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Pikes Peak Hill Climb Toyota Mitsubishi Place Electric Cars In Top 10

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Pikes Peak Hill Toyota, Mitsubishi Place Cars In Top 10

Over the weekend, the Pikes Peak International Climb took place, cars and drivers to the limit on the course.

For years, the event has dominated by purpose-built gasoline-powered climb cars, but at this event two all-electric cars in the top 10 overall.

Rescheduled to August devastating wildfires in Colorado the event from happening in as originally planned, this event welcomed seven race cars to the 156-turn

Winning the electric car category and sixth overall was the TMG EVP002, by Toyota Motorsport and driven by Nutahara.

With two powerful capable of producing 350 kilowatts of and 664 pound-feet of torque, the EVP002 set a new lap of 10 minutes, 15.38 seconds

seconds behind was the custom-built i-Miev Evolution. driven by Masuoka. Rebuilt after it during the first practice the lightweight race car came in 8th overall.


Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution during Pikes Peak

While six of the entrants in the electric car were driving custom-built cars, one car — a 2012 i driven by Beccy Gordon was stock.

Averaging 47.44 mph as it climbed the ft course, Gordon set a time of 15 and 10 seconds.

Sadly however, not all the cars which entered finished the course.

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Monster in the Sport E-RUNNER electric Peak car.

Despite impressive practice sessions placed Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ first in his class, he was forced to after less than a after smoke started to in his car.

“I saw smoke coming out from the and I had no choice but to stop the car so it wouldn’t get any said Tajima. “I am very because my team and I have put a effort to get where we are today,” he adding that he will be next year to attempt the again.

While Monster was unsuccessful in the actual race, is some footage of his car tackling the part of the course in a practice before a red-flag halts his

Watch it, and let us know in the Comments if passing within inches of a mountain drop in an electric car leave you excited, or petrified.

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