Got an interest in the Pikes Peak hill climb? I’ve put together a few videos from through the decades featuring everything from a gymkhana truck to the uber-powerful Suzuki Escudo..
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), also known as The Race to the Clouds, is an annual automobile and motorcycle hillclimb to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado, USA. The track measures 12.42 miles (19.99 km) over 156 turns, climbing 4,720 ft (1,440 m) from the start at Mile 7 on Pikes Peak Highway, to the finish at 14,110 ft (4,300 m), on grades averaging 7%. It used to consist of both gravel and paved sections, however as of August 2011, the highway is fully paved and as a result all subsequent runnings will be on tarmac from start to finish. (source: wikipedia)
2103 – Sébastien Loeb Test 208 T16 Pikes Peak
2012 Race Semi Gymkhana Drift Truck Size Matters – This video shows the amazing talent and commitment it takes to pilot a 10,000 lbs. Semi Truck with 2400 twin turbocharged horsepower up an extremely steep and narrow mountain road. Mike’s time to the top was the 27th fastest time to the summit and was a jaw dropping experience to all who witnessed the Semi streaking up the mountain.
Suzuki Escudo – Twin-Turbo, All-wheel Drive, 150 mph Suzuki SX4
Monster Sport Super 86
2011 – Porsche 911 GT2 RS Record Climb
1988 – Ari Vatanen Onboard in the 405 T16 Peugeot
1990 – Peugeot 405 T16
Audi Sport Quattro S1
Pikes Peak Highway (start)
Pikes Peak highway (summit)
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