Will this car break the elusive 1 minute barrier on the Hot or Not leaderboard?
Make no mistake, this Enviate Hypercar is certainly hot. Force Engineering of Plainwell, Michigan built this car for the Unlimited Division of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. It’s overall goal? To smash records. The Unlimited Division of the “Race to the Clouds” is one of the few opportunities in motorsports where we see just how crazy a car can be. There are no rules, and the car can be as outlandish as the engineering teams can create. Before the Pikes Peak run, however, TFL’s professional racing driver Paul Gerrard took to the track in Force Engineering’s crazy creation.
Now, we get to see just how fast the Enviate Hypercar is around the IMI Motorsports track. The production car record holder is the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, with a 1:01.45 minute run. We know the Enviate will be faster than the Corvette – the question is by how much?
Twin-turbo V8 power
Interestingly, the Enviate Hypercar has a similar engine to what’s in the Corvette. It has an all-aluminum 5.3-liter Chevrolet LS pushrod V8 engine, pushing out around 1,000 horsepower to the wheels. That’s with two turbochargers and at altitude, which means it is capable of even more at sea level. The Enviate Hypercar also runs on 335-millimeter Toyo full-slick competition tires. The super soft tires provide excellent grip, but only last ten minutes in racing conditions. Mind you, the car was built specifically to tackle the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in way under ten minutes. It also has carbon composite brakes for massive stopping power on the track or on the hill climb course.
Due to an unfortunate incident prior to the race, the Enviate Hypercar did not actually take part in the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. However, we do get to see it blitz our track with Paul at the wheel. How fast can it blast around the track? Check out the video above to find out! Subscribe to The Fast Lane Car and TFLnow for more news, views, and real-world Pikes Peak racer reviews.