If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like driving a gigantic cordless power tool on four wheels to over 14,000 feet above sea level, then this video should give you a pretty good idea. Here we ride along with Rhys Millen on board his one-megawatt...Show More Summary
We catch up with the men behind the two fastest car at Pikes Peak 2015, both of which happen to be electric, and get some engineering insight. Continue reading Meet the two fastest cars at Pikes Peak 2015 Meet the two fastest cars at Pikes Peak 2015 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:00:00 EST. Show More Summary
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
All-around fast driver and New Zealander Rhys Millen had roughly 20 miles of experience behind the wheel of his Latvian-made eO electric race car before Sunday’s race. That apparently didn’t matter as he piloted the first electric car to an overall win at the 93rd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday. Show More Summary
At the conclusion of this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Mercedes-Benz issued a release claiming a new record: the Mercedes-Benz C250d 4MATIC was the fastest production diesel to ever make it from base camp to summit. Driven...Show More Summary
Unencumbered by the effects of altitude, EVs are coming into their own.
You know what’s great? America. America is a great place, not because we are a nation of freedom, capitalism, and sports fans who enjoy watching football that requires the use of your hands. It’s a great place because each year, a few...Show More Summary
Sunday saw the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb get underway in nearly perfect conditions, and surprisingly this year the overall winner was an electric car, the eO PP03 from Latvian engineering firm Drive eO. Behind the wheel was rally driver and Pikes Peak regular Rhys Millen, and his time of 9:07.222 not only saw him victorious overall but also a new...
After trying for a number of years, an electric vehicle has broken through to win the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This year's race was won by veteran hillclimber Rhys Millen, the Drive eO PP03 (no, that's not a typo) racer set a new record for electric cars of 9m07.222s, with Millen leading home another electric-powered entrant in second. Show More Summary
When you look at it 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. Read more...
Electric cars have taken out the top two spots at the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, with Rhys Millen's eO PP03 beating Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima's Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept_One to become the first ever all-electric winner...Show More Summary
Rhys Millen is the first person to win the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in an electric racecar. Monster Tajima followed in second, also under electric power. Continue reading Rhys Millen wins Pikes Peak under all-electric power...Show More Summary
Six Honda and Acura cars will race in this weekend’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, including an all-electric version of the Honda CR-Z. According to Honda, the heavily modified and bewinged CR-Z is an all-electric vehicle equipped with the company’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and Precision All-Wheel Steer (PAWS) systems. How many motors it […]
Rhys Millen continues to dominate in his battery-powered megawatt machine from Drive eO. "Monster" Tajima's electric beast bests the rest of the challengers. Continue reading 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Practice Day 4 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Practice Day 4 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:57:00 EST. Show More Summary
Lexus has revealed the sporty race car that it will task with tackling he Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this weekend. Not to be confused with the RC F GT3, he all-new RC F GT concept car loses around 800 lb (363 kg) when compared...Show More Summary
Tragedy has struck the 93rd Pikes Peak International Hill Climb when 39-year old rider Carl Sorensen was killed after losing control of his bike close to the summit of the mountain course. Local reports indicate that Sorensen was on one of the last left-hander turns close to the end of the route when he lost control of his Ducati 848 Superbike. Show More Summary
Honda’s HPD ARX-04b LMP2 prototype set to climb Pikes Peak this weekend has withdrawn from the annual event. The ARX’s withdrawal comes after a turbocharger failure created extensive damage to the prototype’s engine, GTSpirit reports, preventing it and IndyCar driver Justin Wilson from practicing Tuesday and Wednesday. Show More Summary
If you're driving to the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado, it might behoove you to get an electric car. The post Electrics Are Your Best Bet on This Brutal Mountain Track appeared first on WIRED.
The 99th anniversary of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) will see a dedicated mobile app for the event available for the first time. Developed by KS Technologies (KST) and available for mobile devices running Apple’s iOS...Show More Summary