Rhys Millen's Pikes Peak World Record Attempt
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.
See more of Rhys at http://www.RedBullUSA.com
GoPro HD: Pikes Peak 2011 Monster Tajima's World Record
Shot 100% on the HD HERO® camera from http://GoPro.com.
We are proud to present Nobuhiro 'Monster' Tajima's Pikes Peak 2011 Hill Climb World Record at 9:51.278. Check it out as the "king of the mountain" beats his 2007 record of 10:01.408 - all captured by 10 onboard GoPro cameras!
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 Hill Climb.
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.
Pikes Peak 2010 - Porsche GT3 Cup In-Car
Pikes Peak International Hillclimb 2010 - Jeff Zwart in-car camera.
Driver Jeff Zwart in a Porsche GT3 Cup runs Pikes Peak and sets a new record for the Time Attack 2WD class - 11:31.095 - taking the Pikes Peak Time Attack championship for 2010.
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 http://RedBull.com
A couple stats about the machine:
2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Friday Practice with Pure Engine Sounds
Quick edit of footage filmed at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Order of appearance:
Open Wheel Division:
Jean Phillipe Dayraut (Unlimited actually)
Dave Kern www.racekern.com
Tajima Monster Nobuhiro
Rod Millen Pikes Peak Tacoma at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2003
Rod Driving his awesome Pikes Peak Tacoma at Goodwood 2003.
Amazingly he didn't set the fastest time that year, that honour went to Graeme Wight Jr, in his Gould Cosworth.
Still, an amazing time. Hope you can crack 44 this year Rod. You're the highlight of the FOS for me.
For the Record, the Car has been timed at 0-60MPH in 2.8 Secs, and 0-100MPH in 4.9 Secs. 0-130MPH in 8.3 Secs. It produces over 850BHP, has 500 lb Ft of Torque and the engine is 2.1 Litres, turbocharged, with a compression ratio of 8.5:1.
The Car weighs just 886 KG!!