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.
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.
Giving us further proof that Acuras look far better in race spec than in Grandpa-spec, Acura released this pretty picture of an ILX that they plan to reveal at the New York International Auto Show alongside their flagship NSX supercar. Behold, this is the endurance racer they're taking to the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. »
Ah, the 50's. Men were men, videos all sounded like they were narrated through a carnival megaphone, and Chevy was starting to sell more trucks with four-wheel-drive. GM was so fired up to prove their off-road prowess that they took a couple pickups bushwhacking all the way up Pike's Peak.… »
Experienced hillclimber, filmmaker and Porsche aficionado Jeff Zwart recently competed in the 2014 Pikes Peak hllclimb in a Porsche GT3 Cup Turbo. Watch from the top of his helmet as Zwart completes one of his runs, hitting speeds of over 140 mph. »
Pikes Peak is one of the most intense hillclimbs in the world, with cars charging up a giant mountain while they peer over even more terrifying drops. So this is what it's like when you strap your face to the bumper of the 600-horsepower all-electric Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III. »
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is home to some of the most extreme racing in the world. And some of the most extreme weather, as this motorcycle falling out of the clouds proves. »
Rejoice, ye fans of mad motorsport! In just under two weeks the toughest hill climb in the country will once again kick off to determine who out there is the fastest of the rubber room fugitives, the quickest of the window-licking insane. Over 70 cars are registered to attempt the fastest time up the terrifying… »