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Pikes Peak: Racing with NO RULES

What happens when you let engineers have completely free reign? No regulations, no power limits and whatever mad aero design they can come up with.
Well, you get crazy-powerful, high-downforce - monsters.
This is exactly what they do in the Unlimited Division at Pikes Peak, where we get to see how they stack up against each other, as well as how it can go wrong.
Home-designed and made machines can compete against big-money international car companies to race to the top of the 14,000 foot mountain. A course with no run-off, no barriers, standard road-tarmac and 2000 foot drops.
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The Unlimited Division is like nothing else in motorsport. Taking a look at the regulations, they say as long as you conform to the regular safety rules - you can do anything you like.
As much power as you want, any design and as much downforce as you can create. As long as you have a roll-cage, harnesses, helmets and other standard safety features - you’re good to go.
This leads to some extremely fast cars, and yet all of them are very different.
So what does it take to take the record at Pikes Peak? How quick is it possible to go with no rules?
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  1. blookyblops and the tinfoil hat gang

    blookyblops and the tinfoil hat gang

    Πριν 3 ώρες

    I subbed because i like being told what to watch next. I spend more time looking for stuff to watch then watching.



    Πριν 5 ώρες

    Driver61: "Or you can go full Adrian Newey and have a fa..." Gordon Murray: "Errr... Full what now?"

  3. Charles Balliet

    Charles Balliet

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    it was like group B rally

  4. Zeta


    Πριν 15 ώρες

    I'm pretty astounded that these cars can go so fast despite the weight of the ginormous balls the drivers have.

  5. Lui TheGreat

    Lui TheGreat

    Πριν 16 ώρες

    Moms In there suv going 120 in Germany would win

  6. fab harlock

    fab harlock

    Πριν 23 ώρες

    Michel Mouton the best ever!

  7. Jonathan Long

    Jonathan Long

    Πριν ημέρα

    Such a great job narrating. If you are writing your script Well Done.

  8. Donovan Piko

    Donovan Piko

    Πριν ημέρα

    Active systems control is crucial for new speed records

  9. David Pointier

    David Pointier

    Πριν ημέρα

    Blablabla.... And the sound ?

  10. Gregdabrat


    Πριν ημέρα

    5:40 is every ricers dream

  11. Gregdabrat


    Πριν ημέρα

    Now go down it

  12. Chammp Boi

    Chammp Boi

    Πριν ημέρα

    Said I wonder if you know...

  13. George LU

    George LU

    Πριν ημέρα

    Yo I just had this million dolalr idea let AIs drive those crazy machines so we could make them even faster and more dangerous with little or no need for safety features. Imagine the craziness racing can get when we don't need to worry about that driver behind the wheel going home to his kids.

  14. George LU

    George LU

    Πριν ημέρα

    that crash was terrifying. I can't fucking believe that the driver survived that 130mph wreck. Damn some impressive engineering and probably luck/

  15. George LU

    George LU

    Πριν ημέρα

    Looks like a good place to get shitfaced and stomp on the accelerator

  16. Buggs


    Πριν ημέρα

    It's worth noting that the aero wings are only that huge to generate down force _at lower speeds_ than an F1 car races at. On a course like this cornering speed is where time is gained rather than on the straights so grip is king.

  17. Buggs


    Πριν ημέρα

    4:23 What about the actual real-life Chaparrel and Brabham fan assisted cars? Trust Red Bull to invent something that already existed and make a lot of PR about it..

  18. Gallagher Talks

    Gallagher Talks

    Πριν ημέρα

    Isn’t it funny how someone can fly off a mountain into trees at a high speed, getting bruises and be fine. But a soccer/football player can twist their ankle and need to be taken away by stretcher. How are they real sports but racing isn’t to these people

    • Die Dampfbrasse

      Die Dampfbrasse

      Πριν ημέρα

      Because racers sit on their ass protected by expensive hightec cages and stuff while an engine does the work and money/engineering determines if they get a shot at winning, genius! real sports is about personal skill and achievment, not about being present while something else does the work and gets crushed for you.

  19. Albertus Nathan Widjaja

    Albertus Nathan Widjaja

    Πριν ημέρα

    He will heart this (I hope so)

  20. Brice Fleckenstein

    Brice Fleckenstein

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    2:58 It STARTS thin - over 5000 feet elevation at the BOTTOM - and gets a lot worse. My poor Celica was VERY UNHAPPY by the time I got to the top.

  21. Brice Fleckenstein

    Brice Fleckenstein

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    0:09 I've DRIVEN Pikes Peak - back when the higher part of it was still gravel. (no, I wasn't in the race - just wanted to see the course the one and only time I was ever in the area). Aero is mostly a waste except for DOWNFORCE on the very fastest parts of that road, but might be more important now that they HAVE paved it all.

  22. Der Steff

    Der Steff

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    The real Pikes Peak is the old track without asphalt. These guys in the past must have balls of steel

  23. Yofu


    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Wish you had covered any of the 2 wheel records.



    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    "Beating Loen at pikes peak" Summoning Salt music starts playing

  25. Sir Muzzelot

    Sir Muzzelot

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    I always wonder why scientists go through all the trouble to define SI-units just so a handful of people are still able to ignore them completely ^^ 87 miles an hour. What a pleasure ^^

  26. MM


    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    I kinda want F1 to be that kind of crazyland within a certain budget. So you really can see the true genius of the engineers.

  27. Hammernaut


    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Get the 919 Hybrid Evo in there!

  28. John Kennedy

    John Kennedy

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    I’ve raced Pikes Peak and I can confirm it’s the coolest racing event in the US

  29. Augustas Paulauskas

    Augustas Paulauskas

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    4:23 potentually you can go full ...what ?

  30. IRP Martas

    IRP Martas

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    so, no car limits, no track protection is all good. While Group B with power, weight and tech limits with sort of protected tracks is now banned...

  31. RedDragon


    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    They will never be at the same level as Group B

  32. Gary Bickford

    Gary Bickford

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    I might try a turboshaft jet engine from a helicopter, with six or even eight wheels and sucking some of the engine air from under the car when braking and turning. Multiple wheels would allow much more down force without destroying the tires. The goal would be 4G's acceleration, braking, and cornering - just on the limit of what a driver could stand. Also probably computer-enhanced steering and traction control to prevent sliding off the hill. Basically use some of the tricks that drag racers use to get 5G acceleration, including different tires inspired by top fuelers.

  33. Kyle


    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Ive driven up pikes peak multiple times, I could never imagine racing up it...

  34. supertrix101


    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    This is what the modern WRC should be like

  35. Ryan Morgan

    Ryan Morgan

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    It is called density altitude!!!

  36. sad potato

    sad potato

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Wait if you made a light nimble and fast quad turbo car with high downforce i might be the fatstes car there and because of the four turbos you would have a lot more air in the engine.

  37. IIGrayfoxII


    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Lets all remember one of the first pikes peak cars we were introduced to. Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak.

  38. Yurack Jung

    Yurack Jung

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Why don't you just bring a plane on Pikes Peak if they don't have any rules other than safety

  39. Chops.Riddim


    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Never fails to amaze me how safe some cars and vehicles have become, a 130 mph crash careening into trees, and he got nothing more than a few bruises. If this doesn't blow your mind, it should.

  40. Def1ned


    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    So they turbo charge the car and the driver? 1:48

  41. John`s Rabid Mutt

    John`s Rabid Mutt

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Okay i subbed. Give me one of those heart thingys so i know that you love me 😂

  42. Max


    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Wait, this dude crashed at 200kph into a bunch of trees and is unharmed? Thats absolutely mad

  43. En Usko

    En Usko

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    I didn't know there wasn't any regulation. Good video!

  44. finger351


    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Too many badverts, i lost interest.

  45. ghxstcxntrxl music

    ghxstcxntrxl music

    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Electric cars are so cool!

  46. Trainzguy2472


    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Basically Group B rally's descendant.

  47. Kerbodynamic X

    Kerbodynamic X

    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    “Power to weight ratio” and “Less air at high elevation” This means advantageous for electric vehicles, I wonder if how many participants comes with electric motors... Fuel are much lighter than batteries, and batteries are prone to overheating, but the power to weight of electric motors can be far higher than that of the combustion engines, and more weight is saved on the gears.

  48. Daniele Sartori

    Daniele Sartori

    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    still saying speed in mph? come on...

  49. tnk657


    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    This is called racing. Formula 1 should be like this. No limits on engine ,speed or downforce ,only safety regulations. With all the regulations and limitations it has turned in to a political circus when everyone tries to find a loophole or break the rules without getting noticed. Simply unwatchable.

