Pikes Peak - 2015

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    Loeb shocked the hill climb world a couple years ago with a record run that will likely stand for some time. Now this ... an electric powered car took top honors for 2015. :eek6:

    Rhys Millen wins Pikes Peak under all-electric power (autoblog.com)
    There's a beautiful gallery avail at the link ^ above (click full screen :Thumbsup: ).
     
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    Here's the ride-along with Millen.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMjsAMlXGBI"]Rhys Millen - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    After that eerie electric run, here's a fire breather (Dallenbach).

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku-MdvViWwY"]Paul Dallenbach - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Very eerie
     
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    Listen to Millen's interview (at 9:30). He was expecting to go 30 seconds faster, but lost power to the rear wheels half way through the run. Half of the run was FWD!
     
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    On one hand you won't loose power to elevation. On the other it's just wrong to have racing with no noise.
     
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    Electric race cars winning races oh my. The world as we know it is changing fast.

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    An electric car winning Pikes Peak makes sense to me. No power loss as it gains altitude. That has always been a problem for internal combustion engines.

    Congrats to Rhys & his team for winning in their slot car.
     
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    Here's another electric. Nobuhiro 'Monster' Tajima's quickest run.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVCHrOalctw"]TEAM APEV with MONSTER SPORT PIKES PEAK 2015 Finals - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Dammit. My stroker gets here tomorrow, and it's already obsolete.
     
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    Jeff Zwart, Time Attack 1 Class 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 1st Place with a time of 9:46.243 - driving his Porsche GT3 Cup Turbo - Hill Climb Special as prepared by BBI Autosport

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeOF22avmh8"]Jeff Zwart- Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2015 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    After watching that, I need a towel.
     
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    like listening to fingers across a chalk board... for 10min. Awesome. :frown5:
     
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    This is the sort of thing that makes me almost wish I still had cable.

     

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