David Donner out to reclaim Pikes Peak report in a inventory Porsche 911 Turbo S


The 2022 Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb, scheduled for June 26, would be the a hundredth time the Race to the Clouds is held, and returning to reclaim a report can be Pikes Peak veteran David Donner.

Donner is a Colorado Springs native and has gained general at Pikes Peak on three events (1991, 2002 and 2005). He is additionally set a lot of class information, his most up-to-date being the report for manufacturing vehicles which he set in 2014 with a 991-generation 911 Turbo S.

Donner’s time was a ten:26.896, although the report was taken down in 2019 by fellow Pikes Peak veteran Rhys Millen, who set a 10:18.488 behind the wheel of a Bentley Continental GT. Now Donner is out to reclaim the report.

This time he’ll use a 992-generation Porsche 911 Turbo S, one fitted with the automotive’s obtainable Light-weight Bundle. The package deal saves round 80 kilos from the curb weight by both eradicating elements or swapping in lighter options.

The automotive he’ll use was ordered new by Porsche collector Jim Edwards and can sport a particular livery highlighting the quarterly Porsche fanatic journal “000.”

“Jim volunteered a brand new automotive and I volunteered to drive,” Donner stated in a press release. “Jim’s means to see the massive image and learn how to make issues occur, together with an enormous dose of optimism, have made this venture a whole lot of enjoyable.”

The 911 Turbo S is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6 mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission and all-wheel-drive system. Peak output is 640 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, or sufficient for 0-60 mph acceleration in 2.6 seconds and a high velocity of 205 mph.

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