Hillclimb News

Ken Block reveals Porsche Hoonipigasus 911 with 1,400bhp

Ken Block will race the twin-turbo AWD monster at Pikes Peak next month.

The outrageous mountain-climbers that became Pikes Peak legends

From Bigfoot to Le Mans-influenced racers, via Group B-derived leviathans, Pikes Peak has allowed some terrifying spectres to be unleashed. The latest in our Monsters of Motorsport series looks at the most outlandish machines to prove their worth on the famous hillclimb.

Wild Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak packs over 750bhp

Bentley is preparing to run a Continental GT3 in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the goal to set a new record in the Time Attack 1 class.

Champion Racing unveils Pikes Peak hillclimb Porsche

The Le Mans 24 Hours-winning Champion Racing team has unveiled the car with which it will end a 12-season absence from competition in next month's Pikes Peak hillclimb.

Pikes Peak bans motorbikes from taking part in 2020 hillclimb

Organisers of the world-famous Pikes Peak International Hillclimb have ruled that next year’s event will not include motorbikes while “analysis for long-term viability is conducted”.

Electric VW breaks Heidfeld’s 20-year old Goodwood record

The Volkswagen ID.R electric prototype has broken the 20-year-old record set by a McLaren Formula 1 car for the fastest run up the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb.

Volkswagen guns for outright Goodwood record with electric ID.R

Volkswagen aims to break the 20-year-old Formula 1-established overall Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb record with its updated ID.R electric prototype, says its motorsport boss Sven Smeets.


Motorbike racer Carlin Dunne killed in Pikes Peak Hillclimb crash

Four-time Pikes Peak Hillclimb motorbike class winner Carlin Dunne was killed in Sunday’s 97th edition of the race. He was 36.

Dunlop confirmed for S100, misses Pikes Peak after rally injury

Multiple Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop will return to the Isle of Man’s Southern 100 races in a fortnight's time, despite suffering a “serious” injury in a Rally Donegal crash that will mean he misses this weekend’s Pikes Peak Hillclimb in the USA.

VW’s electric Pikes Peak star to take on ‘Road to Heaven’

The all-electric Volkswagen ID. R will take on a new challenge in September when Romain Dumas, who last year smashed the outright record at Pikes Peak, will drive Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road in China, known locally as the ‘Road to Heaven’.

Top Stories of 2018, #20: Electric VW shatters Pikes Peak record

Motorsport.com begins its annual countdown of the biggest stories in racing with a look back to a milestone achieved at one of America’s oldest events.

Volkswagen I.D. R won't return to Pikes Peak

Volkswagen Motorsport director Sven Smeets has confirmed the Pikes Peak record-smashing I.D. R could be developed for new projects next season – but the car won't be going back to Colorado to defend its title.

The next peak for Volkswagen to conquer Prime

The next peak for Volkswagen to conquer

Volkswagen returned to motorsport and smashed the Pikes Peak record. The manufacturer has proved it can develop exciting electric car technology, which it could bring to further prominence in another series in 2020.

VW I.D. R smashes Goodwood electric hillclimb record

Volkswagen’s all-electric I.D. R has smashed the official Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb record for EVs, beating the existing time by 3.5 seconds.

Pruett escapes Lexus fire at Goodwood

Sportscar racing veteran Scott Pruett escaped unharmed from a fire at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday that engulfed his Lexus RCF GT3.

Porsche declined shot at McLaren's Goodwood record

Porsche turned down the chance to go for the Goodwood hillclimb record behind closed doors with its 919 Hybrid Evo prior to this weekend's Festival of Speed.

Volkswagen targets Goodwood record with Pikes Peak car

Volkswagen has entered the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb with its all-electric I.D. R that smashed Sebastien Loeb’s outright Pikes Peak record last month.

The electrifying story of VW's Pikes Peak assault

After departing the WRC at the end of 2016, Volkswagen concentrated on customer racing projects. Last Sunday it made a record-breaking return to factory competition - but that wasn't its first aim at Pikes Peak.

Dumas shatters Pikes Peak record in electric VW

Volkswagen’s electric I.D. R has smashed Sebastien Loeb’s Pikes Peak International Hillclimb record – with Romain Dumas becoming the first driver to make the 12.42-mile course in under eight minutes.

Dumas: One-shot challenge of Pikes Peak “harder” than Le Mans

Volkswagen’s Romain Dumas says the challenge of Pikes Peak Hillclimb eclipses every other event he’s contested – including the 24-hour races at Le Mans, Spa and the Nurburgring.