Pikes Peak

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. The race is on the FIA International Events Calendar and has featured competition from United States rally sanctioning body SCCA ProRally in 2004 and Rally America in 2005. It has taken place since 1916, making it the second oldest motorsport event in the United States of America. It is currently contested by a variety of classes of cars, trucks, motorcycles and quads. There are often numerous new classes tried and discarded year-to-year. On average there are 150 competitors. The race is also known as a "proving grounds" for many modern automotive technologies and is a hotbed for developers to try new, innovative ideas. The current record, set in 2012 by Rhys Millen in a highly modified Hyundai Genesis Coupe, is 9 minutes 46.164 seconds.

Video: Peugeot 208 T16 Testing at Pikes Peak International Hillclimb 2013

Video: Peugeot 208 T16 Testing at Pikes Peak International Hillclimb 2013

Nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb recently drove up the Pikes Peak hillclimb course for the very first time recently in his incredible Peugeot...

Pikes Peak Hill Climb 2013 Preview & Test Day Gallery

The Pikes Peak Hill Climb 2013 takes place on Sunday 30th of June 2013 but the event already kicks off on Monday June 25th...
Video: 2014 Range Rover Sport's Record-Setting Pikes Peak run

Video: 2014 Range Rover Sport’s Record-Setting Pikes Peak run

The 2014 Range Rover Sport recently set a new SUV benchmark when it finished the infamous Pikes Peak International Hillclimb recently in an SUV-class...

2014 Range Rover Sports Sets New Record for Pikes Peak Hill Climb

The 2014 Range Rover Sport has set a new record for a production-standard Sport Utility Vehicle at the 2013 Pikes Peak Car and Motorcycle...
Video: Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak Readies at Mont Ventoux

Video: Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak Readies at Mont Ventoux

In preparation for the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb 2013 in just over a months’ time, Sebastien Loeb has been out testing his bespoke Peugeot...
Upgraded Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution II to Tackle Pikes Peak 2013

Upgraded Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution II to Tackle Pikes Peak 2013

After storming home in second place for the electric vehicle class at the Pikes Peak international Hillclimb 2012, Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV Evolution has undergone a...
Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak Revealed With Red Bull Livery

Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak Revealed With Red Bull Livery

After only having previously seen sporting an all-black and silver paint scheme, the official racing livery for Sebastien Loeb’s Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak...
All-Electric Latvian DriveEO PP01 to Contest Pikes Peak International Hillclimb 2013

All-Electric Latvian DriveEO PP01 to Contest Pikes Peak International Hillclimb 2013

With the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb 2013 edging ever closer, more and more participants are being showcased and teased and the latest prospective entrant...
Video: Sebastien Loeb Drives the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak car

Video: Sebastien Loeb Drives the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak car

Despite being the better part of two months away from kicking off, hype for the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb 2013 is building with this...
Toyota EV P002 Returning to Pikes Peak 2013 to Defend Electric car Title

Toyota EV P002 Returning to Pikes Peak 2013 to Defend Electric car Title

After setting a new record for electric sports cars up the infamous Pikes Peak International Hillclimb last year, the Toyota EV P002 Toyota Motorsport...

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