Autocar digital editor James Attwood was at this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, providing news and updates. Scroll down to see how the event unfolded.

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It went past in a flash and a whoosh, a fully charged four-wheeled missile going faster than your brain could comprehend. So fast, in fact, that it took a few seconds for the spectators lining the fence just past the start of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb start line to react.

Eventually, they did. One yelled ‘yee haw.’ Another swore. Loudly.