.

While it’s still nearly a year away, teams are already planning for next year’s event. Tajima will be back to reclaim his crown, and we expect to see even more competitors running (even faster) electric cars.



Video: Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima’s Pikes Peak Hillclimb Run in his Suzuki SX4 11
Aug
Posted by Larry in Automotive, Motorsport, Pikes Peak, Suzuki, Suzuki SX4, video on 08 11th, 2010

Pikes Peak is no easy feat even for Nobuhiro Tajima in his 900 horsepower Suzuki SX4 that weighs only 2,618 pounds. In the Falken tires promoted video below, Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima tackles the ultimate task of climbing Pikes Peak. This year he was able to stop the clock at 10:11.490 which is unfortunately not good enough to beat his 2007 record of 10:01.41. Nevertheless, the video is full of awesomeness that every automotive enthusiast should enjoy!







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