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Tesla (dis)charging to victory on Pikes Peak?

On the 100th anniversary of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, can a Tesla set a new record on what’s considered one of the world’s most dangerous races? Race car driver and serial entrepreneur Blake Fuller will take the wheel in the modified stock version of the Tesla Model S, the first time the world’s best-selling electric... Show More Summary

Someone Is Finally Racing A Tesla Model S Up Pikes Peak

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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. Read more...

Tesla Model S will run up Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Tesla Model S electric sedan will race for the first time in the 12.4-mile Colorado mountain race. Continue reading Tesla Model S will run up Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Tesla Model S will run up Pikes Peak International Hill Climb originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 20 May 2016 13:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Tesla Model S to tackle Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Electric cars have proven to be the weapon of choice for many tackling the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in recent years. In fact, last year’s overall winner was powered solely by a battery and electric motor. The air gets thinner the higher you go up and this has a detrimental effect on the performance of internal combustion cars. It’s why...

Land Use Study Could Build Harmony Between Colorado Bases, Neighbors

Friction between the Pikes Peak region's five military bases and neighbor could be eased by a study aimed at influencing future land use decisions, leaders say.

Audi's "Jack" autonomous car becomes a kind, courteous driver

Over the years, Audi's piloted driving fleet has pushed autonomous driving forward with such feats as a Pikes Peak ascent and a Hockenheim lap. Audi's latest piloted driving accomplishment isn't quite so flashy, but it promises to be more important for everyday driving. Show More Summary

Free Comic Book Day in the Library!

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is always the first Saturday in May, and there are so many fun programs and activities that can be done to celebrate! At Pikes Peak Library District, we have joined forces with our local comic book store, Escape Velocity, to organize great events throughout the district. Show More Summary

Airborne Fire Fighters Gather for Training at Peterson Air Force Base

Two enormous wildfires made Pikes Peak region residents grew painfully aware of what C-130 aircraft look like.

Bigfoot Fridays

Colorado is home to a lot of wildlife. But Friday, visitors to Pikes Peak caught a glimpse of a mysterious creature that’s rarely spotted. “Some visitors have spotted a brown creature going back and forth in the woods, kind of in this general area here,” said Brenda Wilson, a ranger on Pikes Peak Highway.

DiRT Rally now available for consoles

DiRT Rally is out today for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This release brings seven extra cars (Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, Renault 5 Turbo, Renault Alpine A110, Opel Corsa Super 1600, Peugeot 207 S1600, Renault Clio S1600, Mini Classic Rallycross), also for the PC version. Launch trailer and screens inside.

Health Report Credits Fort Carson for Letting Soldiers Sleep In

A Fort Carson physical training plan that tangled traffic in the Pikes Peak region gained plaudits from Army health officials in a report that measured the fitness of the force.

Honda sending two NSX racers and new EV concept to Pikes Peak

Big H will return to the Race to the Clouds, this time with a pair of new hybrid supercars and a reconfigured EV. Continue reading Honda sending two NSX racers and new EV concept to Pikes Peak Honda sending two NSX racers and new EV concept to Pikes Peak originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 13:01:00 EST. Show More Summary

Ken Block to pilot Focus RS in World Rallycross Championship, face off with Sebastien Loeb

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

The FIA-sanctioned World Rallcross Championship will be back for another season in 2016 and this year there’s even more reason to watch. It’s been confirmed that nine-time World Rally Championship winner and Pikes Peak Hill Climb record holder Sebastien Loeb will race this year. We’ve also just learned that Ken Block will be...

Air Force Academy Incident Highlights Heightened Security at Bases

A bomb-sniffing dog triggered a lockdown at the Air Force Academy's north gate Wednesday night in a false alarm that highlights ongoing heightened security at bases in the Pikes Peak region.

Victory boosts 2017 lineup with high Octane

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The path that opened when a 1,200 cc V-twin prototype racer contested the Pikes Peak hill climb last June has finally led to the long-awaited production model from Victory Motorcycles. The Octane power cruiser juggles fiery performance...Show More Summary

DiRT Rally April update adds new series, cars, gravel Pikes Peak, more

DiRT Rally will get even bigger to celebrate its release on consoles. A free DiRT Rally update has been scheduled for April 5, to coincide with the racer’s PS4 and Xbox One launch. The new content will be available on all platforms, making it a nice bonus for those who bought in on Steam. The […]

The Guy Who Pushed a Peanut Up Pikes Peak—With His Nose

4 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

He had already pushed a peanut 11 miles in nine days in his hometown of Rio Hondo, Texas, and figured that a similar feat up Pikes Peak wouldn’t be that much different.

Pikes Peak's sportbike ban cripples motorcycle competition

Sportbikes have officially been banned from running in the Pikes Peak International Hill climb after two riders have been killed over the last two years. Continue reading Pikes Peak's sportbike ban cripples motorcycle competition Pikes...Show More Summary

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Just Banned Sportbikes

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) is easily the most batshit insane motorcycle race in the United States. The 12.42-mile long course is where the fastest and craziest among us go to compete against both fellow man and mountain as they ride to the top of the 14,110 foot summit. But this year, many of them won’t be allowed to compete. Read more...

Jeff Zwart's Pikes Peak Run Is The Most Beautiful, Nerve-Wracking Video Of The Year

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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. Read more...

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