Hyundai electric record in the Pikes Peak

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The most famous mountain climb and demanding world, this year has fulfilled its edition 100 and to commemorate this date, the winner of 2015, Rhys Millen New Zealand, It proposed a new challenge: down for the first time in the history of nine minutes with an electric vehicle.

Hyundai eo PP 100 récord eléctrico 1Hyundai wanted to help you with your Hyundai Project Ioniq program and a real “airplane”, and the PP100, a racing car racing with four-wheel drive and zero emissions designed exclusively for climbing mountains.

This program demonstrates the commitment that the Korean company is making the industry sustainable mobility, as evidenced by the launch of the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell, the first fuel cell vehicle mass marketed worldwide, or the new Hyundai Ioniq, a revolutionary model in a single platform offers three solutions for efficient mobility: hybrid, and hybrid electric plug. A unique innovation in the world.

Hyundai eo PP 100 récord eléctrico 2As we can see in this video, Millen's team worked very hard in recent weeks, both night and day, to get the coveted world record in the 100th anniversary of the event which is held in the state of Colorado, EE.UU. After months of preparation, set-up and testing, everything was ready for the New Zealand will face the ultimate challenge with the added pressure of not committing any fault. And he did not commit. With an aggressive driving and accurate, champion 2015 he managed to stop the clock in 8,57.118, the best time ever achieved in this test an electric car.

Hyundai eo PP 100 récord eléctrico 3E0 PP100 Millen piloted by bringing electrification to a new level within the automotive world. Seven electric motors powered by a lithium-ion 50 kWh capacity, Four-wheel drive, power 1.190 kW (equivalent to 1.595 CV), a monstrous by 2.520 Nm and weighing just 1.218 kilos, This racing car is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 260 km / h without breaking a sweat. Compared to the car that competed in Millen 2015, this year's version adds 228 CV y 60 nm extras, but with an additional weight of just 50 kg.

During the climb to Pikes Peak, E0 PP100 rolled at an average speed of 140 km/h. And is that in less than nine minutes, the car was able to travel the 19.983 meters separating off target, one buzzard tour with a total of 156 curves requiring maximum performance both mechanical and pilots. To this we must add a drop of nothing more and nothing less than 1.435 meters, causing the combustion engine vehicles lost in transit around 30% Power.

The video will not disappoint:

Adrián Osés, Locos Engine.

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Author: Adrián Osés Motorsport enthusiast and Engineering, founder and editor of Mad Engine.