The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb calls upon those crazy (or brave) enough to get behind the wheel of race cars to attempt (and triumph in) one of the most demanding, longest-running races in the world. The race also brings out some of the most bizarre and fascinating combinations of automotive tuning.
For the 2013 race, Love Fabrication has combined three interesting pieces of automotive equipment in order to create their hill climb beast: a Honda/Acura NSX body, a turbocharger from Garrett, and most importantly, a GM LS1 motor. While the carbon-fiber chassis weighs in under 2,000 pounds, the powerplant is good for 1,000 horsepower and 800 lb.-ft. of torque. Hear the team discuss its PPIHC challenges and triumphs during the 2012 race, and plans for 2013 in this video: