It might not be as famous as the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, but the Spectre 341 hill climb in Virginia City Nev. still claims to be “America’s most challenging hill climb.” The event sees competitors race up a 5.2-mile, 22 turn closed off section of road which climbs 1, 216 feet to the top of a hill and unlike other motorsports events, minimal safety measures are in place.
The main goal of Spectre 341, which was started by air intake company Spectre Performance, is to complete the hill climb in under 3 minutes and 41 seconds. Because a roll cage is not required, almost any car can sign up. This attracts an impressive array of tuner and supercars to the event each year, which pretty much guarantees a few Corvettes will also show up to have some fun.
If you’ve ever wondered what the view from the roof of a Corvette ZR1 was like as it tackled this death-defying hill climb, wonder no more. YouTube user Lou Gigliotti stuck a camera to the top of LG Motorsport’s specially prepared Corvette ZR1 as it raced up the twisty course and came within feet of the massive drops on the left side of the road. Did he make it into the 3:41 club? Check out the video to find out.