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EV West isn't like other electric car builders. They aren't trying to save the planet from gasoline emissions, they are trying to build race cars using electric technology for events that can best use that technology. The Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, with a total driving distance of under 20 miles at very high elevation, is one of those events. We take their Pike's Peak M3 to the Dyno to find out what 400 Kilowatts means in horsepower, then to see how it drives.
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The numbers are significant: 750hp, 737lb ft, 2200kg. But can you actually enjoy driving it?
EV West Pikes Peak Official Run 2012 - Electric BMW M3 - First Converted Car to Race
Here's our official timed run for the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. We had an issue with a couple of Go Pro cameras due to the delays caused by Monster Tajima's fire, and Dallenbach's crash, so unfortunately, we don't have in-car footage. The EV West M3 holds the mountain record with an 11:58.929 for a street converted car. Good enough for 4th in electric, and beating out last year's world record (later to be beaten by Toyota MG).
EV West Electric BMW M3 Teaser
This is the 2012 Pikes Peak entry for EV West. 1995 BMW M3 (currently) running on a Net-Gain HV11 and a Evnetics Shiva. For more information please visit evwest.com or visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/electricVehicleWest