All eyes are on Colorado this weekend, as the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb will be taking place. Companies are aggressively jockeying for position at the event, with Mitsubishi securing the title of official safety vehicle for the 2013 event with the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV. But the higher-profile designation of official pace car goes to the 2014 Range Rover Sport.
Tomorrow will be the 91st running of the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. A legendary test of endurance, driver skill, and sheer nerve, with unprotected corners on the edge of drop-offs, the even brings competitors from all over the world in all sorts of vehicles. Among the 157 registered competitors this year, 70 of them are cars, and 87 of them are motorcycles. Pikes Peak is 14 miles outside of Colorado Springs, and the race consists of a 12.42 mile section of road on its way to the summit.
The pace car announcement follows the 2014 Range Rover Sport’s record-breaking sub 13-minute hillclimb with racer Paul Dallenbach behind the wheel. The only reported changes to the vehicle over a stock 2014 Range Rover Sport were mandatory safety equipment such as a roll cage and five-point harness. You can watch a video documenting Dallenbach’s hillclimb in the Range Rover Sport below.
Source: Land Rover