NASCAR veteran Boris Said will drive the EV West’s 1995 BMW M3 during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb competition on July 8. The transformed M3 has 700 hp under the hood and is challenging last year’s winner Nobuhiro Tajima in his electric prototype.
“When building high performance cars, the natural evolution is motorsport and the same is true with electric”, says Michael Bream, owner of EV West. “It’s why we are racing at Pikes Peak this summer.” EV West converts existing road cars to high performance electric drive and makes a proprietary line of parts for those wishing to perform the conversions.
Said’s decision to come to Pikes Peak was a natural for the veteran. “It’s my 25th year of racing, and I’m fortunate to have competed at the 24 Hours of Daytona, Sebring, Bathurst, 24 Hours of Nurburgring, the Daytona 500, Baja 1000, and Circuit de Spa, but never on Pikes Peak, which is on my bucket list”, says Said to the organizers. “Electric cars were the first ones ever built, and once the infrastructure is in place, thing will change again.”