616 horses versus one snowboard? Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record holder Rhys Millen strapped into a McLaren 12C Spider to take on a descent in the snowy Rocky Mountains – but with a twist. He’d be racing Winter Games medallist Chanelle Sladics on her snowboard down the notoriously treacherous Loveland Pass. Where else has a sign warning of avalanches caused by long-range weaponry? It looked calm on the way up; the way down is a lot different, as the gloves go on and the snow is kicked up. Fire up the video to see the result!

Jonathan Moore


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13 comments
STIsaac
STIsaac

Cool to see that car in the snow but it was stupid. No way there would be a random rainbow box up there. This is worse than the topgear races that I actually like

Gvk
Gvk

The music sounds nice... Daft Punk?

TimGRedman
TimGRedman

Seemed like it was about to launch into a high class snow porno to me..

verric1
verric1

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz........

 

HLB
HLB

They could have made the shred footage look a lot more interesting.

EmilMyrdal
EmilMyrdal

think about how much that video cost to make, and how boring it was... 

niigel
niigel

For the record, they did not actually race. The snowboarding footage is virtually all inside loveland ski area, not on loveland pass, and the "finish" is no where near where the riding was, or where loveland pass ends. The video is entirely fabricated. Still an entertaining watch. 

FunctionFirst
FunctionFirst

If only McLaren would sponsor Millen's drift program...

Chupracabra_Drift
Chupracabra_Drift

@niigel The snowboard footage was on the "pass" all the locals consider the backcountry area the pass. The drive up this road and snowboard in the backcountry there all the time. The ski resort is at the bottom of the east side of the pass

kevinlabella
kevinlabella

 @Chupracabra_Drift  @niigel

 The snowboard footage was definitely not the pass; I've skied the pass for over a decade and there are no orange fences or rainbow boxes there. It's a shame because there are some great features (rock outcrops, smoker shack to launch from).

kevinlabella
kevinlabella

 @Chupracabra_Drift  @kevinlabella  @niigel

 Ok the first shot and the last shot are legit but it would have been cool to have the whole sequence be from the pass, especially since there are dramatic features to be had if the camera crew could ski to them.

Chupracabra_Drift
Chupracabra_Drift

@kevinlabella @niigel Obviously not all the footage was from the pass but it obvious that the beginning of the segment is from the top by the road where most people get dropped off then it transitions to some footage from the resort


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