Ford’s latest hill climb monster to race to the clouds – FORD SuperVan vs. PIKES PEAK – packs a 1,400-horsepower payload.
Known to motorsport fans as “The Race to the Clouds,” the legendary Pikes Peak International Hillclimb sees competitors take on 12.5 miles of twisting mountain road with menacingly-named corners like Bottomless Pit, Ragged Edge and the Devil’s Playground.
Ford has been racing its vehicles to the top of Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains since the first organized event back in 1916 – but for the 101st running earlier this year, Ford decided to go in a completely new direction.
Ford entered an electric Transit van, dubbed SuperVan 4.2 to challenge the world in the Devil’s Playground. The FORD SuperVan vs. PIKES PEAK racecar blends 1,400 horsepower of high-tech electric power, born from three electric motors; body inspired by Ford Pro’s latest E-Transit Custom van.
Ford’s update of the crowd-wowing Pro Electric SuperVan 4.0 that debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022, but fresh from an 880-pound weight reduction and super-charged with an enhanced battery and electric motors. It’s also had an aerodynamic redesign to create two tons of downforce at approximately 150 miles per hour for maximum cornering grip.
With racing driver Romain Dumas – holder of the record for the fastest-ever Pikes Peak hillclimb – strapped into the driver’s seat, Ford is ready to race into the sky.
Watch the FORD SuperVan vs. PIKES PEAKvideo to discover how this epic adventure unfolded: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-e&q=Ford+SuperVan+4.2+video#fpstate=ive&vld=cid:0b02ea15,vid:5i6XNPX67tE,st:0