Monster Tajima Wins Pikes Peak, Breaks Record

June 29, 2011 at 9:11 am

While everybody was waiting for Rhys Millen to be the one to break the Pike Peak 10-minute barrier, it was the old man, the PP veteran Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima who broke his own record and managed to set a time of 9 min 51 seconds and win the event.

Driving his modified 2011 Monster Sport (Suzuki) SX4 Hill Climb Special, Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima broke his own former world record, as well as the seemingly unattainable 10-minute mark, all while capturing his sixth consecutive overall win with a time of 09:51:58 at the 89th Annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Team Monster Sport’s SX4 Hill Climb Special was unyielding, making full use of its racecar chassis and 900-plus horsepower.

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Rhys Millen didn’t even come close to the 10 minute mark.

More details on the PPIH Suzuki SX4: Based on a Low drag and High down force concept developed for the Pikes Peak race and following exhaustive tests in the Monster Sport wind tunnel facility, the Monster Sport SX4 Hill Climb Special has undergone extensive aerodynamic changes to adapt better to the modified road surface, which now consists of more smooth tarmac and less gravel than was present during last year’s race. The car is powered by a 3100cc Twin Turbo Monster Special V6 powerplant, boasting an impressive 910 horsepower.