Most of the cars that descend upon Colorado each year for the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hillclimb are decidedly bonkers. The race’s ‘Unlimited’ class lets competitors run anything they like so long as it meets safety standards, which results in the creation of wild purpose-built hillclimb machines like Sebastian Loeb’s 875 horsepower Peugeot 208 T16 from 2013.
The talented people over at CarWow have imagined some fictional Pikes Peak racers they’d one day like to see through some expertly done renderings, one of which is based on Abarth’s recently unveiled Abarth 124 Spider rally car. The real Abarth 124 Rally will race in the FIA’s R-GT class in 2017, but after seeing their render, we’re starting to think Fiat should bring the car along to Pikes Peak as well.
The fictitious Abarth 124 Pikes Peak features some hardcore aerodynamic work to help push the rear tires into the pavement during its ascent up the 12.5-mile hillclimb course, along with a throwback red and yellow livery – just like the show car that debuted at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. We imagine Abarth would also try to extract more power from the 300 horsepower 1.8-liter turbocharged engine if this racer were real, seeing as power can drop off rapidly as cars drive up the hill and the air gets thin.
CarWow has some other truly stunning Pikes Peak racecar renders over on their site, so be sure to check them out. Apart from the Abarth 124 Spider they’ve designed, we also have a soft spot for their ‘Ford Transit Supervan’ and ‘Mini JCW Challenge’.