Kenneth H. Blockenheimer recently revealed that his AWD-converted ‘66 Mustang with a Roush-Yates V8 now has twin turbos and runs on methanol. What is it like to warm up one such engine? Toasty.
After owning a host of the usual track rats, including an Elise, an Exige, an Atom, and a Westfield kit car, Dennis Palatov figured that he could improve upon the superlight track-warrior. So, he started making his own kits, including one Pikes Peak-worthy beast that accelerates from 0-60 mph in 1.8 seconds.
What’s the best way to follow up winning the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans? Winning the 100th anniversary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is pretty far up the list. That’s what Porsche 919 driver Romain Dumas did a week after Le Mans, and his bone-shakingly rough PPIHC onboard video is simply unreal.
Two weeks after redefining my standard for batshit crazy at the Isle of Man TT, I found myself sitting at the foot of Pikes Peak, about to blast off up the hill to try to best the record for front-wheel-drive vehicles. And not kill myself in the process.
If Porsche really wanted me to test the new Macan GTS in its natural environment they’d have sent me to the mall. But here we are playing rally cars in Colorado, on a public-road-turned race course with more turns than a small intestine.
Everyone say congratulations to Jalopnik’s own Robb Holland, because at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this past weekend he and his team beat the course’s front-wheel drive record in that insane-looking Audi TTRS.
Blake Fuller’s Tesla Model S is being called “the fastest production electric vehicle” to ever race the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb after finishing the event with an impressive sub-12 minute time. I’m not sure if it’s really “production” at this point, but it’s undoubtedly quick.
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.
Once again, Jeff Zwart’s flame-spitting turbocharged Porsche 911 GT3 Cup tackled one of the most beautiful places on earth: Pikes Peak. This year, Zwart aimed for a feat only 12 drivers had ever done in the 99 years of the 12.42-mile Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: a sub-10-minute time up the mountain.
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…
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.
What’s that you say? Porsche doesn’t make a turbo 911 GT3? That’s true — Jeff Zwart did.
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.
Rhys Millen and his all-electric eO PP03 set a new record at Pikes Peak this year, running to the summit in 9:07.022 and beating out Monster Tajima by over 20 seconds. But the combination of speed and silence in this on-board video of his balls-out run is downright tranquil compared to the rest of the field.
At first glimpse at the paddocks, it looks like a crazy prototype that’s way past its glory days. Then, they push the start button, end everything changes.
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.
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. [UPDATE]
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.