Paul Dallenbach has been practicing for the upcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in an Unlimited-class competitor that looks like it drove straight out of Wacky Races, powered by a 1,400-horsepower Chevrolet engine from Banks Power.

Before one run up the lower slopes, the crew affixed cameras all over the race car, and the resulting video is a good demonstration of the speed, the sound and the shakes a driver needs to master over the 12.42 miles and 160 turns of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. It is also the only racing video we've seen to feature a flying camera and an ant.

Scroll down to watch, and you'll want to mind the volume.



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      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      That little bug was like, "Wtf seriously!?
      erjhe
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have to hand it to Paul, he controls that 1400 hp rwd buggy better that most people could handle a 500 hp sports car.
        montoym
        • 2 Years Ago
        @erjhe
        I was really sad that he broke down so early last year. I was really excited to see what he could do with that much power. the guy has talent for sure. Hopefully I'll make it up again this year, still need to get my tickets though.
      BipDBo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I once did something similar to my phone. While driving, I needed to make a call, but could find my phone. I asked my wife, "I can't find my phone, Can you call it?" "OK." Suddenly the roof starts to buzz, and then I see my phone in the rear view mirror, bouncing happily along I-95 at 70 mph. We went back and found. A few scratches, otherwise fine. Yes, it was a Nokia.
        Drakkon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BipDBo
        It sure wasn't a Nextel. We used to put a cup of soda on the back bumper of a truck, drive 100 miles back to the shop and it would still be there. We would put a Nextel on the back bumper and it would fall off before the truck got out of the parking lot. then the next car would drive on it, of course. Those radio-phones have extra gravity installed from the factory.
      Jack Nymus
      • 2 Years Ago
      Out of all the camera angles, they leave the one that best shows the view out of the front until the finish line? Come on, dudes. We need more of that camera and less of the sidepod one where 3/4 of the frame is full of car.
      shigllgetcha
      • 2 Years Ago
      thats an unintentional ad for gopro right there
      Kwijiboz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Usually video filmed aboard moving cars looks slow, even when fitted to race cars. I'd call this video extremely unusual then! Scary fast!
        montoym
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kwijiboz
        1,400hp and hardly any weight will do that to you. With Monster trying for the Unlimited trophy in an EV, I'd think that Dallenbach has a good chance at taking the crown this year. While an EV might have definite advantages on the Peak, it's still the 1st year of the project while Dallenbach has been working with this chassis for years and Banks has had an extra year to work out the kinks from last year as well. It will be an exciting year for sure. Still miss the dirt though.....