Back By Popular Demand ! This is how you do the Pikes Peak Hill Climb.
I can tell you that there isn’t a video out there that really portrays just how narrow and sphincter puckering this road is at the posted speed limit of around 25 mph or less.
Block is clearly breaking a speed limit in his 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn.
This time the trusty Hoonicorn has some mods made because at 14,000 feet humans get lightheaded and dizzy.
In fact, there is full time paramedic staff at the summit of Pikes Peak solely to hand out oxygen to the lowlanders who try and make the trek up the mountain.
This means your car is massively down on power as well. Block and his team strapped a couple large turbos to Hoonicorn and ran the car on methanol for this event.
At the halfway point of the climb when you see Block doing donuts around the helicopter and that little guard shack, that is where the park rangers do a brake check to be sure your brakes aren’t getting too hot to stop you from plummeting off the mountain on your trek back down.
They routinely make people park in the lot where the helicopter is to cool their brakes for safety.
Block is literally feet from death in much of this video, just watch and see. Too bad they didn’t make a real full speed time run up the mountain, I’d like to know how Block and the Hoonicorn compare to the event racers.
Track | Propellers - Midnight kiss (ATTAR! Remix)