Ford SuperTruck wins Pikes Peak in a strong year for automakers

The SuperTruck run ended up being slower than the SuperVan’s though, which finished last year in 8:47.682. Ford reported that there was some unnamed technical issue during the run that brought Dumas and the SuperTruck to a complete stop on the course for a few moments. Ford estimated that it cost the run about 26 seconds. Regardless, that would still leave space between SuperTruck and the overall Pikes Peak record of under 8 minutes. That record is owned by Dumas, but behind the wheel of the VW ID.R.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

Joining Ford and Wolf Racing on the podium was Hyundai. One of its Ioniq 5 N Time Attack cars finished in 9:30.852 with Dani Sordo at the wheel. It was one of a trio of Ioniq 5 Ns that finished, one being another Time Attack car, and the other being a basically stock example. That stock example, though, apparently had a powertrain calibration specific for Pikes Peak. That roughly stock Ioniq 5 N finished 26th overall and third in the Exhibition class, which all three Hyundais participated in. Its time was 10:49.267 with Ron Zaras driving.

The fourth and final entry in the Exhibition class was the quad-motor Rivian R1T. While finishing last in class might seem disappointing, that’s not really the case. Gardner Nichols drove the Rivian up the hill in 10:53.883. That’s about 30 seconds faster than last year’s Rivian run, which is a major improvement. And being about 4.6 seconds behind a much smaller vehicle like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N isn’t too shabby either, especially as each were basically stock models. Rivian also claims the fastest production pickup truck record up the hill.

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