FACT! The Dallenbach Banks Power Pikes Peak car produces 1307bhp. But before you file that under It’ll Never Handle, have a look at this video.
It shows driver, Paul Dallenbach, hurling himself up the twisty Colorado course with surprising poise. OK, so things get a bit squirly when the tarmac disappears, but unlike most other cars in the Unlimited class, it’s rear-wheel drive.
The twin-turbocharged V8 monster’s also been built with special military tech that compensates for the 14,110ft elevation at the finish line. Up in the clouds there’s less oxygen to fund the Chevy-powered hot rod, so it uses special variable boost gubbins during the 4,4720ft ascent, which was initially developed for armored cars.
Think it’ll get to the top quicker than Rhys Millen’s Hyundai, TopGear.commers?