Last week, we announced the arrival of the Hoonicorn V2, a flame-throwing, methanol-guzzling, twin-turbo destroyer-of-rubber capable of producing 1,400 horsepower and worldwide face melting. It’s an upgrade over the old naturally aspirated Hoonicorn from Gymkhana Seven, which left us wondering why the hell Mr. Show More Summary
Ken Block earlier in October unveiled a new twin-turbocharged version of his Hoonicorn RTR, a 1965 Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang modified to go sideways at high speeds. We now know what the rally driver needed those massive blowers for. He’s taking the Hoonicorn RTR Twin Turbo up to the thin air of Pikes Peak. No, he's not entering the...
Because 875 horsepower would never have cut it. No, seriously, it wouldn't have.
Ken Block gave us a hint of why he added twin turbos to his infamous Hoonicorn by roasting marshmallows over the turbos last week. And today he gave us the reason for adding turbos to the Hoonicorn: he’s going to drift up Pikes Peak in Colorado. Show More Summary
I have a soft spot for the Audi TT RS. And by “soft spot,” I mean I’ve had some of the best race results of my career in the last-generation motorsports version of the car, including nailing the front-wheel drive Pikes Peak record earlier this year. Show More Summary
I was born and raised as a descendant of enslaved Africans on Ute, Cheyenne and Arapaho land. I was born on the front range of the Rocky Mountains where Pike’s Peak’s massive snowcapped summit caused the sun to set 20 minutes earlier. Raised on a small family ranch with pigs, sheep and llamas, I grew […]
Pikes Peak Brewing Company has created a new beer, the Bear Creek Porter, named for the home of the greenback cutthroat trout. The porter was created to spark conversations about native trout through beer and is a cooperative mission with Cheyenne … more ?
Record-setting Tesla forsaken "for weeks" at Colorado Springs Supercharger. General Wesley Clark argues in support of ethanol at the DNC. Treehugger asks, do you lend out your EV? Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: Pikes Peak Tesla abandoned at Supercharger, Gen. Show More Summary
July 25--Officials are pushing to bring Amtrak's Southwest Chief to Pueblo, a move that would drastically reduce the drive to the train station for Pikes Peak region passengers. The station closest to Colorado Springs is nearly two hours a
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GIF via YouTube 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. Read more...
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. Read more...
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been on our bucket list for years, but somehow we never seem to make it to Colorado for the Race to the Clouds. Today, the road to the summit is completely paved, reducing (to a small degree) the inherent risk of driving it flat out. In 1965, however, […]
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After winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans just one week earlier, driver Romain Dumas headed to Pikes Peak Colorado and flew through the course in just 8:51.445 in his Norma M20 RD Limited Spec racer. The footage is shaky as hell, but still completely amazing.
Victory successfully contested the Centennial Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the electric Empulse RR and the Project 156 concept. With wins at their respective classes, Electric and Exhibition Powersports, they managed second...Show More Summary
Shutting down Pikes Peak—one of the highest paved roads in the world, and a historic road-racing venue now celebrating its 100thanniversary—is next to impossible. Even causal conversation about shutting down the 12.42-mile long road up... via JustLuxe.com
One of the Goodwood Festival of Speed's major attractions is its renowned Hillclimb, a sprint up Lord March's driveway. It might not be as challenging as, say, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, but Goodwood's paved road nonetheless attracts some of the most awe-inspiring cars in the world...like the McLaren P1 LM that smashed the record...
Everyone’s nerves are on edge due to the multitude of last minute emergency repairs. Two hours before the car was to go up the mountain for staging, the motor was torn down to the bare block to replace the head gasket that had blown during practice. Show More Summary
We spoke to expert racers Carlin Dunne and Don Canet about the challenge.