Sebastien Loeb has set an astonishing new record at the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. And when we say ‘set a new record’, we mean torpedoing last year’s 9m 46.181s time to such an extent, Rhys Millen may not even bother turning up next year. Loeb torched through the mountain in just 8m 13.878s.
When we spoke to Sebastien Loeb before his Pikes Peak run, he hoped to take more than 45 seconds off the previous record. Well today he did, and a lot more than that. He reached the summit in an astonishing time of 8m 13.878s – a minute and a half under the previous record and […]
That’s it. Practice is over. And we’re quite thankful as it means both us, and the drivers can get some sleep. As Pikes Peak is a public road, practice takes place in the silly, silly hours of the morning. Everyone needs to be on the mountain for 3am and off it for 8.30am so tourists […]
Shortly after the fourth and final practice day of the 91st race to the clouds, Sebastien Loeb set another unprecedented time on the top section of the hill. Starting at 12,780ft and finishing at 14,110ft, this final section is a crucial one. It’s the fastest but also the most restricting for cars, as the air […]
Last summer TopGear.com braved altitude sickness, ridiculously early starts and an outrageous consumption of Cheetos that tattooed our fingers and lips orange to bring you coverage from the world’s greatest hill climbing event: Pikes Peak. And this year we’re back.