On June 27, 2010, Rhys Millen attempted to beat the current "Unlimited Class" World Record of 10:01.408 at the 88th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the "Race to the Clouds." For 10 years, it has been Rhys' dream to break the 10-minute barrier and this year he hoped to capture the elusive record and return it to the Millen name. This is look at his run and the challenges he faced in his custom built Genesis PM580: a 1,850 pound, 750 horse power V6 designed specifically to conquer the 156 turns of this 12.52 mile course (of which this year, half is pavement) that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,110 foot summit.
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Rhys Millen's 750 HP V6 is bred to break Pike's Peak
Rhys Millen will attempt to beat the current "Unlimited Class" World Record
of 10:01.408 & the 10-minute barrier at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Last
June, Rhys took a Hyundai Genesis coupe to a class record in the two-wheel
drive Time Attack class with a 12:09.397. This year, Millen wants to take
the overall record back from Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima, whose held the
record since 2007, and bested Rod Millen's thirteen year old course record.
Millen is aiming to get the first ever sub-10 minute time at Pikes Peak
and he and his team have built a new car dubbed the Genesis PM580, a 1,850
pound, 750 horse power V6 beast is designed specifically to conquer the 156
turns to the top and return the world record to the Millen name.
To see more of what Rhys and the Hyundai are made of, check out
A couple stats about the machine:
Climb - Pikes Peak Hill Climb with a Monster
Ride on the bumper of a screaming 910hp, Twin-turbo, All-wheel Drive, 150 mph Suzuki SX4 as it
races up one of the world's most dangerous hills. An attempt by the
"Monster" to break his own record of 10:01:41...
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (June 29, 2010) -- For the fifth consecutive time,
Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima combined experience, skill and Falken Tires to
claim overall victory in the 88th running of the Pikes Peak International
Although he did not set a new Pikes Peak record, one day before his 60th
birthday, Tajima continues to hold the current overall record for reaching
the peak, beating hill climb veterans Paul Dallenbach and Rhys Millen in
the Unlimited Class. He drove his new 910-hp Monster Sport Suzuki SX4 Hill
Climb Special on Falken WildPeak A/T tires, the powerful new line of
all-terrain, all-season tires Falken launched this past April.
Following Exhaustive tests in a
Japanese wind tunnel facility, Monster's 2010 Pikes Peak race car underwent
extensive aerodynamic changes to better adapt to the modified road surface
on the race to the clouds, which assumed a smoother tarmac and less gravel
than last year. Thinning air ascending the mountain robs most motors of
their power by 30 or more percent, but the increase in horsepower over last year's
race car helped push the driver forward.
Sebastian Vettel driving GT5 RedbullX1 prototype at Nürburgring GP Course
Find more GT5 videos on http://gtchannel.com. In a world where modern
professional racing is restricted by regulations, the X1 is a machine born
from a fantastic "what if" dream of Gran Turismo: "What would the fastest
racing car on Earth, free of any and all regulations, look like?" And the
only way to experience it is in Gran Turismo 5. Initially the X1 Prototype
was a single-seater canopied prototype wing car with covered front wheels.
Powered by a 1500ps direct-injection V6 Twin turbo, on paper the performance would have been
spectacular, producing a top speed of 400km/h (248.6mp/h) and a maximum
lateral acceleration of 6G. But once Red Bull Racing was brought on board
to be a partner, the X1 really took off. Adrian Newey, master aerodynamic
engineer and Red Bull Racing's chief technical officer, suggested "Fan Car"
technology, a long-held dream of his, be added to the design of the X1
Prototype. A "fan car" is a vehicle having a fan mechanism which forces the
air out from underneath the car to reduce air pressure under the car's
floor. The resulting suction draws the car to the ground surface and
creates a massive amount of downforce. And because it can create downforce
regardless of the vehicle's current speed, it dramatically raises it's
cornering speed capability even in low speed corners. Thanks to the insight
of Mr. Newey, the X1 Prototype design was transformed. A large fan was
added to the rear end of the body to implement the Fan Car technology.
