Race To The Clouds: 2022 Rivian R1T And 2023 BMW XM Face Off At Pikes Peak!
For those who may not be aware, the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb is a 12.42-mile race with 156 turns and an incline of 4,725 feet, held on public roads in Europe. Even though this may not seem like a large rise, the starting point is already at a high altitude, with the summit of Pikes Peak reaching 14,115 feet due to its location in Colorado.
This year, a Rivian R1T pickup and a BMW XM Red Label will join a total of 74 vehicles in the Exhibition Class in an event up the mountain. These two EVs are not anticipated to be the best among the entries, which also include a 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid, 2023 Radical SR Diesel, 1949 Ford F1, and 2023 Radford Type 62-2.
The production of the Munich XM version will not be available for purchase until after the June competition, so it is necessary for the company to manufacture it.
2023 Rivian R1T: What You Need to Know
|2023||Truck||Dual-Motor AWD Standard pack||270||$73,000|
|2023||Truck||Dual-Motor AWD Large pack||352||$79,000|
|2023||Truck||Dual-Motor AWD Max pack||410||$89,000|
|2023||Truck||Performance Dual-Motor AWD Large pack||352||$84,000|
|2023||Truck||Performance Dual-Motor AWD Max pack||410||$94,000|
|2023||Truck||Quad-Motor AWD Large pack||328||$87,000|