That road is no joke! I rented a mid sized suv and was pushing 4k rpms at 18 mph. The entire parking lots smelled like burning clutches and trans fluid.
i rode a bus up that last stretch so i hardly payed attention to the road that apperently kills transmissions lol! i thought it was so goddam cool that you skiid down the faces on the sides of the road and a bus came down from the resort and picked everyone up that ventured down that far, that was cool!