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Battery power wins! and they can only get better.

https://en.wikipedia...lkswagen_I.D._R

VW built this vehicle specifically for the climb up Pikes Peak in an effort to try and break the battery powered class record of 8:57.118 set in 2016.

With a time of 7:57.148 and an average speed of 90.5 mph Romain Dumas managed to smash it.
 

It also beat Sébastian Loeb's 2013 record for the Unlimited petrol class of 8:13.878, previously the fastest time ever for any class. This is mostly in car footage it gives a better idea of speed.

 

 

https://en.wikipedia...onal_Hill_Climb


Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:21 AM

New Year, same as last year. Round consolidation, drop more customers, retire dad


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wow...that's very impressive..  The torque of an electric motor is amazing...it will rip your face off !!


Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:49 AM

B.L.T.H ....Brake late, Turn hard


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Sad times. Imagine going to the speedway and not having the V8s thump ya chest as they go past.

 

Theres a few electric drag vehicles doing the circuit atm. Yes they are fast but ...just but...


Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:22 AM

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^ agree, bring back the old days

Pikes Peak Hill Climb 1957 'No Margin For Error' they were going hard on unsealed road with real speedway cars.

…the point is in the old days it was raced on a dirt track

 

in 1957

the old blokes in USAC Indy 'race specials' made it up in 14:11 minutes

and dodgy 'showroom' model still made it to the top on a micro budget in a time of 15:39 minutes


Posted 01 December 2018 - 05:38 PM

New Year, same as last year. Round consolidation, drop more customers, retire dad


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Still weren’t big on guard rails in 1988
This is pretty frightening

https://m.youtube.co...eJLs&autoplay=1
Posted 01 December 2018 - 09:47 PM

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Sad times. Imagine going to the speedway and not having the V8s thump ya chest as they go past.
 
Theres a few electric drag vehicles doing the circuit atm. Yes they are fast but ...just but...

Yes... battery power is a bit like kissing your sister.. it’s just not the same
Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:10 PM

B.L.T.H ....Brake late, Turn hard


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Still weren’t big on guard rails in 1988
This is pretty frightening
https://m.youtube.co...eJLs&autoplay=1

Love watching that... engines gets rung out at full noise. It gave me a stiffy
Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:19 PM

B.L.T.H ....Brake late, Turn hard


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The bit at 3.50 where he points it over the edge to set up the corner, yeah nah
Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:37 PM

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This is worth the waste of your time (54 minutes) - if you can put up with American commentators and those early doco/pørno music soundtracks


Posted 02 December 2018 - 03:35 PM

New Year, same as last year. Round consolidation, drop more customers, retire dad


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Pikes Peak 2019

Information to competitors

http://ppihc.org/201...to-competitors/

 

Divisions have been reset*

http://ppihc.org/wp-...kdown-Chart.pdf

 

*Previous Records - Competitors must declare a record attempt prior to Tech Inspection and meet all competition rules for former classes as stated in the Appendix of the 2019 PPIHC Rule Book.

The cc limit for Heavyweight Motorcycle displacement has been lifted. Electric motorcycles are now eligible to run in Heavyweight or Exhibition Powersport.

Unlimited capacity heavy bikes (minimum 851cc and a maximum of 4 cylinders)

 

Electric heavyweight motorcycles, the thought boggles my mind.

 

2202. Safety – In addition to those areas addressed in Section 2200, each vehicle and rider must adhere to safety regulations spelled out in Section 1000 – Motorcycle Safety and Construction. Any electric powered motorcycle must be fitted with an audio WARNING system that produces a CONSTANT audio warning at a minimum of 120 decibels being measured three feet from the vehicle. Audio warning systems must be activated at all times while on the course.NO EXCEPTIONS.

2019 Rule Book

http://ppihc.org/wp-...C-Rule-Book.pdf

June is so far away


Posted 04 January 2019 - 09:57 PM

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