Three-time Pikes Peak Hill Climb winner David Donner carries Porsche in this year’s race, trying to secure another victory by breaking the production-car record in a 911 Turbo S.
The car’s owned by Porsche collector Jim Edwards and the duo hope to break a production car record that’s currently held by Bentley. David’s plan to capture a record snatched by a Bentley in 2019 was decided during a dinner with Edwards and 000 magazine editor Pete Stout in 2021. David and Stout’s previous venture with 911 GT2 RS had made history in Time Attack 1 at the races 2020 edition, and Edwards had just ordered a lightweight 911 Turbo S.
Donner has claimed King of the Mountain three times and actually set the record that Bentley broke, doing it then in a 991 Turbo S. This time around, David will drive a 992 911 Turbo S, aiming to break the Bentley Continental GT’s record of 10 minutes and 18.48 seconds.
This Turbo S is getting moderate edits by Florida-based Champion Motorsport, including the removal of the interior and the addition of a roll cage, a racing seat, a six-point harness, a fuel bladder, and a fire suppression system. The powertrain is stock, delivering 640 HP and 590 lb-ft via a twin-turbocharged 3.7-liter flat-six.
This Porsche 911 Turbo S is plastered in special livery dubbed “Print Isn’t Dead,” with photos from 000 Magazine featured throughout.
The 100th edition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will be held on June 26th.