Pikes Peak

Monster Tajima's GoPro Suzuki SX4 Pikes Peak race car

'Monster’ Tajima Breaks 10-Minute Pikes Peak Record: Video

Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima has broken his own record for the arduous Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado, and at the same time come under the near-mythical sub-10-minute barrier of the 12.42-mile ‘Race to the Clouds’. To achieve this feat Tajima drove a highly modified Suzuki... read more

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS to be driven by Jeff Zwart

Jeff Zwart to race Porsche 911 GT2 RS at Pikes Peak Hill Climb

With 620 horsepower being channeled to the rear wheels in a chassis that weighs a tick over 3,000 pounds, it’s little wonder that the 911 GT2 RS is often voted the most... read more June 20, 2011 by

Banks Power twin-turbo Pikes Peak car

Banks Power Twin Turbo, 1,307-HP Monster To Tackle Pikes Peak: Video

Hyundai is in the process of a hard media push for its Pikes Peak efforts this year, but the PM580, as impressive and unique as it is, isn't the most interesting car to run... read more June 16, 2011 by

Rhys Millen testing the Hyundai PM580 for Pikes Peak 2011

Rhys Millen And Hyundai Prep For Pikes Peak: Video

If you had a 42,000-acre testing facility in the Mojave desert, your name would probably be Hyundai. And you'd have a New Zealander named Rhys Millen and his dad, Rod... read more June 15, 2011 by

Google autonomous Toyota Prius test vehicle

Robot Driving: First Pikes Peak, Next Nevada, Then Your Town?

Recently Google requested a waiver from lawmakers in Nevada to allow it to test its computer-driven cars on Nevada public roads. Could robotic cars be safe on everyday roads?... read more May 13, 2011 by

Google autonomous Toyota Prius test vehicle

Google Shows Us Why We All Need Robot Cars

We're pretty familiar with autonomous cars around here, and we've even been treated to a ride in one of Stanford's robots at their automotive innovation lab, which they... read more March 7, 2011 by

Stanford/Audi TTS autonomous Pikes Peak car, aka 'Shelley'

Autonomous Audi TTS Completes Pikes Peak Run Successfully

Ask Rhys Millen or Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima if they'd like a robot to take their place on the Pikes Peak rally course, and you're likely to get punched in the face. But ask... read more November 21, 2010 by

Hyundai RMR PM580 Pikes Peak hillclimb car

Video: Rhys Millen And Hyundai Attack Pikes Peak

Racing isn't always just about the driver, the car, or the team. Sometimes it's about the race itself--or in the case of Pikes Peak, the mountain. Though they set out with... read more July 13, 2010 by

Jeff Zwart drives the 911 GT3 Cup at the 2010 Pikes Peak Hillclimb

Video: Porsche Sets New Pikes Peak Class Record With 911 GT3 Cup

This year's Pikes Peak was predicted to be the fastest ever thanks to an extra 1.9 miles of paved road along the route. It didn't turn out that way for the Unlimited class... read more June 29, 2010 by

Rod Millen's Pikes Peak Celica

Video: Behind The Scenes With The RMR PM580

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) is the road-racing equivalent of the Baja 1000. There is one goal for the race: to get up the mountain in the shortest amount... read more May 26, 2010 by

Rod Millen's Pikes Peak Celica

Video Bonus Pack: Pikes Peak Insanity With Millen, Tajima, Vatanen And Rohrl

There's crazy, there's insane, then there's totally ape--Rod Millen's 1998 Toyota Tacoma Pikes Peak "truck" is definitely the latter. Pushing 1,000 horsepower from a... read more April 19, 2010 by

Hyundai RMR PM580 Pikes Peak hillclimb car

Hyundai Unveils Pikes Peak Unlimited Class PM580

Assaulting Pikes Peak with absolute speed in mind is a task best left to the extremely talented and marginally insane. Rife with thousands of feet of unprotected drop-offs... read more April 19, 2010 by

Walter Röhrl and his Audi Sport quattro S1.

20 years since Audi Sport quattro S1 wins Pikes Peak

The July 11 marks the 20th anniversary of Walter Röhrl’s victory at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in his Audi Sport quattro S1. Röhrl, now an... read more July 12, 2007 by


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