Watch Van Versus Pikes Peak in Epic ‘Race to the Clouds’

Nov 13, 2023

DUNTON, UK – Ford’s awesome SuperVan 4.2 takes on the legendary Pikes Peak International Hillclimb - 12.5 miles of twisting mountain road – in this video now showing on @FordOnline.

Driven by Romain Dumas – holder of the record for the fastest-ever Pikes Peak Hillclimb – the 1,400 PS high-tech hillclimb monster is an update of the crowd-wowing Ford Pro Electric SuperVan 4.0 that debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022.

Supervan 4.2 gets a 400 kg weight reduction, enhanced battery and electric motors, and enough aero to create two tonnes of downforce at 240 km/h for maximum cornering grip. And, with a body inspired by Ford Pro’s latest E-Transit Custom van, it looks as rapid as it is.

Ford has been racing vehicles to the top of Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, US, ever since the first organised event back in 1916. Watch the video to see Supervan 4.2 “race to the clouds” as it tackles menacingly-named corners like Bottomless Pit, Ragged Edge and the Devil’s Playground.