Plus, Newey provided additional input into the the design of the front and
rear wings and rear diffuser, dramatically refining the vehicle's
aerodynamics. As a result, the virtual X1 Prototype was able to achieve an
astonishing level of performance. Its new top speed was 450km/h
(279.6mp/h), with a maximum lateral acceleration reaching up to 8.75G,
pushing the vehicle to the very limits of what a normal human body can
Greg Tracy's under 10:00 race run at Pikes Peak!
Team Ducati's Greg Tracy's race up Pikes Peak in under 10:00 minutes. The
10:00 mark was only beat last year by Monster Tajima in his unlimited car.
Greg and Carlin Dunne battled for top time in the motorcycle class.
Rhys Millen Pikes Peak 2012 World Record FULL CLIMB
Rhys Millen and Team RMR set a new World Record at the 90th running of the
Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a time of 9:46.164.
Video Shot & Edited by AJ Grasso.
Tim McMorris - On Top of the World
Tim McMorris - Cross it Slow
Ambient Music in Background:
Queen - We are the Champions
"Devil's Playground": The Jeremy Foley 2012 Pikes Peak Story
RECARO Presents "Devil's Playground." We head to Lewisville, Texas to meet
with the Evolution Dynamics team who drove the infamous Mitsubishi Evo
during this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and had one of the
most horrific crashes that became a YouTube sensation after both drivers
survived and walked away unscathed. Driver Jeremy Foley, co-pilot Yuri
Kouznetsov, and Car Builder Kevin Dubois recap the hill climb and explain
why it's so important to have the right safety equipment.
Pikes Peak 2011 near miss
Ralph Murdoch's 1970 Camaro drifted out of the normal
line and nearly went off the road. His back tire was in the loose stuff
when he gunned it spraying me with dust and gravel. The only casualty was a
chipped camera lens and mouthful of dirt, but no one was hurt and Murdoch
went on to win the vintage class with a time of 12:51.004.
What you can't see from the video is that this is in an S-curve and the
other cars were hugging the apex on the other side of the road from me. I
was joined at this spot throughout the day by other seasoned photographers
and even a race official said it was a safe spot to shoot. But like any
rally event, anything can happen. If you still feel the need to comment and
tell me how much you wish I was dead, knock yourself out.
Rhys Millen - Pikes Peak record attempt 2011
Rhys Millen returned to Pikes Peak with the goal of setting the record up
the 12.4-mile course and breaking the elusive 10-minute mark in the final
year of the road comprising pavement and gravel.
Unfortunately, the Hyundai Genesis RM580 brake issue forced Rhys into
second place with a time of 10:09.24
Rhy's Dad, Rod Millen showed that he still had it with an impressive win in
the 2WD competition.
Top Gear Volcano, Rhys Millen Pikes Peak, 2011 Ford ...
The Top Gear crew has a close call, and may have caused global damage.
Also, Rhys Millen may be aiming to beat his fathers Pikes Peak Hill Climb
record, and Ford has some news on the 2011 Explorer. That's today on a
groggy monday, Derek DeAngelis is back from the big easy. Happy Birthday
910ps Monster Sport SX4 Hill-climb Special 2010
2010 winner of "Unlimited" division of Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Driver: Nobuhiro "MONSTER" Tajima
Base Model: Suzuki SX4
Maximum horsepower: 910ps/8,750rpm
Maximum Torque: 90.5kg-m/5,850rpm
Gearbox: Sequential 6-speed
Tire: Front/Rear: 285/50R20 FALKEN Wildpeak
Wheel: RAYS VR.G2
Dimentions: 5,200mm x 1,960mm x 1,580mm
Weight Distribution: Front: 53 / Rear: 47 (driver included)
Rhys Millen's 09 Hyundai Genesis Drift Car in Detail - FDLB
Rhys Millen gives us a tour of his new drift machine - Go to
http://gtchannel.com for more car videos and content - the Hyundai Genesis
Coupe at Formula Drift Long Beach 2009. ALSO INCLUDED : "Rhys's is very
upset at the judges" Interview