Porsche wants Pikes Peak record for production vehicles

Porsche wants Pikes Peak record for production vehicles

With the more standard version of the 911 Turbo S, the Porsche Bentley wants to take record time for production cars at the Pikes Peak Hillclimb.

Motor racing driver David Donner wants to restore the best time of production cars in the famous climbing mountain on Pikes Peak in 2022. For a trip to the skies in the new best time, Donner relies on the lightweight Porsche 911 Turbo S. In early 2014, Donner was able to set the best time in the series class in the 911 generation Turbo S 991 with a time of 10: 26.896 minutes. Since 2019 it has stood for 10 minutes and 18.488 seconds – set by Rhys Millen in the Bentley Continental GT.

A light package should help

The 4,301-meter-tall climbers are Porsche collector Jim Edwards – who also owns a car – and Pete Stout, editor of 000 magazine, a quarter of Porsche brand friends. Stout then also contributes to the special design of the Porsche 911, which has the slogan “Print Isn’t Dead” as its theme.

911 itself remains quite standard, with the exception of a light construction package that was also ordered, which reduces weight by 36 kg. It is only installed for mountaineering use as much as possible. The 3.7-liter biturbo box produces 650 hp and produces 800 Nm of torque. It completes the race from zero to 100 km / h in 2.7 seconds. The top speed is 330 km / h.

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With a set record, Donner would like to add a fourth of three Pikes Peak wins that he has already won at Porsche. Edwards is always happy when people enjoy Porsche models: “Whether it’s a race or a show, it’s always fun to see amazed kids wanting to look at cars. They recognize Porsche for the first time.” and Stout accompanies the entire record trial and its journal.

On June 26, 2022 the 100th edition of Pikes Peak International Mountain Ride will take place. The full record on the mountain is 7: 57.148 minutes, set by Romain Dumas in the VW ID R Pikes Peak electric race in 2018.

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Race driver David Donner, Porsche collector Jim Edwards and publisher Pete Stout want to show together how powerful the classic Porsche 911 Turbo S is. In Donner’s hands, the 911 is set to set a record of production vehicles on Pikes Peak hill in 2022.