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Trading Speed for Altitude – Big Red’s Prep for Pikes Peak

How Big Red Camaro resets for America's biggest hill climb

Phillip Thomas Jun 22, 2017
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You can't build one car to race everything as-is. The rule of compromise says that if you want to be strong in one area of performance, there's always a trade off in another. This is why when Big Red was able to rethink and rebuild the package over the last two years, a multi-configuration chassis was in the cards to allow the Baddest Camaro Ever to succeed in land speed and road race-style events. Here's the process of converting Big Red from its fastest form ever (besting its old top-speed record with a 253.7mph run at Mojave) to its tallest challenge yet: The 2017 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, 14,115 feet of cloud-punching madness.

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