This Is What It's Like To Strap Your Face To The Bumper Up Pikes Peak

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.

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Greg Tracy ended up setting the pole with a time of 3:48.208, and beyond the sheer sense of extreme speed, it almost sounds like Tracy's piloting an alternate dimension Crown Vic cruiser, between the whine of the electric motor and the siren warning people that 450 kW of rage is coming towards them.

Pikes Peak is this weekend, and it's already nuts.

DISCUSSION

pyrrhic
Reborn Pyrrhic

Really? Is that stupid syren the best they could come up with? Why not a steadier sound which frequency modulates according to the car's speed, the frequency and volume getting higher as the speed cars higher? That would be closer to what an internal combustion car does, and would seem more natural to observers. I can't imagine how annoying it must be to drive this car.