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Volkswagen Makes History at Pikes Peak with All-Electric Car

Volkswagen Makes History at Pikes Peak with All-Electric Car

The highly-anticipated race has come and gone, and Volkswagen made sure it was one to remember.  At the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday, Romain Dumas drove the all-electric I.D. R Pikes Peak right into the record books. With his 7:57 time, not only did he break the previous record for electric vehicles, but […]

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Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak is Light and Electric

Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak is Light and Electric

When it comes to hill climbs, being light is key, and every ounce matters when it comes to braking and accelerating through turns at an altitude of 14,115 feet above sea level. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2018 is set to take place on June 24 in Colorado Springs and Volkswagen has designed the […]

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Acura NSX-Inspired EV Concept to Race at Upcoming Pikes Peak Event

Acura NSX-Inspired EV Concept to Race at Upcoming Pikes Peak Event

On June 26th, the 2017 Acura NSX supercar will make its North American racing debut at the 100th anniversary of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. In total, two Acura NSX hybrids will be competing in the event’s Time Attack 1 and 2 classes. Also, Acura will be running a new NSX-inspired prototype in […]

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Robert Walker to Return to Pikes Peak in Mackin FR-S

Robert Walker to Return to Pikes Peak in Mackin FR-S

After months of training and preparation, drivers are almost ready to take on the 93rd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb—a challenging race that puts competitors’ skills to the max. The course winds along 12.5 miles of mountainous road on Colorado’s Pikes Peak, ending at the mountain’s summit which stands 14,110 feet above […]

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Honda Expanding Sponsorship of 2015 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Honda Expanding Sponsorship of 2015 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

For the third consecutive year, Honda is sponsoring the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the legendary “Race to the Clouds” that will have its 93rd running on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Honda vehicles will be participating in the event in both the automotive and powersports categories, with the Japanese automaker also working with race […]

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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Cadillac ELR Could Be a Thing

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Cadillac ELR Could Be a Thing

We’ve seen a lot of cool auto projects on KickStarter and other fundraising platforms recently. Specific to KickStarter were the Carpool Deville and the iceScreen Magnetic Ice Shield, while the Solar (Freakin’) Roadways project used Indiegogo. The newest project we’ve spotted is a Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Cadillac ELR prototype. Related: Cadillac XT5 Spy […]

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Mitsubishi Races to 1-2 Finish at 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Mitsubishi Races to 1-2 Finish at 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Mitsubishi raced to an impressive 1-2 finish in the Electric Vehicle division of the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Six-time PPIHC motorcycle champion Greg Tracy and two-time Dakar Rally winner Hiroshi Masuoka took their MiEV Evolution III all-electric prototype racecars to the finish line before any other competitor, with Tracy finishing a mere 2.4 […]

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Honda, AMA Bring AirFence Soft Barriers to Pikes Peak

Honda, AMA Bring AirFence Soft Barriers to Pikes Peak

This year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will no doubt be a thrilling spectacle, but it will also be just a bit safer thanks to a collaboration between Honda and the American Motorcyclist Association to bring the AirFence soft barrier system to the 92nd running of the world famous event. If the addition of these […]

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Ken Gushi Will Drive GReddy Racing FR-S at Pikes Peak

Ken Gushi Will Drive GReddy Racing FR-S at Pikes Peak

Scion has enlisted the services of vet driver Ken Gushi to pilot the GReddy Racing FR-S at the 92nd annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday. If Gushi’s name sounds familiar to Pikes Peak fans, that’d be because he won the 2013 Exhibition Auto Class at the wheel of a Lexus ISF CCS-R. This […]

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Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III to Run 2014 Pikes Peak

Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III to Run 2014 Pikes Peak

For a third year in a row, Mitsubishi will be competing in the Electric Modified Division of the Pikes Peak. This year, they will be racing to the clouds in a pair of MiEV Evolution III racecars that promise to continue to take the second-oldest race in the United States in a brand new direction. […]

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Honda Returns to Pikes Peak as Sponsor and Competitor

Honda Returns to Pikes Peak as Sponsor and Competitor

The Pikes Peak Hill Climb is an exciting time for all car enthusiasts. This challenging course pushes vehicles and drivers to their limit as they climb 4,720 feet over 12.42 miles. It’s no wonder the race has earned the nickname “The Race to the Clouds.” Honda has announced that it would not only be participating […]

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Paris Pollution Peaks, Brings New Car Ban

Paris Pollution Peaks, Brings New Car Ban

The city of Paris has once again initiated a partial ban on cars driving within the city in the face of “red-alert” levels of pollution. The city hall has said that the air pollution, which has grown much worse since November 30th, poses a significant risk to residents’ health, and lays the blame for the […]

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Volkswagen to Dissolve Racing Division

Volkswagen to Dissolve Racing Division

Volkswagen’s continuing dedication to its vision for an all-electric future has been well documented. 2020 saw the long-awaited launch of the ID.4, and more vehicles in the ID. family are set to release over the next few years. VW’s ambitious goals, while certainly achievable, are expected to come with a hefty price tag. With this […]

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Volkswagen to Develop High-Performance EVs

Volkswagen to Develop High-Performance EVs

Who doesn’t love a sleek and stylish high-performance vehicle? For drivers who love faster speeds, greater torque, and enhanced maneuverability, a performance vehicle can turn any road trip into an adventure. When most enthusiasts think of performance, electric vehicles aren’t typically top of mind. However, Volkswagen has its sights set on challenging this convention by […]

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4 Breathtaking Scenic Drives in Colorado

4 Breathtaking Scenic Drives in Colorado

Colorado is famous for its awe-inspiring geography. Here are four scenic drives you won’t want to miss if you’re planning a future road trip in the Centennial State. Safer Journeys: Learn more about the 2020 Equinox model’s Top Safety Pick award Trail Ridge Road If you’re looking for panoramic views of Rocky Mountain National Park, […]

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Can a Crossover Beat the Toyota Supra at the Race Track?

Can a Crossover Beat the Toyota Supra at the Race Track?

Crossovers are selling like hotcakes around the world, and one of their professed qualities is that they combine the agility and performance of sedans with the utility of SUVs. But can crossovers really match sedans when it comes to speed and driving pleasure? To answer this question in its latest video, The Fast Lane Car […]

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Road Trip Pit Stops: 4 Haunted Destinations in Colorado

Road Trip Pit Stops: 4 Haunted Destinations in Colorado

The Centennial State is a delightful location to visit in the fall, if you want to witness the rugged lanscape change color as the yellow aspens turn to bright gold. It’s also the perfect setting to experience the paranormal. Get your Halloween on when you road-trip to these four eery sites in Colorado.  In with […]

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Volkswagen Prototype ID. R Sets New Electric Nürburgring Record

Volkswagen Prototype ID. R Sets New Electric Nürburgring Record

June 3 was a historic day for Volkswagen at the iconic Nordschleife track of Nürburgring. The fully electric Volkswagen ID. R prototype racecar set a new electric vehicle record, making it the fastest emission-free lap of all time. Educational Savings: Learn more about the Volkswagen College Grad Program The all-electric ID. R was able to […]

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