    • tnk657


      Πριν 18 ώρες

      @Qaiser The Cuber Wow really ''detailed'' answer

    • Qaiser The Cuber

      Qaiser The Cuber

      Πριν 21 ώρα

      That is not racing

  50. MotoChriss


    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Paving destroyed Pikes Peak - it introduced .... grip. It's like a F1 circuit in the mountains. The times of paved and pre-paved era are not comparable.

  51. Jesse Haetta

    Jesse Haetta

    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    If there aint no rules just use a helicopter

    • Qaiser The Cuber

      Qaiser The Cuber

      Πριν 21 ώρα

      And that's why other racing has rules

  52. Aaron Gschwendt

    Aaron Gschwendt

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    are motorcycles allowed?

  53. Aaron Gschwendt

    Aaron Gschwendt

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    Why not use a plane?

  54. David Lawlor

    David Lawlor

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    Newey was using Gordon Murray's fan car and the difference Murray actually built the thing

  55. Awolf69


    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    0:44 That damn sound...

  56. 1BulldogBob


    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    I felt compelled to subscribe after watching for about six minutes and being asked to do so because they would appreciate it. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the exciting video and found the commentary to be quite informative and professional while being easy to nderstand. I never felt as if I were being talked down to. I really look forward to more videos from these people. Thank you for an amazing drive!

  57. NeoIsrafil


    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    Man...id love to get ahold of an indy car engine and throw it into my old broken 96 firebird, or maybe a massive electric motor. I think it'd be hilarious either way.

  58. Nemo


    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    >full adrian newney sounds like someone forgot about chaparral.

  59. Ryditon


    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    Does this mean you could basically bring a car with a propeller and fly to the top?

  60. Sy Hungry

    Sy Hungry

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    The fancy fortnight luckily twist because factory socially train barring a lyrical sex. wet, boiling milkshake

  61. Lucio Masoero

    Lucio Masoero

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    It's a shame It's all paved now, it was much more intresting when there was tarmac and dirt mixed up

  62. Julian R

    Julian R

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    'Air being forced upwards, and less downforce on the car'. That is total bullshit. The air being pushed upwards just causes drag, the downforce comes from the low pressure zone below/behind the wing.

  63. GhaziB17


    Πριν 7 ημέρες

    This channel is gold.

  64. l1tn1ng b0t 85

    l1tn1ng b0t 85

    Πριν 7 ημέρες

    since i'm not a crazy fast pro driver with a car that has double the downforce as weight, whats the speed limit for normal people?

  65. Nathan Ha

    Nathan Ha

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    I think Pikes Peak should be a track in Gran Turismo.

  66. J  


    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    Kinda suprised the 1978 Brabham fan car was not mentioned with the fictional redbull downforce car.

  67. Timothy Pryor

    Timothy Pryor

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    Wait, no rules..... so.... rockets?

  68. The Abdo Kallab

    The Abdo Kallab

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    quick question: can you like pump air from oxygen bottles into engines? I know its very heavy, isnt it worth it tho?

  69. Eüro Nasty

    Eüro Nasty

    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    New subscriber here. It today’s tech era, it’s hard to not lose interest in a video within seconds and you do a great job at balancing how much information you’re giving us and not making videos too long to not even bother starting them. Also appreciate the medium depth of information you provide. Not too crazy in depth as well as starting from the very basics for those of us that don’t have a clue.

  70. IsDylanChillin


    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    Insert initial D joke here.

  71. Zombie


    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    Can you be more stupid? Answer: nope

  72. Zach Rowe

    Zach Rowe

    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    "Go full Adrian Newey and have a fan under your car like the Red Bull X2019" Gordon Murrary: "am i a joke to you?"

  73. Tom Snow

    Tom Snow

    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    subscribed, yes love the videos, thank you, keep them coming

  74. Joakim Augustsson

    Joakim Augustsson

    Πριν 9 ημέρες


  75. Ricardo Ruediger

    Ricardo Ruediger

    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    Trailblazer? :P

  76. a car enthusiast

    a car enthusiast

    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    Honnigans gymkhana pike speak with the 1500hp hoonicorn v2

  77. upplsuckimcool16


    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    I literally just last month found an AWESOME neew coffee called "Pikes Peak Blend" now this random ass video.... ;O



    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    Tesla should try this out, have they?

  79. Andrew W.C.

    Andrew W.C.

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    I want to see Porsche give the 919 evo to Loeb and see how fast a car can really go.

