A Dangerous 7.4-mile Sprint to the Clouds – /LAUNCH CONTROL: S02E08

/DRIVE is proud to partner with Subaru’s LAUNCH CONTROL. Catch up on Season 2, as we lead up to the premiere of Season 3 on May 20!

Season 2 kicks off with a frigid bang as Team Subaru attacks the event known as Sn* Drift 2014.

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“You only truly know how to accomplish something once you have actually done it. Turning points and opportunities are only fully recognized with hindsight.

So, for a team as experienced as Subaru Rally Team USA, reverse engineering a championship title should be straight forward. Except it never is.

Thousands of circumstances and decisions led to this moment, and no two seasons will offer the same opportunities. Experience might form the road map to a title, but it’s a road map already out of date. The 2014 championships bring new competition, new events, and new cars. A new road awaits.

This is Season Two of Launch Control.” – Subaru’s Launch Control Page

44 thoughts on “A Dangerous 7.4-mile Sprint to the Clouds – /LAUNCH CONTROL: S02E08

  1. Duan coviero says:

    have no clue what the hell the copilot is saying

  2. notetoselves says:

    how does that navigator not get car sick?

  3. I AM HIT says:

    need more weight reduction. id throw out that passenger

  4. David Stein says:

    WTF are there any restrictions on vehicles? makes no sense. Take the gloves off. let's see what the fastest time really can be.

  5. wooohoooo scoooobeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

  6. Ronnie Black says:

    "i'd probably put about 80% of the success to the co-driver, but to be honest thats usually the case with any rally" haha

  7. who els was yelling YOU CAN DO IT!

  8. who els was yelling YOU CAN DO IT!

  9. Snafu2346 says:

    Those drops look insane.

  10. Jesse Maron says:

    dude at 2:53 is so lucky, he should be dead

  11. Fabulous episode. Great cinematography and storytelling.

  12. Kai Zhou says:


  13. Whoever our creator is, if there is one at all. They definitely spent some extra chromosome dust on Travis Pastrana.

  14. I want to see what they can do with their new chasis

  15. Subaru at its finest

  16. lol at that flappy hawkeye

  17. it is lame

  18. Did he just say "home to the world's worst weather"? Wow instant dislike, come on!

  19. haha lol says:

    I wonder if monster Tajima could break the record?

  20. was a great time glad I went

  21. Ashish Mohan says:

    I didn't know these cars had horns!

  22. bmx687 says:

    God i love that smooth leathery smokey voice of the narrator

  23. Sean Walsh says:

    whats the vent on the roof for? Downforce?

  24. Samael says:

    Craig is pronounced Crayg, not Creg. Grrr.

  25. Rawest says:

    the voice of the co-driver is so annoying :(

  26. enigmaPL says:

    Cool film. Well produced, fun to watch. Cool event, and what an amazing road, that has to be a bucketlist road to drive on, even if not competitively. 

    Keep up the good work.

  27. 16countach says:

    well done Higgins !!! thumbs up for the Manxman (y) (y)
    Awesome, awesome event !!! its more as a rally stage than a hillclimb.
    and have to say, that the track have character of many of the Manx roads, so Dave must have feel half as home :)

  28. Just awesome, making me want to play Dirt 3 so bad!

  29. doghands says:

    Drew was on point!

  30. Iam Brian says:

    that 6.09 run take real belly…wow!!!

  31. Good stuff and some fantastic views!

  32. Zygrene says:

    Why are there flat tires in almost every episode so far in this series? Can't the tires be designed to minimize chance of punctures?

  33. Frietpan says:

    co driver sounds anoying as f

  34. Maciej G. says:

    This is insane. And the Dashboard cam show's how close they approach the edges of the road on Slaloms and L-R 3/4 turns….

  35. Krystal Owen says:

    Two questions:

    1) Is that the tranny or a charger that makes the chirping noise when listening to them from the outside while change gears?

    2) The co-driver, what is he actually saying? I havent been able to decipher what the codriver is actually saying yet.

  36. Cole Robbins says:

    "Predates both by years…" I'm pretty sure that this event has been held so sparingly (23 times in over 100 years) that it doesn't really count. Pikes Peak has been held every single year except maybe in the 40s due to the war (92 runnings and soon to be 93 this year.)

  37. Sir Cabão says:

    that was beautiful…

  38. Is a co-pilot mandatory or something? I seriously doubt any of the veterans NEED it, they pretty much have the course memorized. Basically it's just 110 pounds of extra weight for no reason lol.

  39. Mcloven5044 says:

    what kind of gear box do they use ?

  40. Cole Robbins says:

    "6288 ft above sea level…"
    Pikes Peak Hillclimb starting elevation:  9,390 ft
    Still looks pretty cool though, and elevation isn't everything.

  41. They averaged 72.2 MPH up the hill.  Let that sink in.

  42. kyle says:

    This dude could narrate grass growing and I wouldn't be able to stop watching.

  43. Is the narrator the same from all access?

  44. MethKitty says:

    Man, this one gave me chills. So awesome

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