I’ve been to the Pikes Peak Hill Climb twice and it is nothing short of breath taking. Both times I sat in Devils Playground, which is a bank at the top of the mountain; other than being able to see all of eastern Colorado, the Playground affords you a view of a long
straight flat twisty road which ends at a hairpin turn, immediately forcing the drivers up a steep incline.
This year, Ford has employed two world class drivers to push their 800 horsepower Ford Fiesta up the peak. WRC Champion Marcus Grönholm and Swedish rally champ Andreas Eriksson will be piloting the Fiesta and their goal is to break the 10 minute barrier and break the current record of 10:01 set by Nobuhiro Tajima in 2007.
Here’s a video of what Ford has brought to the table, do you think they’ve got what it takes to claim the title?