Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Faraday Future to face modified Tesla at Pikes Peak, and this year you can livestream it

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There aren't many events in racing quite like the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The second-oldest race in the nation, it wends its death-defying route up the side and over the top of Pikes Peak, just outside of Colorado Springs. Cars and motorbikes race against the clock, starting at 9,390 feet (2,862m) for their "race to the clouds." In recent years, the annual hill climb has become something of a testbed for electric vehicles. They suffer no altitude-related drop in power, unlike the internal-combustion-powered competitors, and the 12.4-mile (19.99km) course is right-sized for batteries.

Even being a spectator requires a little more commitment than your average race. Things get going early on the mountain, and fans who want to see the action from above the tree line need to be there well before dawn. Thankfully this year, there's an alternative. The race organizers and a company called Matchsports have joined forces to livestream it, no mean feat considering the challenges involved.

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