The 100th running of Pikes Peak has seen all eyes focused on EV technology, with three extremely powerful EV (electric vehicle) machines lining up against the regular combustion-engine machines. Leading the EV charge was Kiwi Rhys Millen, the returning champion in the Drive eO PP100 special — the car he won the event with in 2015. 

Follow Rhys's week-long journey to resetting his own EV record, with an 8.57.998 run, placing him first in a modified EV and second overall — only five seconds behind Romain Dumas in the Norma M20 prototype. Note, these videos are mostly in Latvian as that is where the Drive eO team are from, but subtitles are in English, and Rhys speaks good ol' petrolhead English. Also, for those with no time to spare, flick right to the last video if you just want to see the run. It's a great on-board video, giving you a feel for just how on the limit Rhys was driving, it's some real lump-in-ya-throat-type stuff. 

Marcus Gibson

Marcus Gibson has spent his life getting a little grease under his fingernails growing up with a fascination for all things loud, fast, and low. Growing up during the boom of the import scene, the last ten years have seen him work for a few publications, as well as running his own website before taking up a role at NZ Performance Car in 2011. Marcus is as at home with a keyboard or camera in-hand as he is getting dirty in his workshop or at the track, championing that Kiwi DIY attitude.