  80. Magnus Hjort

    Magnus Hjort

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    You should've atleast mentioned the Audi Quattro S1's eternal record that it set before the last part of the track was paved

  81. pingou the pingouin

    pingou the pingouin

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    1:16 Drift?!?!??

  82. C T

    C T

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    This video is only intro, What does it take to win pikes peak, what happens when you let engineers do their best without limitation, bla bla

  83. BallisticX


    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    Isle of man of cars!

  84. Silver Commando

    Silver Commando

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    This is like suicide but with extra speed

    • Julian Poelmann

      Julian Poelmann

      Πριν 3 ημέρες

      Legendary roblox comments have returned but now to the comment section

    • megapet777


      Πριν 5 ημέρες

      isle of man is probably more dangerous

    • Diogo Correia

      Diogo Correia

      Πριν 7 ημέρες

      And I love it

  85. Evelyn Farfellwooosh

    Evelyn Farfellwooosh

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    I wish they did some dope drifts :/

  86. Igram Igre

    Igram Igre

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    If you work for Danfoss, it is very hard to listen to this video without thinking what Danfoss has to do with Pikes Peak... XD

  87. Mr.Chgr


    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    S U Z U K I E S C U D O ! ! !

  88. Tmant321


    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    He hit a tree at 130MPH in a car with no airbag.... and lived. Someone somewhere loves him very much.

  89. Mr. Dodo13

    Mr. Dodo13

    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    One time me and my family went to the top of pikes peak and rode our bikes down the entire thing, but halfway through I crashed and broke my wrist

  90. Hyppotalamus


    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    Unless the security regulation requires an ejection seat and a parachute you can count me out!

    • warren010h


      Πριν 11 ημέρες

      Haha right! I'd be afraid just to drive the route at the speed limit in my little Sonata lol

  91. Kevin


    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    this is some different kind of track limits

  92. Jasmijn ariel

    Jasmijn ariel

    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    Omg he missed public by a few feet 😱

  93. Jasmijn ariel

    Jasmijn ariel

    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    What they absolute need is DRS wings... cant imagine cars without them anymore. open in straight parts, massive downforce in turns. Great to see them allowed in these class

    • warren010h


      Πριν 10 ημέρες

      @Jasmijn ariel True

    • Jasmijn ariel

      Jasmijn ariel

      Πριν 10 ημέρες

      @warren010h if it scared them ,they wouldnt race the "no limits class"

    • warren010h


      Πριν 11 ημέρες

      It scared me when he mentioned that some cars did use them. First thing coming to mind is a DRS failure approaching one of the hairpins before a cliff. Yikes!! I didn't know this route was as dangerous as it was. Seems on par if not scarier than the Isle of Man. 😬 These guys are brave for sure!

  94. hole shot shane

    hole shot shane

    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    The Dallenbach Special is more like a Pikes Peak f1 car

  95. hole shot shane

    hole shot shane

    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    Some cars depending on method of engine aspiration can lose as much as 50% of their power by time they've reach the top

    • hole shot shane

      hole shot shane

      Πριν ημέρα

      @Brice Fleckenstein yeah that's the other problem with elevation changes, COOLING. Thin air means less airflow to your radiator and less heat expulsion.

    • Brice Fleckenstein

      Brice Fleckenstein

      Πριν 2 ημέρες

      I think my poor Celica lost more than 50% - I had to back off on it a LOT due to borderline overheating, since it was tuned for Indiana.

  96. h3ndr1k94


    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    Does Elon Musk know about this event?

  97. dan richardson

    dan richardson

    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    "you could go full Adrian Newey"....and do the thing that Gordon Murray does....

  98. Profectus


    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    I was there the year that Loeb won. I stood right next to it when it launched on a practice run and I could feel it shake the ground. It was actually kind of terrifying.

  99. Mihkel Laansoo

    Mihkel Laansoo

    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    3:31 Heart rate of 188, is there really that many G's going on?

    • JZX TRD

      JZX TRD

      Πριν 11 ημέρες

      They're risking their lives doing this, so a lot of adrenaline will raise your heart rate drastically.

  100. aekara


    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    I am under the impression that an electric car would demolish the engine ones.

    • Cullen / RKITEKT

      Cullen / RKITEKT

      Πριν 10 ημέρες

      They do. The Volkswagen ID.R is an electric car that currently holds the Unlimited Division record for fastest time at 7.57.148, with the runner up being 8.13.878 held by the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, a twin-turbo V6.